Connecticut College vs. Colby
April 21, 2007
The Game Story:
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Sean Driscoll (Peabody, Mass.) scored his third goal of the afternoon with just 6:16 remaining in regulation, propelling Connecticut College (2-9) to an 8-7 victory against Eastern Connecticut State University (6-6) in a non-conference lacrosse game played on Silfen Field Tuesday. Jesse Stevenson (Marshfield, Mass.) contributed two scores and Randall Morrison (Erdenheim, Pa.) had 16 saves in net for the Camels, who halted the Warrior winning streak at three with the triumph. Matt Flanagan (Somerset, N.J.) contributed a goal and an assist and Kevin Nally (Ridgewood, N.J.) won five-of-eight face-off opportunities to go with a goal for the Camels.

Junior midfielder Pete Hamilton (Rutland, Vt.) had a hat-trick to lead the Warriors. Dave Carpenter (Redding, Conn.) dished out three assists and Mystic´s DJ Simmons had two goals for the visitors. Sophomore Kyle Savage (Southington, Conn.) finished with 12 saves for ECSU.

The Camels took a 2-0 lead in the first but the Warriors battled back to tie the game at two after one quarter. In the second quarter, Dave Carpenter assisted DJ Simmons for a score with 5:09 remaining and the Warriors took their first lead, carrying the 4-3 advantage into the intermission. The turning point of this game occurred late in the third quarter. Trailing 6-5, Jesse Stevenson buried the equalizer on a feed from Matt Flanagan, cashing in on an extra man opportunity with 2:45 to go. With just 7.5 seconds remaining, Driscoll delivered a blistering shot into the net and the Camels had regained momentum and the lead, 7-6.

The Warriors tied the game on a Hamilton´s third score of the afternoon with 8:12 to go. But with 6:16 remaining, Driscoll scored his third goal of the day and the Camels had regained their lead, 8-7. Eastern gained possession with 1:37 to go and had an opportunity to tie the game. However, the Camel defense applied heavy pressure and Will Schumann (E. Hampton, N.Y.) forced a turnover in the closing moments, corralling the ground ball to seal the victory for the hosts.

Connecticut College will try to make it three out of four when they host NESCAC rival Colby College this Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. on Freeman Field.