NCAA Lacrosse: Air Force Men’s Lacrosse (4-1) Upsets #12 Lehigh At “2013 Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic” On February 24

Air Force Men's Lacrosse vs Lehigh

Juniors Tommy McKee (Holt, Mich.) and Mike Crampton (Kinnelon, N.J.) anchored the Falcons’ offense as the Air Force lacrosse team knocked off 12th-ranked Lehigh, 15-10, Sunday afternoon in the Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic, being played at the Holaday Athletic Center.
Both teams had to battle a bit of adversity before the contest even started. The tournament, hosted by the University of Denver, underwent a venue change on Sunday due to inclement weather in the area, moving down to the Air Force Academy, just north of Colorado Springs. Originally slated for an 11:00 a.m. face-off, action for the day’s first game did not start until 1:40 p.m.
Lehigh (2-2) struck first, getting on the board two minutes into the contest, but freshmen Christopher Allen (Hillsborough, N.J.) and Alex Warden (Glen Mills, Pa.) responded with back-to-back scores to give Air Force a 2-1 advantage at the 10:32 mark. The teams traded goals throughout the remainder of the first period, with Allen tallying his second goal with just 12 seconds on the clock, as Air Force took a 4-3 lead into the second quarter.
The back and forth scoring continued in the second period, with McKee and Lehigh’s Dante Fantoni each scoring two goals in a space of less than two minutes. A tally from Crampton at the eight-minute mark pushed Air Force’s margin to 7-5, but the Mountain Hawks came right back with another score to get back within one. The Falcons added two more scores, a goal from Kyle Cassady (Jr., Upper Arlington, Ohio) and the third of the day from Allen, to take a 9-6 lead, but Lehigh closed out the period with another score to bring the halftime margin to 9-7.

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