Gulls soar past Seahawks in conference action, 25-8
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - Junior Brian Vincent (Norwalk, Conn.) scored six goals to lead the Endicott College men's lacrosse team to a 25-8 win over Salve Regina University in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) action Monday night at Gaudet Field.
Senior Jack Curtis (Chelmsford, Mass.) added four goals for the Gulls (7-2, 5-0 TCCC), who remained perfect both in the conference and all-time against Salve Regina (16-0). Senior Chris Cotter (Fairfield, Conn.) and sophomore Connor McCormack (Norwalk, Conn.) each potted three goals for Endicott while juniors Brendan Eppley (Darien, Conn.) and Jon Thanas (Cumberland, R.I.), along with sophomore Brian Estes (Derry, N.H.), each scored twice.
Freshman Chad Hollenshade (Lutherville, Md.) paced the Seahawks with three goals. Sophomore Taylor Braun (Commack, N.Y.) tallied a goal and an assist while seniors Evan Gates (Ridge, N.J.), Sam Barnum (Holderness, N.H.), and Brendan Rooney (West Newton, Mass.), along with junior Brendan Carroll (Garden City, N.Y.), each scored once.
The Gulls outshot the Seahawks 68-29 on the evening and took complete control of the game in the second quarter. Leading 3-2 after one behind a pair of goals from Vincent, the Gulls outscored the Seahawks 8-1 in the second, led by two goals from Eppley, to build an 11-4 lead. Endicott continued to pile on the offense in the second half, scoring the first five goals of the third quarter to push its lead to 21-6 after three. Defensively, the Gulls kept the Seahawks leading scorer, junior Chris Walker (Marshfield, Mass.), scoreless for the first time this season.
Junior Marco Duca (Waltham, Mass,) started in net for the Gulls and made two saves in 18:44 minutes of action. He was replaced in the second quarter by sophomore Mike Klein (Darien, Conn.), who finished with four saves in just over 37 minutes. Senior Brett Pimental (East Falmouth, Mass.) made 12 saves for Salve Regina before being lifted at the start of the fourth quarter.
The Seahawks (5-5, 2-3 TCCC) return to action on Wednesday when they host in-state rival Roger Williams at 7 p.m. The Gulls travel to Maine for a 4 p.m. game with the University of New England on Wednesday.