Cam Stone scored with 43 seconds left in overtime to give Hobart its first men’s lacrosse victory of the season, a hard-earned 11-10 win over Canisius (2-3) Tuesday night at the Demske Complex. It was a bitter loss for the Griffs, who have won only once against Hobart in 15 tries.
The winner came after the Griffs failed to clear and Peter Bolte of the Statesmen picked up a ground ball. Before that, Hobart goalie Peter Zonino made saves on shots by Austin Romantic and Dylan Knopke.
Tim Edwards scored with 4:16 left in regulation to give Canisius a 10-9 lead, but Cooper Stefaniak (St. Francis) tied it with his seventh goal of the season with 1:16 left for Hobart.
Stefaniak had three goals in the game. Billy Jacobbi (Williamsville South) scored four times for Canisius while Romantic had three tallies. Hobart outshot the Griffs, 40-39. Zonino had 12 saves. Alex Govenettio had nine saves for Canisius.
The Griffs led 6-3 in the second quarter after Jacobbi’s third goal of the game with 12:28 left in the half. Hobart, however, ran off four straight including two by Stefaniak to take an 8-6 lead at the half. Canisius came back to tie it, however, on Jacobbi’s fourth of the game with 10:55 left in the third. Stone tied it at 9 after Sam Connors had tallied for the Griffs.
BASEBALL: Canisius first baseman Jimmy Luppens was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row. Luppens, who is batting .435 for the Griffs (10-3) went 10 for 16 with five runs scored and 10 RBIs in a four-game sweep at Norfolk State last weekend. Canisius will play in the Flyer Classic in southwest Ohio at 3 p.m. on Friday against Miami (Ohio).
HOCKEY: Senior goalie Kevin Carr of Buffalo State was named to the All-SUNYAC men’s hockey first team. Carr had a school-record .929 save percentage and 2.57 goals-against average for Buffalo State (10-12-5, 6-6-4 SUNYAC). Junior forward Dan Turgeon of the Bengals was named to the second team and sophomore defenseman Ben Kramer was a third team selection. … After a pair of solid performances in last weekend’s sweep of American International in the Atlantic Hockey playoffs, freshman goalie Jackson Teichroeb of Niagara was named AHA Team USA Rookie of the Week. He made 38 saves in the first victory over AIC and 31 saves in regulation and seven more in overtime for his third shutout in the second.