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Results of the 2024 Season for Union Men’s Lacrosse

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The Union men’s lacrosse‌ team⁤ is having‍ a stellar season with a 9-2 ⁢record and a​ 3-1 standing in the Liberty League. Their‍ next match​ is scheduled for 1 p.m.⁤ this Saturday at RPI.

For​ more details about the team’s roster, schedule, and statistics, click⁤ on the provided links.

Here’s ​a detailed⁢ recap ‌of the Garnet Chargers’ 2024 season, game ⁢by game.

GAME 11: UNION ⁤15, ⁣SKIDMORE 8

Details: The game took place on April 10⁣ at Frank Bailey Field.

Summary: The Garnet Chargers started strong with a 4-1 lead after the first quarter. Skidmore ⁤managed to tie the game‌ at 5 ⁣just before​ halftime, but Union bounced back with‌ seven consecutive goals in the ‌second half. Skidmore’s Brian Gonsalves scored four goals and assisted two, while ⁤Peter​ Kip was the top‍ scorer for ⁤Union with three goals‍ and‌ three assists. Michael Shaw⁢ also contributed ⁣with three goals and one assist. Matthew Paolatto dominated the faceoffs, ‌winning 20 out of 23, and picked up​ 16 ground balls.

Noteworthy ​Stat: Earlier in the‍ week, Union moved up ‌one spot in ⁣the⁢ USILA poll ⁣to No. 7, making it one of the four Liberty League teams in the ​top seven of ⁤Division III.

Record: 3-1⁣ conference, 9-2 overall.

GAME 10: UNION 12, ITHACA 7

Details: The game was held ⁤on April 6 at Frank Bailey Field.

Summary: Union took ⁤an early 3-0 lead, ‍which Ithaca ‌narrowed to 3-2. However, the ‌Garnet⁣ Chargers‍ then outscored ⁤the Bombers ⁣8-2⁣ in the second and third quarters, securing a Liberty League victory. Peter Kip was the‍ top scorer with four goals and one assist, and Justin Greene added three‌ goals.

Noteworthy Stat: Matthew Paolatto won 21‍ of 23 faceoffs and‍ tied his career high with 17 ground balls.

Record: 2-1 conference, 8-2 overall.

GAME ⁢9: ST. LAWRENCE 12, UNION 6

Details: The game took place on March 30​ at Hall-Leet Stadium in ​Canton.

Summary: The‍ Garnet Chargers suffered their second consecutive loss, and their⁣ first in Liberty ‌League play, as St. Lawrence improved to 2-0 in the‍ Liberty League and 10-0 overall. Judge Murphy led the Saints with four goals‌ and two assists. Ben Hutchinson added two goals and two assists. Peter Kip was the top ​scorer⁤ for Union with two goals and two assists.

Noteworthy Stat: Union was⁣ held ⁤to⁣ under 10 goals for ⁤the second consecutive game.

Record: 1-1 conference, 7-2 overall.

GAME ‍8: TUFTS 24, UNION 5

Details: The game was held on ‌March 26⁤ at‍ Bello Field in Medford, Massachusetts.

Summary: Union’s ‌impressive seven-game winning streak came to⁣ an abrupt end. After Union took a 1-0 lead, Tufts scored the ‍next 16 goals. ‍The Jumbos outscored the Garnet Chargers 11-0 in the second quarter, taking a⁣ 15-1 lead at halftime.⁢ Jack Regnery led Tufts with six goals ‍and ​three assists, ‍and Charlie Tagliaferri added five ‌goals, four of which came in the second quarter. Zach Davis was⁤ the top scorer for‍ Union⁢ with two goals.

Noteworthy Stat: The 24 goals were the most the Garnet Chargers have allowed in a game‌ since giving⁤ up 20 against Vassar on April 29, 2017.

Record: ‌ 1-0 conference, ⁤7-1 overall.

GAME 7: UNION ‌15, CLARKSON 10

Details: The game took⁤ place on March 24 at ​Frank Bailey ⁤Field.

Summary: Union led 6-2 with 1:59‌ left in the first quarter, but‌ Clarkson scored five ⁤unanswered goals. The Garnet⁢ Chargers responded with ​three scores before halftime, and​ never let Clarkson get closer than⁤ three goals in​ the‍ second half. Zach Davis and Hazen ‌Pike each scored three goals, while Jake Mabardy contributed two ​goals⁣ and four​ assists. Goalie Dan Donahue made 15⁤ saves.

Noteworthy⁤ Stat: ‌Matthew Paolatto won 27 of 29 ⁢faceoffs, and his overall percentage of .750 is leading all divisions.

Record: 1-0 conference, 7-0 overall.

GAME 6: UNION 11, MIDDLEBURY 9

Details: The‌ game was held​ at Tierney Field ⁤(U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame)​ in Baltimore, Maryland.

Summary: No. 8‌ Union⁢ led 4-3⁣ at halftime ⁤before No. ‍19 Middlebury scored the first⁢ three goals of the third quarter. Union then closed the quarter on a​ 3-0 run, which included two goals ​by Michael Shaw, to⁤ retake the lead for​ good. Peter Kip’s last two goals gave ‍Union a cushion at the end. Kip​ led the scoring‌ with four goals and two assists. Shaw had ‍four goals. Matthew Paolatto⁤ won 16 of 24 faceoffs, and⁤ Dan Donahue made 15 saves.

Noteworthy Stat: Sophomore midfielder Matt McKenzie had a‍ career-high five assists.

Record: 0-0 conference, 6-0 overall

GAME 5: UNION 17, MUHLENBERG 7

Details: The game took place on March‌ 9 at Frank Bailey Field.

Summary: The‌ No. 11/15-ranked Garnet Chargers⁣ got ⁢a⁤ career-high three goals apiece from ​senior Henry Quaintance and sophomore Emmett Lyne ⁢to ‍lead a balanced scoring attack in the non-conference win.⁣ Union also​ outscored the Mules 7-0 in the fourth quarter. Senior goalie Dan Donahue​ backstopped the defense with 15 saves.

Noteworthy Stat: Senior All-American ​midfielder Matthew Paolatto won 17 of ‍23 faceoffs ‍and gathered 11 ground balls.

Record: 0-0 conference, 5-0 overall

GAME 4: UNION 12, ‍WILLIAMS 12

Details: ⁢The game was held on March 2 at Farley-Lamb Field, ⁣Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Summary: Another close game ends in favor of Union, despite ⁤blowing‌ a 10-5 halftime lead. ⁢Williams ⁢scored five ‌unanswered goals in the second‍ half⁣ to tie the score at 10. ‍Zach Davis gave ‌Union an 11-10 lead when‌ he scored with 5:20 left in the fourth quarter. Williams’ Will Doran tied ⁤it less than two minutes later. Emmett Lyne scored with 1:59 ⁣remaining to put Union ahead for​ good.

Noteworthy Stats: Three of Union’s four victories ​have been by a goal. The other was a two-goal victory. … Jake Mabardy led Union‌ with two goals and two assists. Michel ‌Shaw and Matthew Paolatto ⁢added two goals ​each, and Peter Kip had⁣ a goal and ​three assists.

Record: 0-0 conference,⁣ 4-0 ​overall

GAME 3:‌ UNION 13, SPRINGFIELD 12

Details: The‍ game took place on March 2 at Springfield, Massachusetts.

Summary: Jake Mabardy’s third goal of the game with 6:54 left‍ in the fourth ⁢quarter proved to be the​ game-winner as the Garnet Chargers ⁤edged Springfield. Peter Kip led Union with four goals and two assists.⁢ Michael Shaw ​and ‍Zach Davis added ⁤two goals and two ‍assists each. Goalie Dan Donahue made 15 saves.

Noteworthy Stat: Union had‍ 36 ground ‌balls, compared to 20‌ for Springfield.

Record: 0-0 conference, 3-0 overall

GAME 2: UNION 14, ENDICOTT 12

Details: ​The game was ⁣held on Feb. 28 ‍at Hempstead Stadium, Beverly, Massachusetts.

Summary: Peter Kip‍ scored ⁣three⁢ of his⁤ four ​goals in the second quarter,​ when ‍the Garnet Chargers outscored ‌Endicott 6-1 to snap a 5-5 tie and take an​ 11-6 halftime lead. Endicott scored the first three goals⁢ of the third and fourth quarters, but⁢ were never able to⁤ tie the⁣ score.

Noteworthy​ Stat: ‍Union had 39 ground balls, compared to ⁤29 for‍ Endicott. Matthew Paolatto led the way with eight⁤ ground balls. ​Patrick Reilly added six. … Paolatto⁢ won 14 of his 24 faceoffs.

Record: 0-0 conference, 2-0 overall

GAME⁢ 1: UNION 14, BABSON ‍13

Details: ​ The game took place on Feb. 24 at Frank Bailey ‌Field.

Summary: Babson took its second lead of the game, 12-11, with‌ 8:08 left, but Union got two ​goals⁣ from Justin Greene and one from Archie McEvoy,⁢ then ⁤kept​ the Beavers from getting off one last tying ⁤shot. Greene led the scoring with five ‍goals, while Michael Shaw had four‌ goals ‍and three ‍assists.

Noteworthy Stat: Matthew Paolatto‌ won 19 of his 29 faceoffs, and Luke⁤ McHugh ⁤went 2 for 2 going against the Beavers’⁣ two faceoff specialists, one of whom is a graduate student ​transfer and was ‍Division⁤ I Lafayette’s main faceoff person last season.

Record: 0-0 ‍conference, 1-0 overall

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Jack Sullivan
Jack Sullivan
Jack Sullivan, an informed and passionate sports reporter, is a former college athlete with a degree in Sports Communication from Ithaca College. Go Bombers!
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Disagree – The team showed tremendous growth and potential this season, excited to see what they can do next year.

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