Wentworth Tech vs. Nichols
March 24, 2007
The Game Story:
BOSTON, Mass. – Junior attackman Nick Lambros (Forestdale, Mass.) scored two goals and assisted on two others, while senior attackman Kyle Begin (Southington, Conn.), sophomore attackman Chris Wesche (Holden, Mass.), and sophomore midfielder Stephen Holland (Framingham, Mass.) each tallied twice as the Wentworth men’s lacrosse team opened Commonwealth Coast Conference play with an 11-5 win over Nichols.

The Leopards accounted for all of the scoring in the first quarter, as junior midfielder Chris Landry (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Lambros scored with 12:18 and 3:10 to play, respectively.

Nichols stormed back in the second stanza to tie the game, as junior midfielder Lucas Wilson (Falmouth, Mass.) would score a man-up goal 1:13 into the quarter, which was followed by an unassisted tally from senior attackman Mark Buckley (Weymouth, Mass.) with 7:42 left. Wentworth would take the lead for good just 24 ticks later when freshman Henry Padden (Wilbraham, Mass.) netted his fourth goal in two games, while junior midfielder Derek Rupert (Louisville, N.Y.) and Begin rounded out the first half scoring and gave the Leopards a 5-2 lead.

Holland pushed the lead to 6-2, scoring 1:19 into the second half before junior attackman Peter Smyth (Bedford, Mass.) brought the Bison back to a three-goal deficit with a man-up tally with 9:17 left. Wesche and Holland would tally 17 seconds apart to give Wentworth an 8-3 lead, while senior defenseman Bob Lemelin (South Hamilton, Mass.) scored to cut the lead to 8-4 with 2:12 left.

Lambros would begin a run of three Leopard tallies in a row, scoring a man-up goal with 1:49 left in the third, while Wesche and Begin scored with 14:33 and 13:25 left, respectively, giving Wentworth an 11-4 lead. Wilson would round out the afternoon’s scoring with his second of the game coming with 2:52 left.

Junior Nick Murphy (Cohasset, Mass.) made 15 saves in 50:28 of work to pick up the win. Freshman Sean Tobin (Silver Spring, Md.) turned aside five of the six shots he faced in 9:32 during his collegiate debut. Nichols senior Tim Taylor (Canton, Mass.) made 24 saves for the Bison.

With the win Wentworth improves to 2-0 (1-0 CCC) on the young season and travels to Clark for a non-league contest Tuesday night. Nichols (0-1, 0-1) is back in action on Monday, traveling to Daniel Webster.