BRIDGEWATER, Va. (March 3, 2019) – The SUNY Delhi men's lacrosse team finished out their season-opening, two-game Virginia road swing facing Bridgewater on Saturday. John Rohan III led Delhi with a pair of goals as the men fell to the Eagles by a 16-5 score to move to 0-2 on the year.
Coach Sam Miller's squad were held to just one goal in the first half, coming on a Jacob Nygard first-quarter score. Though the Broncos fought hard to stay in the game by halftime, behind, 7-1, they would eventually be outdone by seven Eagles third-quarter goals. Bridgewater ran off those goals consecutively to go ahead, 14-1. Malik Talbert got one back for Delhi with seconds left in the period. Facing their biggest deficit of the game at 16-2, Delhi closed out the game with three straight goals. Rohan scored two straight for his firsts of the season, followed by Brandon Katz with the final score.
Bridgewater held a 52-15 lead in shots, including 30-9 in shots on goal. Their defense forced Delhi into 40 turnovers, while converting on 24-of-25 clear attempts. Broncos goalie Travis Anderson totaled 14 saves, as the Broncos made the Eagles commit 21 turnovers, while clearing on 28-of-37 attempts and holding their hosts to 1-of-5 on man-up chances. Midfielder and faceoff man Nick Dower came through on eight faceoffs.
Talbert finished with one goal and three assists to bump his team-leading scoring totals to eight points on five goals and three assists. Rohan is now second with three points on three goals.
Delhi now returns back to New York State, where they'll open up with three road games in one week. The Broncos start off at Purchase on Wednesday, Mar. 6 at 7:00 p.m., then Wells on Saturday, Mar. 9 at 1:00 p.m. and Cazenovia on Wednesday, Mar. 13 at 4:00 p.m.
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