Boston, Mass. - April 15, 2017 - The Springfield College men's lacrosse team poured in 11 first-quarter goals and eased its way past Emerson, 24-3, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest.
The Pride improved to 7-3, 3-0 in conference action, while Emerson evened its record at 4-4, 0-2.
Anthony Zabielski (Gansevoort, N.Y.) led all scorers with seven points as he posted six assists and a goal, while Brendan Boss (West Springfield, Mass.) and Tom Hurley (Goffstown, N.H.) each tallied three goals and three assists.
Springfield held a 54-14 edge on shots in the game, including a 22-2 advantage in the decisive first quarter. The Pride won 27-of-31 face-offs en route to a 53-20 cushion in ground balls, with Matthew LaCroix (Westfield, Mass.) going 13-for-16 with nine ground balls.
After tallying 11 goals in the first quarter, the Pride built a 17-2 edge at the half. Springfield added four more goals in the third quarter, including a pair by Ray McCarthy (Somers, Conn.). After Emerson netted their third goal of the game early in the fourth, the Pride pumped in the final three goals of the game, with Isaac Chase (Longmeadow, Mass.) scoring his second of the game at the 3:09 mark.
Springfield will play again on Wednesday night when it continues conference play versus Coast Guard at 7 pm.
Photo by Mark Finerty