March 12, 2011

Trinity Upsets No. 10 Conn. College

from press release

NEW LONDON, Conn.
- The Trinity College men's lacrosse team went on a 5-0 run midway through the second half to pull away in a 14-9 victory against Connecticut College Saturday.

Second year attackmen Rob Nogueras (Parkland, Fla.) and Jeff Hebert (Cornwall, Ont.) both contributed with three goals and an assist for the Bantams.

Nick Shaheen (Williamsburg, Mass.) added two goals and two assists while junior net-minder Peter Johnson (Riverside, Conn.) turned back 11 Connecticut College shots en route to the win.

Connecticut College senior Ryan Hayes (Darien, Conn.) netted a game-high four goals in the setback for the hosts. Sophomore midfielder John Lyons (Barrington, R.I.) registered two goals and two assists for the Camels.

"We got our tails kicked, top to bottom," Connecticut College Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Dave Cornell said. "Trinity played with more composure, more heart. We got out-coached and their leadership stepped up for them. Hats off to them and we have a lot of work to do."

Junior Chuck Czerkawski (Cohasset, Mass.) won 16-of-24 face-offs for Connecticut College.

Rob Moccia (Malvern, Pa.) made five saves and classmate John Lenehan (Hingham, Mass.) stopped three shots in relief.

Trinity carried a 2-1 lead after one and held a 7-5 advantage at the break. But in the third quarter, Hayes cashed in on two extra man opportunities, pulling the hosts to within 8-7 when Lyons assisted him for a goal with 9:25 to go in the quarter.

However, Trinity responded by scoring the next five goals. Hebert scored twice during the run and netted a goal to close out the rally with 9:01 remaining.

The visitors were able to hold on for the 14-9 win.

The Bantams out-shot the Camels 35-to-32 and held a 29-to-27 advantage in ground balls.


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