Morgan's Four Goals Help Lift Wheaton Over Plymouth St.

Morgan's Four Goals Help Lift Wheaton Over Plymouth St.

SCORE: Wheaton 14 - Plymouth State 11

RECORDS: Wheaton (5-1, 0-0 NEWMAC) - Plymouth State (1-3)

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Diane C. Nordin Field)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Wheaton was led by senior Matt Morgan who scored a season-high four goals and two assists while senior CJ Leighton and first-year Pete Chisholm each followed up with a hattrick. Leighton also contributed two assists on the night with Chisholm dishing out one. 
  • Teg CosgriffMike Abramo, Alex Stomberg, and Josh Talanian were all able to get on the board with one goal each with Abramo picking up two assists and Stomberg with one.
  • James Marcucella led the Lyons defense with five caused turnovers and three ground balls while Sliney contributed a team-high six ground balls. 
  • Plymouth State was led by Casey Elkins who scored a game-high and career-high five goals and one assist while Paul Luongo followed up with two in the Panthers loss. 
  • The game started off a battle with both teams fighting for the lead. Talanian and Leighton helped the Lyons gain the lead early with two goals at 13:48 and 11:59, but Plymouth St. answered with two back to back goals at the eight-minute mark. Morgan would find the back of the net at 3:26 to help Wheaton regain the lead (3-2) as they headed into the second.  
  • The second quarter would prove to be just as much of a battle as the first, with both teams trading points and eventually evening out at 5-5 as they headed into intermission. 
  • The third quarter was the turning point for the Lyons as they outscored the Panthers 6-3, pushing them ahead 11-8.
  • Elkins was able to net his fifth goal for the Panthers at the start of the final quarter, but Wheaton was able to go on a 3-1 run shortly after to finish out the game, setting the scoreline to 14-11. 
  • Chandler Miller recorded 17 saves after seeing 28 shots on the night and records his fifth win of the season for the Lyons.

THE BASICS:

  • Shots: Wheaton 46 / Plymouth State 45
  • Ground Balls: Wheaton 27 / Plymouth State 20
  • Clears: Wheaton 20-24 / Plymouth State 16-19
  • Face-Offs: Wheaton 15-27 / Plymouth State 12-27
  • Saves: Wheaton 17 /Plymouth State 13

UP NEXT: The Lyons will hit the road on Tuesday, March 26, where they will take on Trinity (Conn.) at 7:00 P.M.