NEWTON, Mass. (4/15/17) -- The Lasell College men's lacrosse remained undefeated in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play following a 12-4 victory over the visiting Raiders of Rivier University on Saturday afternoon at Grellier Field.
The Lasers secured their eighth straight victory to improve to 8-2, and 5-0 in the GNAC, while the Raiders drop to 7-5, and 2-2 in conference play.
Lasell saw nine different players score in the victory, including Ryan Madden (Hingham, Mass.) who led with four goals, and one assist. Darien Clay (Newton, Mass.) capped off a dominant first quarter for the Lasers, scoring his second career goal giving the Lasers a 4-0 lead.
Rivier finally got on the board as Kyle Newman (Merrimack, N.H.) scored with 2:47 remaining in the second quarter. Colby Larsen (Windham, N.H.) and William Ryan (Dorchester, Mass.) contributed for the Raiders, cutting the Lasers' lead to 7-3 going into halftime.
Out of the break, Larsen would score a fourth straight Raiders goal at 10:24, but were then held scoreless for the remainder of the game.
Senior Jorge Salazar (Waltham, Mass.) made nine saves for the Lasers enroute to his seventh victory (7-2), while Rivier's Matt Cloutman (Peabody, Mass.) reached a new career high with 21 saves for the Raiders.
Peter Dolan (Pearl River N.Y.) dominated at the face-off x for the Lasers going 12-16, while Daniel Gorman (Wilbraham, Mass.) went 1-1 and Chase Swift (Branford, Conn.) 1-3. Chris Penne (insert town) and Newman went each went 3-10 for the Raiders.
Lasell is on the road on Monday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. in a non-conference showdown versus Trinity College, while Rivier travels to GNAC foe Emmanuel on Tuesday April 18 at 7:00pm.