NEWTON, Mass. – The Lasell College men's lacrosse team dropped a 14-9 decision to Plymouth State University Monday afternoon in non-conference action at Grellier Field.
Freshman Andrew Fidalgo (Wilbraham, Mass.) and senior Austin Tomasetti (Elmsford, N.Y.) each contributed a team-high five points in the loss for the Lasers. Fidalgo recorded his second hat-trick of the season, finishing the day with three goals and two assists, while Tomasetti tallied two goals and three assists. Sophomore Griffin Jacobson (Windham, Maine) posted a career-high five points on two goals and three assists to lead Plymouth State.
PSU jumped out to an early lead when Jacobson found the back-of-the-net just over five minutes into the game. Junior Ryan Madden (Hingham, Mass.) knotted the contest at 1-1 just two minutes later, but the Panthers used three straight goals to take a 4-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Tomasetti and senior Greg Klaum (Floral Park, N.Y.) brought the Lasers within two with 19 seconds remaining in the second as Klaum connected on a pass from Fidalgo. Plymouth State added one more as time expired in the second quarter to take a 7-4 lead into the break.
The Panthers notched three straight goals in the first five and half minutes of the third quarter to extend the margin to 10-4. Senior Mike Susi (Gorham, Maine) brought the Lasers back into the game with 2:19 remaining in the third quarter, cutting the deficit to 10-5.
After PSU pulled away to a 14-6 lead with nine minutes remaining, Lasell closed out the game with three straight goals from senior Alex McCormack-Kuhman (Wells, Maine), Tomasetti and Fidalgo. Time ran out on the Lasers comeback bid, as the Panthers held on for the win.
Junior Zel Kerkel (Loudon, N.H.) made 10 saves for the Panthers in the victory while sophomore Ryan Janovic (East Lyme, Conn.) stopped eight for the Lasers in the loss.
Lasell and Plymouth State are both back-in-action on the road on Wednesday April 4th as the Lasers travel to Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) foe Johnson & Wales at 7:00 p.m. while the Panthers travel to Clark at 6:00 p.m. for non-conference action.
(By Brian McLoughlin, Athletic Communications student assistant)
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