Wasson Nets Four as Clark Defeats UMass-Boston

Worcester, Mass. Sophomore Jeffrey Wasson (Buckhorn, Ontario) recorded all of his game-high four goals in the second half and senior Phil Winslow (Providence, R.I.) reached a career milestone as host Clark rolled to a 10-4 win over UMass-Boston in non-league action on Saturday evening.

The win for the Cougars improves their record to 4-2, while the Beacons slip to 1-3.

Clark raced out to a 4-0 lead after the first quarter as Winslow and Chris Johnson (Amherst, Mass.) combined for three goals and another from Nick Figliola (Weston, Conn.). Winslow set up Johnson for the game's first marker, giving him 100 career points and becoming just the ninth player in school history to reach that milestone.

UMass-Boston responded in the second quarter, notching goals from freshmen Ryan McGoff (Charlestown, Mass.) and a man-up score from Donny Delpha (Walpole, Mass.) to cut the Cougar advantage in half.

Clark had an answer before the frame ended as Johnson set up Winslow for his second goal of the game, making the score 5-2.

Ryan Mahon (Commack, N.Y.) brought the Beacons to within two goals midway through the third, grabbing the momentum, but the Cougars answered back with a Wasson score a little more than a minute later.

Clark then scored the first two goals of the final quarter on markers from Winslow and Wasson, before UMass-Boston got its final goal of the game from Delpha.

Wasson then put the game out of reach with two scores less than 30 seconds apart the final one coming with the man advantage.

The four goal evening for Wasson marks the second straight season in which he has scored four goals against the Beacons and is the fifth game this season where he has scored at least three goals.

Winslow finished with three goals and two assists, while Johnson totaled two goals and a career-high five assists.

Andrew DeVito (Glastonbury, Conn.) was excellent in net for the Cougars turning back nine shots and Matt Fields (Oceanside, N.Y.) dominated the faceoff circle going 16 for 18 and scooping up a season-high 13 groundballs.

Delpha paced the Beacons with two goals and Henry Bristol (South Hadley, Mass.) made five saves in goal for UMass-Boston.

Clark now has a week off until they visit Wheaton for their first Pilgrim League contest of the season next Saturday, while the Beacons travel to Emerson on Thursday.

2012-03-25



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