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Men's Lacrosse: Knights Win Season Opener 11-7 at Home Over Suffolk

Men's Lacrosse: Knights Win Season Opener 11-7 at Home Over Suffolk
Recap by Coleman Hamstead
  • Opponent: Suffolk County C.C. Sharks
  • Date: Saturday, Feb. 25
  • Score: Essex 11 Suffolk 7  
  • Records: Essex (1-0) Suffolk (0-1)  
  • Locations: Essex, Md.

How it Happened

  • Zach Bakunas of the Sharks scores on the first possession unassisted 24 seconds into the game
  • Cole Quattrocche ties the game for the Knights 6:21 in with an unassisted goal off a forced turnover
  • Evan Skinner scores 41 seconds later to give the Knights the lead, assisted by Austen King
  • The Sharks come right back 23 seconds later with an unassisted goal by Jerry Brown
  • Skinner breaks the tie with his second goal and 6:29 to go in the first quarter
  • Knights controlling the face offs early
  • Both teams show early season nerves with multiple turnovers in the first
  • Knights dominating time of possession
  • Knights 3 Sharks 2 after one quarter
  • King scores his first collegiate goal after the ball ricochets off him 2:47 into the second quarter.
  • The Sharks come back quickly with a goal by Chase Karnes to cut the deficit to one.
  • Brown ties the game for the Sharks midway through the second quarter
  • Shane Hanlon gives the Knights the lead with his first goal and 5:59 to go in the half
  • King puts the Knights on a 2-0 run with 2:18 remaining in the half, assisted by John Hetrick
  • Knights continue to dominate possession time
  • Sharks' Nicholas Rendino scores in the final seconds of the half off a pass from Brown to end the Knights run
  • Knights have a 6-5 lead at halftime
  • A two hour lightning delay slows the start of the second half
  • Sharks with many man-up opportunities but the Knights defense able to hold them off
  • The Knights start the scoring in the third with a goal by Hanlon, assisted by Austin Evans
  • Good defense to start the third quarter by the Knights
  • Neither team can get much going offensively through the third
  • Evans scores unassisted with 34.1 seconds to go in the third to give the Knights a three-goal lead
  • Knights shut the Sharks out in the third quarter, lead 8-5 after three
  • Knights dominate the second half offensively and defensively
  • Brown gets himself a hat trick with the Sharks first goal of the second half 4:27 into fourth quarter
  • Evans responds a minute later with his second unassisted goal
  • Dustin Stone scores for the Knights late in the fourth (Colin Stasch) 3:10 to go in the game
  • Knights committed many more penalties than the Sharks
  • Brown scores his fourth goal unassisted with 2:03 remaining in the game to bring the Sharks within three
  • Hanlon finishes his hat trick in the final seconds on an open netter
 Top Performers

Knights: Shane Hanlon (3 goals), Evan Skinner (2 goals) Austen King (2 goals, 1 assist), Austin Evans (2 goals, 1 assist), Cole Quattrocche and Dustin Stone (goal each), and Chris Conner, John Hetrick and Colin Stasch (assist each)

Sharks: Jerry Brown (4 goals, 1 assist), Zach Bakunas, Chase Karnes and Nicholas Rendino (goal each)

Quotes and Notes

  • "Not a big impact," Knights head coach Tim King said of the two hour delay. "Both teams made the necessary adjustments and came out ready to play."
  • The win is King's first collegiate victory as a head coach

Up Next
Delaware Tech | Sunday, Feb. 26 | 12:00 p.m. | CCBC Essex Stadium

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