Score: UNE 15, Emerson 5
Records: Emerson Lions (2-3) ; UNE Nor'Easters (5-1)
Location: Biddeford, Maine (UNE Bolt Blue Field)
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The Lead: Sophomore Skyler Celotto (Westport, Conn.) paced the Emerson men's lacrosse team and found the back of the net three times, but it was not enough for the Lions as the the Purple shouldered a 15-5 road setback up at the University of New England on Wednesday night.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Face-offs: Hrisanthopoulos (10-22)
Goalie(s): McGrath (2-3) - 15 goals allowed on 35 shots & 20 saves through 60 minutes
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
Alex York: 5 goals
Zach Bossi & Garret Bozek: 3 goals
Andrew Loya, Collin Morrow, Devon Jackson & Jack Martin: 1 goal
Bozek, Bossi & Loya: 2 assists
Adam Race: 5 ground balls
Matt Thomas & Race: 3 caused turnovers
Face-offs: Jack Hephner (4-10) & Jared Duffy (8-12)
Goalie: Kameron Bouvier (1-0) - 5 goals allowed on 12 shots & 7 saves through 60 minutes
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After nearly seven minutes of no scoring, Emerson started off the mix with an unassisted marker by Celotto at 8:28 and saw the sophomore fire in two more goals to give the Lions a 3-0 lead.
- UNE got on the board with 48 ticks left in the first quarter on Morrow's goal with the Emerson lead at 3-1 entering the second.
- The second stanza belonged to the home team as the Nor'Easters put five consecutive goals in past McGrath, including two apiece from both York and Bozek. (6-3)
- Hrisanthopoulos snuck a goal for the Lions in at 9:49 before York tallied his third score of the quarter to hand Emerson a three-goal deficit at the half. (7-4)
- UNE carried its second quarter momentum into the third and scored three straight out the gate from York, Bossi and Jackson before McNeal cut Emerson's lead in half at the 2:13 mark. (10-5)
- McNeal's marker in the third was the final goal Emerson would tally as UNE used the fourth to find the back of the cage five more times.
- Emerson heads back home for a meeting with St. Joseph's (Me.) on Saturday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m.
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