NEWTON, Mass. – A five-goal deficit was too much for the Johnson & Wales University men's lacrosse team to overcome on Tuesday. The Wildcats dropped a 16-10 decision at Lasell.
After spotting the Lasers a three-goal lead in the first quarter, the Wildcats responded with three-straight goals from three different players. Thomas Lyons (Burlington, Mass.) got the scoring started. He was one of two Wildcats to score two or more goals.
Unfortunately, Lasell outscored Johnson & Wales 7-2 over the next 20 minutes to take a 10-5 lead with 9:44 remaining in the third quarter. Max Stone (Burlington, Conn.) countered by scoring two of his team-high four goals to pull the Wildcats within 10-7 going into the final period, but that's as close as JWU would get the rest of the way.
Johnson & Wales dominated the Lasers in most facets of the game. The Wildcats had the advantage in shots (53-35), faceoffs (19-10) and ground balls (31-25). The difference was Lasell's ability to kill off penalties as JWU was only 1-of-10 with the man-up advantage.
Johnson & Wales is back at home on April 18 to take on Mount Ida at 7 p.m.