Salve Regina vs. Trinity (ct)
March 22, 2010
The Game Story:
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - Seniors Harper Cullen (Rehoboth Beach, Del.) and Andrew Williamson (Sudbury, Mass.) each scored three goals as the Trinity (Conn.) College men's lacrosse team outscored Salve Regina University 8-1 in the second half and rolled to a 13-6 win in non-conference action Monday afternoon at a rainy Gaudet Field.

Freshman Jeff Hebert (Cornwall, Ontario) added two goals and two assists for the Bantams, who improved to 3-1 on the season. Junior Evan Gates (Ridge, N.J.) and sophomore Chris Walker (Marshfield, Mass.) each scored twice for the Seahawks (4-4), who saw their two-game win streak snapped.

With the game tied at five at the start of the third period, Trinity (Conn.) scored the only three goals of the third to take an 8-5 lead. Hebert put the Bantams in front 7-6 with his third of the season at 11:34, and goals by Cullen at 3:41 and junior Max Alderman (Sudbury, Mass.) at 1:17 wrapped the scoring in the stanza. After a goal by Gates to open the fourth for Salve Regina, the Bantams scored the final five goals of the period to seal the win, including two by junior Keith Looby (Kansas City, Mo.).

"I thought we played a great first half against a great team," said Seahawks head coach Patrick Cooney. "The numbers got us in the second half, but it was a great effort from our guys against an outstanding club."

Senior Ben Caron (East Longmeadow, Mass.) opened the scoring with his seventh goal of the season and sixth in the last two games 59 seconds into the first. Trinity (Conn.) answered with goals by Williamson and freshman Nick Shaheen (Williamsburg, Mass.) to give the Bantams a 2-1 lead at the end of one.

The Bantams scored three of the first four goals in the second period to grab a 5-2 lead, including two by Williamson – his seventh and eighth tallies of the season. Salve Regina came back to score the final three goals of the half to tie it up at five. Walker's second of the game at 10:01 cut the deficit to 5-3, and then his pass to junior Evan Gates (Ridge, N.J.) resulted in the junior's sixth of the season at 3:54. Graduate student Nick Clark's (Rye, N.H.) end-to-end shorthanded rush with 45 ticks on the clock evened the score at five heading into the break. The Bantams outshot the Seahawks 23-15 in the opening half.

Sophomore Peter Johnson (Riverside, Conn.) made 13 saves to improve to 3-1 on the season for Trinity (Conn.) while freshman and reigning The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) Defensive Player of the Week Chris Connors (Garden City, N.Y.) recorded eight saves for the Seahawks.

Trinity (Conn.) outshot the Seahawks 37-27 and held a 37-25 edge in ground balls on the afternoon.