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March 29, 2013

UMF men’s lax cruises to 12-2 win over Lyndon State

WATERVILLE, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington men's lacrosse team held Lyndon State off the scoreboard for the first three quarters and posted a 12-2 win over the visiting Hornets, in a North Atlantic Conference contest Friday night at Thomas College's Black Field.

UMaine-Farmington (1-3, 1-1 NAC) jumped out to an 8-0 lead and held Lyndon State for nearly 46 minutes. Jake Linkletter (Athens, Maine/Madison) scored two goals in the first quarter on his way to a four-point night with three goals and one assist, while TC Peters (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) led the Beavers with five points behind his two goals and three assists.

Travis St. Pierre (Sebago, Maine/Mountain Valley) came off the bench to score three goals. Sean Berce (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little), Brandon Melville (Farmington, Maine/Mt. Blue), Mike Foley (Byfield, Mass./Triton Regional), and Brandon Monroe (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) each scored once.

Lyndon State's Robert Crupi broke Farmington's shutout bid just 53 seconds into the final quarter, beating UMF goalie Ben Altmaier (Wilton, Maine/Mt. Blue) to get the Hornets on the board. Crupi also scored Lyndon's second goal with 6:22 showing on the game clock.

Altmaier finished with eight saves while playing all 60 minutes. Matthew Reynolds got the start for Lyndon State and charted 20 saves over nearly 52 minutes in goal. He was lifted with a little over eight minutes remaining in favor of James Strange, who logged three saves.

Overall, UMaine-Farmington outshot Lyndon State 56-30, and had a 52-38 advantage in ground balls. Farmington was successful on 24 of its 27 clear attempts, while Lyndon State was 17-of-27 on clears.

UMaine-Farmington returns to action on Saturday, April 6, when it travels to Green Mountain College for an NAC match.

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