Mount Ida vs. Daniel Webster
March 25, 2006
The Game Story:
NEWTON, Mass. (March 25, 2006) - Freshmen Brett Conley (Fairfield,
Conn./Fairfield) and Leo Shidler (Peabody, Mass./Peabody) each netted
hat tricks to boost the Mount Ida College men's lacrosse team to an
11-3 victory over Daniel Webster College in North Atlantic Conference
season opening action at the Mount Ida Athletic Stadium this
afternoon. Playing in its first home game of the season, Mount Ida
pushed its winning streak to four games with the triumph.

The Mustangs dominated play from the get-go, building a
3-1 advantage after one quarter of play and a 7-1 pad at the half.
They outscored Daniel Webster 3-2 in the third frame and added one
fourth quarter marker to seal things.

Freshman Alex Champagne (East Greenwich, R.I./Rocky Hill)
capitalized on a feed from classmate Andrew Morton (Hampton,
N.H./Winnacunnet) to give the hosts an early edge less than four
minutes into the contest. Conley increased Mount Ida's lead to 3-0
with a pair of first period tallies.

Daniel Webster got on the board with 3:35 remaining in
the opening stanza, when senior Mike Patrick (Gardiner, Maine) scored
off a pass from freshman Brian Abrahmson (Dedham, Mass.), but the
Mustangs answered with four-straight goals to push their lead to 7-1
at the break.

Sophomore Brandon Bell (Loudon, N.H.) got the visitors
off to a quick start with a man-up goal five minutes into the second
frame, which cut the deficit to 7-2. It was not enough though, as
Shidler registered two of his markers in a 4-1 Mount Ida run down the
stretch.

Conley added an assist to his three goals to lead all
scorers with four points. Sophomore Trevor Bergeron (Candia,
N.H./Londonderry) dished out a pair of assists, and classmate Anthony
DiMaio (Feeding Hills, Mass./Agawam) chipped in with a goal and a
helper.

Mount Ida out-shot the Eagles 45-16 and won 14 of the 18
face-offs. Junior goaltender Kyle Bowler (Glastonbury,
Conn./Glastonbury) made eight saves en route to his second win of the
year for the Mustangs, while Daniel Webster freshman netminder Caleb
Keay (Exto, Pa.) suffered the loss despite stopping 16 shots.

Mount Ida (4-1, 1-0 NAC) returns to action on Tuesday,
when it hosts Norwich University for a non-league contest beginning
at 3:00 p.m. Daniel Webster will take the field again on Monday, as
it visits Nichols College for an out-of-conference clash starting at
3:00 p.m.