Jenness leads Lyons with three markers
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Wheaton College men's lacrosse team dropped its New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener to Springfield College, 13-5, on Saturday afternoon at Stagg Field.
Wheaton freshman Barrett Jenness (Edmonds, Wash./The Overlake School) led the Lyons with a hat trick, while classmate Ryan Gjerset (Austin, Texas/St. Michael's Catholic School) netted a pair. Sophomores Brian Teague (Cross River, N.Y./Salisbury School) and Liam Williams (East Lyme, Conn./East Lyme) and junior Matthew Hillman (Brookline, Mass./Brookline) each recorded one helper.
Springfield junior Bryce Serriello (Cape Cod, Mass./AIC) matched Jenness with three goals, while seniors Dom Roberto (Malden, Mass./Malden Catholic) and Ryon Lynch (Frederick, Md./Governor Thomas Johnson) and junior Dylan Sheehan (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) each recorded two tallies.
Wheaton senior goalkeeper Harrison Bramhall (Barrington, R.I./Trinity Pawling) turned away 15 of 28 attempts. Springfield senior Connor Nash (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills) recorded 14 stops.
The Lyons converted 19 of 21 clears, while the Pride finished 15 of 17. Springfield also went 16 of 20 at the face-off X and scored one man-up goal in the fourth quarter when Lynch netted his final tally of the contest.
Springfield and Wheaton traded goals in the first frame before the Pride used a 3-0 run to push ahead, 4-2 at the break. Jenness brought the Lyons within one at 12:54 in the third, but that was the closest Wheaton got as Springfield answered with back-to-back goals by Sheehan and senior Kevin Freeman (Minisink, N.Y./Miniskin Valley) to push ahead for good.
The Pride outscored the Lyons, 7-2, during the final 15 minutes, but Wheaton received its final two goals from Gjerset at 13:35 and 6:33.
Both Springfield (6-2, 1-0 NEWMAC) and Wheaton (3-6, 0-1 NEWMAC) return to action next Saturday, April 5 as the Pride travel to MIT for a 1 p.m. start, while the Lyons host Babson College at 7 p.m.