November 19, 2018
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U-New England Men's Lacrosse 10 at New England College 7

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New England College University of New England
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HENNIKER, N.H. — The New England College Pilgrims scored five times in the opening quarter — including three goals in the initial 3:03 of the contest — on their way to a 10-7 win over the University of New England in non-conference men’s lacrosse action Tuesday afternoon at Don Melander Field.

NEC (3-4) claimed its first win over UNE (5-2) in the last three meetings between the two squads.

Sean Largay accounted for half of the Pilgrims’ scoring output with a match-high five goals. William Pendleton chipped in two goals and two assists, while Matt Richard added a goal and set-up four others.

Andew Curro, Dan Auger and Tom Luttrell each notched a pair of markers for UNE. Alex Zadworny rounded out the Nor’easters goal-scoring total with one.

Leading 5-3 after one frame, NEC pulled away by blanking the visitors 3-0 in the second quarter. The Pilgrims would lead 10-5 after three before surrendering a pair of goals in the final quarter.

UNE led 45-30 in shots, but trailed 29-15 in the ground ball department. The Nor’easters scored nearly half (3) of their goals in a man-up situation.

Adam Race had three caused turnovers for UNE, which received 10 saves from goalkeeper David Pearson.

New England College’s Connor Fries had a stellar day, racking up 15 ground balls and six caused turnovers. Austin Frankel won 9 of 13 face-offs, and William Platt totaled 13 saves to register the win in goal.

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