Men’s Lax Defeats Colby, Moves to 7-1 in NESCAC Competition
Issue   |   Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:36

The Amherst men’s lacrosse team travelled to Waterville, Maine and defeated Colby 13-9 this past Saturday. The Jeffs now boast a 12-1 record overall and stand 7-1 in NESCAC. Standout performances included Kane Haffey ’16 and Albanese ’17 scoring three goals apiece to contribute to the win, while Quinn Moroney ’16 tacked on two goals and two assists.

The game opened with an Amherst goal by Albanese off an assist from Dylan Park ’16. Within 10 seconds Colby retaliated to tie the score. A few minutes later Park assisted Haffey bringing the score to 2-1. Colby then went on a scoring streak, tallying five more points before Amherst earned the final goal of the first quarter. With just 28 seconds left, Park found the back of the net with an assist from Connor Crump ’16 moving the score to 6-3.

Colby took control early in the second quarter, scoring the first goal. However the purple and white were quick to reply with as Michael Litner ’16 found the back of the net off of dish from Moroney. Colby would be unable to tally any more goals for the remainder of the quarter. Amherst turned the tide of the game, going on to score five more goals in the quarter. With 7:28 left in the second, Albanese scored with pass from Crump. A little more than two minutes later, Moroney scored another. Soon after, Haffey lit up, scoring two goals in a row, the first assisted by Albanese and the second by Moroney. Moroney went on to score another for Amherst in the last second bringing the score to 9-7 going into halftime.

The third quarter experienced a relative scoring drought with the only goal coming unassisted from Albanese making the score 10-7 with 15 minutes left until the close of the game.

After a two-goal run by Colby in the opening stages of the fourth quarter bringing the score to 10-9, Amherst put its foot down, closely out the game with a decisive finish. Matt Killian ’17 found the back of the net with a little over two minutes remaining off of an assist from Eric Grein ’15. Albanese passed to Park who scored with a little over a minute left, while Park scored the final goal of the game in the last 20 seconds to reach the final score of 13-9.