Williams vs. Connecticut College
March 24, 2012
The Game Story:
BALTIMORE, MD – For the second straight game the young Williams men's lacrosse team got off to a great start, but could not hold the lead for the entire game and lost a NESCAC contest to Connecticut College 11-8.

The game, part of the Ephs and Camels spring break, was played on Homewood Field on the campus of Division I lacrosse power Johns Hopkins University.

With the win Connecticut College moved to 2-3 on the year and 1-3 in NESCAC, while the Ephs are 0-4 overall and 0-3 in NESCAC.

Halfway through the first quarter Williams led 3-0 thanks to two goals by Evan Dedominicis and one from Will Stewart. The Stewart tally was unassisted but Stephen Upton assisted on the first Dedominicis goal and Andy Grabowski assisted on the second. With 1:11 left in the first quarter Tyler Corcoran got Connecticut College on the scoreboard. The Ephs led at the end of the first quarter 3-1.

The second quarter was a whole different story as Eph head coach George McCormack explained, "We got out to a great start again, which is good, but then we had an defensive lull, which caused an offensive lull, and they out scored us 4-1." Connecticut College scored the last three goals of the second quarter. The Camels led the Ephs 5-4 at the half.

Connecticut College blanked the Ephs in the third quarter and netted three goals of their own to take an 8-4 lead into the final quarter. That made six unanswered goals for the Camels.

In the final frame Connecticut College extended their skein of unanswered goals to nine and their lead to11-4, before the Eph offense got going. In the final 7:22 pf the fourth quarter the Ephs scored four times with Sam Hargrove netting thee goals and Evan Dedominicis netting the fourth goal.

"Well, we've gotten over the hurdle of the slow start, now we just have to fix the middle," said McCormack. "We're young, but I like our effort and our attitude. We have three more games left on our spring break to get this figured out."

The Ephs out shot the Camels by a margin of 17 – 46 to 29. Eph goalie Sean Dougherty made five saves and allowed 11 goals, while the Camels' Rob Moccia turned aside 13 Eph attempts and allowed 8 goals.

Hargrove and Dedominicis led the Ephs in scoring. Hargrove had four goals and one assist for five pints, while Dedominicis netted three goals and assisted on one for four points The Camels were led in scoring by Briggs Barton who scored three goals and John Lyons who assisted on three.

Williams collected 37 ground balls to 34 for the Camels, but Connecticut College held a 13-10 advantage in face offs. Next up for the Ephs is a road contest at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA on Tuesday at 3:30 PM.