March 16, 2013

Williams Jumps Up and Bites No. 16 Trinity

from press release

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Williams College men's lacrosse team (1-1/1-1 NESCAC) beat 16th ranked Trinity (1-2/0-1 NESCAC) 11-3 this afternoon in their home opener.

Williams got off to a good start with a 2-1 lead after the first quarter. The Ephs' Andy Grabowski netted the first goal of the game at 5:56 off a pass from Steven Kiseel. At 3:39 the Ephs Evan Dedominicis followed up with a goal.

In the second quarter Williams built up their lead to 4-1. Evan Dedominicis scored of the goalie's right should off a pass from Conor Roddy at 14:06.

Jack Lauroesch followed with his first collegiate goal at 8:32 past the right foot of Trinity goalie Riley Cahill. The Bantams found the net with 4:14 left when Chase Growney scored off a feed from Nick Shaheen.

The Bantams started off the 3rd quarter with a quick goal from Rob Nogueras with the assist credited to Chase Growney.

Late in the period the Ephs responded with two goals. The first found its way into the top right corner at 3:54 on a shot from Andy Grabowski, which was assisted by Will Stewart. The second came with 21.3 seconds left in the quarter on a shot from Peter Crane that was set up by a pass from Andy Grabowski.

In the 4rd quarter the Ephs widened their lead over the Bantams by notching six goals. The first goal was an unassisted effort by Steven Kissel at 14:33, which was rocketed into the bottom left of the goal.

Then the Ephs capitalized on a two man-up situation with 2 goals after an unsportsmanlike penalty on Trinity's head coach Michael Higgins and an illegal body check penalty by Drew Grombala.

James O'Connell netted the Bantams' their final goal of the game at 2:43, with shot into the lower right corner of the net.

The Ephs led in faceoffs won 9-7. Williams coach George McCormack commented, "David Lee was very consistent on faceoffs and offensively we were patient and efficient. I thought we got stronger as the game went along."

The Ephs out shot the Bantams 29-14 and also collected 2 more ground balls 22-20.

Eph goalie Dan Whittam stopped 11 shots on the day and allowed only 3 goals to claim the win. Trinity's Riley Cahill registered 18 saves and allowed eleven goals.

George McCormack noted, "It was a very good overall team effort. One of the better games we've played since I've been here."

The Ephs will face Catholic University March 20th on the road in Washington, D.C. at 6pm in their next contest

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