Western New England Coasts Past Wentworth Tech

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Eleven players scored goals, as the Western New England College men's lacrosse team coasted past Wentworth Institute of Technology, 21-4, Saturday afternoon (Mar. 27).

The Golden Bears upped their record to 5-3 and stayed perfect in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) with a 4-0 mark.

Freshman attacker Corrigan Harreys (Deep River, CT) led the way with four goals while sophomore midfielder Billy Mason (Southborough, MA) had three goals and two assists.

Junior midfielders Marty O'Brien (West Springfield, MA) and Mike Santare (South Salem, NY) contributed three goals and an assist, and a goal and three assists, respectively.

Junior attacker Joe O'Keefe (Branford, CT) chipped-in with two goals and an assist. Senior attacker Tim Santye (Skillman, NJ) and freshman midfielder Corey Johnson (Maybrook, NY) each scored twice. Junior midfielder Anthony Monfredo (West Islip, NY) had a pair of assists.

Sophomore midfielder Joe Martin (Springfield, MA) tallied his first career goal and won 7 of 11 face-offs. He also picked-up six ground balls while freshman defender Stephen Louro (Nissequoque, NY) had five.

Sophomore goalie Brewster Knowlton (Somers, CT) compiled six saves in three periods of work. Junior Brian Hanno (Lowville, NY) and sophomore Jake Luchuk (Clinton, CT) also saw action.

Wentworth took a 1-0 lead when freshman attacker Mark Pappas (Worcester, MA) found the back of the net just 2:47 into the contest.

The Golden Bears scored the next eight goals to take an 8-1 advantage at halftime and the first four goals of the third period to open up a comfortable 12-1 lead.

Pappas finished with two goals while junior attacker Matt Cox (Granger, IN) and freshman attacker Connor Swanson (Holden, MA) had the other goals. Senior defender Jeff Ryan (Shrewsbury, MA) compiled a game-high seven ground balls.

The Leopards also used three goalies with senior starter Mike Tobin (Silver Spring, MD) making four saves in 29 minutes, 33 seconds. Freshman Jared Proulx (Nashua, NH) stopped six shots in 22:27 while classmate Alex Matses (North Andover, MA) turned away three shots in the final eight minutes.

Wentworth is now 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference.


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