Nichols vs. Mitchell
April 20, 2009
The Game Story:
DUDLEY, Mass. – A balanced scoring attack led the Nichols College men’s lacrosse team to an 18-0 non-conference victory over visiting Mitchell Monday evening at Vendetti Field. The Bison received multiple-goal games from six players, led by a three goals each from Brian Gattie (Plainfield, N.H.) and Garrett Hill (Braintree, Mass.), to improve to 4-7 on the season. The Mariners fall to 0-9.

Gattie added three assists to lead Nichols with six points, while Hill totaled five points on the night with the addition of two assists. Ryan Pacific (Danbury, Conn.) also picked up five points with a pair of goals and three assists. Tyler Kennedy (Cohasset, Mass.) chipped in with four points on two goals and two assists, and Pete Cramer (Hanover, Mass.) and Bradley O’Brien (Danbury, Conn.) notched two tallies each. Tim Ahern (Boca Raton, Fla.) had two assists.

Nichols scored 11 goals in the opening quarter and held a 17-0 lead at halftime before Matt Partridge (Stow, Mass.) added a fourth-quarter tally.

Nichols first-year netmidner Shahar Shatzberger (Peabody, Mass.) earned the win in his first career start with one save in the first 30 minutes before giving way to classmate Matt Cecil (Odenton, Md.). Mitchell freshman netminder Gregory Jameson made nine saves in the loss.

Led by 14 of 20 wins by Jeff Powers (Easton, Mass.), the Bison won 15 of 21 faceoffs. John Kearney won four of eight faceoffs for the Mariners.

The Bison held a 61-20 advantage in groundballs, and a 42-4 lead in shots.

Nichols, which picked up its second shutout win of the season, gets back into conference play Tuesday in a 7 p.m. The Commonwealth Coast Conference game against #12 Western New England College at Vendetti Field. Mitchell hosts Becker Saturday at 2 p.m. in its regular season finale.