Franklin Pierce vs. Saint Anselm
April 18, 2009
The Game Story:
Rindge, N.H. (April 18) -- The Saint Anselm men's lacrosse team used goals from 11 different players on Saturday afternoon as the Hawks cruised to a 16-5 win over Franklin Pierce at Sodexho Field.

After leading just 2-1 after one period, the Hawks outscored the Ravens 4-1 in the second quarter to take a 6-2 advantage in the halftime break. Saint Anselm exploded for 10 second-half goals to pull away for its sixth victory of the season and remain in the hunt for a Northeast-10 Tournament Quarterfinal home game entering the final week of the regular season.

Matt Surette (Wakefield, Mass.) and Matt O'Connell (Charlestown, Mass.) led the way with three goals each, while senior All-American candidate Chris Murphy (Winchester, Mass.) had a pair of goals, giving him 28 now for the season.

Dan Flynn (Wakefield, Mass.) made eight saves in three quarters of play for the win in goal, while Pat Acone (Bow, N.H.) turned aside seven shots in the fourth quarter.

Saint Anselm is now 6-5 overall and 4-3 in the Northeast-10, while Franklin Pierce falls to 1-9 overall and 1-6 in the league. The Hawks are back in action on Wednesday, April 22nd when the team travels to Saint Michael's for a 4 p.m. start.