Third Quarter Pushes Springfield Over Wheaton

Third Quarter Pushes Springfield Over Wheaton

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Giving up eight goals in the third quarter, the Wheaton College men's lacrosse lost their lead from the first half against the Springfield College Pride and fell, 18-10, on Saturday in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) matchup.

Wheaton moves to 6-7 overall and 2-3 in NEWMAC competition while the Pride improve to 7-7 and remain a perfect 5-0 in conference play.

Scott Whear, Will Morrison, Devin Higgins and Matt Morgan each notched two goals for the Lyons while Victor Moitinho and Ryan Gjerset each registered one.

In the first quarter, Wheaton jumped on board first with a goal from Gjerset at 13:14. Springfield marked two goals during the quarter, but Wheaton held on to the 4-2 advantage.

The Pride were first on board during the second quarter, but the Lyons put up three additional goals to hold the 7-6 lead entering halftime.

Springfield snapped back the momentum in the third quarter when they collected eight big goals to hold gain the lead. Higgins and Morrison offered one more goal for the Lyons in the fourth quarter to chip away at Springfield's lead, but fell short as the Pride hung on for the 18-10 win.

Goalkeeper Ryan Clair tallied 10 saves in his 56:09 minutes played.

The Lyons return to action on Wednesday when they host MIT (11-3, 4-1 NEWMAC) with game time slated for 7 p.m. at Nordin Field.

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