PROVIDENCE, RI – Slow starts to each half was too much for the Johnson & Wales University men's lacrosse team to overcome on Wednesday. The Wildcats lost a 13-5 decision to Lasell.
Lasell: 3-5, 3-0 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 3-8, 2-1 GNAC
Austin Tomesetti (LC): 2 goals, 3 assists
Mike Susi (LC): 3 goals, 1 assists
Eric Russo (JWU): 2 goals, 2 assists
JWU got the first goal of the game on Patrick Evers' first collegiate goal at the 13:24 mark, but Lasell responded by outscoring the Wildcats 5-1 the rest of the first quarter. Lasell took a 7-3 lead into the half.
The Lasers scored the first three goals of the second half to build an eight-goal lead the Wildcats couldn't overcome. Lasell outscored JWU 10-3 in the first and third quarters.
Eight-different Lasell players found the back of the net, led by three from Mike Susi. Austin Tomasetti had two goals and three assists while Andrew Fidalgo chipped in two goals. Lasell won 11 of 20 faceoffs and forced Johnson & Wales into 20 turnovers. The Lasers also had 45 shots, compared to 33 by the hosts.
Johnson & Wales is back at home on Saturday to take on Saint Joseph's at 4 p.m.