Bates College Sports

Wesleyan 13, Bates 7

The Bates College men's lacrosse team (4-2) ran into a Wesleyan (7-0) squad which was off to its best start in 30 years and lost by a score of 13-7. The game got off to a close start, with the teams alternating goals in the first period. Senior Jay Lively (No. Falmouth, Mass.) scored the Bobcats' first goal unassisted to tie the game, 1-1. After the Cardinals scored again, first-year Dylan Cruess (Concord, N.H.) made a nice pass to classmate Aaron Sells (Brookline, Mass.), who tied the game again. The Bobcats took a brief 3-2 lead when junior MIke Apfelbaum (Harrisburg, Pa.) made a beautiful feed between two defenders to sophomore Mike D'Addario (Locust Valley, N.Y.) who fired a shot from about 15 feet out. The Cardinals scored the first of five straight goals with under a minute to go in the first quarter. They held the Bobcats scoreless thoughout the second to take a 6-3 lead into halftime. Wesleyan appeared to put the game out of reach by scoring four of the first five goals of the second half to take a 10-4 lead. The Bobcats responded, however, as Apfelbaum popped in a goal with eight seconds left in the third period. Bates cut the lead to 11-7 with two minutes left in the game, but Wesleyan was able to counter with two goals of their own to give them the final margin of victory. Sophomore goalies Jason Beyer (Peekskil, N.Y.) and Dirk Huntington (Falls Church, Va.) combined to make 32 saves.
		1	2	3	4	T
Wesleyan (7-0)	3	3	4	3	13
Bates (4-2)	3	0	2	2	7

Goals: Wes. 13 (Alex Benik 4, John Landay 4, DAn Osborne, Mark Puner,
Dacis Thompson-Moss, Alex Reinlieb, Mark Puner, Dan Case). Bates 7 (Mike
D'Addario 2, Aaron Sells, Ben Guardenier, Jay Lively, Mike Apfelbaum). 

Assists: Wes. 3 (Osborne 3, Benik 2, Puner, Thompson-Moss, Reinlieb, Pat 
Reid). Bates 6  (D'Addario 2, Sells 2, Dylan Cruess, Frank Lombardi).

Goalies: MMA, Lukas Cash (60 Min, 13 SV, 7 GA) B , Dirk Huntington
(30 Min, 6 GA, 10 SV), Jason Beyer (30 Min, 6 GA, 13 SV).

Man-Up: W, 1-2, B 0-4.
Faceoffs: Wes. 12-10.
Penalties: Bates 2 for 2:00, Wes. 4 for 2:30.  

For further information, please contact Adam Levin, sports information director.

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