PROVIDENCE, RI. – Three unanswered goals to end the game by Eastern Connecticut State University thwarted a comeback by the Johnson & Wales University men's lacrosse team on Tuesday. The Warriors defeated the Wildcats, 10-7.
Eastern Connecticut State: 1-0
Johnson & Wales: 0-3
The residual effects of Monday's snow storm pushed the game to Anderson Stadium on the campus of Providence College.
JWU nearly went the entire first quarter without a goal until Tyler Drago scored with 46 seconds on the clock to cut the deficit to 2-1.
Thomas Lyons' man-down goal with 4:55 left in the second quarter tied the game at 3-3, but ECSU responded with a pair of goals to go into halftime leading, 5-3.
Starting with Lyons' second goal of the night at the 3:40 mark of the third, JWU went on a 3-0 run to pull even, 7-7, on the first goal of Michael Celenano's collegiate career midway through the fourth quarter.
A minute later, ECSU got the eventual game-winner from Peyton Nevins. Jacob Testa and Brett Chin added a pair of insurance goals. Chin led all players with four goals.
The Warriors had a 33-26 advantage in shots as well as 33-22 ground ball margin. ECSU scored on 2-of-5 man-up opportunities while the Wildcats went 0-for-3.
Johnson & Wales is on the road Saturday to take on Roger Williams University at 12 pm.