AURORA, N.Y. (March 10, 2018) – In their first game back in New York state, the SUNY Delhi men's lacrosse team traveled to Wells on Saturday, putting the Express on hold in a 11-6 victory. The Broncos won their second straight game to stand at 2-3, while handing Wells its first defeat of the season to stand at 2-1.
After spending their spring break down south in balmy weather, the chilling, windy elements Saturday did little to freeze the Broncos off their winning path. Malik Talbert led the way with a hat trick, scoring Delhi's first two goals of the contest, including breaking a 1-1 tie in the first quarter to put the Broncos ahead for good. Delhi took a 6-2 lead into halftime, and despite Wells scoring two straight to start the second half, the Broncos bounced back to lead by as much as five goals on two occasions.
Brian Conti, John Rohan III and Brendan Scheeler each had two goals, with Rohan and Scheeler also tallying one assist. Scheeler scored both his goals in the second half. Ross Cange and Sean Tillman also had scores on the day. Goalie Eric Morse earned the win, notching 11 saves.
SUNY Delhi outshot Wells, 31-24, while Mitch Spaziani won 11 face-offs for Delhi to the Express' eight. The Broncos led, 27-24, on ground balls, converted 16-of-20 clear attempts and forced Wells into 19 turnovers.
Saturday's contest was the first for coach Sam Miller's team since returning from a four-game spring break trip down south last week. Playing teams such as Point (Ga.), Reinhardt (Ga.) and Tennessee Wesleyan, the trip culminated in an 8-7 win at Asbury (Ky.) on Mar. 2. Delhi looks to continue its winning ways with a contest at SUNY Canton on Saturday, Mar. 17 at 1:00 p.m.