Score: Emerson 11, Emmanuel (Mass.) 7
Records: Emerson Lions (11-2) ; Emmanuel (Mass.) Saints (1-8)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)
Date: April 6, 2022
The Lead: Graduate Austin Franklin and senior Hunter Gervais tallied three goals apiece for the Emerson men's lacrosse team as the Lions got back in the win column with a 11-7 out-of-conference victory over Emmanuel (Mass.) on Wednesday night.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
GOALIE: Malcolm McGrath (W, 11-2) - seven goals allowed on 20 shots with 13 saves
Colin Dickinson: three goals
Thomas Quigley: two goals
Ryan Castle: two goals
Devin DelVecchio: five ground balls & two caused turnoversAidan Sullivan: two assists
FACE-OFFS: David Roa (4-12) ; Evan Decker (3-8)
GOALIE: Eric Anderson (L, 1-8) - 11 goals allowed on 30 shots with 19 stops through 60 minutes
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Five minutes past in the opening frame before Gervais ended the scoreless contest with a goal at 10:29 to put Emerson up 1-0. Quigley singlehandedly put Emmanuel on top with a pair of nets in the final six minutes to put the Lions in a 2-1 hole at the end of the first.
- A combined 10 goals were tallied in a busy second quarter as Emerson came away at the break with the tight 7-6 advantage.
- Emerson started the second off with back-to-back nets within the first 46 seconds of the second quarter. After Franklin put in the 2-2 equalizer at 14:49, O'Rourke registered the go-ahead 36 seconds later to give the Lions the 3-2 lead.
- The Lions ignited a four-goal scoring run that saw Gervais pot a pair and two more from Franklin and O'Rourke to extend the Purple & Gold's cushion to five at 7-2.
- Emmanuel forged a comeback and surged with four goals coming from both Castle and Dickinson the final nine minutes to inch within one at 7-6.
- Emerson's defense commanded the third quarter and held Emmanuel scoreless through 15 minutes, which allowed the Lions to register two more goals and see their lead move to four at 9-6.
- It was not until nearly five minutes into the third that Celotto put Emerson on the board for the first time since 9:28 of the second frame. Four minutes later, Fulgione kept the scoring going with Emerson's ninth goal at 6:17.
- The offense carried their scoring run into the final frame and saw Franklin and Fulgione extend the hosts' advantage up to five at 11-6 with 3:38 on the clock.
- Emmanuel got one last goal off on a man-up opportunity as Dickinson connected for his third tally at 1:32 to round out the Saints' scoring as Emerson held on to the 11-7 win.
- Emerson gets back into NEWMAC action on Saturday, April 9th and play host to Springfield at 1:00 p.m.