Second Half Burst Pushes Cougars By Saints, 10-7

Second Half Burst Pushes Cougars By Saints, 10-7

Clearwater, Fla. – Eight different student-athletes had goals and Clark University scored four of the game's final six goals on their way to a 10-7 win over Emmanuel College in non-league lacrosse action on Thursday evening.

The win for the Cougars in their first-ever meeting with the Saints extends their Florida winning streak to eight straight and they are now 10-2 all-time in the Sunshine State.

Game Information:
Clark University 10, Emmanuel College 7
Records: Clark University 3-2; Emmanuel College 1-3
Location: Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, Clearwater, Fla.

How It Happened:
Clark wasted little time getting on the board as Andrew Myhre (Middlebury, Vt.) found the back of the net less than three minutes into the contest.

After the Saints went in front, 2-1 after the first, Brandon King (Eastham, Mass.) opened up the second period with his team-leading tenth goal of the year. Less than a minute later, Lucas Petricone-Berg (Nyack, N.Y.) got in on the act, pushing the Cougars to a 3-2 lead.

Tied 3-3 at the half, Clark scored three straight goals in the third quarter as Isaac Bass (Amherst, Mass.), Darius Jagminas (East Greenwich, R.I.) and Jack Goracy (West Islip, N.Y.) all scored in a less than four minute span, giving the Scarlet and White a comfortable, 6-3 advantage.

Emmanuel wouldn't go away, however, and when Steve Gervasio snuck one past Clark netminder Jacob Reiner (Southington, Conn.), suddenly the Saints had scored two goals in were within one.

Bass notched his second tally of the night before the third period ended and then Chris Rasco (Huntington, N.Y.) found Nick Johnson (Amherst, Mass.) for his first of the year on the man-up advantage.

The Saints stayed within striking distance as both Sean Reilly and Sam Ward trimmed the Cougar lead to 8-7 late in the fourth quarter.

Clark put the game away when Jagminas fired a rocket that whizzed past Emmanuel goalie Austin Rosenberg. Rishi Singh (Sterling, Mass.) then put the finishing touches on the victory with an unassisted tally with 3:24 to play.

Inside The Boxscore:
The Cougars were strong at the faceoff spot, where they won by 12 of the 19.

Reiner racked up six saves in net for Clark, while his counterpart, Rosenberg totaled eight.

Up Next:
Clark will wrap up its stay in Florida with Saturday's game against Saint John Fisher.

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