Second Half Rally Lifts Lasell Over Lacrosse

Second Half Rally Lifts Lasell Over Lacrosse

NEWTON, Mass. – A 9-2 run over the final two quarters lifted Lasell College to a come-from-behind win over lacrosse as the Lasers defeated the Beacons by the final of 10-8 Wednesday afternoon at Grellier Field.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 8, Lasell College 10

UMass Boston (1-7)
Lasell College (7-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Leading 6-1 heading into the halftime break, the Beacons looking to end a recent losing streak thought they could carry that first half momentum into the final two frames.  Unfortunately, the host Lasers turned the tables on the Beacons as they went on a 7-0 run in the third, while adding the two crucial goals in the fourth.

UMB tried to post a comeback of their own in the fourth, with Donny Bickford (Braintree, Mass.) and Cam Hladick (Natick, Mass.) each finding the back of the net.  Hladick cut the deficit to two with 1:42 left in regulation.  However, the Lasers defense held strong as the Beacons attack could not find the back of the net for the remainder of the contest.

Bickford, along with Darragh Fahey (Walpole, Mass.) and newcomer Jack Riley (Wrentham, Mass.) each scored two goals.  Fahey and Riley also added an assist to record a team-leading three points.

Tommy Wilber, Jr. (Walpole, Mass.) and Jared Coltey (East Longmeadow, Mass.) each collected five ground balls, while Cameron Dixson (Wayland, Mass.) made 17 saves between the pipes.

Colby Buccheri led the Lasers attack with three goals.  Jordan Hines scored the clinching goal for Lasell at the 1:54 mark the of the third quarter.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • The Beacons finished 11-for-22 in face-off attempts and were 1-for-8 in man-up goals
  • Lasell led in ground balls with 41-23 and total shots 56-33
  • All-time the Lasers now lead the series 3-1
  • Wednesday's contest marked the first meeting between the Beacons and the Lasers since 2014

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will travel to Merchant Marine Academy on Saturday for a 12 p.m. non-conference game