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Men's Lacrosse Falls To Wentworth In Season Opener

Men's Lacrosse Falls To Wentworth In Season Opener

THE BASICS 

Score: Wentworth 17, Emerson 7 

Records: Emerson Lions (0-1) ; Wentworth Leopards (1-0)

Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Lead: Sophomore Skyler Celotto (Westport, Conn.) paced the Emerson men's lacrosse team with three goals as the Lions shouldered a season opening 17-7 loss to the neighboring Wentworth Leopards on Wednesday night under the lights. 

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON

Celotto: three goals, one assist, & two ground balls
Austin Franklin: one goal
Jack O'Rourke: one goal
Cameron McNeal: one goal
Tim Doyle: one goal
James Toomy: one assist
Alex Hrisanthopoulos: four ground balls & 13-of-24 in face-offs 


Goalie(s)
: Malcolm McGrath (0-1) - 16 goals allowed on 28 shots & 12 saves through 56+ minutes
Calloway Myers - 1 goal allowed through 3:22 minutes 


WENTWORTH

Kyle Doner: six goals
Ben Coakley: five goals
Erik Madden: three goals
Sam Prunier: two assists
Mason Gorman: three ground balls
Six with one caused turnover 

Goalie: Jack Munroe (1-0) - 7 goals allowed on 10 shots & 3 saves through 60 minutes 


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Celotto netted his first marker of the game just 49 seconds after the whistle sounded to give Emerson a quick 1-0 lead over Wentworth until the Leopards tallied six straight goals starting at the 8:00 on a pair of goals by Coakley and another pair by Doner. 
  • With eight seconds left in the first frame, Celotto snuck his second goal of the quarter past Munroe to bring the score to 6-2. 
  • After Wentworth sent in a pair of tallies in the first two minutes of the second, Doyle punched in his first goal of the year at the 12:05 mark and score at 9-3. 
  • Doner found the back of the net two more times to push Wentworth's lead up to seven (10-3), yet Emerson answered with a pair of its own, starting at 5:13 on a net by O'Rourke followed by Celotto and Franklin connecting for a marker at 3:27 to cut the lead in half, 10-5. 
  • Wentworth put in one final goal before half's end when Coakley snuck in a man-up score as Emerson entered the half facing a six-goal deficit, 11-5. 
  • The third quarter was a defensive battle as only three goals were spread through 15 minutes between the two teams. 
  • Madden punched in both of Wentworth's goals, while McNeal registered his first collegiate goal at 8:41 with the score at 13-6 at quarter's end. 
  • Celotto found the back of the net for the third time at 12:14 on an unassisted goal to bring Emerson within six (13-7), but Wentworth strung off four goals over the final 7:11 of regulation to hand the Lions the 17-7 setback. 


UP NEXT

  • Emerson heads into its spring break on Saturday, March 1 with a non-conference slate at Mt. St. Mary's (NY) at 1:00 p.m.