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March 30, 2011

Clark defeats Plymouth State Men’s Lacrosse

Balanced scoring for Panthers not enough

            WORCESTER, Mass. – Junior Phil Winslow scored a career-high six goals and added two assists Wednesday evening as host Clark University posted a13-7 win over Plymouth State University in non-league men’s lacrosse action at Granger Field.

            Plymouth State took a 3-1 first-quarter lead, but Clark scored four unanswered goals to take a 5-3 lead late in the second quarter.  The Cougars tallied all four goals in the third frame to open up a 9-4 margin and held off the Panthers in the final 15 minutes.  Clark improves to 3-4 on the season while the Panthers dip to 3-3.

            Chris Johnson added three goals and two assists for the Cougars, while Danny Heelan contributed two goals and two assists.  Ben Stuart (Cumberland, Maine) and Eugene Arsenault added first half markers in the win.

            Plymouth State had a balanced offensive attack with Ty Long (Dover, N.H.) and Mike Ventura (Columbia, N.J.) scoring two goals apiece and Chris Annunciata (Waltham, Mass.), Shawn McEvoy (Spring, Texas) and Andrew Eriksen (Beverly, Mass.) each adding one. Senior Justin Dube (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) picked up a team-high four ground balls.

            Freshman Kevin Ranta made eight saves in goal for Clark to pick up the win, while Panther netminder Jack Tyo (Sandwich, Mass.) turned back four shots in the loss.

            The Cougars controlled the faceoff circle, winning 14-of-23 and they also held a 32-23 advantage in total shots.

            Clark will return to the field on Saturday when it hosts MIT, while Plymouth State visits Western Connecticut on Saturday for the Little East Conference opener. 

(Courtesy of Clark Sports Information) 

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