Clark vs. Regis
April 13, 2012
The Game Story:
Worcester, Mass. – Clark University sophomore Jeffrey Wasson (Buckhorn, Ontario) scored a career-high eight goals and the host Cougars snapped out of an offensive funk by registering a season-high 19 goals in their 19-2 win over Pilgrim League rival Regis College on Friday evening.

Clark improves to 6-5 overall and 2-1 in league play while the Pride dip to 3-8 and 0-3 in conference action.

Wasson's eight goals are the second most in a single game in school history – only Jon Weiner (1992) and Mike Maltais (1989) have ever scored more than eight in a game.

In addition to Wasson's offensive performance, Phil Winslow (Providence, R.I.) handed out a career-best seven assists and freshman Graham Werner (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) scored a career-high five goals.

Clark raced out to a 7-0 lead after the first period and then got the first marker of the second stanza by Thomas Lynch (Auburn, Maine) before the Pride finally broke through and got a score from Andrew Haddon (Nantucket, Mass.) with help from Peter Leighton (Wilmington, Mass.).

Wasson, Werner and Chris Johnson (Amherst, Mass.) found the back of the net in the second quarter, sending the Cougars into intermission ahead 11-1.

Nick Dallas (Huntington Beach, Calif.) opened the second half up with an unassisted score a little more than five minutes into the third quarter, but the Cougars answered back with a Lynch goal less than two minutes later. Lynch, who entered the game with no goals in his career, finished with a hat trick.

Wasson scored the game's next three goals in a row to end the third period and begin the fourth before Ian Daly (Wantagh, N.Y.) got in on the act with a little less than ten minutes to go.

Werner then recorded two more goals, including a man-up score before Wasson ended all the scoring with the game's final marker with 4:31 left.

The Cougars held a 37-20 edge in shots and nearly doubled Regis in groundball pickups (45-23), led by Daly's game-high nine.

Breandan Crane (Billerica, Mass.) turned back 11 shots for the Pride, while Clark got six saves from Andrew DeVito (Glastonbury, Conn.) and five from Kevin Ranta (Beverly, Mass.).