Men’s Lacrosse Opens GNAC Action with 14-8 Win at Anna Maria

Men’s Lacrosse Opens GNAC Action with 14-8 Win at Anna Maria

PAXTON, Mass. – The Johnson & Wales University men's lacrosse team played a tough non-conference schedule to get ready for GNAC play. The Wildcats scored six goals in the second quarter on their way to a 14-8 decision at Anna Maria on Wednesday.

Anna Maria: 2-6, 0-1 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 2-7, 1-0 GNAC

Statistical Leaders:
Brad Kretz (JWU): 4 goals, 1 assist
Sam Sears (JWU): 2 goals, 5 assists
Eric Russo (JWU): 1 goal, 4 assists

Of Note:
Johnson & Wales dug itself a 4-0 hole in the first 10 minutes of the opening quarter. Brad Kretz got JWU on the board with a pair of goals before the end of the frame.

Another Kretz goal just 93 seconds into the second quarter ignited a 5-0 JWU run to give the Wildcats a 7-4 lead. Johnson & Wales went into the half with an 8-6 advantage.

Eric Russo factored into JWU's first three goals of the third quarter. He assisted on a pair of Sam Sears goals and scored one himself at the 3:51 mark to put JWU up 11-7.

Seven different Wildcats scored, led by Kretz's season-high four goals. Sears notched a career-high five assists as part of his career-best seven points.

JWU nearly doubled Anna Maria shot total (49-28) while picking up 10 more ground balls (43-33). Goalkeeper Bradley Morris made 12 saves.

Up Next:
Johnson & Wales is on the road Saturday when it travels to Norwich for a 1 p.m. contest.