ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Wheaton College men's lacrosse team concluded its spring break trip with a contest against Connecticut College on Wednesday afternoon, falling to the Camels 12-5 at Scotty Wood Stadium on the Muhlenberg campus.
The loss drops the Lyons to 2-2 on the season, while the Camels improve to 3-1.
Wheaton fell behind early, surrendering two goals within a five-minute span. First-year Matt Morgan pulled the Lyons within a goal right at the end of the first quarter with some help from Devin Higgins.
The Camels would go onto rattle off five straight goals during the second quarter before Wheaton was able to find the back of the net again. Scott Whear broke the scoring drought with 1:40 on the clock. Zachary Brode found Whear during a man up situation.
Connecticut College earned the goal back nearly a minute later, making it a 8-2 contest at the half.
With the Camels down a man, Morgan netted his second goal of the game, finding netting at the 8:07 mark in the third quarter. Junior Will Morrison earned the assist. Connecticut College responded moments later with a goal of its own.
Ryan Clair played the entire game in goal for Wheaton, making 10 saves. Morgan, Higgins and Paul Gray led the Lyons with three ground balls, while Tony Bowden and James Marcucella each caused two turnovers.
The team returns to action on Saturday, March 19 at Roger Williams for a 1 p.m. contest.