Men's Lacrosse Rallies Past Emerson

Men's Lacrosse Rallies Past Emerson

Leicester, Mass.- Becker College scored eight unanswered goals in the fourth quarter, as the Hawks defeated Emerson College 15-6 in men’s lacrosse action.

The Hawks got on the board with 8:42 remaining in the first half when Jay Ahern (Plymouth, Mass.) fed Aaron Fill (Ladner, BC.) in front of the Emerson net for the 1-0 advantage. Becker added to their lead 20 seconds later on a goal from Josh Fask (Worcester, Mass.), making the score 2-0.

The Lions then scored five answered goals. The first goal came when Alex Miyawaki (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) scored while the Lions had a one man advantage on the Hawks.  Emerson tied the game at two all when Phil Shore (Toms River, NJ.) scored on a feed from Colin Valkenet (Baltimore, MD.). The Lions took their first lead of the game with 2:12 remaining in the first quarter on a goal from Zoe Fisk (Pittston, ME). Brian Dorrington (Billerica, Mass.) and Dan Gold (Randolph, NJ.) added unassisted goals in the second quarter, as Emerson held a 5-2 advantage.

The Hawks chipped away at their deficit, as Becker received goals from Jeff Petersen (Syracuse, NY.) and Jon Nessen (Levittown, PA.) just before Halftime.

Becker completed their comeback two minutes into the second half on a goal from freshman Joe Ignagni (Kingston, Mass.), tying the game at five. Becker scored two more unanswered goals by Jay Ahern and John Bourque (Atkinson, NH.), making the score 7-5. The Lions made the score 7-6 on Dan Gold’s second goal of the game.

Becker regained their two goal advantage 16 seconds into the fourth quarter when Jeff Petersen fed Josh Fask at right goal post, making the score 8-6. The Hawks put the game out of reach when John Bourque and Joe Ignagni connected on back to back goals 24 seconds apart, making the score 10-6.

Emerson goalie Braden Campbell (Northfield, NJ.) made 21 saves in a losing effort. With the loss the Lions fell to 0-2 on the season. Becker goal Joe Corcoran (Toms River, NJ.) made 8 saves in the victory. The Hawks are now 2-3 on the season.