Men’s Lacrosse Downs Salve Regina, 15-5
Bramhall stops 12 shots in net for Lyons
NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton College men's lacrosse team had six different players score at least two goals to defeat Salve Regina University, 15-5, in non-conference action on Wednesday evening at Mirrione Stadium.
Seniors Billy McNamara (Mansfield, Mass./Northfield Mount Hermon School), Will Compton (Deering, N.H./Proctor Academy), Sean Doherty (East Lyme, Conn./East Lyme) and Ian Casey (Medway, Mass./BB&N), junior Cam Hanlon (Hanson, Mass./BC High) and sophomore Matthew Hillman (Brookline, Mass./Brookline) all scored two goals apiece to pace the offense.
McNamara also set up three goals while freshmen Alex Keiver (North Andover, Mass./Kimball Union Academy) and Kyle Rumberger (Hyannis, Mass./Barnstable) and junior Adam Soloperto (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional) rounded out the scoring for the Lyons.
Freshman Jake Pantani (Branford, Conn./Branford) accounted for four of Salve Regina's goals and classmate James Fee (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) netted his lone goal of the game at 5:09 of the third quarter. Junior Chad Hollenshade (Lutherville, Md./Avon Old Farms) dished out a team-high three assists.
Wheaton marched out to an 8-0 lead over the first stanza to eventually secure its second-straight win of the season. Bramhall stopped six shots in net while McNamara and Casey buried two goals each to highlight opening 30 minutes of action. McNamara scored with 11:44 and 7:12 on the scoreboard in the first and Casey registered tallies at 3:23 (first quarter) and 3:48 (second quarter).
In the second half, Hillman led the offensive charge with two goals. Freshman goalkeeper Ryan Clair (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School) made two saves in 9:23 of playing time in a reserve role.
The Lyons went 3-for-6 in extra man opportunities and 23-for-31 in clear attempts. Salve Regina won the ground balls matchup, 43-41, and went 14-for-24 at the face-off X. Junior Curtis McKeon (West Haven, Conn./St. Joseph) compiled a game-high 14 ground balls, all off of face-off wins.
Wheaton (2-4, 0-0 Pilgrim) travels to Clark University for its first Pilgrim League game of the season on Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Salve Regina (3-6, 0-0 TCCC) hosts Roger Williams University on Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m.