BY J. RILEY BARRON // APRIL 15, 2015 //
The Curry men’s lacrosse team came out strong on senior night, held at Katz Field Tuesday evening. However, the strength lasted just one half. The Colonels were held scoreless in the second, en route to a 9-4 loss to the University of New England.
It remained close going into halftime, with UNE winning 6-4. The Nor’easters’ Sam Cloutier scored the first goal of the game. It was answered by a goal from Curry’s Dominick Marcella, but Curry never got any closer to victory. The Colonels trailed 4-1 through one quarter.
One glaring issue in the game was penalties. Curry earned a lot of them, which forced the Colonels to often play a man down.
“As a team we did well, but could have done a bit more,” said Curry’s Steve Grogan, a freshman. Added brother and teammate Joe Grogan, a sophomore, “I wish we could have pulled it off for the seniors.”
Joe, though not scoring, was all over the field Tuesday evening, making the little plays and passes that helped Curry stay competitive. Other Curry goals were scored by senior Ron Jensen, sophomore Brandon Flaim and freshman Jeffery Yates. Curry goalie Daniel Martin had 19 saves.
The lacrosse team finishes its season with two conference games, at Salve Regina and Endicott. The Colonels (4-9 overall, 1-5 conference) have yet to win a game in April.