Connecticut College vs. Williams
March 22, 2008
The Game Story:
SANFORD, Fla.--Connecticut College (3-2, 1-2) battled back from a 6-2 fourth quarter deficit to defeat Williams College (1-3, 0-3) 7-6 in a NESCAC menīs lacrosse game played at Sylvan Lake Park Saturday afternoon. Steve Dachille (Garden City, N.Y.) put in what would prove to be the game winner with 3:04 remaining and Mark Moran (Greenwich, Conn.) made two of his 13 saves from point-blank range in the final two minutes of regulation for the Camels, who earned their second consecutive victory.

Dachille finished with two goals and one assist for the winning side. Ben Eischen (Brookfield, N.H.) contributed with two scores and Ryan Hayes (Darien, Conn. dished out two assists. Eric Doran (Pennington, N.J.) chipped in with a goal and an assist. Brian Ford (Hinesburg, Vt.) and Will Schumann (East Hampton, N.Y.) each collected five ground balls.

Senior Peter Musser (Lafayette, Calif.) won eight of 11 face-offs for Connecticut College.

David Hawley (New Canaan, Conn.) tallied two goals and one assist for Williams. Freshman Tommy Murray (Alexandria, Va.) finished with a goal and two assists for the Ephs. Junior net-minder Michael Gerbush (Glenhead, N.Y.) had 18 saves for Williams.

William jumped out to a 3-0 lead and carried a 3-1 advantage into the halftime break. With 2:43 remaining in the third quarter, David Hawley put in his second score of the day and Williams seemed to be on their way to victory with a sizable 6-2 lead. In need of an emotional lift, Eischen inspired his teammates with a critical score in a tremendous individual effort. The junior fought off two Eph defenders on his way to the cage, putting one in to make it a 6-3 game. Conor Malangone (Lake Grove, N.Y) provided the key play in the sequence that led to the fourth goal. Malangone collected a ground ball near midfield and connected with Ryan Hayes, who dished to Dachille for a score with 9:35 to play. Just 1:15 later, Eischen collected a ground ball directly in front of the Williams goal and rifled one home to make it a 7-6 game.

The Camels continued to pressure and with 6:09 remaining in regulation, Eric Doran put in the equalizer, scoring on a feed from Dachille. After being outshot 11-to-2 in the first quarter, the Camels held a 14-to-7 advantage on the shot chart in the fourth quarter.

With 3:04 to play, Hayes dished to Dachille for a one-timer and the Camels had their first lead of the afternoon. Williams had two prime scoring opportunities in the closing moments but Moran was able to slam the door shut.

The Camels were able to hold on for the 7-6 victory.