By Zack Laware – 1851 Contributor
Photos by Joe Giacco
On Saturday, sophomore midfielder Anthony DeRosa of the men’s lacrosse team recorded his first collegiate hat trick, and added an assist during a 12-11 non-conference loss to Mount Saint Mary College (N.Y.) at Grellier Field.
Lasell had many contributions on offense, as seniors Bash Cunningham and Jordan Hines scored two goals apiece, while senior David Burke and junior Nate Taggart each recorded a goal and an assist. First-year Ryan Stone had an outstanding game as well for the Lasers, recording two goals and two assists in just his third game. Eight Lasers tallied at least one point in the game.
Senior Colby Martin led the way for the Knights with four goals, to go along with one assist. Junior Nick Gurello had two goals of his own to help contribute for the visitors. Sophomore Sean Mueller and junior Ryan Olmstead also added a goal and an assist each, and senior Brian Esposito had two assists.
The Lasers held the Knights to one goal in the first quarter. Taggart and DeRosa scored a goal apiece giving the Lasers a 2-0 advantage. A goal by Stone gave the Lasers a 4-1 lead to end the first quarter.
The Knights came back quick with three straight goals to tie the game at 4-4, including two goals in 10 seconds. Lasell ended the half on a high note, as they scored four out of the final five goals. Cunningham found the back of the net, with the assist by Burke, sending the Lasers into halftime with an 8-5 lead.
Both teams scored two goals in the third, and Lasell had the lead 10-7 going into the final quarter. The Knights played a strong fourth quarter, holding a 5-1 advantage in goals scored in the final minutes. Junior Maxwell Green Wright registered the game-winning goal with 37 seconds left to play.
The Knights held a small advantage in shots at 36-32. Cunningham led all players with eight shots, and Burke had six. The pair had a combined six shots on target. Senior defender Tyler Rose posted team-bests of six ground balls and three caused turnovers.
The Lasers will play next at UMass Boston Tuesday at 4 p.m. as they take on the Beacons. They will be at home Thursday to take on Emerson College at Grellier Field.