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Men's Lacrosse Drops Season Finale to No. 19/17 Lehigh

April 18, 2014

(11-4, 6-2 PL)
  1 2 3 4 Final
 Lehigh 4 6 6 1 17
 Lafayette 2 1 1 2 6

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(2-11, 1-7 PL)
 Statistical Leaders
Goals Totals
LU - Taylor 7
LC - Sands 2
Assists Totals
LU - Six players
LC - Four players
Faceoffs Totals
LU - Buttenbaum 11-19
LC - Broeckaert
Ground Balls Totals
LU - Buttenbaum 6
LC - Broeckaert
Caused Turnovers Totals
LU - Cahill, Lawrence, Souders 2
LC - Seven players
 Player Mins GA S
LU - Poillon (10-4) 44:15 4 6
LC - Hyatt (2-10) 43:30 16 3

EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette men's lacrosse team fell to No. 19/17 Lehigh 17-6 on Friday evening at Fisher Stadium.  Freshman Jason Sands led the Leopards attack on a night where the Maroon & White seniors were recognized before the start of play.

Sands finished the game with two goals for Lafayette. Eric Joseph, Morgan Westby, Kevin Lewis and Robert Orazietti each added a goal for the Leopards.

Dan Taylor scored a game-high seven goals for Lehigh while Reid Weber netted three goals and Kurtis Kaunas scored twice for the Mountain Hawks.

The Leopards held a 29-25 advantage in groundballs and a 15-12 edge in faceoffs but were outshot 42-33.

Sands started the scoring for Lafayette (2-11, 1-7), finding the back of the net on the feed from Joseph to knot the score at one at the 12:40 mark in the first quarter. After Lehigh (11-4, 6-2) answered with three straight tallies, Westby stopped the run, scoring an unassisted goal to pull the Leopards within two with 1:45 remaining in the opening period.

Following another Mountain Hawks goal, Orazietti converted on a great finish on a pass from Sonny Round to make the deficit 5-3 early in the second quarter. Lehigh proceeded to score the final five tallies over the next 11 minutes of action to go into halftime leading Lafayette 10-3.

The Mountain Hawks' scoring run continued into the second half, outscoring the Leopards 6-0 through the first 13:30 of the third quarter. Joseph was able to end the streak for the Leopards, finding the back of the cage on the assist from John Floyd 27 seconds later to make the score 16-4 through three quarters of play.

Sands added another goal for Lafayette at the 6:10 mark in the fourth quarter before Lehigh responded with a goal of their own. Lewis provided the final scoring tally on the night, scoring for the Maroon & White on the feed from Nicolas Buchanan.

Jake Hyatt made three stops in 43 minutes of action in his final collegiate game for Lafayette. Matt Poillon played in 44 minutes of action for Lehigh, stopping six shots en route to picking up the victory.