BANGOR, Maine - #3 Husson University men's lacrosse (6-7, 5-2 NAC) controlled the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Quarterfinal match at Boucher Field on Saturday afternoon, defeating the #6 Thomas College (Maine) Terriers (2-9, 2-5 NAC), 14-3 to advance to the semifinals.
1st Quarter: The Eagles controlled the ball in the first minute of the match, winning the opening faceoff and scoring off of their first possession with a goal by Brooks Gay, assisted by Zach Glazier. Extending their lead to 3-0 to close out the quarter, Brandon Bosse recorded a pair of goals in under 90 seconds off of prime passing by Jacob Boothby.
2nd Quarter: Doubling their lead to six unanswered goals, Husson cruised into halftime with a 6-0 cushion with goals by three different Eagles.
3rd Quarter: The Terriers put their first point on the board midway through the third quarter off a goal by Johnathon Wilcox with Jacob Kendall earning the assist. Husson retaliated tossing in an additional four back-to-back goals to advance into the final quarter with an 11-1 advantage.
4th Quarter: Kendall tucked away Thomas' second up-goal of the day to cut their deficit to 12-2 and closed out the match on a high note registering the final goal of the quarterfinal matchup off an impressive full field sprint by Colby Blondin receiving the pass up field from goaltender Connor Lamberton. Advancing to the next round of playoffs, Husson captured the 14-3 victory.
- Netminder Matt Martin turned away six saves.
- Four Eagles put away three goals apiece; Gay (three assists), Glazier (one assist), Bosse (two assists), and Boothby (two asssits).
- Chad Merrill was on his defensive game, causing six turnovers while grabbing seven ground balls.
- Gunner McAllister and Matt Verrill each chipped in a goal.
Leaders- Thomas (Maine)
- In net, Lamberton accumulated 30 saves.
- Blondin, Wilcox, and Kendall each tallied a goal.
- Conner Blair and Christian Descoteaux both caused three turnovers.
The Eagles outshot the Terriers 64-21 and picked up 76 ground balls to Thomas' 34. Thomas was 2-8 on the man up while the Eagles went 3-4.
With the win, the Eagles move on to the NAC Semifinals to compete against #2 Castleton (9-7, 6-1 NAC) on Wednesday, May 2nd with the time TBD.