Roger Williams vs. Endicott
March 27, 2010
The Game Story:
BRISTOL, R.I. – The RWU Men’s Lacrosse team dropped their TCCC contest Saturday afternoon, falling 15-6 to the visiting Gulls of Endicott College at Bayside Field. Gulls junior Chris Cotter (Fairfield, Conn.) tallied a game-high four goals, including the game-winner during a five-goal third period for the visitors.

Endicott jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first fifteen minutes of play and never looked back, extending its lead to 6-1 just 1:15 into the second period. RWU junior Logan Roebuck (Montgomery, N.Y.) scored back-to-back goals at 5:03 and 1:05 to provide RWU with some momentum heading into the break.

Any momentum gained was quickly erased however, as Endicott scored three goals in the first 3:39 of the third quarter and extended their lead to 11-3 with back-to-back goals at 6:54 and 6:22 of the period.

Roebuck scored the final goal of the period with an assist coming from sophomore Justin Leddy (Sea Girt, N.J.) at 2:07, but four-straight Endicott goals to begin the fourth secured the win for the Gulls and gave the team their second win in three games after dropping their previous three. The loss was the fifth-straight for RWU and the fourth-straight game with six or fewer goals.

Roebuck led RWU with four goals on the day, while RWU freshman Ian Powers (Shrewsbury, Mass.) tallied two goals, tying his career high. Endicott senior Jonathan Prentice (Chelmsford, Mass.) tied Cotter with a team-high four points, scoring three goals and adding one assist.

RWU junior goalkeeper Tyler Roebuck (Montgomery, N.Y.) tallied 13 saves in 53:09 before junior Tom Hardon (Devon, Pa.) took over, recording one save. Endicott’s Eric Hagarty (Sudbury, Mass.) posted 14 saves in 56:07, with Rich Parez (Manorville, N.Y.) making one save in the final 3:53.

Endicott held only a slight advantage in shots and face-off’s won, leading 36-35 and 13-12, respectively. The Gulls picked up 53 ground balls, while RWU registered 44.

Endicott moves out of conference Tuesday, hosting Williams College at 4 p.m., while RWU hosts TCCC opponent Western New England College Wednesday at 4 p.m.