March 10, 2010

No. 4 Merrimack Cruises Past Rollins, 14-4

from press release

– The Merrimack men's lacrosse team made it two straight victories in its Florida trip, cruising to a 14-4 victory over Rollins College Wednesday afternoon.

Eight of the Warriors' goals came from newcomers, including five more from Corey Lunney (Little Silver, NJ), who has 10 goals and 13 points in his first two collegiate games. Lunney's classmates, Nick Vazquez (Haverhill, MA) and Greg Melaugh (Billerica, MA) each added their first career goals, with Vazquez getting two in the victory.

David Robinson (Lexington, MA) chipped in with a career-high three goals, while senior captain Mark Webber (Mansfield, MA) dished out three assists. Bryan MacPhie (Scarborough, ME) totaled two goals and two assists, while Nick Maggio (Winchester, MA) won 10-of-17 faceoffs.

Lunney netted two goals in a 54-second span midway through the first to give Merrimack the 2-0 lead. They took an 11-1 lead at halftime, outscoring Rollins 8-0 in the second, as Greg Fallon (North Kingston, RI), Melaugh and Lunney scored 2:35 apart early in the second.

Melaugh finished with a team-high seven ground balls, while Phil Ketrelakes (Peabody, MA) totaled five. Cory Spinale (Wakefield, MA) stopped four shots in the win, recording his 26th career victory at Merrimack.

Merrimack outshot the hosts by a 43-19 margin.

Merrimack (2-0) concludes its three-game road trip at St. Leo's, who dropped out of the most recent top-10 poll, on Saturday at 12 p.m.

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