DUDLEY, Mass. - The Plymouth State University men's lacrosse team scored four unanswered goals in the second quarter Sunday afternoon, taking the lead for good and going on to post a 12-6 non-conference victory over Nichols College at Vendetti Field.
The Panthers tallied the first goal of the third quarter to go ahead 6-2, but Nichols got the next two to pull back to within two goals. Even after PSU scored three straight to take a 9-4 advantage, the Bison hung tough and got two goals to make it a 9-6 game. But Plymouth State proved too strong, scoring the next three goals and holding on for the win, improving its record to 4-2.
Senior Adam Krinsky (Concord, N.H.) led the Panther offense with three goals and three assists, while freshman Andrew Eriksen (Beverly, Mass.) and senior John Cogswell (Jefferson, Mass.) also notched three goals apiece. Sophomore Kyle Belanger (Southington, Conn.) chipped in with two goals, freshman Teddy Akriviellis (Dover, Mass.) added one, and sophomore Brian Giroux (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.) finished with three assists.
Freshman goalie Kevin Hayes (Beverly, Mass.) picked up the win for PSU in his first career start, making 13 saves. Senior long-stick midfielder Mike Russell (Concord, N.H.) led the team with five ground balls, and freshman defender Jason Shinkwin (Nashua, N.H./Bishop Guertin) collected four.
Senior Lucas Wilson (Falmouth, Mass.) led Nichols (0-6) with a pair of goals while senior Peter Smyth (Bradford, Mass.) chipped in with one goal and two assists. In net, freshman Austin Healy (Westford, Mass.) recorded 17 saves.
The Panthers return to Little East Conference action this Friday with a 4:00 p.m. contest at Eastern Connecticut. Nichols continues home action Tuesday when it hosts Endicott at 7 p.m.
(Courtesy of Nichols Sports Information)
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