SUNY Canton men’s lacrosse closes out record-setting season in ECAC Semifinals
Allentown, PA – The SUNY Canton men's lacrosse team closed out a record-setting season at 11-6 overall with a 19-5 loss at No. 1 seed Muhlenberg College in a semifinal of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
The 11 wins are the most in the NCAA Division III era for the Roos.Host Muhlenberg (11-6) jumped out to an 8-2 lead after the opening quarter and took a 13-3 lead into intermission. Four players paced the Mules with three points each in the opening half. Jake Sutton, Josh Yelvington and Dante Coco scored for the Roos. Justin LaDuke made 11 first-half saves in goal.
The Mules extended their lead to 16-3 after three quarters before Yelvington and Sutton tallied their second goals of the game in the fourth quarter for the 19-5 final.
Sutton led the Roos with two goals and one assist, while Coco and Brandon Schmidt picked up a team-high four ground balls apiece.
LaDuke finished with 18 saves in his first career start, while Garrett Pope made four stops in the first half and Lance Gibson turned aside nine shots after halftime for Muhlenberg.
Fourteen different players found the back of the net for the Mules led by a game-high three goals from Daniel Doreste. The Mules advance to the ECAC Championship to play the winner of Stockton and Kean on Sunday at 2 p.m.