Connecticut College vs. Lasell
April 14, 2009
The Game Story:
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Sophomore Ryan Hayes (Darien, Conn.) exploded with seven goals and one assist as Connecticut College (6-7) annihilated Lasell College (4-8) in a 16-4 victory on Freeman Field Tuesday. Steve Dachille (Garden City, N.Y.) added three goals and two assists in the third straight win for the Camels.

Rory O´Connor (Haverford, Pa.) chipped in with two scores and assisted on two others for the winning side. Will Schumann (East Hampton, N.Y.) corralled a game-high nine ground balls to lead the defense. Junior net-minder Mark Moran (Greenwich, Conn.) had nine saves in the victory for the hosts.

Lasell College senior Mike Maggio (Winchester, Mass.) tallied two scores with one assist to lead the visitors on offense. Mike Kelliher (Weymouth, Mass.) did everything he could to keep the visitors in the contest in a valiant effort between the pipes, stopping 20 of the 68 Camel shots in the setback for the visitors.

The Camels opened the game on a 7-0 run and never really looked back. O´Connor got the offense rolling in the opening quarter, delivering a cross-crease pass to Phips Smith (Far Hills, N.J.) for a score with 5:29 remaining. With 2:58 remaining in the quarter, Steve Dachille (Garden City, N.Y.) netted the 75th goal of his career on an assisting feed from Brendan Moses (Medfield, Mass.). O´Connor assisted Hayes for a goal at 1:11 and the Camels enjoyed a 3-0 lead after one.

Sean Driscoll (Peabody, Mass.) opened the scoring in the second quarter with an unassisted marker at 12:08. With 11:16 remaining, O´Connor scored the goal of the day, ripping one off from behind his back in an acrobatic move to extend the lead to five goals. Hayes and Eric Doran (Pennington, N.J.) closed out the run with goals and the Camels carried a 7-0 lead into the break.

The Lasers scored two man-up goals at the start of the third quarter. Then, with 9:20 remaining, Anthony Erz (Hampton, N.J.) won a face-off and assisted Brandon Keith (Marston Mills, Mass.) for his 22nd goal of the season to pull the visitors to within four in a 7-3 game.

The Camels responded though, accounting for the next five goals to put the game away. Smith wiggled his way free with a nifty wrap around move at 3:40 to push the lead back to five at 8-3. Hayes scored the next three goals on his way to a career day for the Camels.

Connecticut College continued to pull away, piling up 23 shots in the fourth quarter en route to the 16-4 victory.