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No. 5 Men's Lacrosse Cruises to 17-4 NESCAC Win Over Colby

Photo by Steve McLaughlin
Photo by Steve McLaughlin

WATERVILLE, Maine – The fifth-ranked Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team exploded for seven straight goals in the second quarter on the way to a 17-4 victory over Colby College in NESCAC play Saturday at Harold Alfond Stadium.

The Cardinals are 7-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play, while the Mules fall to 3-4 and 1-4 in the league.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Mules had a chance to stay in the game early despite Harry Stanton '18 scoring just 1:03 into the first quarter. Both teams played excellent defense the rest of the quarter and no one scored until Cole Turpin '18 tallied with 48 seconds remaining.
  • Turpin scored his second goal just 1:01 into the second quarter for a 3-0 lead. However, the Mules stayed in the game when Dietrick scored just 29 seconds later.
  • The Cardinals took control with seven goals from 12:09 remaining to 2:37 left to halftime for a 10-1 intermission lead. Wesleyan scored the opening two goals of the third quarter en route to the decisive victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Carter Hawthorne '19 had six assists and added a goal to lead Wesleyan. Turpin finished with five goals and one assist, while Ronan Jacoby '21 also had six points with four goals and two assists. 
  • Christian Barker '19 finished with one goal and two assists for the Cardinals. Seniors Harry Stanton, Taylor Ghesquiere and Eric Meyreles, junior Corey Aviles, and freshman Jackson Curran and Sean Penney also tallied.
  • Tucker Dietrick played a part in three of the four Colby goals with two goals and one assist. Charlie Lynch and Riley Bergstrom had the other goals, while Mason Brady dished two assists.
  • Wesleyan was 3-for-5 with the man-up, while the Mules scored on their lone extra man advantage.
  • Jake Cresta '18 and Penney both had two caused turnovers and three ground balls for the Cardinals. Andres Rodriguez '18 had a game-high five ground balls. 
  • Michael McHale had four ground balls and a caused turnover for the Mules. John Pappas added three ground balls and a caused turnover.
  • Wesleyan goaltender Otto Bohan '20 stopped five shots in about 50 minutes and Steve Kovalsky '18 stopped one. 
  • C.J. Layton played 56:14 and made 16 saves for the Mules. Payton Fales played the final 3:46 and stopped two shots.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals return to action Wednesday, April 4 and will host Little Three rival Amherst in a difficult NESCAC matchup scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The Mammoths are currently ranked No. 7 in the country.

* Recap courtesy of Colby Athletic Communications *