Jacobson continues hot streak with hat trick
WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore Griffin Jacobson (Windham, Maine) continued his recent strong play with three goals but Plymouth State University fell to Clark University, 11-4, in a non-conference men's lacrosse game at Granger Field on Wednesday night.
Jacobson put the Panthers on top with a goal in the first five minutes of the first quarter, but the Cougars scored three straight to take a 3-1 lead at the end of the frame. Junior Brandon King (Eastham, Mass.) tied the game with 8:48 left in the quarter, then gave Clark the lead 31 seconds later. Sophomore Andrew Hollerbach (West Hartford, Conn.) extended the Cougars' lead with a goal in the opening 20 seconds of the second quarter to make it 4-1.
Junior Casey Elkins (Stow, Mass.) scored off a feed from freshman Connor Delea (Manchester, N.H.) to pull the Panthers to within 4-2, but the Cougars got a goal from sophomore Chris Rasco (Huntington, N.Y.) made it a 5-2 game at the half.
Jacobson tallied his second and third goals of the game in the first six minutes of the third quarter to bring the Panthers to within a goal, 5-4, but Clark pulled away with the final six goals of the game to earn the win.
Jacobson has tallied at least one point in each game this season, including eight over the last two games.
Junior Zel Kerkel (Loudon, N.H.) made five saves in the loss to drop to 3-4 on the year. His counterpart, junior Nathan Maselek (Marblehead, Mass.), was outstanding for the Cougars making 16 saves in the win.
Clark held a narrow 38-36 lead in shots and a 27-21 advantage in ground balls.
The Panthers continue a rough stretch of six games in 11 days with a Little East Conference (LEC) contest at Salem State on Friday (Apr. 6) at 7:00 p.m.
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