Score: Springfield 24, Emerson 3
Records: Emerson Lions (4-4, 0-2 NEWMAC); Springfield Pride (7-3, 3-0 NEWMAC)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Rotch Field)
Date: April 15, 2017
The Lead: On Saturday night, the Emerson men's lacrosse team suffered a NEWMAC setback to the visiting Springfield Pride, 24-3. Prior to tonight's contest, the Lions honored its four seniors, including Austin Max (Nashville, Tenn.), Jack Markwordt (Woodbine, Md.), Jordan Maue (Andover, Mass.) and Daniel Terry (Westborough, Mass.), for their contribution on and off the field to the men's lacrosse program through their collegiate careers.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Through the first five minutes of the opening quarter, Springfield dished out four goals to take the 4-0 lead that included a pair of goals from Dom Abate.
- Abate's net at 13:17 put Springfield on top followed by goals from Brendan Boss and Sean Thornton.
- At the 10:16 mark, Abate netted his second goal before Tom Hurley scored a hat trick from the 8:33 to 6:48 mark to lift the Pride ahead, 7-0.
- A pair of scores from Brendan Boss and one from Tim Cozens helped Springfield build their lead to 10-0 with 1:19 left as Jack Vail slipped in the 11th goal to close out the quarter.
- After Cameron Glover put in Springfield's 12th goal at 12:40 of the second quarter, sophomore Cameron Radenberg (Los Angeles, Calif.) poured in Emerson's first goal at 11:08 with the score at 12-1.
- Springfield responded with a trio of goals from Ben Shea, Anthony Zabielski and Isaac Chase to push the Pride to a 15-1 lead wth 8:44 left in the half.
- Max put in the Lions second goal at 4:28 to bring the score to 15-2 before Matt D'Andrea and Shea tallied a pair of goals to put the Pride up 17-2 at the half.
- Springfield outscored Emerson 4-0 in the third quarter to extend its lead to 21-2.
- Anthony Zabielski set up Joe Hawly and Cole Pecora for the next pair of nets to bring Springfield's lead to 17 at 19-2 that was followed up with another pair of nets from Ray McCarthy to up the score to 21-2.
- Sophomore Jared Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mi.) dished the third goal for Emerson at 12:21 of the fourth quarter with the score now at 21-3.
- A little over a minute after Brush put in a goal, Scott Rogers upped Springfield's lead to 22-3 on a net at the 11:17 mark of the fourth.
- Matthew LaCroix and Chase poured in two more nets just 34 seconds apart from the 3:43 to 3:09 mark to extend the Pride's lead to 24-3.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Radenberg, Brush and Max each found the back of the net for Emerson, while four Lions scooped up three ground balls and sophomore Marshall Tate (Taunton, Mass.) caused two turnovers.
- Sophomore Bailey Kennedy (Swampscott, Mass.) manned the net for 45 minutes for Emerson and made 14 saves, while Maue recorded one save through 15 minutes in goal.
- Boss and Hurley paced Springfield with three goals apiece, Zabielski registered six assists, LaCroix scooped up nine ground balls and Casey Sheehan caused two turnovers.
- Jake Reynolds started the first 15 minutes in the net and recorded one save, while Cole Finerty finished up the final 45 minutes and made four saves.
- Springfield held the advantage in ground balls (53-20), in the X (27-4), shots (54-14) and were 14-of-17 in clears and were 0-for-1 in man-up opportunities.
- Emerson finished 0-for-3 on the man-up advantage and 11-of-21 in clears.
- Emerson will head to MIT on Thursday, April 19 for a NEWMAC tilt at 7:00 p.m.
- Springfield returns home to entertain Coast Guard at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18.
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