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Bryant faces Hobart in NEC Semifinals Thursday at 4pm

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The second-seeded Bryant University men's lacrosse team will face third-seeded Hobart on Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia in the 2022 Northeast Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship Semifinals. Faceoff is set for 4:00 p.m.

The 2022 NEC Men's Lacrosse Championships will be hosted by top seed Saint Joseph's. The Hawks will face fourth-seeded LIU in Thursday's first semifinal at 1:00 p.m. Thursday's winners will meet Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the NEC Championship.

The Particulars
 No. 3 Hobart
Location: Sweeney Field (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Date and Time: Thursday, May 5 – 4:00 p.m.
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Game Notes: Bryant
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Bryant owns a 9-6 lead in the all-time series. The Bulldogs have won each of the last two meetings, including a 14-12 victory in last year's NEC Semifinal. Thursday will mark the sixth postseason meeting between the two teams, with the Bulldogs owning a 4-1 lead in those meetings.     

Hobart shook off an 0-3 start to league play to finish 4-3 in the NEC and earn the No. 3 seed. The Statesmen are led by Ryan Archer who has 23 goals, 34 assists and 57 points. Derrek Madonna is one of two Hobart players with 23 goals.     


  • The Bulldogs finished the regular season with an 8-6 overall record and a 6-1 mark in NEC play.
  • Marc O'Rourke (43-18-61), Logan McGovern (18-35-54) and Bennett Abladian (41-5-46) pace the Bryant offense. 
  • O'Rourke enters the NEC Tournament with a career-high 61 points. He is just the fourth player in DI program history to have 60+ points in a single season. 
  • O'Rourke is also one goal shy of tying the DI single-season program record of 44.  
  • McGovern has posted a DI single-season program record with 35 assists. His 54 points are a career high. 
  • Abladian has posted nine hat tricks on the year. 
  • Drew Lucas and Tanner Alexander each have 32 ground balls on the year. 
  • Jacob Alexander has won 55 percent of his faceoffs.
  • Luke Caracciolo was the 2021 NEC Tournament MVP and enters the championships with a 54.2 save percentage and a 10.36 GAA.   

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