BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men's lacrosse team posted an 11-7 conference victory over Wentworth on Saturday afternoon at Hempstead Stadium.
Prior to today's game, seniors Cameron Bell (Falmouth, Maine), Conor Billings (Brookhaven, N.Y.), Fabian Brunner (Niskayuna, N.Y.), Peter Field Jr. (Hampstead, N.H.), Ben Katzen (Blauvelt, N.Y.), Dominic Martinelli (Niskayuna, N.Y.), and Mitchell Tapley (Falmouth, Maine) were all honored for their contributions towards the men's lacrosse program.
Will Jennings (Danvers, Mass.) led all scorers with six points on five goals and one assist, while Tapley found the back of the net four times to highlight the Gulls offensively. Field Jr. and Harvey also buried goals at the 9:53 and 6:00 marks of the first quarter, respectively, to round out the scoring for Endicott.
Wentworth received a hat-trick from Alec Paradis (Pelham, N.H.) and a pair of tallies from Tim Parlato (Needham, Mass.) alongside solo strikes from Nick Parent (Windham, N.H.) and Jason Buck (Manlius, N.Y.).
After Parent opened up the scoring for the Leopards at 12:36 of the first quarter, Endicott rattled off four straight goals to close out the quarter with a 4-1 advantage. The Gulls produced the same 4-1 scoring differential in the second quarter – which featured two goals apiece from Jennings and Tapley – to take an 8-2 lead into the half.
The Gulls shut out Wentworth in the third via goals from Tapley (2) and Jennings, before the Leopards flipped the script in the fourth with a 5-0 margin to cut their then 11-2 gap to 11-7 at the final horn. Parlato registered back to back tallies at 11:57 and 11:07 of the fourth, while Paradis compiled his hat-track over a 7:07 span (9:30-2:23) to wrap up the scoring in the contest for both teams.
Bell made 10 saves in the win (5-8) for Endicott, while Adam Dufault (Lexington, Mass.) stopped eight shots in the loss (0-6). Scott Boucher (Salisbury, N.H.) played the entire second half for the Leopards, and record three saves.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Bell is now tied with current head coach and former Endicott three-time All-American Eric Hagarty on the all-time wins list with 48 total.
- Field Jr also added an assist to his stat line on Tapley's first of two goals in the third.
- Katzen caused two turnovers, while Martinelli had one ground ball in the win.
- Endicott is 19-3 in the all-time series against Wentworth, which dates back to March 30, 1996.
- Tommy Hughes (Coram, N.Y.) went 13-for-17 at the face-off X, and picked up a team-high 10 ground balls, while Derek Yannone (Lynnfield, Mass.) was 4-for-5 at the X in the fourth quarter.
- The Gulls won the ground balls matchup, 41-30.
FOR THE FOES
- The Leopards went 17-for-21 in transition.
- Paradis finished the contest with five points (3g, 2a).
- James Caldwell (New Milford, Conn.) notched a team-high three caused turnovers.
- Parent had two points (1g, 1a), and also scooped up a team-high four ground balls.
Endicott (5-8, 4-1 CCC) travels to Nichols on Wednesday, April 20 at 4:00 PM. Wentworth (3-10, 1-4 CCC) visits Gordon next Wednesday at 7:00 PM.