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Statesmen, Hawks play another thriller


By Ken DeBolt, HWS Athletic Communications

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—For the seventh time in the past 11 meetings, the Hobart College and Saint Joseph’s University lacrosse teams played a one-goal thriller. After a back-and-forth fourth quarter at Sweeney Field this afternoon, the Hawks took an 11-10 lead and held on to remain unbeaten in Atlantic 10 play.

Hobart senior attackman Troy Barthelme and sophomore attackman Will Delano shared game-high honors with four points apiece. Barthelme had three goals and an assist, while Delano notched two goals and two assists. First-year goalie Elhanan Wilson matched his season-high with 13 saves. Senior long-stick midfielder Marcus Trujillo was credited with a game-high two caused turnovers.

SJU got three-point efforts from Levi Anderson and Matt Bohmer. Anderson had a hat trick and Bohmer handed out a game-high three assists. Eleven different Hawks recorded at least one point. Goalie Shayne Ryan made nine saves.


  • The teams entered the final frame tied at 8.
  • Sophomore attackman James Greene gave Hobart its only lead of the day, scoring an extra-man goal on a worm-burner of a shot with 8:41 remaining.
  • SJU tied it up just over a minute later with an extra-man goal of its own.
  • Hawks’ faceoff specialist Zach Cole won the ensuing draw and went straight to goal to put his team back in front 10-9.
  • Sophomore Will Delano forged another tie with a low-to-high shot for his 11th goal of the year with 2:46 to go.
  • Cole, who won 16-of-24 faceoffs, gave SJU the first chance to break the tie and Stephen Dwyer cashed in on the opportunity. He ran from behind the goal to the right of Wilson and sniped the top left corner at the 2:05 mark.
  • Cole won the final faceoff, but the Hobart defense was able to force a shot clock violation with 40 seconds left.
  • Hobart’s graduate student midfielder Bradley Simas got a great look from 8-yards out, but his shot with under 10 seconds left hit the post and SJU grabbed the loose ball and flung it down field. The Statesmen got the ball back in their defensive zone, but didn’t have time to go the length of the field before time expired.


  • SJU (8-4, 3-0) jumped out to a 4-0 lead before junior midfielder Zachary Delaney finished a feed from senior midfielder Jack Grooms to cap a 4-1 first quarter.


  • The team’s alternated goals in the second quarter, as Grooms, sophomore midfielder John Jude Considine and Barthelme found the back of the net for the Statesmen, who went into the break trailing 8-6.
  • Hobart outscored Saint Joseph’s 4-2 in the third quarter.
  • The Statesmen pulled even when Simas dunked in his second goal of the game just ahead of the horn to end the frame. The play was setup by Delano.


  • Hobart (5-6, 1-2 A10) will return to Boswell Field for its final regular season home game. The Statesmen will host Richmond Saturday, April 22. The Spiders, who host High Point this evening, are 6-4 overall, 1-1 in conference play.

This story was updated at 7:20 p.m. April 15 to reflect a scoring correction on Hobart’s eighth goal of the game which was scored by Simas, not Considine as originally recorded.

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