MILTON, Mass. – The Endicott men's lacrosse team defeated Curry College, 14-8, on Wednesday evening at Walter M. Katz Field to remain undefeated (3-0) in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play.
Will Jennings (Danvers, Mass.) and Mitchell Tapley (Falmouth, Maine) paced the Gulls with a four goals apiece, while Colin Bannon (Westport, Conn.) contributed a hat-trick and two assists in the win (4-6). Matthew Faucher (Western Springs, Ill.), Peter Field Jr. (Hampstead, N.H.), and Kenneth Speak (Melbourne, Australia) all buried one goal apiece to round out the scoring for Endicott.
Curry received a pair of goals from Joe Shea (Arlington, Mass.) and Joseph Grogan (Sandwich, Mass.) to highlight its offense, while the Colonels also saw four separate student-athletes notch one marker in the scoring column in the loss.
In the first quarter, Endicott rattled off three straight goals to begin the contest as Jennings ripped home back-to-back tallies at 9:37 and 8:57, respectively, before Faucher capped the run with his eighth goal of the season at the 8:22 mark.
Shea responded for the Colonels with his first of two goals at the 5:37 mark to close out the first quarter before Endicott outscored the hosts, 3-2, in the second to take a 6-3 lead headed into the break.
In the second half, the Gulls used a 3-1 third quarter to establish a 9-4 advantage and never looked back. The fourth quarter showcased nine goals (EC 5, CC 4) in total with Tapley and Field Jr. highlighting Endicott offensively with a goal and an assist each during the final 15 minutes of play.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Endicott is 22-1 in the all-time series against Curry, which dates back to April 24, 1996, after today's win.
- The Gulls are currently on a 22 game-winning streak versus Curry and have not lost on the road to the Colonels (10-0).
- Bannon pushed his career points total to 206 with his five points versus the Colonels.
- Cameron Bell (Falmouth, Maine) stopped nine shots and picked up eight ground balls in the win (4-6). Bell is now one win shy of tying current head coach and former three-time All-American goalie Eric Hagarty '10 for first all-time on the career wins list. Bell currently has 47 career wins.
- Hayden Souza (West Hartford, Conn.) notched five ground balls and tied three other teammates for the most caused turnovers on the squad in the game with two total.
- The Gulls controlled play in the victory by converting a season-high 22 clears on 25 attempts.
FOR THE FOES
- Shane O'Brien (East Falmouth, Mass.) made a game-high 15 saves in the loss (6-3).
- Steven Grogan (Sandwich, Mass. went 14-for-26 at the face-off X, and also collected a game-high ground balls.
- Ryan Ofgant (Natick, Mass.) caused a game-high three caused turnovers.
Endicott (4-6, 3-0 CCC) hosts Western New England University this Saturday at 3 p.m. Curry (8-3, 0-3 CCC) travels to Wentworth on Saturday at 3 p.m.