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Men's Lacrosse Falls to Clark in Overtime

Credit: Justin Lake
Credit: Justin Lake

THE BASICS 

Score: Clark University 11; Emerson College 10 (Final- OT)

Records: Emerson Lions (10-2 1-1 NEWMAC); Clark Cougars (3-6, 1-2 NEWMAC)

Location: Boston, MA (Rotch Field)

Date: April 2, 2022

The Lead: Junior Nicholas Fulgione found the net a game-high 5 times, but that was not enough as the Lions fell in overtime to Clark on Saturday night.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON

Nicholas Fulgione: 5 goals and 1 assist

Skyler Celotto: 2 goals and 3 assists

Alex Menendez: 3 goals and 1 assist

 

FACE-OFFS:

James Toomy: 10-20

Tyler King: 2-5

 

GOALIE(s)

Malcolm McGrath (L, 8-2): 11 goals allowed on 25 shots with 14 saves through 63:40 minutes

 

CLARK

Jacob Brydson: 3 goals

Benjamin Hollerbach: 2 goals and 1 assist

Attilio LaVecchia: 2 goals

Declan Fitzpatrick: 3 assists

FACE-OFFS:

Mark Zito: 11-16

Nathan Minkwitz: 2-9

GOALIE: 

Dylan Harloff (W, 2-0): 10 goals allowed on 15 shots with 15 saves through 63:40 minutes


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Clark had control in the first quarter as they stifled Emerson's offense and were able to net 3 goals.
  • Freshman Alex Menendez was able to get the Lions on the board in the 1st quarter when he found the back of the net on a pass from Graduate Austin Franklin; but Emerson still found themselves down 4-1 after 1 quarter.
  • Junior Nicholas Fulgione got the Lions offense going to begin the 2nd quarter as he netted 2 of his game-high 5 goals less than 30 seconds apart; cutting Clarks lead to 4-3 with 12:32 remaining in the 1st half.
  • The Cougars would add another goal but a late goal from Senior Skyler Celotto would again cut the Cougars lead to only 1 as the game entered halftime with the Lions trailing 5-4.
  • Clark was able to add 2 more goals in the 3rd quarter to increase their lead to 7-4 before Menendez would answer with his 2nd goal of the night.
  • Clark increased their lead once again to 9-5 with 12:44 remaining in regulation.
  • The Lions would rattle off 5 unanswered goals; Fulgione would net 3, Celotto would net 1, and Menendez would find the back of the net with :48 remaining in the game to give Emerson their first lead of the game.
  • Clark's Jacob Brydson would answer with :9 remaining when he notched the game-tying goal and ultimately send the game to overtime.
  • Brydson would strike again with :20 remining in overtime. He would beat the Emerson goalkeeper; giving Clark the sudden-death victory with a final score of 11-10

 

UP NEXT

The Lions host cross town foe Emmanuel in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday, April 6 at 6pm.