Score: Vassar 15, Emerson 8
Records: Emerson Lions (4-1) ; Vassar Brewers (2-2)
Location: Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (Weinberg Turf Field)
Date: March 5, 2022
The Lead: Senior Skyler Celotto tallied a team-high three goals followed by a pair from graduate Austin Franklin, but the Emerson men's lacrosse team was handed their first setback of the season in a 15-8 loss to Vassar on Saturday afternoon.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
GOALIE: Malcolm McGrath (L, 4-1) - 15 goals allowed on 31 shots with 16 saves through 60 minutes
Ian Zumpano: four goals
Connor Deehan & Logan Hyde: two goals
Hyde: two assists
Solomon Hess: four ground balls & three caused turnovers
FACE-OFFS: Thomas Cameron (9-14) ; Dillion Dierman (1-4) ; James Nicholas (0-1) ; Michael Barbera (2-3) ; Holden Anderson (1-2) ; Lance Davis (1-1) ; Ethan Benjamin (0-1)
GOALIES: Aidan Gallagher (W, 2-2) - four goals allowed on nine shots with five saves through 30 minutes
Jack Bagin: four goals allowed on 11 shots with seven stops
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The opening frame went back-and-fourth between Emerson and Vassar as the Brewers began the scoring with a pair of tallies from Deehan and Troy Santise to put the Lions in a two-goal deficit at the 13:09 mark.
- Emerson battled and got markers from both Celotto and Franklin to knot the game at 2-all with 10:37 to go in the quarter.
- After Dillion Dierman put the hosts back on top, Swan responded with a goal of his own on the man-up to make it a 3-3 tie at the 6:50 mark. The Lions surrendered two goals to the Brewers through the remainder of the quarter.
- To start of the second, Vassar's offensive continued its scoring run with five consecutive markers as Emerson trailed 10-3 at 6:03. Emerson countered Vassar's tallies with a man-up goal from Celotto and sent the teams into the half with the hosts leading 11-4.
- Celotto and Fulgione each banked in goals to start off the third and brought Emerson back to cut Vassar's lead down to four at 10-6 at the 8:12 mark. A goal from Deehan answered for the hosts, while Franklin rebounded on Emerson's end to make it an 11-7 game at the end of the frame.
- Hyde assisted Zumpano on a man-up goal followed by Hyde's goal of his own to put Emerson's margin back at six at 13-7. The Lions got a tally from Eldredge to pull within five as Dylan McFarland and Zumpano round out the scoring with the final sitting at 15-8.
- Emerson continues their stay in the New York with a non-league clash with Manhattanville on Monday, March 7th at 1:00 p.m.