Teams: Men's Lacrosse: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS SUFFER FIRST LOSS OF THE YEAR AT
CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, 8-6
COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FINAL SCORE
Connecticut College 8, Tufts 6
At London, CT
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Game Box Score
|Evan Crosby had seven ground balls on
defense for the Jumbos
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Steve Dachille (Garden City, NY) exploded
with five goals as the eighth-ranked Connecticut College Men's
Lacrosse Team upended sixth-ranked Tufts University, 8-6, in a
showdown between the two remaining undefeated teams in the NESCAC
played at New London Saturday.
The Camels (12-0, 7-0) frustrated the Jumbos with their physical
ride, limiting the visitors to four clears in 11 second-half
attempts. The visitors entered the contest averaging 13.6 goals per
game, but had difficulty possessing the ball from the outset.
Despite Saturday's loss, the Jumbos (10-1, 6-1) clinched a NESCAC
Championship Quarterfinal home game on May 2.
Junior Ryan Hayes (Darien, CT) had a goal and two assists in the
victory. Eric Doran (Pennington, NJ) chipped in with a goal and an
assist. Sophomore Rob Moccia (Malvern, PA) collected four of his
nine saves in the fourth quarter for the winning side.
Sophomore Kevin McCormick (Laytonville, MD) finished with
two goals and one assist to lead the visitors. Junior attackmen
D.J. Hessler (Monkton, MD) and Ryan Molloy (Setauket, NY)
both contributed with a goal and an assist in the setback for the
Sophomore net-minder Steven Foglietta (Oceanside, NY) made
four saves in the contest for Tufts.
The two teams played to a 2-2 tie after one and were knotted up
at four at the intermission. With 9:25 remaining in the third,
Dachille rifled one home from the top of the box. Hayes assisted on
the goal. Tufts responded with 8:16 left, as Tom
Butterfield-Bragg (Bath, Maine) connected with McCormick for a
goal to even the score at 5-5.
Doran answered for the Camels with a nifty spin move and score
from the right side with 3:56 to go and the hosts were clinging to a
6-5 lead after three quarters.
Dachille added an important insurance goal 1:56 into the fourth
as he elevated for a one-timer on a feed from Doran to make it a 7-5
game. With 58 seconds left, the Jumbos cashed in on extra-man
opportunity when McCormack scored his second of the game to trim the
deficit to 7-6.
Tufts had one final chance to score the equalizer in the closing
moments, but Sean Driscoll (Driscoll, MA) intercepted an outlet pass
on his ride and beat Foglietta back to the cage for a goal to close
out the 8-6 win for the Camels.
Connecticut College sophomore Chuck Czerkawski (Cohasset, MA)
won nine of 14 face-offs to go with a team-high five ground balls.
Sophomore Nick Rhoads (McLean, VA) was six for 13 on the face
with four ground balls for the Jumbos.
Tufts will host the Endicott Gulls Tuesday night for a 7:00 pm
game in Medford. The Camels will host the Wheaton College Lyons
Monday afternoon for a 4:30 pm game in New London.
Game release courtesy of Connecticut College.