H/T to our man Brian for this great stat.
Win over Lafayette is the first win for @WagnerLacrosse against a Patriot League opponent since 2005 (Lafayette 8-7 OT).— Brian Horton (@horton1733) February 17, 2017
WAAAAAAGGGGGNNNNNEEEERRRRR!!!! pic.twitter.com/u6nXS5CwbW— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) February 17, 2017
College Crosse Recap.
After being down 4-2 midway through the 2nd quarter, Wagner scored 7 of the last 11 goals in the game to hold on for a wild 9-8 victory over Lafayette. The game was close to going to overtime as Lafayette scored with 11 seconds in the 4th quarter to cut Wagner’s lead to 1 point. The Leopards won the ensuing faceoff and were able to call time out with 3 seconds left. However, Lafayette’s Kevin Lewis’ shot with 1 second left on the clock was off target, allowing Wagner to escape with a 1 goal victory.
Wagner had 8 different players score at least one goal on the afternoon; Andrew Streilein was the only Seahawks player with multiple goals (Andrew also had 1 assist on the afternoon). Wagner’s Dominic Branda came up big today as he dished out 3 assists. Special shout out Wagner’s goalie Matt Sefcik, the Towaco, NJ resident stopped 17 shots on the afternoon. A great day in goal for the 2016 All-NEC Rookie Team member.
Lafayette had their opportunities today. The Leopards were able to tie the game with 6:28 left in the 4th quarter after being down by two goals late in the 3rd quarter. However, Lafayette wasn’t able to push ahead, as Wagner was able to score two late fourth quarter goals and then held on in the last minute as Lafayette cut the deficit to one with 11 seconds to play.
Will McCarthy and Scott McAvoy led Lafayette in goals today with two scores each (McAvoy also had 1 assist). Michael Sullivan had a very good day at the dot for Lafayette as he won 14 of 21 faceoffs. For the most part, Lafayette edged out Wagner on the stat sheet, however as mentioned above, Wagner’s Matt Sefcik was a brick wall in goal as his 17 saves was the difference this afternoon.