Men's Lacrosse Looks for Consistency After Splitting NESCAC Matchups
Issue   |   Wed, 04/20/2016 - 00:20
Amherst Athletics
Senior attacker Quinn Moroney has compiled an impressive 53 assists over the course of the season, including 34 against in-conference opponents.

The Amherst men’s lacrosse team experienced another dramatic week of NESCAC play. They began their week with an important win against Connecticut College last Tuesday.

The Camels scored their first and only goal of the starting quarter off of an assisted goal. Quinn Moroney ’16 answered back with monstrous six assists to put the purple and white up 6-1.

They continued their dominance heading into the half with a strong 11-4 lead. Some highlights include two-goals efforts from both first-year Evan Wolf and senior Kane Haffey in the second quarter. Another tally from Charlie Gill ’16 gave Amherst ample momentum heading into the second half.

The purple and white maintained a strong lead for the remainder of the game and clinched a decisive win over the Camels on their home turf with a final score of 15-9. Next Amherst traveled to Waltham, Massachusetts to take on the top-ranked Tufts Jumbos.

This game was one of the most intense and anticipated matchups of the season. The NESCAC rivals arrived ready to go, both sides keenly aware of the tumultuous history between these two storied programs.

The Jumbos scored the first two goals off of unassisted efforts from Kyle Howard-Johnson. Wolf then struck back off of an assist from senior Sam Lawlor. The excitement ended there, with Tufts putting up an impressive six-goal run to put the home team on top 8-1 in the first quarter.

Amherst tried to claw back in the second quarter with four different goal scorers getting on the board, including Haffey, Lawlor and senior Connor Crump. They still trailed 12-6 heading into halftime.

In the 3rd quarter, three straight goals from Quinn Moroney, Dylan Park ’16 and first-year Andrew Ford cut the lead to five. Although they had been in this position before, Amherst was unable to complete the comeback, and the Jumbos held on to their lead in the fourth quarter to win 16-11.

Next, Amherst will play Williams at home on Saturday, April 23.