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Celotto Tallies Six Goals In Men's Lacrosse's 15-6 Win At Nichols

Celotto Tallies Six Goals In Men's Lacrosse's 15-6 Win At Nichols

THE BASICS 

Score: Emerson 15, Nichols 6 

Records: Emerson Lions (2-2) ; Nichols Bison (1-4) 

Location: Dudley, Mass. (Vendetti Field)

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020

The Lead: The Emerson men's lacrosse team exploded for a six-goal second quarter to help secure the 15-6 victory over Nichols on Saturday afternoon and saw sophomore Skyler Celotto (Westport, Conn.) pot six goals followed by a four-assist day from sophomore Hunter Gervais (Johnston, R.I.). 


INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON

Celotto: 6 goals
Cameron McNeal: 3 goals
Peirce Eldredge & Gervais: 2 goals 
Jack O'Rourke & Austin Franklin: 1 goal
Gervais: 4 assists
Malcolm McGrath: 6 ground balls 
Lex Torrington: 2 caused turnovers

Face-offs: Alex Hrisanthopoulos (16-of-24)

Goalie(s): McGrath (2-2) - 6 goals allowed on 26 shots & 20 saves through 55 minutes
Calloway Myers - 0 goals allowed on 4 shots & 4 saves 


NICHOLS 

Brendan Coates, Hunter Ferreira & Cian Keohane: 2 goals
Ferreira: 4 ground balls
Dominic Ambrosino, Brandon Slade & Connor Miller: 1 caused turnover

Face-offs: Alex DeVre (4-of-12) ; Pat Nally (4-of-12)

Goalie: Griffin Jasin (1-4) - 15 goals allowed on 29 shots & 14 saves through 60 minutes


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • The sophomore duo of Celotto and Gervais jumpstarted Emerson's scoring in the first quarter when Celotto put in a pair at the 7:59 and 4:44 marks before Gervais pushed the Lions to a three-goal lead 11 seconds later. (3-0)
  • Nichols answered with two goals of its own from Ferreira and Keohane before the quarter's end and cute Emerson's advantage down to one. (3-2)
  • The Bison the opening five minutes of the second to lift themselves to a one-goal edge after Keohane and Coates slipped goals past McGrath with the score at 4-3 at the 10:15 mark. 
  • Starting at 7:37, the trio of Celotto, Gervais and Franklin spread three goals over a minute span and propelled the Lions to a two-goal cushion before Coates netted his second goal of the game and inched Nichols back within one at 6:04. (6-5)
  • The remaining five minutes of the second belonged to Emerson and saw three more goals from McNeal, Eldredge and Celotto make their way past Jasin as the visitors jumped to a four-goal lead at half's end. (9-5)
  • Emerson used the third quarter to outscore Nichols, 3-1, to extend its lead up to six at 12-6. 
  • After Celotto's fifth goal of the game counted as the 10th Emerson marker, Nichols snuck into the scoring mix with a 8:25 tally from Ferreira before McNeal and O'Rourke sent in the next pair of Lions goals. 
  • Despite Nichols outshooting Emerson, 16-10, in the final frame, Emerson found the back of the net three times and held the Bison to no tallies as Eldredge, McNeal and Celotto iced the Lions' 15-6 victory. 


UP NEXT

  • Emerson continues its road stint with a non-league slate up at the University of New England on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

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