Monks Fall to Lasers, 12-5

Monks Fall to Lasers, 12-5

STANDISH, Maine – Lasell College (12-1, 6-0 GNAC) defeated Saint Joseph's College (11-3, 5-1 GNAC), 12-5, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) men's lacrosse matchup at the SJC Athletics Complex on Tuesday evening.

The loss brings to a close the Monks' 10-game winning streak, the longest string of victories in program history.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

The Lasers scored the game's first seven goals, as freshman attack James Anderson (Medway, Mass.) hit pay-dirt three times to help the visitors claim a 7-0 cushion with 10:50 remaining in the third quarter.

The Monks fought back into contention with four consecutive man-up tallies, as senior Michael Finn (Quincy, Mass.) and sophomore Tyler Brewster (Merrimack, N.H.) scored two goals apiece over the following five minutes to cut the SJC deficit down to 7-4 with 6:10 left in the penultimate quarter.

Unfortunately for the hosts, the momentum quickly turned back in Lasell's favor, as the Lasers rattled off four goals in a four-minute span during the end of the third and beginning of the fourth quarter.

MILESTONE MET:

With his goal at the 7:56 mark of the third quarter, senior Michael Finn became the first player in SJC men's lacrosse history to hit the 200-point plateau. In 64 career games, the four-year starter has scored 165 goals with 37 assists for 202 points. He is currently the Monks' all-time leader in goals, points, shots on goal (314), and man-up goals (36) and ranks second in shots (491) and eighth in ground balls (164).

THE KEEPERS:

SJC sophomore Logan Skinner (Irving, Texas) made seven saves in 51:05 of action and freshman Michael Janocha (Southampton, Mass.) posted a pair of stops in 8:55 of mop-up duty.

Lasell freshman Alex Beauchemin (Westfield, Mass.) turned away 12 of the 17 shots he faced in the victory.

TEAM STATS:

Lasell held the lead in shots on goal (21-17), turnovers (23-27), and ground balls (47-32) while St. Joe's posted advantages in shots (40-37) and face-off wins (15-6). The Lasers were 20-for-25 on clear attempts while the Monks went 9-for-17 on clear bids.

LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:

  • Finn scored three goals on 11 shots with two ground balls
  • Brewster added a pair of tallies
  • Sophomore Shane Puleo (Nashua, N.H.) chipped in with two assists and a pair of ground balls
  • Senior Dan Cunningham (West Islip, N.Y.) tallied two assists and four ground balls
  • Junior Shane Fors (Ledyard, Conn.) was 15-for-21 on face-off attempts with five ground balls

LEADERS – LASELL:

  • Sophomore Andrew Fidalgo (Wilbraham, Mass.) netted four goals with two assists and five ground balls
  • Anderson scored four goals with an assist
  • Senior Mike Susi (Gorham, Maine) contributed a goal, two assists, and three ground balls
  • Senior David Sheehan (Tewksbury, Mass.) picked up nine ground balls with three caused turnovers
  • Freshman Tyler Rose (Springfield, Mass.) added seven ground balls and two caused turnovers
  • Junior Ben Werner (Boxford, Mass.) was 6-for-17 on face-off attempts with five ground balls

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:

Saint Joseph's is now 0-9 all-time versus Lasell College.

NEXT!

Saint Joseph's will play at Albertus Magnus College on Saturday at 1:00 PM.

 

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Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.