Score: Emerson 13, Mount Ida 12 (2OT)
Records: Emerson Lions (1-0) ; Mount Ida Mustangs (0-1)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The Lead: At the 1:58 mark of the second overtime period on a man-up opportunity, freshman Joe Meyers (Carmel, N.Y.) found the back of the net to push the Emerson men's lacrosse team to a thrilling seasoning opening 13-12 non-conference triumph over Mount Ida on Wednesday night under the lights.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Junior Jared Brush (Detroit, Mich.) anchored the Lions with four goals with two assists on nine total shots, along with one ground ball and one caused turnover.
- Junior Cameron Radenberg (Los Angeles, Calif.) netted a trio of goals on three shots with four assists.
- Meyers and senior Austin Franklin (Muncie, Ind.) each tallied two goals apiece, while freshman Tim Doyle (San Diego, Calif.) scooped up six ground balls.
- The starting netminder for Emerson was junior Bailey Kennedy (Swampscott, Mass.), who picked up his first win with five saves on 17 shots through 66+ minutes in goal.
- For Mount Ida, Marcus Donahue powered out five goals on seven total shots with Kyle Ton being credited with three assists and two goals.
- The Mustangs also saw Dakari Eason tally a pair of goals, while Joe Gengarelly scoop four ground balls and AJ Yarrow causing two turnovers.
- Cam Hayward took the loss for Mount Ida, allowing 13 goals on 21 shots while saving eight shots.
- Emerson held the 32-18 ground ball advantage over Mount Ida, as well as winning 19-of-27 in the X while going 6-for-6 on clears and 3-of-6 on man up chances.
- Mount Ida outshot Emerson, 31-27, while clearing 9-of-10 and were 1-of-3 with the man advantage.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- On a feed from Radenberg from behind the net, Brush whipped Emerson's first goal past Hayward from within the right post to put the Lions on top 1-0 at the 13:48 of the opening frame.
- Starting at 12:59, Mount Ida erased its one goal deficit and whipped four unassisted goals past Kennedy over the next four minutes to give themselves a three-goal cushion at 4-1.
- Emerson, however, answered and took control of the final 8:06 in the first quarter, putting in three straight goals from Doyle, Brush and senior James Monroe-Chausse (Cape Elizabeth, Me.) as the score was squared at 4-all entering the second.
- Within the second quarter, Emerson dominated on the offensive end and outscored Mount Ida 3-1 to carry a two-goal lead of 7-5 into the half.
- Franklin kicked off Emerson's scoring at 11:11 with the go-ahead 5-4 goal off a feed from Meyers before Mount Ida tallied its only goal of the quarter from Donahue at 6:29 to even the score again at 5-5.
- A pair of markers from Radenberg, including one unassisted at 5:16 followed by a man-up net at 3:57, helped push the Lions ahead entering the half.
- Even though Mount Ida outshot Emerson 11-7 within the third, the score once again was in a lock at 9-9.
- The Mustangs fired in the third's first trio of nets, including a pair from Donahue, to erase the Lions' two goal cushion and knotted the score 7-7 with 11:09 on the clock.
- Goals from Brush and Radenburg broke up Mount Ida's scoring streak and put in a pair of nets that ultimately put the Lions back on top, 9-8, at the 4:36 mark.
- Eason spoiled Emerson's lead a little over three minutes later with the visitors ninth goal, yet again evening the score at 9-9.
- Mount Ida held its biggest advantage since 9:23 of the first quarter and maintained a lead of two goals at 12-10 after Gengarelly sent in the 12th Mustangs goal at 5:14 of the fourth.
- Meyers gave the Lions life deep into the fourth and kept the hosts in striking distance with the Lions' 11th goal at the 2:05 mark with the score now down to 12-11.
- With regulation time winding down, Emerson capitalized on a costly unnecessary roughness penalty committed by Mount Ida as Radenberg fed Brush for the equalizing net at the .14 second mark that sent the game into extra periods at 12-12.
- Both teams registered two shots within the first overtime, but were unable to find the back of the net as the game entered a second overtime.
- Mount Ida was slammed with an offside call at 2:21 that gave the man-up advantage to Emerson as time winded down.
- At the 1:58 mark and still on the man- up advantage, Emerson capitalized as Meyers sent in the game-winner past Hayward to give the Lions the 13-12 double overtime win.
- Emerson continues its home schedule with a non-conference tilt on Saturday, March 3 at 4:00 p.m. against Lyndon State.
- Mount Ida remains on the road this Saturday afternoon at 12:00 p.m. at Becker.
STAY LIVE WITH THE LIONS