Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
WESLEYAN CONTROLS NESCAC BATTLE WITH TUFTS, 12-4
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Wesleyan (CT) 12, Tufts 4
At Medford, MA
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Game Box Score
MEDFORD -- Visiting Wesleyan University dominated
possession and took a 12-4 victory at Tufts in a NESCAC men's
lacrosse game between national top 10 teams on Saturday afternoon at
Bello Field. Junior Russ Follansbee (Deerfield, MA) had three goals
and two assists to lead the Cardinals.
Wesleyan, ranked eighth in the USILA poll, stopped a
two-game slide while improving to 2-2 overall. They were playing in
their NESCAC opener. Tufts (3-2, 1-1 NESCAC) has now lost two
straight after climbing to the #5 spot in the poll.
Wesleyan had advantages in all of the statistical
categories. They finished ahead 41-15 in shots, 33-19 on ground
balls and 12-8 on face-off wins. The Cardinals led 12-1 after three
periods before the Jumbos scored three times in the fourth quarter.
With the Cardinals up 2-0 early, Tufts scored on a
man-up situation by sophomore Jamie Atkins (Concord, MA).
That made it 2-1 at 8:52 in the first quarter, but Tufts wouldn't
score again until 12:18 of the fourth. In between, Wesleyan scored
10 straight goals to take command of the game.
Junior Jason Ben-Eliyahu (East Setauket, NY) scored
twice in the first period, which ended with Wes up 4-1. They added
three more in the second, two by Follansbee, for a 7-1 halftime
score. Senior Chris Jasinski (Wilton, CT) scored the first two goals
of the third quarter, leading the Cardinals to give tallies overall
in the frame and a 12-1 margin after three. Atkins scored his second
of the game for Tufts at 5:44.
Both goalies played well. Despite their low shot
total, Tufts had some qualify opportunities and Wesleyan's Mike
Borrero (Bayport, NY) made seven saves. Junior Matt Harrigan (Darnestown,
MD) made 19 stops for the Jumbos at the other end, including six
in the first quarter.
Six players scored multiple points for Wesleyan.
Sophomore Jon Killeen (Derry, NH) also had two goals. Junior Spike
Malangone (Lake Grove, NY) was outstanding on defense, picking up a
game-high eight ground balls. Senior Bobby Goulding (Oyster Bay, NY)
was 12 for 16 on face-offs through three quarters.
Junior Clem McNally (Farhills, NJ) returned
to the Tufts line-up after missing the first four games and had an
assist. Junior long-stick middie Jordan Yarboro (Herndon, VA)
had four ground balls.