Porter makes ten saves in setback
NEWTON, Mass. – Junior Robert Porter (Groveland, Mass.) made ten saves but Lasell College scored three times in a 1:41 span late in the fourth quarter to rally past Plymouth State University, 7-6, in a non-conference men's lacrosse game at Grellier Field on Saturday afternoon.
Lasell scored twice in each of the first two quarters to take a 4-0 lead at the break. Plymouth State trimmed the margin to 4-3 after the third quarter and pulled ahead with three tallies over the first half of the final stanza, but the hosts came back with a 3-0 run to regain the lead and hold on for the win.
Plymouth State dips to 1-2 in the early going, while Lasell picks up its first win of the year to improve to 1-2.
Plymouth State 6, Lasell 7
Plymouth State (1-2)
How it Happened.
- Both teams fired 15 shots in the first half, but Lasell was the only team to find the back of the cage as the hosts took a 4-0 lead into the break.
- Freshman Sam Erb (Milford, N.H.) got the Panthers on the board in the opening minute of the third quarter and sophomore Riley Roy (Laconia, N.H.) tallied his first of the game to cut the margin to 4-2 midway through the frame.
- Freshman Jake Dolcimascolo (Georgetown, Mass.) made it a one-goal game with his team-leading eighth of the season late in the quarter.
- Roy struck again just over three minutes into the final stanza to square the game at 4-4, and senior Trevor Gagnon (Pelham, N.H.) and junior Connor Delea (Manchester, N.H.) added goals as PSU pulled ahead, 6-4, with seven minutes remaining.
- The Lasers started the rally two minutes later to trim the deficit to one, then tied the game with 4:23 before the game-winning strike 15 seconds later.
Inside the Numbers:
- Roy (two goals) and Dolcimascolo (one goal, one assist) each logged multi-point games. Dolcimascolo has notched multiple points in each game this year and leads the team with 10.
- Delea has a goal in every game this spring and is second on the team with six scores in the early going.
- Delea and senior Charlie Harrington (Walpole, Mass.) each scooped up five ground balls to lead all players, while Harrington posted a game-high four caused turnovers.
- Porter fell to 1-2 despite making ten saves.
- The Panthers outshot Lasell by a 36-28 margin.
- Plymouth State is off for 11 days before heading to Wheaton College on Mar. 18 for a 7:00 p.m. tilt.
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