#8 Connecticut College 7, Williams College 6
Doran Nets Game-Winner for Undefeated Camels
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.--The Connecticut College Men´s Lacrosse Team improved to 9-0 (5-0 NESCAC) with a 7-6 victory against Williams College (4-4, 3-2) in a game played Wednesday night in Williamstown, Mass.
Senior Steve Dachille (Garden City, N.Y.) scored four goals as the eighth ranked Camels pulled out their fourth straight one goal decision. Eric Doran (Pennington, N.J.), Ryan Hayes (Darien, Conn.) and Stephen Eicher (Northport, N.Y.) each had a goal and an assist in the win for the visitors.
Junior midfielder Mark Mangano (Basking Ridge, N.J.) dished out two assists and sophomore Rob Moccia (Malvern, Pa.) made 15 saves in the triumph.
Connecticut College Head Men´s Lacrosse Coach Dave Cornell will take the win in a hard fought game but knows his team will have to play better down the stretch.
"I think both teams played very hard. But I don´t think either team played their best game for sure," Cornell said. "We were fortunate to get the win but we´ll take it."
Sophomore Mike Ryan (Darien, Conn.) had two goals and one assist in the loss for the Ephs. Sam Hargrove (Wallingford, Pa.) had a goal with three assists for the hosts. Senior net-minder Stephen Vrla (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) made 11 saves in the cage for Williams.
Dachille scored his second goal of the opening quarter on a feed from Mangano with 40 seconds remaining to vault the visitors out to a 4-1 advantage after one. But Williams provided all of the offense in the second, taking a 5-4 lead when Corey Jacobs (Somers, Conn.) won a face-off and went to straight to the cage for a goal with 6:38 to go. The hosts carried the one goal advantage into the break.
Dachille provided the only tally of the third quarter, his third of the night, and the two teams were knotted up at five after three quarters of play.
In the fourth quarter, Dachille and Ryan exchanged goals and the teams were locked in their third tie at six. With 1:10 remaining, Doran was able to score on a wraparound move from behind the cage to put the Camels on top for good, 7-6.
Moccia made two of his five fourth quarter saves in the closing minute of action and the Camels were able to hang on for the 7-6 triumph.
Connecticut College will host Bates College this Saturday afternoon for a 1:00 p.m. NESCAC game in New London.
April 7, 2010