No. 17 WNE Shuts Down Gordon to Open CCC Play

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Junior midfielder James Reardon (Longmeadow, MA) and sophomore midfielder Sean Lawton (Abington, MA) each scored two goals with an assist to lead Western New England to an 8-1 victory over Gordon Wednesday evening (Mar. 28).

The Golden Bears, who moved up two spots to 17th in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III poll, are now 4-2 after capturing their Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) opener.

Western New England led 3-0 after Lawton scored 38 seconds into the contest and Reardon hit the net twice. The Golden Bears took a 5-0 advantage at halftime and stretched the margin to 7-0 after three period.

Senior midfielder Patrick White (Milton, MA) and sophomore attacker Adam Knapton (Canandaigua, NY) each contributed a goal and assist. Seniors midfielder Nick Jez (Somers, CT) and Joe O'Keefe (Branford, CT) had the other goals.

Senior goalie Brewster Knowlton (Somers, CT) compiled six saves while junior defender Aaron Harris (Eliot, ME) chipped-in with six ground balls.

Gordon got on the board when senior midfielder Wes Chittick (Glenside, PA) scored at 11:51 of the fourth quarter to cut the score to 7-1. Freshman defender Austin Long (San Diego, CA) picked-up five ground balls. Junior Houston Zemanski (Annapolis, MD) stopped eight shots.

The Fighting Scots are now 2-5 overall and 1-2 in CCC play.


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