PROVIDENCE, RI. - A defensive battle led the Johnson & Wales University men's lacrosse team to a 7-5 win over Emerson College Thursday night. The Wildcats secured their first victory of the season by playing stellar defense for the full 60 minutes.
Johnson & Wales: 1-4
Both goalkeepers were on showcase in the first quarter as Johnson & Wales outshot Emerson, 15-7. Thomas Lyons scored the lone goal at 10:23.
The Lions got a pair of goals from Austin Franklin and Jared Bush after the halftime break to tie the contest at 4-4.
Ben Farrell scored with 89 seconds left in the third quarter than again at the 5:34 mark of the fourth to complete a 3-0 JWU run that was the difference in the game.
The Wildcats had a 44-34 advantage in shots.
Johnson & Wales is at home Saturday to take on Norwich University at 12 pm in a rematch of last year's GNAC Championship game.