Feb. 14, 2010
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse team fell 7-6 in a hard fought match against Lehigh at Franklin field on Sunday afternoon. Senior Charlie Gorman and sophomore Matt Dougherty scored two goals each while goalkeeper Griffin Ferrigan made a career-high 23 saves in net.
Lehigh put the first three goals on the board taking a quick 3-0 lead in the first period until Gorman scored his first with just 11 seconds remaining while Ferrigan made nine saves in the frame.
In the second period the teams went scoreless until senior Sean Evans slung a ball into the net with 2:21 remaining in the period. Evans' goal put the Hawks within one, but the Mountain Hawks retaliated with 56 seconds remaining to end the half at 4-2.
Two minutes into the third Lehigh scored another goal to lead by three before the Hawks four-goal streak starting with Gorman's man-up goal with 9:12 left in the third while Artie Marrapese added another shortly after at the 8:58 mark.
Dougherty would then tie the game with four remaining in the third and give the Hawks their only lead of the game with another goal, assisted by Gorman, two minutes into the fourth period to make it 6-5.
Unfortunately for SJU, the Mountain Hawks struck back at the 7:27 mark to tie the game and then sealed the win with 3:20 to play as Saint Joseph's couldn't gather anymore offense.
Ferrigan's 23 saves gives him a .639 save percentage on the season.
The Hawks host Bellarmine next on Saturday, February 27 at noon on Finnesey Field.