PROVIDENCE, RI– A four-game home stand has given the Johnson & Wales University men's lacrosse team a boost on offense. The Wildcats eclipsed 13 goals for the third-straight game as they defeated Anna Maria, 14-7, on Tuesday.
Anna Maria: 2-7, 0-1 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 8-3, 2-0
It was the Max Stone (Burlington, Conn.) show in the first half as he factored into eight of the first nine scores with five goals and three assists. Ben Farrell (Downingtown, Pa.) found the back of the net with 15 seconds remaining in the half to give the Wildcats a 12-3 halftime lead.
That was more than enough goals for the Wildcats as they continued the tough defense in the second half. Jacob deMey(Putnam Valley, NY) scored his second goal of the game in the fourth quarter to open up a 14-3 advantage. deMey joined Stone as the only two Wildcats to score more than one goal. JWU had a diverse offense with nine different players scoring a goal.
Johnson & Wales peppered Anna Maria goalkeeper Paul Schwarz all night as it held a 49-42 advantage in shots. The Wildcats also had a slim 32-27 margin for ground balls with Farrell leading all players with five.
Brandon Pavoni led the AMCATS with three goals to go along with two assists and a pair of ground balls. Malik Griffith and Daniel Rinkus snared a team-high four grounds balls.
Johnson & Wales is on the road Saturday when it travels to Emmanuel for a 12 p.m. contest.