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
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
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.
- 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.