Nashua, N.H. – The Daniel Webster men's lacrosse team dropped a 20-7 decision to Lasell in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday afternoon at Eagle Field.
Anthony Cotoni (Groton, Mass.) led the Eagles (1-11, 0-9 GNAC) with three goals and two assists while Gabe Lewis (Hollis, N.H.) registered three goals and David Downie (Merrimack, N.H.) added a goal and two assists along with a team-high five groundballs.
Casey Sullivan (Waterford, Conn.) paced the Lasers (10-4, 9-0 GNAC) with four goals and two assists, Josh Gallant (Hampstead, N.H.) picked up three goals and three assists, Andrew Suh (Colchester, Conn.) netted a pair of goals and three assists, and Pat Egan (Glen Rock, N.J.) register one score and set up four others. James Finn (Quincy, Mass.) also chipped in with two goals for the winners.
Chris Pena (Billerica, Mass.) and Jeffrey Bolton (Ashland, Mass.) combined to make six saves for Lasell.
Lasell controlled much of the tempo, finishing with a 47-13 shots on goal advantage and added a 28-19 finish in total ground balls and won the battle for face offs, 21-8.
Suh put the Lasers ahead 3:21 into the first quarter before Cotoni tied it off a Downie feed on the man advantage 1:33 later and DWC took its only lead at 2-1 as Cotoni followed unassisted with 5:45 to go in the period.
Lasell answered with three goals in the span of just 15 seconds with two from Sullivan and one from Marshall and Gallant followed with a natural hat trick at the close of the first and over the opening minutes of the second quarter. The quick strikes sparked a 13-0 run ending when Lewis stopped the DWC scoring drought with his first with 18 seconds to go before the half and Lasell led 14-3 at the break.
The Lasers added three more in the third before Lewis and Downie scored 2:05 apart for a 17-5 game and Lasell led 18-5 after three.
Lewis and Cotoni would score in the fourth, sandwiched by two Laser scores for the 20-7 final.
The Eagles close the home part of their schedule on Saturday as they host Johnson & Wales in what will also serve as their final game as a member of the GNAC on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.