Eastern Connecticut vs. Tufts
March 21, 2005
The Game Story:
MEDFORD ^S Fifth-ranked Tufts University limited Eastern Connecticut to five
goals and 22 shots as the Jumbos posted a 13-5 victory over the Warriors in
men^Ys lacrosse action at Bello Field on Monday. Senior tri-captain Bryan
Griffin (West Islip, NY) and sophomore Mark Warner (Wading River, NY) scored
six points apiece to lead Tufts offensively.

The game between two of the top seven teams in New England was moved to #2
Tufts after #7 Eastern^Ys field was deemed unplayable. Leading 4-2 after the
first period, the Jumbos took control with superb defense. They kept the
Warriors off the scoreboard for a 33-minute stretch, including the entire
second quarter. Tufts scored seven times during that span, surging to an
11-2 lead on sophomore Chris Connelly^Ys (Wilton, CT) goal at 3:07 of the
third quarter. The Jumbos would hold the Warriors without a goal on eight
extra-man opportunities in the game while converting on two of their three
attempts.

Along with Griffin^Ys four goals and two assists, and Warner^Ys two goals
and four helpers, the Jumbos got two goals apiece from senior tri-captain
Devin Clarke (Ridgewood, NJ) and junior Mike O^YBrien (Concord, MA). Senior
Andy Starr (Weston, MA) made his first start of the season in goal and came
up with seven saves to earn the victory.

Eastern Connecticut scored the game^Ys first goal by freshman Josh Cittadino
(Baldwin, NY) just 56 seconds into the contest, but that would be their lone
lead. Senior tri-captain Brian Hebron (Hicksville, NY) led the Warriors with
two goals and an assist. Junior goalkeeper Will Holland (Kent, CT) made 19
saves overall.

Tufts next travels to Long Island for its spring break training trip and a
game on Wednesday at Nassau Community College. Eastern comes back up this
way for a Thursday game at Babson.