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Lasell Emerges From Defensive Struggle by Handing Warriors First Loss of Year, 12-5

Lasell Emerges From Defensive Struggle by Handing Warriors First Loss of Year, 12-5

NEWTON, Mass. – The Lasell College men's lacrosse team scored three unanswered goals in each of the first three quarters and never allowed Eastern Connecticut State University to score more than once in any of the last three quarters in a 12-5 non-conference victory Tuesday afternoon at Grellier Field.

In a defensive battle, Eastern (2-1) scored the final goal in the final seconds of the first quarter to cut a three-goal deficit to two but the Warriors were limited to only one goal in each of the last three quarters.

Sophomore midfielder Tyler Stein (Milford) won ten of 17 faceoffs and Eastern won the ground ball war (39-30), but Lasell (3-1) held a 37-31 edge in shots and forced two more turnovers.

Eastern was flagged for only two penalties as the Lasers capitalized on only one man-up opportunity in the game.

Junior midfielder Anthony Choronzy (Milford) was Eastern's only multiple scorer, with two, while freshman midfielder Garrett Lapham (Trumbull) was credited with two assists. Junior Jack Farrell (Stratford) collected six saves.

Lasell got big contributions from freshmen James Anderson and Alex Beauchemin. Anderson had three goals and an assist and Beauchemin made five saves in net.

Eastern plays its fourth straight road match Saturday in a non-conference match at Clark University at 7 p.m.