BOSTON - The Johnson & Wales University men's lacrosse team got its first conference victory over the Emmanuel College Saints on Saturday afternoon, 15-11. The Wildcats outscored the Saints, 6-2, in the third quarter which proved to be the difference.
Emmanuel: 2-7, 2-1 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 2-8, 1-3 GNAC
Ben Ferrell and Lyons got the scoring started in the second. Erik Lindaas added another goal to give the Wildcats a 5-3 lead with 4:57 left before half. Emmanuel scored twice in the last 58 seconds to tie if before halftime, 5-5.
A fast paced third quarter saw the Wildcats score four-straight goals to start the period. Brad Kretz completed his hat-trick within the 15 minutes, including back-to-back goals to extend the lead to 11-7.
Jacob deMay started the fourth quarter with a man-up goal that proved to be the game-winner. Lyons added two more goals to bring his season total to 20, tying him for the team lead.
Freshman Kyle Mangan secured his first collegiate victory with 17 saves in-between the pipes.
Johnson & Wales is on the road Wednesday to take on MIT at 3 pm.