Bentley vs. American International
April 12, 2003
The Game Story:
Gullage, Morin Each Score Three as Bentley Rolls Past AIC, 18-3

WALTHAM, Mass. – Junior George Gullage (Billerica/Billerica HS) and freshman Reid Morin (Portland, Maine/Deering HS) each scored three times in the first half and combined for 12 points as Bentley College cruised to an 18-3 win over American International College in Northeast-10 Conference men’s lacrosse action Saturday night at Bentley.

Gullage finished with seven points and Morin had five as Bentley improved to 3-2 overall and remained undefeated in the NE-10 (3-0).

A goal by Gullage and two by Morin gave the Falcons a 3-0 lead after the opening period. They’d reverse those numbers during Bentley’s seven-goal second quarter that extended the lead to 10-1, with Gullage scoring twice (and assisting on two other scores) and Morin once.

Bentley, which had more shots in every period than AIC did in the game, added five goals in the third period and three more in the fourth to hand the winless Yellow Jackets their fifth loss of the season, all conference games.

A total of ten Bentley players cracked the scoring column with juniors Brandon Gill (Irvine, Calif./Woodbridge HS) and James Thibadeau (Cheshire, Conn./Avon Old Farms), sophomore Matt Howard (Mahopac, N.J./Trinity-Pawling School) and freshman Jeff Smrecek (West Springfield/ West Springfield HS) each netting two goals.

Thibadeau also had two assists for a four-point night and freshman Ryan Bouchey (Troy, N.Y./ LaSalle Institute) recorded four assists to match Gullage for the team-lead in that category.

Sophomore netminder Brian Nash (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield HS) had an easy night in net for the Falcons as he faced only 14 shots and finished with six saves.

The same can not be said for AIC freshman Preston Cicchine (Kitchener, Ont.), who made 27 stops, including 17 by the halftime intermission, as he was peppered by 85 Bentley shots. Six of the Falcons’ goals came while enjoying a man-advantage.

Bentley remains at home to host Southern New Hampshire University Monday at 7:30 p.m.