Men’s lacrosse downs Husson University 25-7 in home opener
BY TYLER MILLIKEN // March 2, 2017 //
The Colonels men’s lacrosse team put on quite a show in their home opener Wednesday afternoon, defeating non-conference Husson University, 25-7, through intermittent rain.
Curry improved their season record to 2-0, while the Eagles fell to 0-1 to begin their 2017 campaign.
Once the first whistle blew, the Colonels took full control of this matchup and made sure to secure a lead early…39 seconds to be exact.
Midfielder Tom Cashin opened the scoring with an unassisted goal and only marked the start of a huge day for the junior, as he registered a total of four goals and three assists.
The lead would only continue to increase for Curry, as constant pressure on Husson’s net resulted in an early 5-0 lead before the Eagles locked in. By the end of the first quarter, the Colonels held a commanding 7-2 lead, but head coach Tim Murphy was adamant about not slowing down or coasting.
Freshman Harrison Fallon noted, “Coach does a good job of keeping us focused and making sure we win the game…I think we did a good job of keeping control and keeping the pace of the game.”
Curry displayed that control by not flinching when Husson drew first blood in the second quarter. It stayed on course and continued to bombard Eagle goalie Matt Martin with shots and before the half ended, seven different Colonels registered a goal to put the score at 14-5.
Despite the size of their lead, coach Murphy emphasized poise and consistency during the break according to sophomore Devin Newell: “Coach really kind of kept us all together…he knows how to keep the guys composed. I thought we all came out and played the same game we played in the first half, in the second.”
Playing the same game would mean scoring (a lot), of course, and freshman Andrew DeLeary provided that spark in the third frame. He registered a hat trick in the quarter alone to push the score to 20-6.
Once in the fourth quarter, the Colonels cruised to a 14-12 shot advantage and a 5-1 goal advantage in front of freshman Gavin Guarino who continued to impress in his second start between the pipes.
After a big win, head coach Tim Murphy was all smiles but explained that the team already has its sights on their next opponent.
“You know we are taking it one game at a time. We got Mitchell on Saturday, that’s our focus right now,” Murphy vocalized. “We have a strong conference that we play in, and we hope we take care of business every game up until then and then we’ll figure that out once we get there.”
Curry returns to action this Saturday as out-of-conference Mitchell College (0-2) makes the trip up from Connecticut for a Noontime faceoff.