WATERVILLE, Maine - After battling to a 2-2 tie through one quarter, the Colby College men's lacrosse team scored nine unanswered goals on the way to a 12-6 non-conference victory over Plymouth State University Tuesday at Bill Alfond Field.
The Mules move to 2-0 on the season, while PSU was playing its season opener.
Whit McCarthy (Darien, Conn.) and Mark Squicciarino (Titusville, N.J.) scored goals in the first quarter for Colby, while Steve Engel (South Windsor, Conn.) and Brian Giroux (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.) answered for Plymouth State.
Alex Boches (Beverly, Mass.) gave the Mules the lead for good with an unassisted goal with 11:10 left to halftime. The score stayed that way until Caddy Brooks (Darien, Conn.) scored with 52.3 seconds left for a 4-2 lead. After a PSU turnover gave the Mules the ball back with 12 seconds remaining, Boches added his second goal with only 2.8 seconds to play to give Colby momentum and a 5-2 lead at the break.
The Mules scored all four goals of the third quarter and added the first two scores of the fourth quarter to break the game open. McCarthy had two goals in the third quarter, while Brooks and Jamie Wallace (Marblehead, Mass.) both added one. Boches tallied again to start the final quarter and minutes later Stew Brown (Wilton, Conn.) made it 11-2.
Plymouth State cut into the lead over the final 10 minutes once the Mules started substituting liberally.
McCarthy finished with three goals and one assist, while Brooks and Squicciarino both had two goals and two assists. Boches also had three goals for the winners. Craig Bunker (Topsfield, Mass.) won 11 face-offs and had 10 groundballs for the Mules.
Junior Brett Zebrowski (Bayville, N.Y.) led the Panthers with a pair of goals.
Alex Farmer (Madison, Conn.) played 55 minutes and made 11 saves for the Mules.
PSU is back in action next Monday, Mar. 16, facing Saint Anselm College at the Hampshire Dome in Milford, N.H. (12:30 p.m.)
(Courtesy of Colby Sports Information)
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