WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - Senior Pete Hamilton (Rutland, Vt.) and junior Matthew Savage (Southington, Conn.) scored four goals apiece Sunday afternoon to lead Eastern Connecticut State University to a 14-10 victory over Plymouth State University in a Little East Conference men's lacrosse game at Thomas Nevers Field.
Plymouth State scored the first goal of the second half to pull the Panthers to within one goal of Eastern, 9-8, but the Warriors answered with four unanswered goals to take their largest lead of the day at 13-8. PSU out shot the home team 19-11 in the second half, but could manage only one goal in a 26-minute span as the Warriors held off the Panther pressure.
Junior Kyle Savage (Southington, Conn.) made 13 saves in goal for Eastern, which remained unbeaten in LEC play (3-0) and improved to 6-4 overall. The Panthers fell to 4-3 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
Sophomores Steve Engel (South Windsor, Conn.) and Brian Giroux (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.) led the Panther scorers with two goals apiece. Six others contributed one goal apiece -- senior John Cogswell (Jefferson, Mass.), Tony Aguiar (Northborough, Mass.) and Mike Russell (Concord, N.H.), juniors Jordan Buzzell (Bath, Maine) and Conor McCullough (Dover, N.H.), and sophomore Matt Johansmeyer (Shelburne Falls, Mass.)
Sophomore Tim Hadley (New London, N.H.) picked up a career-high nine ground balls for PSU as the Panthers had a 41-32 advantage over Eastern in ground balls. Hadley also won nine of 14 face-offs.
The Panthers' game on Tuesday has been moved to Clark University in Worcester, Mass., beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Conn. hosts UMass Dartmouth Thursday at 4:00 p.m.
(Courtesy of Eastern Connecticut Sports Information)
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