DELMAR: Adjustments work for Eagles

The game was delayed for 35 minutes when LaSalle arrived late because of a miscommunication as to what time the game was supposed to start. The Cadets quickly made up for it, though, by scoring the first two goals to take a 2-0 lead into the second quarter.

"Being on the field warming up for 90 minutes and having to wait for the other team to arrive deadened our legs," said Rounds. "But once (our players) saw it was going to be a tight game, they really stepped it up."

Matt DiFrancesco and Matt Johnson led Bethlehem's surge. DiFrancesco scored four goals, and Johnson added a hat trick to help the Eagles turn the tables on LaSalle.

Bethlehem entered its non-league game against LaSalle off Suburban Council Gold Division victories over Ballston Spa and Colonie last week.

Against Ballston Spa last Tuesday, the Eagles jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 10-5 victory. Johnson and DiFrancesco were Bethlehem's main weapons in that game, with Johnson leading the way with four goals. DiFrancesco contributed three goals and three assists, and Adam Nye stopped 17 shots.

Last Thursday was senior night for Bethlehem, and appropriately a pair of seniors led the Eagles to a 10-6 victory over Colonie. Johnson scored five goals, and Carlos Mancilla added three goals. Nye made 18 saves to fend off the Garnet Raiders.""

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