McGill Bashes Bishop's to Move into First Place in CUFLA

MONTREAL -- Sophomore midfielder Will Edwards of Cincinnati, Ohio, exploded for three second-half goals and attack man Greg Henry of Halton, Hills, Ont., added a hat trick as McGill beat up on Bishop's 12-7 in a key men's lacrosse game on Forbes Field in Montreal.

The victory avenged a tough 7-6 loss at Bishop's on Oct. 1 and gives McGill the tie-breaker over the Gaiters, if needed. It also helped the Redmen leap-frog over Bishop's and Trent, both with 6-2 records, in the CUFLA East. McGill sits atop the division at 7-2, two points ahead. A win on Saturday at home against the Trent Excalibur will clinch first place and secure home field advantage in the playoffs.

McGill never trailed Bishop's, leading 3-1 after the first quarter, 6-3 at the half and 9-3 after three quarters.

Ryan Besse of Aurora, Ont., added a pair for McGill, who also got singles from captains Nick Moreau of new Haven, Conn., and Luke LaCava of Weston, Conn., who each added an assist. Rounding out the scoring for the Redmen was Boston native Mike Ting and Vancouver's Jake Safarik.

A stingy Redmen defence anchored by goalie Simon Hudson of Seattle, Wash., and senior rearguard Brendan Farrer of Oakville, Ont., pressed Bishop's hard all night and limited the Gaiters to seven goals. More dominating faceoff success from Jake Winn of Falmouth, Me., helped the Redmen to secure key possessions throughout the contest on a cold night and a snow-dusted artificial field.

Joseph Laleune led Bishop's with two markers. his brother Andre also scored, along with Josh Crone, Jesse Gattellaro, Andrew MacKay and Mike Dube.

The Gaiters close out their regular season at home to Queen's (Oct. 24) and Trent (Oct. 25).

2009-10-23



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