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Men's Lacrosse: Knights Beat Hawks 13-7 Behind Hanlon's Hat Trick

Photo by Ryan Krimm
Photo by Ryan Krimm
  • Opponent: Delaware Tech Hawks
  • Score: Essex 13 Suffolk 7  
  • Records: Essex (2-0) Del Tech (1-1)
  • Location: Essex, Md.

Recap by Coleman Hamstead

By the Quarter

1st Quarter

  • The Knights start the scoring early with an unassisted goal by Shane Hanlon 53 seconds into the game
  • Knights defending well early on
  • Hanlon gets his second goal 5:31 in to make it 2-0 Knights
  • Knights dominating ball possession almost entire first quarter
  • Dustin Stone makes it 3-0 Knights off a pass from Cole Quattrocche 7:07 into the game
  • John Hetrick scores unassisted 46 seconds later making it 4-0 Knights
  • Knights consistently winning face offs with the great play of Mike Marsden
  • Collin Stasch brings the Knights to a 5-0 run 6:30 remaining in the first
  • The Hawks get their first goal while a man-up from Sean Sheehan off a pass from Bodin Nichols with 5:20 to go in the first
  • Knights forcing turnovers, difficult for Hawks to maintain possession
  • Stasch comes back for the Knights to get his second unassisted goal with 2:27 to go
  • Great aggressive defense from the Knights
  • Score is 6-1 Knights after the opening frame

2nd Quarter

  • Big save by Brody Bartell early in the second while the Hawks are a man-up
  • Nichols scores for the Hawks (man-up) to start the scoring
  • Evan Skinner gets his first goal of the game 3:42 into the second to make it 7-2 Knights
  • Dylan McCleaft gives the Knights a six-goal lead with his first goal of the season
  • Skinner scores again off an assist by Cameron Welter, 2:52 left in the half
  • The Hawks end the Knights 3-0 run 20 seconds later off a goal by Dawaunta Parker
  • Nichols scores his second unassisted goal shortly after to bring the Hawks to a 2-0 run
  • Austin Atkinson ends the Hawks run off an assist by Hunter Alchin
  • 10-4 Knights at halftime

3rd Quarter

  • Knights put Thaddeus Brown into the goal to start the second half
  • The Knights start the scoring midway through the third with an unassisted goal by Stone
  • Atkinson scores off an assist from Welter while the Knights are a man-up, with 4:52 to go
  • Matthew Viramontes scores 40 seconds later for the Hawks to bring them to within seven
  • Matthew Tull scores late in the third
  • 12-6 Knights after three quarters

4th Quarter

  • Hanlon gets himself a hat trick off an assist by Welter 3:43 into the final quarter
  • Nicholas scores his third goal of the game 7:07 in while the Hawks are a man-up
  • The Hawks getting many long offensive possessions but not able to make anything of it
  • Teams combined for just two goals

Top Performers
Knights: Shane Hanlon (3 goals), Evan Skinner (2 goals), Dustin Stone (2 goals) Collin Stasch (2 goals), Cameron Welter (3 assists)

Hawks: Bodin Nicholas (3 goals, 1 assist)


Quotes and Notes

  • "The team being disciplined and moving the ball to the right spots," Knights' head coach Tim King said about his team's 5-0 run to start the game. "They know by keeping it spaced out where they should be and those things will click for them."
  • "The ball movement and cutting were great," Hanlon said when asked about his hat trick. "We're playing well together offensively. My teammates helped me on each of those goals."
  • Hanlon has two hat tricks in as many games to start the season

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