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Middlebury & St. Michael's dominate at home

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The ninth-ranked Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team set the program's consecutive wins record with its ninth straight victory during a 10-6 Northeast-10 Conference win over American International College on Saturday's Senior Day at Duffy Field. Saint Michael's also set a program mark with its ninth conference win. As a result of other action in the conference, the Purple Knights move into sole possession of firth place in the NE-10.

Saint Michael's, who is ranked in the current United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) national poll, improves to 10-2 overall and 9-0 in the league, while the Yellow Jackets fall to 1-13 and 0-10.

The Purple Knights honored DeMairo, Donnally, Vanzo, D.J. Dauria (Sherborn, Mass./Dover-Sherborn), Austin Driscoll (Hingham, Mass./Hingham (Dickinson), Neil Kelly (Narragansett, R.I./Bishop Hendricken), Liam Pushee (Hanover, N.H./Hanover), Asa Sargent (Ripton, Vt./Middlebury Union), Dane Sengaloun-Homsab (Brattleboro, Vt./Brattleboro Union) and Max Zuccarini (Medfield, Mass./Medfield) in a Senior Day ceremony before the game.

Saint Michael's is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts No. 3 Merrimack College in its final regular-season home game at 4 p.m.

Courtesy: St. Michael's Athletics


Trailing 3-2 in the first quarter, Middlebury went on a 10-0 run, building a 12-3 lead in the third quarter en route to a 16-10 win over Colby on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers' (11-2, 7-2) win secures a NESCAC quarterfinal home contest on Saturday, while a Middlebury victory over Williams on Wednesday in the regular-season finale ensures the top seed for the NESCAC tournament.

Mike Giordano finished with three goals and two assists, while Jon Broome added two goals and two assists for Middlebury. Erich Pfeffer and Andrew Metros collected hat-tricks, while Stew Kerr finished with two tallies and a helper. Face-off specialist Brian Foster won 13-27 attempts, while sharing the team lead with Billy Chapman with six ground-balls apiece. Nate Gaudio played 59:15, making 10 saves for Middlebury, while reserve Jack Reilly played the final 45 seconds, allowing one goal.

McKillop led Colby with three goals and two assists, as Deveau notched a hat-trick and an assist, while Derek Youngman finished with a goal and one assist. Bjorn Knutson won 17-27 face-offs, adding a game-high eight ground-balls. Tyler Will played the entire game in net, making an impressive 21 saves.

Courtesy: Middlebury Athletics

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