North 18    South 14

At Rochester, NY
Saturday, June 12, 2004

Game Box Score

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- With three members of the Tufts University Men's Lacrosse team playing key roles, The North defeated the South, 18-14, at Nazareth College's Golden Flyer Stadium in the 63rd Annual North-South Classic, featuring the best senior collegiate lacrosse players in the country.

Jesse Miller (Falmouth, MA) started on defense for the North and tied for the team lead with seven ground balls. Teammate Dave Richman (Baltimore, MD) also played on defense, picking up three ground balls. Tufts' Mike Daly coached the North team, 

Michael Allison of Amherst was the Division III game MVP, scoring a goal and adding 3 assists. Allison was also outstanding on face-offs, winning 13 of 23 for the North.

"Jesse and David played fantastic," Daly said. "The game was fun to coach. To be around such great kids and great players was humbling."

The South jumped out to a 6-2 first quarter lead, holding on to a two-goal advantage (8-6) going into the half behind strong goal tending from Washington College's Richard Yost, who finished the half with 17 saves. The North scored four straight goals to take the lead to start the second half, with Nazareth College's T.J. Rogers scoring the third in the stretch to give the North the lead for good. The North outscored the South 12-6 in the second half.

The South was led by Kris Davis (Roanoke), who scored 4 goals. Stephen Berger of Washington College added 3 goals and 2 assists, and Jake VanNostrand of Whittier had 2 goals and an assist.. Michael Saraceni (Middlebury) scored a goal and had 3 assists for the North, who also got two goals and 1 assist from Andrew Roth (Cortland). Justin Wahl (Nazareth), Scott Ferguson (Oswego), Greg Bastis (Middlebury), and Paul Purdy (Springfield) scored two each for the North.