NEWTON, Mass. - Sophomores Brian Giroux (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.) and Adam Rothbart (Portland, Maine) scored two goals apiece and freshman goalie Billy Morgan (Winchester, Mass.) made 15 saves Wednesday afternoon as Plymouth State University edged Lasell College, 6-4, in non-conference men's lacrosse action.
It was a close game the entire way. PSU scored the first two goals of the contest, but Lasell came back to tie it up at 2-2 by the end of the opening quarter. After trading goals to start the second period, Rothbart scored for PSU for a 4-3 advantage at halftime, and Giroux tallied the only goal of the third quarter to make it 5-3. Lasell cut the margin to one goal with seven minutes remaining in the contest, but that's as close as the Lasers came. Rothbart rounded out the scoring for PSU with one second remaining.
Freshman Andrew Eriksen (Beverly, Mass.) and sophomore Steve Engel (South Windsor, Conn.) also scored goals for the Panthers, with Giroux and senior Adam Krinsky (Concord, N.H.) collecting assists. Senior Mike Russell (Concord, N.H.) led PSU with six ground balls and sophomore Jon Walsh (Trumbull, Conn.) picked up four.
Plymouth State (3-1) opens Little East Conference play this Saturday with a 12:00 p.m. contest at Western Connecticut State University. The Panthers will also play at Nichols College on Sunday in a make-up game (1:00 p.m.) Lasell, which dropped its second in a row to fall to 4-2, hosts MIT on Saturday.
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