Clearwater, Fla. – Both Isaac Bass and Jack Goracy finished with hat tricks, Nathan Maselek shined in between the pipes in his first career start and Clark University snapped a brief two-game losing streak with a 10-6 win over DeSales University in non-league lacrosse action at Countryside Fields on Monday afternoon.
Score: Clark University 10, DeSales University 6
Records: Clark University 2-2; DeSales University 1-3
Location: Countryside Fields, Clearwater, Fla.
How It Happened:
Clark scored four of the game's first five goals and were really never pressured again as they knocked off the Bulldogs for the sixth straight time.
Goracy and Bass scored goals for the Cougars in the game's first five minutes but the game stalled until the teams combined for three goals in the final 1:37 of the period. Justin Monaghan found the back of the net to slice the Clark lead in half but back to back markers from Will Roberts (Paxton, Mass.) and Goracy – the final tally coming with one second left in the quarter – gave the Cougars a 4-1 lead.
Brandon King (Eastham, Mass.) found Andrew Hollerbach (West Hartford, Conn.) for his first collegiate score seconds into the second period and when Goracy notched his third of the game with 12:40 left in the quarter, Clark was ahead 6-1.
DeSales got a pair of goals to trim their deficit down to 6-3 but Hollerbach setup Will Mandracchia (Melrose, Mass.) for an excellent strike sending the Cougars into halftime ahead 7-3.
The team's traded goals in a fast moving third quarter and when the Bulldogs' Jake McNamara found the back of the net, the Clark advantage was down to 8-5.
Bass put DeSales away with two goals in the final stanza. First he took a feed from Hollerbach and recorded his second of the afternoon and then he sealed the contest with an unassisted marker with 2:02 to play.
Inside The Boxscore:
Maselek was brilliant, turning aside 12 shots to secure his first win in goal for the Scarlet and White.
Hollerbach recorded his first three collegiate points, finishing with a goal and two assists.
Both King and Mandracchia added a goal and an assist.
Defensively, Pat Campbell (Duxbury, Mass.) finished with seven ground balls and three caused turnovers for the Cougars.
Clark is back in action on Thursday evening when they face Emmanuel at 7:00 p.m.