NORTON, Mass., April 21, 2007 - The Wheaton College men's lacrosse team trailed 3-0 after one quarter before dropping a 14-5 decision to Springfield College Saturday afternoon in Pilgrim League action at Mirrione Stadium. The Lyons fall to 3-8 overall and 3-2 in league play, while the Pride improves to 6-8 on the season while remaining in second place in the Pilgrim at 6-1. Springfield freshman Kyle Gable (Somers, Conn.) led the way with a game-best four goals and one assist, including posting the game's second score for a 2-0 Pride lead just 3:08 into the first. Junior Greg Welch (Peabody, Mass.) gave the visitors a 1-0 edge 1:31 in, while classmate Tyler Montgomery (Brunswick, Me.) rounded out the first-period scoring at 10:43. Junior Richie Rasamny got Wheaton on the board at the 11:22 mark of the second quarter before the Pride tallied twice for a 5-1 lead at 2:39. The teams traded goals in the final 1:15 of the opening half, as Lyon senior Markus Ricci scored to make it a 5-2 game. With nine ticks left, Gable found the back of the net as Springfield carried a 6-2 advantage into the half.
The Pride started the second half strong with four straight goals for a 10-2 lead with 1:26 on the clock. Four different players tallied goals during that stretch. Wheaton answered with two of the next three goals to narrow its gap to 11-4, but Springfield rattled off three straight during a 2:17 span to put the game away.
(Info from Springfield College website)
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