Hornets fall in semifinals to top-seeded Pilgrims

Hornets fall in semifinals to top-seeded Pilgrims

HENNIKER, N.H. – The Lyndon State College men's lacrosse team fell to New England College 23-3 in the North Atlantic Conference semifinal game Wednesday afternoon.

The Hornets close out the season with a 7-8 mark overall and 6-4 in the conference.  The top-seeded Pilgrims will move on to host second-seeded Castleton University in the NAC Championship game on Friday, May 6. 

The two teams were tied at 2-2 early in the opening quarter but the Pilgrims closed out the first half scoring 14 unanswered, eventually sailing to the 23-3 victory.

NEC out shot Lyndon 52-14 and held the 29-16 advantage in ground balls.

Spencer Aubin (Sharon, Mass.), Shea Jones (Hull, Mass.), and Adam Peeler (Worcester, Mass.) accounted for the three Lyndon goals.  Marshall Blackman (North Attleboro, Mass.) came up with five ground ball and caused two turnovers.

NEC's Sean Laragy led all scorers finishing the game with seven goals and five assists.  Skyler Saunders chipped in three goals and two assists, while Will Hay scored three times and had an assist.  Austin Frankel scooped up a game-high six ground balls for the Pilgrims, while Connor Fries finished with five ground balls and three caused turnovers.

William Platt picked up the win in net, finishing with seven saves in 53 minutes of work.

Splitting time in net for Lyndon was Shane Morin (Salem, N.H.) and Marcus Bessette (Pembroke, N.H.).  Morin finished with six saves, while Bessette turned away eight shots.