Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS BREAK RECORD FOR GOALS IN A GAME WITH 26-3
WIN AGAINST MOUNT IDA
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Tufts 26, Mount Ida 3
At Medford, MA
Monday, March 23, 2009
Game Box Score
|Freshman Nick Rhoads scored three goals, won
12 face-offs and scooped up eight ground balls
MEDFORD -- The Tufts University men's lacrosse team, newly ranked
#9 in the USILA poll today, flexed its regional muscle by setting a
new school record for goals in a game with a 26-3 win over five-time
defending North Atlantic Conference champion Mount Ida College on a
windy and cold Monday afternoon at Bello Field.
The Jumbos led 19-0 before the Mustangs got on the scoreboard
with 3:26 remaining in the third quarter. Senior tri-captain Clem
McNally (Far Hills, NJ) had five goals and an assist overall,
sophomore D.J. Hessler (Monkton, MD) scored two goals with
five assists and freshman Sean Kirwan (Booton Township, NJ)
added four goals and an assist. Seventeen players overall scored
points for Tufts (6-0), and all three goalies saw action. The
previous mark for most goals in a game was 23 by the 1999 Tufts team
against College of Wooster.
Mount Ida (2-4) was led on Monday by a goal and an assist from
senior Christopher Prophete (Waltham, MA). Junior Matt
Vernik (Bethany, CT) started in goal and made 12 saves in the
Tufts was up 16-0 at halftime in a thoroughly dominating
performance. Over the first 30 minutes, they had a 33-6 advantage in
shots and 34-8 in ground balls. Jumbo face-off men won 14 of 18
first-half draws and Tufts riders pressured Mount Ida into 14 failed
clears during 21 attempts in the first two quarters. McNally scored
all five of his goals in the first half, including the first three
of the game in the opening 5:05 of play.
In the second half, as the Jumbos substituted, senior Brian
Rassel (Birmingham, MI) scored the first goal of his career at
13:24 of the third quarter. The Mustangs scored back-to-back goals
late in the third, with Prophete netting his fifth of the season at
3:26 and senior Brett Conley (Fairfield, CT) scoring at 2:07.
Sophomore Paul Battipaglia (Clinton, CT) scored the third
Mustang goal at 10:42 of the fourth.
Senior Matt Harrigan (Darnestown, MD) started and earned
the victory in goal with one save for the Jumbos. Sophomore Bryan
Petillo (Holbrook, NY) entered at 10:52 of the second period and
made five saves through the third quarter. Freshman Steven
Foglietta (Oceanside, NY) finished up with three saves in the
final quarter. Freshman Kevin McCormick (Laytonsville, MD)
was a perfect eight for eight on face-offs and classmate Nick
Rhoads (McLean, VA) was 12 for 18. They led the team with eight
ground balls apiece. Rhoads also had three goals and McCormick two.
Junior defender Darius Bittle-Dockery (New Haven, CT) came up
with four ground balls.
In the final stats, Tufts was up 58-20 in shots, 60-16 in ground
balls and won 25 of 32 face-offs. They scored on three of seven
extra-man opportunities, while holding Mount Ida scoreless in five
Sophomore Frank Rozio (Clinton, CT) won three draws and
had two ground balls for the visitors. Freshman James McAllister
(Smithfield, RI) played the second half in goal and stopped six