Lycoming vs. Eastern
March 27, 2010
The Game Story:
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Three multiple goal scorers helped the Lycoming College men’s lacrosse team handle the Eagles of Eastern University 12-3 on Saturday, March 27. Nate Walter and Ethan Payne each tallied a hat trick.

In the opening half, the Lycoming offense jumped on the Eagle defense early, tallying four goals in the first period. Payne posted two of Lycoming’s goals in the starting half. The Warriors (4-3, 2-0) picked up four goals from four different players to grab a 6-1 advantage at half. Josh Perrault, Nate Walter and Ryan O'Connor all scored while Walter and Perrault each handed out two helpers in the first 30 minutes.

“In our system, we expect to have an assist 100% of the time,” said head coach Brian Anken. “And that was the system working very well in the first half.”

The offense slowed in the third quarter, with either team tallying only one goal each. The Eagles (3-3, 1-1) scored with 11:05 in the period while Stephen Romano found the back of the net with just 11 seconds left in the third. Starting how it finished, Lycoming scored four goals over the final eight minutes of the game, with two coming out of Walter’s stick. Defensemen JB Campanella picked up an assist after stripping his opponent of the ball and legging it through the midfield and finding an open Walter.

“We knew there is no lead that is safe, and we put it on our defense to have a big third quarter and they did, giving our offense the legs to put together a great fourth quarter,” said Anken.
Walter and Payne each finished with three goals and Walter dished out two assists. Perrault tallied four points on two goals and two assists. Payne and Romano both tallied one helper.

As a team, Lycoming outshot Eastern 37-18 and picked up 36 groundballs to the Eagles’ 20. Sophomore faceoff specialist Tim Clemente had an outstanding day, winning 11 of his 14 attempts and grabbing eight groundballs.

Lycoming is home for its next game, hosting Elizabethtown College on Thursday, March 27. The first faceoff is set for 4 p.m.