FINAL SCORE: Rivier 18 | Albertus Magnus 4
TEAM RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (3-12, 0-8) | Rivier (8-8, 3-5)
Nashua, N.H. – The Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team concluded the 2017 regular season with a 18-4 loss to Rivier University on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons end the 2017 season with an overall record of 3-12 and a GNAC record of 0-8.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Rivier took control of the opening 15 minutes of play as the Raiders held a 3-0 lead heading into the second period. The Raiders were led offensively by Colby Larson who scored back-to-back goals just 41 seconds a part.
Down 9-0, junior Brennan Moore (Meriden, Conn.) found sophomore James Bay (Branford, Conn.) for his 31st goal of the season as well as the Falcons' first goal of the game at the 4:40 mark. Larson would strike again for the Raiders to improve the score to 10-1, but Moore would score with 55 seconds remaining after a short pass from Christopher Magnifico (Glastonbury, Conn.). With the clock ticking down, Magnifico would get one more shot off, but was unsuccessful as the Falcons' trailed 10-2 heading into halftime.
Albertus Magnus would continue to fight back as the visitors took 12 shots on goal, but could only score on two occassions. Rivier would score two-straight goals to open the third before Nikko Ames (Sunderland, Mass.) found the back of the net for his second goal of the season, bringing the score to 12-3.
Less than a minute later, May would score the Falcons' fourth goal of the game to bring the score to 12-4, but over the final 18 minutes of regulation Rivier would secure the win 18-4, following a 6-0 run.
INSIDE THE STATS
- Rivier outshot the Falcons 53-33.
- Albertus Magnus was 14-of-17 in clears and 1-of-8 in man-up opportunities.
- Senior Justin Bennet (Fairfield, Conn.) recorded a team-high 14 ground balls as well as added an assist and a caused turnover to his stat line.
- Colby Larsen paced the Raiders' offense with a team-high six goals for six points while William Ryan posted four goals and two assists for six points as well.
- Junior Jack Kerner (Merrick, N.Y.) posted seven of the Falcons' 15 saves in the loss.
- Sophomore John Brunetti (West Haven, Conn.) collected the other eight saves for the Falcons in net.