Pilgrims Topple Men's Lacrosse In NECC Action, 19-9

Pilgrims Topple Men's Lacrosse In NECC Action, 19-9

THE BASICS
Score:
New England College 19, Dean College 9
Records: New England College (4-8, 2-0 NECC), Dean College (5-4, 1-1 NECC)
Location: Dale Lippert Field, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM

THE LEAD:
Visiting New England College scored 11 of the game's first 12 goals and the never looked back, racing to a 19-9 win over Dean College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.

The win for the Pilgrims puts them in the driver's seat for a home playoff contest and hands the Bulldogs their first-ever conference loss.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
Five different NEC players scored three goals as their balanced offensive attack proved to be too much for Dean.

The visitors were in front 7-0 at the end of the first quarter and Reed Foster already had a hat trick after he scored their sixth goal with 2:22 left in the frame.

Zach D'Angelo (Chelmsford, Mass.) put the Bulldogs on the board less than a minute into the second quarter, but four different Pilgrims found the back of the net to give NEC an 11-1 advantage.

The Bulldogs finally woke up offensively and got tallies from Christian Billingsley (Saugus, Mass.), Louis Piccolo (Foxboro, Mass.) and Brody Fredericks (Weare, N.H.) in less than two minutes as the second quarter wound down but NEC closed the period with scores from Reilly Parker and Connor Smith to go into halftime in front, 13-4.

Any hopes of a Bulldog comeback was quickly dashed by NEC as they outscored Dean 4-1 in the third with Piccolo providing the only Dean tally.

The Bulldogs did get four fourth quarter strikes, but Ryan Powers and Parker scored for NEC to keep Dean at a distance.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Patrick Storie
and Charles Hacking joined Foster, Parker and Smith with three goals for the Pilgrims, while netminder William Platt made 13 saves to secure the win for NEC.

Dean's offense was led by Piccolo's three goals and two goals and three assists from both Fredericks and Anthony Trasacco (Cheshire, Conn.).

UP NEXT:
The Bulldogs will be back in action on Tuesday when they host Husson University at 4:00 PM.