By Brandon Chase — Opinion Editor
The men’s lacrosse team picked up its second win of the season with a 16-7 shellacking of Wentworth Institute of Technology on St. Patrick’s Day.
Wentworth got on the board first thanks to a goal by junior Mark Pappas at the 10:03 mark of the first quarter. From there, the Lasers responded with four unanswered goals, two by junior Dylan Gray, and one apiece by juniors Jake Lamorte and Dan Clark. Both teams stayed out of the penalty box during the first 15 minutes of play.
In the second quarter, Lasell stretched its lead to 6-1, but Leopard goals from sophomores Max Blum and Jeff Guilherme, and a man-up score by freshman Michael Cushera cut the Lasers’ lead to two at halftime. Despite having the lead, Lasell led in turnovers, 9-6, and were out- shot 24-18 through the first two quarters.
In the second half, Lasell put a stranglehold on the Leopards.
They outscored Wentworth 10-3, won 13 of 15 face-offs and scooped up 25 ground balls in the final 30 minutes. The Lasers also scored all four of their man- up goals in the second half.
Gray led the way for the Lasers with four goals while assisting on three more. Lamorte and senior Adam Foss each tallied three goals apiece, while Clark and freshman Robbie Palazzo each scored twice.
Overall, the Lasers won 22 of 27 face-offs and led in shots on goal, 43-38. Junior goalie Don Berube received credit for the win after stopping 12 of the 18 shots that came his way.
Since this game, the Lasers have lost to Wheaton 12-6 and defeated Norwich 8-5 in their Great Northeast Athletic Conference opener. Their record cur- rently stands at 3-4 overall and 1-0 in GNAC play.