Orlando, Fla. - March 18, 2015 - The Springfield College lacrosse team scored a season-high 15 goals to defeat St. Lawrence University, 15-11, on Wednesday afternoon at the National Training Center.
Springfield, which has gone to Florida four times in the past five years, improves to 4-0 in the Sunshine State and snapped its two-game slide this season to even its record to 3-3 on the year.
Dylan Sheehan (Massapequa, N.Y.) was sensational on the offensive side of the ball, racking up career-high eight points thanks to a career-best five goals and three assists, while Bryce Serriello (Cape Cod, Mass.) chipped in two goals and two assists.
Tony LaGuerre (Shrub Oak, N.Y.) and Brendan Boss (West Springfield, Mass.) each scored twice and delivered an assist, and Mark Gonzalez (Tolland, Conn.) had another strong day at the face-off "X" as he won 17-of-29 draws. Kevin Ostrom (Cape Cod, Mass.) earned the win between the pipes as he notched 11 saves.
As a team, Springfield was a perfect 12-for-12 on clears and went scored on four of its five man-up opportunites.
The Pride roared out to a 3-0 lead as Ty Daugstrup (Rocky River, Ohio) pumped in an unassisted strike with 5:30 left in the opening quarter. After the Saints answered with their first two goals of the day, Springfield responded by getting four goals from different goal scorers as its lead ballooned to 7-2 with 12:21 remaining in the half.
St. Lawrence would go on to score three of the final four goals of the half to cut Springfield's lead to 8-5 heading into intermission.
The Saints would score two of the first three goals of the third quarter, the last coming with 5:10 on the clock, only to have Sheehan score twice on Jamey Conley (Waltham, Mass.) feeds to boosts Springfield's cushion to 11-7 with 15 minutes left in regulation.
In the fourth quarter, Springfield netted three man-up goals in a 2:12 span, including a pair by LaGuerre, which allowed the Pride to take on a 15-9 lead. The Saints made a push with the final two goals of the game, but Springfield's lead was too much to overcome as the Pride held on for the four-goal win.
Springfield will play its fourth nationally-ranked team of the year in its next outing when it takes on Amherst on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 pm.