#6 Connecticut College 15, Wheaton College 4
Surging Camels Improve to 13-0 with Home Victory
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College Men´s Lacrosse Team cruised to a 15-4 victory against Wheaton College in a non-conference game played on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Monday. The Camels built a 5-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.
Connecticut College, who climbed all the way up to number six in Monday´s USILA National Poll, improves its record to 13-0 with the win. The Lyons fall to 4-5 in the setback.
Junior Mark Mangano (Basking Ridge, N.J.) tallied two goals and an assist in the victory. Mike Giambanco (Massapequa, N.Y.) and Andrew Berry (Moorestown, N.J.) chipped in with two goals each in the win. 12 different Connecticut College players scored as the hosts piled up 55 shots in the offensive uprising.
Wheaton College junior attackman Ben Cederberg (Duxbury, Mass.) scored twice in extra man situations for the visitors. Chris Landers (Manchester, Mass.) added a goal and an assist for the Lyons. Jack Croasdale (Manchester, N.H.) corralled seven ground balls for the visitors.
Berry capped the 5-0 run, scoring on a feed from Mike O´Donnell (Winchester, Mass.) with 4:06 remaining in the first. But Wheaton scored the next two goals to trim the deficit to 5-2. Landers was the facilitator on the second score, feeding Cederberg from behind the cage for the extra man goal with 2:07 to go.
But the Camels scored the next three goals to take complete control of the game. Eric Doran (Pennington, N.J.) made a nifty looking wraparound move for a shorthanded tally with 13:03 remaining in the half that vaulted the Camels out to an 8-2 advantage. Connecticut College carried a 10-3 lead into the break and continued to pull away for the 15-4 win.
Wheaton College senior net-minder Schuyler Horn (New Hartford, Conn.) made 16 saves in the loss for the visitors. Rob Moccia (Malvern, Pa.) stopped one shot for the Camels in the opening half and sophomore John Lenehan (Hingham, Mass.) collected eight saves in second half relief for the hosts.
Junior Dan Gallagher (Wayne, Pa.) was a perfect 8-for-8 in face-offs for the hosts. Sean Driscoll (Peabody, Mass.) collected five ground balls for Connecticut College.
The Camels will visit Colby College Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. NESCAC game in Waterville, Maine. Wheaton College will host Lasell College this Wednesday for a 4:00 p.m. tilt in Norton, Mass.
April 19, 2010