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Joe Madsen’s five goals lead St. John’s to first lacrosse win of season

Hofstra midfielder Brenden Lynch (4) defends St. John's

Hofstra midfielder Brenden Lynch (4) defends St. John's Joe Madsen in an NCAA men's lacrosse game at James M. Shuart Stadium on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Hempstead. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Joe Madsen scored five goals to lead the St. John’s men’s lacrosse team to a 14-12 win over Hartford in a non-conference game. The Red Storm (1-1) was down by three in the first quarter, but they started the second with a 5-0 run and scored seven in the period for a 9-8 lead. Jason DeBenedictis scored two of his three goals in the 5-0 stretch. St. John’s had another 5-0 run between the second and third quarters with Madsen scoring three of his goals in that stretch. Red Storm goalie Matt Hanley had 10 saves. He made five in the fourth to keep Hartford at bay.

LIU Post 14, American International 6: William Snelders had eight goals and two assists for LIU Post in a non-conference win. After a scoreless first quarter, Snelders scored 26 seconds into the second and teammate Dylan Harned had his first of two goals soon after. Goalie Bryan Ochs made 10 saves in the win.

Belmont Abbey 14, Molloy 6: Tim Steinman and Kevin Pastier each scored two goals in Molloy’s non-conference loss. Ryan Toomey made 15 saves in defeat.


Florida Southern 17, Adelphi 16: Kole Pollock and Michele Scannell each scored four goals in Adelphi’s non-conference loss. It is the first time the program lost a season opener in its history. In the final two minutes, the Panthers were down by four until Christina Ferrara, Lena Riportella and Alison Johnson each scored to cut the deficit to one, but Adelphi’s final three shots did not find the back of the net.

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