SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Lasell College men's lacrosse team dropped a 16-6 decision Saturday afternoon at Western New England University in a non-conference contest at Golden Bear Stadium.
Western New England jumped out to a sizable 8-0 lead in the first quarter, with five different players finding the back of the net. Sophomore Brendan Lyons (Syosset, N.Y.) recorded a hat trick in the first stanza for the Golden Bears en route to a game-high five goals in the victory.
Junior David Sheehan (Tewksbury, Mass.) had a game-high five caused turnovers and picked up a team-high five ground balls for Lasell. Sheehan tied the program record for caused turnovers in a game for the second straight outing, which he first accomplished last season versus Johnson & Wales, and is the first player to accomplish the feat three times.
Susi put Lasell on the board, cutting into Western New England's then 9-0 advantage with 12:05 remaining in the second. McCormack-Kuhman capitalized on the Lasers extra-man opportunity, cutting the deficit to 11-2, but WNE added a power-play goal with 33 seconds remaining to take a 12-2 advantage into the break.
The Lasers opened up the third quarter with a goal by senior Austin Tomasetti (Elmsford, N.Y.) but allowed three straight goals to finish the period. Freshman Colby Buccheri (Rowley, Mass.) scored his first collegiate goal for Lasell with 9:45 remaining in the fourth quarter, and Lasell outscored the home team 3-1 in the quarter, but wasn't able to complete the comeback.
Both Lasell and Western New England are back in action Tuesday evening versus NESCAC opponents. The Lasers travel to Connecticut College for a 7:00 p.m. face-off while the Golden Bears visit Amherst College for a 6:00 p.m. contest.
(Story by Brian McLoughlin, Athletic Communications Student Assistant)
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