Albright vs. Wells
March 4, 2012
The Game Story:

The Albright College men's lacrosse team scored 22 goals for the second consecutive day as the Lions defeated Wells, 22-8 on Saturday in Shirk Stadium.

Dan Foote (five goals, two assists) and Phil Potter (two goals, five assists) each contributed seven points in the effort. Andy Poitras and Ryan Turner each had hat tricks, while T.J. Holston added two goals and two assists.

Darian Meador won 16-of-23 faceoffs and picked up a game-high 14 ground balls, while also contributing an assist. Defender Michael Donohoe picked up seven ground balls and caused six turnovers.

The game featured 13 penalties, an ejection, six man-up goals and another three that were shorthanded. A three-minute Albright power play after a Wells player was ejected featured Albright goals from Potter, Foote and Jeremy Salmon, but also two shorthanded goals from the Express' Daniel Munsell and Christopher Burger in a span of just 11 seconds.

Foote scored again at the exact second the penalty released, making it 14-4 Albright in the second quarter. Ryan Turner added one to put the Lions up by 11 at the break.

The hosts had opened the scoring less than five minutes on a man-down goal by Bryan Smith (assisted by Michael Taggart). Foote scored a tough goal in traffic to make it 3-1, before a smart timeout with 15 seconds left set up Smith's tally just before the buzzer to give Albright a 7-1 advantage.

Foote added another highlight-reel goal in the third quarter, knocking in Poitras' pass at the back post with a single touch. Early in the third quarter, Potter snuck behind the goalie and knocked the ball away, but his pass to Holston led to the freshman's shot hitting the post. Turner attempted to slap a shot off the ground but also found the upright of the goal.

Nicholas Dolan had four goals for Wells, while Munsell added two. Hayden Shuster caused four turnovers.

The Lions improve to 3-0 in their inaugural season, and have now scored 44 goals in two home contests. They will travel to Immaculata on Wednesday. Wells falls to 0-2 on the year.