New Paltz (2-3) got off to a quick start scoring 11 goals before halftime. Seton Hall (0-1) got on the board in the second quarter when senior attackman Matt Chapman fired a perfectly placed shot past the New Paltz goaltender. Later on, freshman attackman Colin Speranza tallied the first of his two goals early in the third quarter, taking the feed from freshman Henri Estanbouli.
Speranza added another goal in the fourth quarter off an assist from freshman Demetri Sopkiw. Sopkiw added a second point when he fed junior Ian Baker who scored from 20 yards out a few minutes later. Freshman goaltender Kevin Rand was outstanding in the loss, making a number of close-range, highlight-reel saves.
The Pirates return to action on Sunday, April 15, when New York University visits South Orange. Game time is scheduled for 1:00PM. All home matches will be played on Underhill Field, located at the intersection of Garfield Place and Burr Road in South Orange, New Jersey.
Seton Hall Lacrosse participates in the National College Lacrosse League (NCLL) within the Division II New York Metro Conference against schools from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. For more information about the NCLL, please visit www.ncllax.com.
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