By Zack Laware – 1851 Contributor
All photos by Joe Giacco
Senior midfielder Jordan Hines of the men’s lacrosse team tallied his second hat trick during a 12-9 non-conference setback to Emerson Thursday afternoon at Grellier Field.
Senior David Burke and sophomore Anthony DeRosa each had a goal and two assists. Junior midfielder Nate Whitehead found the back of the net twice for the Lasers, including his first goal in a Lasers’ uniform.
Senior goalie Alex Beauchemin made 13 saves for the Lasers, while Emerson goalie Malcolm McGrath made the same number of saves to improve the Lions to 6-1. Birk Swan tallied three goals and three assists for Emerson and Nicholas Fulgione had a hat trick as well. Skyler Celotto and Hunter Gervais combined for three goals and three assists as it was a team effort for the Lasers.
A goal by Fulgione opened the scoring and gave Emerson a 1-0 advantage. Junior Landon Reyes and DeRosa tallied back-to-back goals on great individual efforts, giving Lasell a 2-1 lead. Emerson scored the final four goals of the opening period, going in front, 5-2.
Lasell controlled the pace in the second quarter, scoring three times and shutting out the Lions. Lasell held Emerson scoreless for a period of 20 minutes, spanning from the first to third quarter. A goal by Hines evened the score at 5-5 going into intermission.
The Lasers took a 6-5 lead in the third quarter on a goal by Burke. Emerson came back with five straight goals to end the third, as a goal by Fulgione extended the Lions’ lead to 10-6.
During the fourth, Whitehead and Hines netted goals, but two fourth-quarter goals by Emerson gave them an 11-8 win.
After starting the season 0-5, senior Alex Beauchemin discussed the team and their current state.
“At this point its all about attitude,” Beauchemin said. These non-conference games are preparing for the GNAC games and we are slowly improving game by game. We have a lot of new guys but we are a talented a group of guys looking to defend our title. Keeping our heads in this season will be the key to our success.”
Lasell will be at home this Wednesday as they take on Eastern Connecticut State University at 1 p.m. at Grellier Field. Lasell will also play their first GNAC match next Saturday, as they travel to St Joe’s (CT) to take on the Blue Jays.