BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men's lacrosse team will host Roger Williams University this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament semifinals at Hempstead Stadium.
THE MATCHUP: In their only meeting earlier this season, Endicott junior attackman Will Jennings (Danvers, Mass.) potted the game-winning goal at the 2:53 mark of overtime to lift the Gulls past Roger Williams University, 9-8.
In a defensive-minded, possession-based game, Jennings led all goal scorers with three markers on the day. Colin Bannon (Westport, Conn.) added two goals and also dished out three assists for a game-high five points, while Peter Field Jr. (Hampstead, N.H.) also registered a pair of goals in the win. Thomas Harvey (Hungtington, N.Y.) and Matthew Faucher (Western Springs, Ill.) rounded out the scoring list for the Gulls with one goal apiece.
To read more about the regular season matchup between the two teams click here: Jennings Nets Game-Winner, Gulls Top Roger Williams 9-8 (OT).
ENDICOTT (8-8, 7-1 CCC): The Gulls enter Wednesday's contest on a four-game winning streak with victories over Wentworth (11-7), Nichols (15-5), Roger Williams (9-8 OT), and the University of New England (13-11).
NEED TO KNOW
- Nine of Endicott's games this season have been decided by two goals or less.
- The Gulls rank first in the conference in face-off wins, and second in goals per game (12.56) and clearing (228-290).
- Bannon (84) and Jennings (81) rank first and second in the conference in points.
- Endicott is 20-5 in the all-time series against Roger Williams.
ROGER WILLIAMS (11-7, 6-2 CCC): The Hawks defeated Wentworth, 19-7, in the CCC quarterfinals last Saturday to advance to the semis against Endicott.
NEED TO KNOW
- Roger Williams is 4-3 on the road this season.
- The Hawks ranked tied for fourth in goals per game (11.50), and first in goals against average (8.65).
- Roger Williams' last win (12-6) against Endicott came on May 2, 2012 in the CCC Tournament semifinals.
2016 CCC Men's Lacrosse Tournament
Quarterfinals – Saturday, April 30
#3 Roger Williams 19, #6 Wentworth 7
#4 University of New England 14, #5 Salve Regina 13
Semifinals – Wednesday, May 4
#4 University of New England vs. #1 Western New England, 4 PM
#3 Roger Williams at #2 Endicott, 7 PM
Finals – Saturday, May 7
Semifinal Winners Play at Higher Seed, TBD