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Men's Lacrosse: Knights Clip Fighting Owls 8-7, Return to Winning Ways

Photo by Joey Gallo
Photo by Joey Gallo

Opponent: Harford Fighting Owls
Final Score:
CCBC Essex 8 Harford 7
CCBC Essex (6-4, 1-1 Maryland JUCO) Harford (9-2, 2-1)
CCBC Essex Stadium (Rosedale, Md.)

Recap by Elijah Jacobs

1st Quarter

  • The Fighting Owls start the scoring early, seven seconds in, on a goal by Chris Parrott assisted by John Perry
  • The Knights fired back quickly with a goal of their own at 13:34 scored by Cole Quattrocche assisted by Shane Hanlon
  • Aggressive game early with both teams attacking well, playing tough defense
  • The Fighting Owls Kyle Barkley scores an unassisted goal to put the Fighting Owls up 2-1 at 8:56
  • Knights very aggressive forcing turnovers, but can't convert shots into goals
  • The Knights' goalie Brody Bartell ended the quarter with five saves
  • Fighting Owls' goalie Jacob Laubner ended the quarter with four saves

2nd Quarter

  • The Knights even the game up at 2-2 with a goal at 13:16 John Hetrick assisted by  Evan Skinner
  • The Fighting Owls started playing aggressive, hard-nosed defense forcing Knights turnovers
  • The Fighting Owls took the lead back with a unassisted goal at 10:28 by Brandon Johnston to take the lead
  • The Fighting Owls stayed aggressive on the attack  scoring an unassisted goal by Chase Oberlin at 5:51
  • The Knights struck back at 1:29 on a goal by Skinner on a man-up, assisted by Hunter Alchin  to put the Knights down one at 4-3
  • The Knights quickly scored again just 22 seconds later, Quattrocche on a man-up from Alchin
  • The half ended knotted at 4-4

3rd Quarter

  • Both teams were playing aggressive, physical defense to start the second half
  • The Fighting Owls struck first, an unassisted goal at 11:34 by Andy Strump to take a 5-4 lead
  • The Knights answered with an unassisted goal about two minutes later by Hetrick
  • The Fighting Owls took advantage of Knights turnovers and scored at 5:35 by Stump, assisted by Perry to take a 6-5 lead
  • The Fighting Owls scored its next goal 15 seconds later, unassisted goal by Stump to take a 7-5 lead
  • It would be the Fighting Owls last goal of the game
  • The Knights' ended the game on a 3-0 run
  • Collin Stasch scored 4:21 (assisted by Dustin Stone) to make it a one goal deficit for the Knights
  • Bartell had another active quarter making four crucial saves to keep the game close

4th quarter

  • Physical Play by both teams with aggressive defense and ground balls 
  • Knights kill an early (13:04) 2:00 penalty on Austin Evans, allowing no shots and causing a turnover to gain momentum
  • Wes Rumple tied the game at 10:34 on an unassisted goal
  • Bartell had a great quarter with three more saves
  • Quattrocche completes his hat trick, scoring the game-winner at 4:27 (assisted by Stone)

Quotes and Notes

  • Bartell ended the game with 18 saves; he now has 118 this season, ranked second in the Maryland JUCO Conference
  • "Going into the game we took some tough defeats," Bartell said. "But we stuck in this game against Harford and persevered. We knew it would be a tough defensive battle and wanted to go out and show we could play. We knew with great teamwork and making as few mistakes as possible, we had a shot to win. It's a great team win."
  • Quattrocche (Knights) and Stump (Fighting Owls) finished the game with a game-high three goals each. Quattrocche now has 10 goals this season
  • "I played a lot of crease today and scored a couple times by hitting the crease," Quattrocche said. "My teammates did a great job of finding me. The team needed this win to get our momentum and spirits back up. We played great together, fought and got a great win." 

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