March 29, 2014

Bailey's Binge Allows Tufts to Throttle Camels

from press release

MEDFORD, Mass. - Junior Cole Bailey recorded the second-most assists in Tufts men's lacrosse history with eight and also scored three times as the Jumbos won 21-13 over Connecticut College in NESCAC action Saturday afternoon at Bello Field.

Bailey's 11 points overall are the most in recent Jumbo history. Additionally, junior Chris Schoenhut scored seven goals for the second time this season, and sophomore John Uppgren added three goals with three assists. Sixth-ranked Tufts improved to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in NESCAC.

The Camels, who trailed 12-1 early in the second quarter, outscored Tufts 12-9 over the final 40+ minutes of play. The visitors were led by three goals and five assists from Derek Bertolini and four goals by Briggs Barton. Connecticut College dropped to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in the league.

Tufts continued to pound opponents in the early-going. During their 12-1 opening stretch today, Schoenhut scored four times, Bailey had two goals and five assists and senior defenseman Dan Alles tallied his first career goal. The Jumbos were up 8-0 before Thomas Woessner scored Connecticut College's first at 3:17 of the first quarter.

Trailing by 11 in the second, the Camels scored four in a row and five of the final six goals in the second quarter. Three came from the stick of JR Hartgers, while Bertolini assisted three times during the span. The score was 13-6 Tufts at the half.

The closest Connecticut College would get in the second half was 14-8 after Bertolini scored with 10:51 on the clock in the third. Goals by Peter Gill and a pair from Schoenhut preceded Camel strikes by Bertolini and Barton for a 17-10 score at the end of three.

In the fourth, Uppgren had a goal and two assists for Tufts and Barton scored twice for Connecticut College leading to the 21-13 final.

Tufts amassed a 66-46 advantage in shots for the game and led 21-9 on groundballs. Senior Kane Delaney caused a pair of turnovers for Tufts while senior goalie Patton Watkins stopped 15 shots (eight in the third quarter).

Bailey's eight assists are second only to the 10 recorded by Jumbo Gardner Spungin verus Trinity in 1957. Schoenhut's seven goals matched the total he poured in against Keene State on March 8.

John Hazard dominated face-offs for CC, winning 26 of 37. The Camels were successful in man-up situations, going four for seven. Hartgers finished with three goals and an assist for the Camels.

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