Apr. 25: The No. 16 St. Lawrence University men's lacrosse team celebrated "Senior Day" on Saturday, as the program recognized the 11 members of the Class of 2009 that were playing their final regular season game at North Country Field. The seniors responded by scoring nine of the team's 13 goals in a tidy 13-9 win against Hamilton College to clinch the Saints' fourth consecutive Liberty League regular season crown.
St. Lawrence (10-3, 6-0) won its 30th consecutive Liberty League game after outshooting the Continentals
(3-10, 1-5) 54-26 in the contest. Senior P.J. Santora was a sparkplug for the Saints, as he scored a goal and won 19-of-25 face-offs while scooping up a game-high 11 ground balls.
"P.J. (Santora) showed why he is one of the premier face-off specialists in the country today," said
St. Lawrence head coach Mike Mahoney. "Hamilton tried several different players in the face-off circle to try and neutralize him, but he was still able to come away with crucial wins that gave us possessions late in the game."
Though St. Lawrence built a two-goal cushion after the first quarter, Hamilton remained within striking distance thanks to the play of rookie goalie Max Vaickus. Though he allowed four goals, he helped the Continentals weather the storm early with nine saves in the opening stanza.