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Warriors Defense Too Much For Wildcats

Warriors Defense Too Much For Wildcats

MANSFIELD, Conn - The Johnson & Wales University men's lacrosse team fell to the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors, 14-6, on Sunday. Sophomore Tyler Drago broke out for his third hat-trick of the season, adding to his team-leading 14 goals.

Records:
ECSU : 2-0
Johnson & Wales: 1-3  

Statistical Leaders:
Tyler Drago (JWU): 3 goals
Andrew Vasile (JWU): 1 goal, 2 assists
Matt Gelb (JWU): 2 assists

Of Note:
Drago and Michael Celentano scored back-to-back goals in the first quarter to give the Wildcats their only lead of the contest 2-1, including Celentano's fourth man-up goal of the season.

ECSU responded with six-straight goals to grab a 7-2 advantage. Drago stopped the drought when he scored the Wildcats' lone goal of the second quarter on Matt Gelb's team-leading 14th assist.

JWU was held to three goals in the second half with Andrew Vasile scoring just before the end of the third quarter. The first-year midfielder has scored in every contest this year.

Kyle Mangan made a season-high 14 saves in goal.

The Warriors held the advantage in shots, 49-24, and groundballs, 39-23. 

Up Next:
Johnson & Wales travels to Nichols College Wednesday at 7 p.m.