Haimson, Carey Spark Men's Lacrosse To 13-7 Victory Over SUNY-Potsdam

Senior attackman Jake Haimson had three goals and two assists in the win over SUNY Potsdam on Tuesday.
Senior attackman Jake Haimson had three goals and two assists in the win over SUNY Potsdam on Tuesday.



Box score

Senior attackman Jake Haimson (Montville, N.J./Montville) and junior midfielder Conor Carey (Long Beach, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) combined for six goals and three assists to lead The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team to a 13-7 victory over SUNY-Potsdam at rainy Fitzpatrick Field on Tuesday.

Haimson finished with three goals and two assists, and Carey had three goals and an assist as Scranton (5-2) pushed its winning to four. Freshman midfielder Peter Roche (Chester, N.J./Mendham) added two goals and two assists, and senior midfielder William Joyce (Bethesda, Md./St. John's) scored twice.

The Royals led 3-2 after the opening period, then took control by outscoring SUNY Potsdam (1-3) in the second period, 4-1. Scranton kept the pressure on with six second-half goals as the Bears got no closer than four after halftime.

Senior goalkeeper Alex Malecki (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) finished with a career-high 11 saves, including seven in the second half. Junior midfielder Adam Drury (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) won 17 of 23 faceoffs, including all six in that key second period. He also had a team-high eight ground balls while Carey had six.

Senior defenseman Sean Ebert (Woolwich Township, N.J./St. Peter's Prep) had a strong game on defense, finishing with two caused turnovers and helping to slow a SUNY Potsdam attack that entered averaging 10.7 goals per game.

Scranton held a 49-25 edge in shots and a commanding 51-30 advantage in ground balls. Both teams were 17-for-19 on clear attempts.

Senior attackman John Sheridan (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood), freshman attackman Connor Kirkwood (Millburn, N.J./St. Peter's Prep) and freshman midfielder Kieran Fallon (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) each scored a goal. Senior midfielder Brian Smith (Montville, N.J./Montville Township) added an assist, as well.

The Royals return to action on Saturday when they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on Catholic in a Landmark Conference matchup at 1 p.m.