May 9, 2010
DURHAM, NC - The Sacred Heart University men's lacrosse team closed the book on its 2010 season with a 19-7 defeat at #5 Duke on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers completed the season 4-11, while the Blue Devils lifted their record to 12-4.
Senior Ned Crotty set the pace for Duke as he notched two goals and collected three assists in the first quarter. Trailing 4-0 SHU recorded its first goal of the game as senior Evan Morgan (Ashburn, VA) scored, assisted by classmate Timmy Katz (Freeport, NY). The Blue Devils held a 5-1 lead after the first frame.
Duke scored the first five goals of the second quarter, including the first three by senior Max Quinzani. SHU Senior Jon Flood (Hauppauge, NY) and sophomore Dennis Gannon (Huntington, NY) each posted a score to send the two teams into the locker room with the Blue Devils ahead, 11-3.
In the third quarter, Quinzani netted two of Duke's three scores. For the Pioneers, Katz netted his first of the game, from Morgan, to end the stanza down, 14-4.
Sacred Heart cut the lead to eight with goals by sophomore Parker Wilson (Raleigh, NC) and Katz. However, the Blue Devils were able to put the game away by outscoring the Pioneers 5-1 in the final 10 minutes. Senior Joe Caridi (East Northport, NY) scored the final goal of the game for SHU.
In the cage for Duke, junior Mike Rock started and earned the win after making three saves and allowing one goal in 22:58. For the Pioneers, senior Tom Trgo (N. Merrick, NY) made 19 saves in the final game of his career.
Quinzani totaled eight scores and three assists, while Crotty registered eight assists and scored three goals of his own. Junior Zach Howell added four goals and a pair of assists for Duke.
Katz finished the game with two goals and two assists, while Morgan dished out four assists to go with his one score. Katz completed his senior season with 47 total points, on 32 goals and 15 assists. Morgan finished second on the team with 34 points, including a team-high 20 assists plus 14 goals. Flood ended the year third with 24 scores and four assists, totaling 28 points.