Springfield, Mass. - March 30, 2019 - In its first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) outing of the season, the Springfield College men's lacrosse team cruised to a 21-5 win over Emerson at Stagg Field on Saturday.
The win snaps the Pride's three-game skid as it improved to 3-6, 1-0 in conference play, while the loss dropped the Lions to 1-9, 0-1.
For the game, Springfield owned a 54-19 advantage in shots, including a 30-5 edge in the opening half. Ray McCarthy (Somers, Conn.) totaled four goals and an assist, and Jack Vail (Franklin, Mass.) added two goals and three assists to pace the offense. 13 different players scored in the win for the Pride, while Cole Finerty (Kensington, N.H.) and Daniel Biesty (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) split time in the cage, combining for six stops.
The Pride raced out to a 5-0 advantage in the opening six minutes of the game as Vail factored in on three of the tallies before Emerson netted their first of the day at the 5:14 mark of the first quarter. Springfield would respond with eight-straight goals, including three from Cameron Glover (Brunswick, Maine) to take a 13-1 cushion into the halftime break.
Justin Schneider (Norwalk, Conn.) registered a pair of assists in the third quarter to help Springfield open up a 16-3 lead after 45 minutes of play, and McCarthy added two more tallies in the fourth as Springfield earned the 21-5 conference win.
Springfield will next make the short trip to cross-town rival Western New England for a non-conference clash on Tuesday night starting at 7 pm.
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