WATERBURY, Conn. – Sophomore goalkeeper Pat Hemmer (Staten Island, N.Y.) made 20 saves in 43 minutes and junior midfielder Ausar Wright (Pemberton, N.J.) tied a Felician University record with four goals, but the Golden Falcons were defeated by host Post University, 20-5, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference men's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon at LaMoy Field.
With the loss, Felician (0-12, 0-4 CACC) was eliminated from CACC playoff contention.
Hemmer, who faced 58 shots and allowed 18 goals, fell one save shy of his own Golden Falcon record. He stopped 21 shots in a Mar. 4, 2018, loss at Southern New Hampshire University.
Wright's performance is the sixth individual four-goal game in the two-year history of the Felician program. He owns two of them, having also scored four times during a loss to Davis & Elkins earlier this season. On Wednesday, Wright also collected seven ground balls.
Senior attack Sean Olsen (Old Bridge, N.J.) recorded five goals and eight assists for Post (2-11, 1-3).
The Eagles led, 3-2, after Felician junior Evan Turner (Rockaway, N.J.) fed sophomore teammate Anthony Hanratty (West Milford, N.J.) for a goal with eight minutes, 32 seconds, left in the first quarter. But Post's Mark Colella (Goshen, N.Y.) found the cage nine seconds later and again at the 6:33 mark. The hosts went on to lead, 8-2, at period's end.
The Eagles broke the game open by outscoring the Golden Falcons, 7-0, in the second quarter. Post featured six different goal scorers in the period, with Olsen registering a goal and four assists.
Felician freshman Jose McLean-Byrd (Bronx, N.Y.) was 16 for 22 on faceoffs and led all players with 10 ground balls. Post received four goals and four ground balls each from junior Corey Auten (Stratford, Conn.) (two assists, four caused turnovers) and Colella (one assist). Eagle junior Manuele D'Alessio (Mount Laurel, N.J.) earned the victory in the cage with 11 saves.
Felician concludes its season on Saturday by hosting Wilmington (Del.) University in CACC action at 7 p.m. in Lyndhurst, N.J. Graduate defender Danny Wallace (Little Ferry, N.J.) will be honored in a pre-game Senior Night ceremony.