South Orange, N.J. - The Seton Hall Club Lacrosse team fell to New York University on Sunday, 12-4. The game was a match-up between the oldest lacrosse team in the country against Seton Hall's newly formed squad. It also marked the Pirates' final home game in their inaugural season.
NYU (5-8) got off to a quick start, scoring three straight goals to open the game. Junior Ian Baker put the Pirates on the board late in the first quarter, scoring off a nifty dodge from the top of the restraining box. It was Baker's second goal of the season. NYU would score three more goals before senior Drew Spera tallied the first of his three marks, to cut the deficit to 6-2 at halftime.
Spera netted two more goals in the third quarter to cut the Violets' lead to 7-4. It stood that way until NYU pulled away late in the game, scoring five more unanswered goals to finish the contest. Attackman Colin Speranza added an assist and defensemen Ryan Maddox and Grant McIntire played solid in front of goalie Kevin Rand.
The Pirates (0-2) return to action on Sunday, April 22, when they travel to Lawrenceville, New Jersey for a tournament at Rider University. Seton Hall will play The Broncs at Noon followed by a game against the Temple University Owls at 1:30 P.M.
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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