The men's lacrosse squad suffered an 11-4 setback against Emmanuel in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex on Tuesday afternoon.
Sophomore Kalie MacLean-Daley (Moretown, Vt.) tallied four goals in the win for Emmanuel while junior Ryan Sabuda (Indianapolis, Ind.) notched two goals and two assists for the Saints in the victory.
Junior Damian Bandereck (Topsfield, Mass.) tallied a pair of goals for Johnson & Wales while sophomore Chris Macchi (Hastings-On-Hudson, N.Y.) had a goal and an assist in the setback for the Wildcats.
Emmanuel struck first when a goal by sophomore Michael Rogers (New Haven, Conn.) just thirty seconds into the game gave the Saints the 1-0 lead. Emmanuel made the score 2-0 on a goal by sophomore Justin Kelly (Collegeville, Pa.) with 11:37 left in the first quarter. JWU responded and cut the lead to 2-1 on an unassisted tally by senior Keegan Donaher (Chelmsford, Mass.) with 11:10 on the clock in the opening stanza. The Wildcats then knotted the game at 2-2 when Macchi put in a pass from sophomore Tyler Thompson (West Chester, Pa.) with 3:28 left in the first. MacLean-Daley's first goal of the game with 6:12 left in the second period was the only goal of the period as Emmanuel took the 3-2 lead heading into halftime.
Emmanuel outscored Johnson & Wales by a 5-0 margin in the third quarter, including three from Maclean-Daley to take an 8-2 lead. Bandereck scored a pair of goals in the fourth quarter, but it would not be enough as Emmanuel held on for the 11-4 victory.
Senior Mike Russo (Chelmsford, Mass.) tallied 13 saves in the loss for the Johnson & Wales while junior Austin Lauzier (Bedford, N.H.) had eight stops for Emmanuel.
With the loss the Wildcats fall to 2-8 overall and 0-5 in GNAC action while Emmanuel improves to 7-3 on the season and 5-0 in league play. The Wildcats will return to action on Saturday, April 5th when they travel to Regis for a non-conference contest at 1:00 p.m.