MEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE
The Endicott men’s lacrosse team is ranked No. 15 in the nation, but could’ve fallen out of first place in the Commonwealth Coast Conference with a loss last night.
The Gulls were clearly intent on not letting that happen, as they put away Western New England 20-6 in a battle of teams that were both previously unbeaten in conference play.
Harrison Cotter did the bulk of the damage with a career best seven goals for the Gulls (11-3 overall). Colin Bannon scored six goals (also a career best) and added three assists, Jonathan Morgan had three goals and Jeremy Morgan was the set-up artist with five assists. Endicott dominated the groundball count, 46-28, and led 5-0 after one quarter of play. Tommy Hughes was the most effective middie, scooping up 11 balls.
Gordon 15, Nichols 8: Ryan Utz chipped in five goals and two assists to help the Fighting Scots bump over the .500 mark on the season at 8-7. Jake Martin had three goals and two assists for Gordon and Roger Evans also scored a pair of goals.
IPSWICH 11, LYNNFIELD 5: Defensemen Robbie Glavin and Eddie Flaherty helped shutdown visiting Lynnfield’s top scoring threat and Ipswich’s Connor Killian pumped in five goals to help the Tigers even their record at 2-2. Goaltender Jeff Statile played well in the elements and picked up the victory.
St. John’s Prep 13, Malden Catholic 5: Andrew Gallahue scored five goals and Owen Rockett added three goals and three assists as the Eagles ran away from their Catholic Conference foe. Joey Cavallaro, Carter Lombardi, Shawn Waldron, Sam Frick and Jeff Cowles each scored single goals for St. John’s (2-2).Goalie Nick DiCara made nine saves for the Eagles and Derek Yannone won 90 percent of the faceoffs.
Danvers 13, Georgetown 9: The Falcons worked hard for four quarters and pulled away in the final 12 minutes to move to 4-1. Jay Calcagno had three goals and three assists, Matty Flynn contributed three goals and two assists and Troy Fleming also scored three goals for the Falcons.Stephen Goutzos (1 goal, 2 assists), Trevore Chasse (2-0), Anthony Scarfo (1-0), Stephen Ganley (0-2) and Jake Allain (0-1) also factored into the scoring. Allain had a strong game on defense.