Men's Lacrosse Stings Hornets, 12-5

Men's Lacrosse Stings Hornets, 12-5

THE BASICS
Score:
Dean College 12, Northern Vermont-Lyndon 5
Records: Dean College (2-0), Northern Vermont-Lyndon (0-1)
Location: Grant Field, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM

THE LEAD:
A trio of Dean College student-athletes finished with hat tricks and the host Bulldogs raced past visiting Northern Vermont-Lyndon, 12-5, in non-league men's lacrosse action on Tuesday afternoon.

Anthony Trasacco (Cheshire, Conn.) paced the Dean offense with four goals and an assist, while Brody Fredericks (Weare, N.H.) added three goals and two assists. Freshman Louis Piccolo (Foxboro, Mass.) recorded another standout performance, totaling three goals and two assists of his own.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
Fredericks wasted little time in tickling the twine for the hosts as he took a feed from Trasacco just 14 seconds into the game.

A few minutes later Tyler Minor (Warwick, R.I.) found the back of the net for his first collegiate marker and then Trasacco got in on the action with help from Joe White (South Easton, Mass.).

Juniel Jordan (Kingston, Mass.) and Piccolo added unassisted scores before the first period ended, giving Dean an early 5-0 advantage.

That lead grew in the early part of the second quarter when Fredericks scored again but the Hornets got on the board less than a minute later when Shea Jones snuck a shot past Alex Govoni (Lakeville, Mass.), sending the game into halftime, 6-1.

After Fredericks and Trasacco teamed up for another goal in the opening minutes, NVU-Lyndon got back-to-back scores from Spencer Aubin and Taner Onor, slicing the Bulldog advantage to 7-3.

Dean responded almost immediately as Trasacco, along with two from Piccolo and another from Fredericks sent the Bulldogs into the fourth with a commanding 11-3 edge.

Trasacco opened up the fourth with another Bulldog strike before the Hornets got the game's final two goals from Onor and Aubin.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Govoni shined again in net for Dean, racking up 18 saves, while Jordan ended with a goal and an assist and Christian Billingsley (Saugus, Mass.) added an assist.

NVU-Lyndon actually held a 35-31 edge in shots, but the Bulldogs had the advantage in groundballs, 35-26.

UP NEXT:
Dean is back in action on Friday when they host Thomas College at 3:00 PM.