|BRISTOL, R.I.- Eight different Hawks scored in Tuesday’s men’s lacrosse contest at New England College, helping RWU to a 9-5 victory over The Commonwealth Coast Conference opponent.|
The Hawks finished the game with a 37-15 advantage in shots, allowing no more than four shots in any quarter. The team also held the edge in faceoffs, winning 11 of the game’s 15, yet could not pull away from the resilient Pilgrims. In fact, after New England College scored the game’s first goal at 4:29 of the first quarter, the teams traded goals throughout the remainder of the half. Domenic Celeste (Jupiter, Fla.), Drew Smith (Blue Point, N.Y.) and James Turenne (Bristol, R.I.) all scored to tie the game until RWU senior Joe Healy (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) scored his fourth goal of the season with just one second remaining in the second quarter, giving RWU the 4-3 edge at the break.
Back-to-back goals by sophomore John Gabriel (West Nyack, N.Y.) at 11:03 and 9:29 of the third quarter regained the lead for the Pilgrims before the Hawks exploded for the final five goals of the game. Sean Benner (Narberth, Pa.), Turenne and Mike Horan (Acton, Mass.) all tallied a goal in the third quarter, while Beaver Barone (Weymouth, Mass.) and Dave Hurley (Hanover, Mass.) scored in the fourth.
Turenne led the Hawks with three points on two goals and one assist, while sophomore Austin Fehringer (Rockville Centre, N.J.) picked up five ground balls and won 7-of-9 faceoffs. In goal, sophomore Tyler Roebuck (Montgomery, N.Y.) registered five saves in 60 minutes, while New England College sophomore goalkeeper Nick Acquaviva (Syracuse, N.Y.) posted 15 saves in the loss.
RWU improves to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the TCCC, while New England College falls to 1-3 and 0-2. The Hawks look to extend their three-game winning streak, Saturday, when they face the top-ranked team in the coaches’ preseason poll, the Gulls of Endicott College, in Beverly, Mass., at 1:30 p.m. New England College travels to the University of New England, Friday, for a 4 p.m. game.