Score: Nichols 12, Emerson 4
Records: Emerson Lions (3-2) ; Nichols (6-1)
Location: Dudley, Mass. (Vendetti Field)
Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
The Lead: Freshman Stevie Powers (Arlington, Mass.) collected a pair of goals for the Lions, but the Emerson men's lacrosse team suffered a 12-4 setback to the Nichols Bison on Monday night in non-conference play.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Powers tallied a pair of goals for Emerson followed by one goal apiece coming from juniors Cameron Radenberg (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Jared Brush (Detroit, Mich.).
- Junior Fernando Gutierrez (Lancaster, Penn.), Radenberg, Gutierrez and freshman Tim Doyle (San Diego, Calif.) each recorded one assist each.
- Sophomore Austin DiPietro led the Lions defense with eight ground ball pickups, while junior Marshall Tate (Taunton, Mass.) caused a pair of turnovers.
- DiPietro went 10-for-16 in the face-off circle, while Gutierrez went 3-for-4 in the X.
- In the net for Emerson was junior Bailey Kennedy (Swampscott, Mass.), who came away with 11 saves on 23 shots while allowing 12 goals through 60 minutes in between the pipes.
- Pacing Nichols with four goals was Brayden Carroll with two goals coming from both MacKenzie Martin and Brendan Coates and Thomas Castle and Casey Campanale registering one goal each.
- Campanale was also credited with a pair of assists as both goalie Brian McKinley and Matt O'Connell each scooped up four ground balls and Trevor Young caused a trio of turnovers.
- Astle finished 5-for-12 in the X, while Pat Nally won 1-of-6 and Lance Johnston won 1-of-2.
- McKinley came away with 13 saves in the win for Nichols while he allowed four goals on 17 shots within the full 60.
- Nichols held the 37-28 shot advantage over Emerson, as well as clears (15-11).
- Emerson scooped up 37 ground balls to Nichols' 28 with the Lions commanding the X, winning 13 face-offs to the Bisons' seven.
- The Lions finished 0-for-4 in man-up situations, while the Bison went 1-of-1 while on the man-up advantage.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Emerson outshot Nichols 9-6 within the opening frame and came out down by one goal at 2-1.
- Coates fired in the game's first unassisted net at 7:22 to give Nichols the 1-0 and held on until there was 48 ticks remaining when Brush netted the 1-1 equalizer.
- With 30 seconds on the clock, Martin collected a feed from Hugh O'Donnell and put in the goal ahead goal past Kennedy.
- Nichols dominated the second quarter and found the back of the net four times within the stanza, including a pair of markers from Carroll, to give the Bison a 6-2 advantage entering the half.
- Carroll netted his first goal of the game 46 seconds into the frame to give Nichols a two-goal lead before Powers brought the Lions within one at 3-2 at the 12:46 mark.
- The remainder of the quarter saw the Bison put in three more goals with the final net of the half being registered at the 9:00 mark by Carroll.
- Radenberg netted Emerson's first marker since 12:46 of the second quarter at the 10:35 mark of the third and cut Nichols' lead in half at 6-3.
- Coates and Martin tallied another set of goals for the Bison to give the hosts an 8-3 lead before Carroll sent in his third tally on the man-up advantage to give them the 9-3 lead entering the fourth.
- Carroll's fourth net made its way past Kennedy at 13:10 of the fourth with the Bison up 10-3 as Powers' registered the fourth and final Lions goal at 8:05 (10-4).
- Astle and Campanale iced the 12-4 Lions' setback with a pair of goals through the final 7:51 of the last frame.
- Emerson plays under the lights of Rotch this coming Friday, March 23 in a non conference meeting with Dean at 7:00 p.m.
- Nichols remain at home on Wednesday, March 21 and will play host to Mitchell at 4:00 p.m.
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