Springfield vs. Western New England
May 3, 2003
The Game Story:
Men's Lacrosse Rolls To Pilgrim League Title

Sophomore Kevin Warnock totaled a game-high three assists as Springfield won its third Pilgrim League Title and NCAA Div. III Tournament bid in the last four years.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 3, 2003 Springfield College freshman attackman Taylor Brown (Portsmouth, R.I.) scored four goals, while sophomore attackman Dan Blinn (Longmeadow, Mass.) netted three goals to lead the Pride to a 14-4 victory over Western New England College in the championship game of the Pilgrim League Tournament. The victory earns SC its third conference title and automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament in the last four years.

Springfield (11-4), which won its ninth-straight game, led by a slim, 5-3, margin at halftime. The Pride scored six unanswered goals in the decisive third quarter, including three by Brown, who added to his SC freshman scoring record 73 points.

Sophomore midfielder Kevin Warnock (Somers, Conn.) added a game-high three assists for Springfield, which avenged a, 17-16, loss to Western New England in the 2002 Pilgrim League Tournament championship game.

Senior attackman Randy Milou (Ambler, Pa.) scored a pair of goals, while senior goalkeeper Pat Dabrowski (Baltimore, Md.) stopped 17 shots for WNEC (8-9).

Pairings for the NCAA Division III Tournament, which starts Wednesday (May 7) will be announced Sunday (May 4) at 7:00 p.m.