Saint Anselm Blitzes Becker for First Victory of Season

Leicester, Mass. (March 6) -- Scoring the last 15 goals of the game, the Saint Anselm men's lacrosse team cruised to a 24-2 non-conference win over Becker College on Saturday afternoon for its first win of the season. The victory is also the first for first-year head coach Steve Gaudreau.

The Hawks scored seven goals in each of the first two quarters, building to a 14-2 halftime lead. Saint Anselm held Becker scoreless in the second half as the Hawks outshot Becker by a 58-13 margin for the game.

Leading the way for the Hawks was senior Ryan McDonald (Bow, N.H.) with four goals, along with hat tricks from Mike Ludlow (West Simsbury, Conn.) and William Kussin (Concord, Mass.). Conor O'Donnell (Smithfield, R.I.) posted one goal and four assists, along with two goals and two assists for senior Matt O'Connell (Charlestown, Mass.). Senior Jeff Dunkle (Exeter, N.H.) also had two goals in the win, while Pat Acone (Bow, N.H.) earned his first win of the season with two saves in 25:45 of play.

Saint Anselm sits at 1-1 overall, while Becker is now 0-1 on the season. The Hawks return to action on March 13th at 1:00 p.m. as the team travels across Manchester to take on Southern New Hampshire.


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