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Lacrosse rallies for win over Plattsburgh

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College out-scored visiting Plattsburgh State 5-2 in the last half to record a 9-7 win in men's lacrosse action on Thursday night at Frock Field. The Indians improve to 4-3, while the Cardinals fall to 1-2. Catawba's Justin Blum (Hagerstown, MD) snapped a 7-7 tie at the 9:02 mark of the fourth quarter and Demetrius Chirgott (Funkstown, MD) added the last of his three goals at the 4:08 mark to give the Tribe the win. Freshman Nishant Khatri (Fairfax Station, VA) assisted on both scores. The Indians had jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter on goals by Josh Maphis (Ocean City, MD) in the opening minute and by Blum at the 5:23 mark. Plattsburgh answered with four consecutive scores, one at the 3:03 mark of the opening quarter and two in the first minute of the second quarter. Damian DiDomenicio (S. Salem, NY) capped the run at the 10:00 mark of the second quarter. Catawba scored two of the last three goals of the half to pull within 5-4 at the break, then tied the score on Chirgott's first goal with 9:41 left in the third quarter. The teams would trade goals over the remainder of the quarter and the game was tied 7-7 at the end of three periods. Chirgott led Catawba with three goals, while Blum had two goals and an assist. Khatri added three helpers. DiDomenicio had a pair of goals and an assist for Plattsburgh, while Jordan Thompson (Hogansburg, NY) had two goals. Freshman Frank Fish (Damascus, MD) made 17 saves in goal for the Tribe, while John Godfrey (Ipswich, MA) won 12 of 18 face-offs. Composite Scoring (Goals-Assists) LeesMcRae: DiDomenicio 2-1, Thompson 2-0, Shea 1-0, Cree 1-0, Lappies 1-0. Catawba: Chirgott 3-0, Blum 2-1, Khatri 0-3, Maphis 1-1, Delabar 1-0, Godfrey 1-0, Dunnuck 1-0. Goaltending Min Allwd Saves W/L Ryan Parks (P) 60 9 7 L Frank Fish (C) 60 7 17 W Shots: Plattsburgh 34, Catawba 29. Faceoffs: Catawba 12-19, Plattsburgh 7-19. Ground Balls: Plattsburgh 38, Catawba 29. Man-up: Catawba 2-7; Plattsburgh 0-4. Penalties-Minutes: Plattsburgh 7-6:00; Catawba 5-3:00. SCORE BY QUARTER PLATTSBURGH ST. (1-2) 1 4 2 0 -- 7 CATAWBA (4-3) 2 2 3 2 -- 9 1st quarter C Josh Maphis (Justin Blum)* 14:00 C Blum 5:23 P Pat Shea 4:03 2nd quarter P Garrett Cree 14:47 P Jordan Thompson (DiDomenicio) 14:04 P Damian DiDomenicio 10:00 C Mike Delabar (Maphis) 5:07 P Jason Lappies 2:41 C John Godfrey 2:29 3rd quarter C Demetrius Chirgott 9:41 C Chirgott (Nishant Khatri) 9:09 P Thompson 7:49 C David Dunnuck 6:04 P DiDomenicio 1:07 4th quarter C Blum (Khatri)* 9:02 C Chirgott (Khatri) 4:08 *Man-Up Goal #######

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