|Lasell College||University of Southern Maine|
NEWTON, Mass. — The Lasell College men’s lacrosse team saw seven different players score goals en route to a 12-2 victory over the University of Southern Maine in non-conference play Sunday afternoon at Grellier Field.
With their third straight win, the Lasers move above .500 for the first time this season, improving to 3-2, while Southern Maine falls to 2-3.
Sophomore Austin Shindoll (Denver, Colo.) got the Lasers on the board first, scoring his first of two goals with 7:26remaining in the first quarter. Junior Alex McCormack-Kuhman (Wells, Maine) added a man-up goal to give Lasell a 2-0 lead after the first quarter.
The Lasers added three more goals to their lead in the second quarter as McCormack-Kuhman and sophomores Ryan Madden (Hingham, Mass.) and Michael Susi (Gorham, Maine) found the net. Madden and Susi scored 49 seconds apart midway through the quarter to make it 5-0.
Southern Maine finally got on the board 3:01 into the third quarter, as sophomore Jake Schoenburg (Topsham, Maine/Mt. Ararat) found the back of the net for the Huskies, his first of two goals on the afternoon. Junior Austin Tomasetti(Elmsford, New York) capped off the third quarter giving the Lasers a 7-1 lead as time expired.
In the fourth, Lasell rattled off five goals, including four unanswered after Schoenburg cut the lead to 8-2 with 7:19remaining in the fourth.
Senior Chase Swift (Branford, Conn.) jump-started the offense going 9-12 from the face-off X. Junior Drew Shane(Naples, Maine/Lake Region) was the only Husky to win a faceoff, finishing the game going 4-10.
Senior Connor Johnson (Hampstead, New Hampshire) led Lasell with three goals and one assist on the afternoon. Madden, McCormack-Kuhman, and Shindoll all finished the game with two goals apiece.
Defensively, senior goalie Jorge Salazar (Waltham, Mass) stood tall in net with 12 saves for the Lasers, while Southern Maine junior Zach Bessette (Readfield, Maine/Maranacook) had 16 stops.
Lasell controlled the game in multiple categories, including a 38-18 advantage on ground balls, led by Johnson and Tomasetti, who had seven and six respectively. On shots, the Lasers outshot the Huskies 46-26.