BANGOR, Maine - SUNY Delhi (6-2, 2-0 NAC) scored three goals in the opening four minutes to set the tone of the game early as they went on to defeat the Husson University men's lacrosse team (2-4, 1-1 NAC) by a final score of 12-5 in North Atlantic Conference action.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Broncos came out firing on all cylinders as Malik Talbert scored a natural hattrick in the opening four minutes of the first quarter. Gunner McAllister would cut the deficit to two with 10:18 left to play in the opening frame, but SUNY Delhi's Travis Briggs would score twice to make the score 5-1 in favor of the Broncos at the end of the first.
Adam Littlefield started the second perfectly for Husson with a goal just 35 seconds into the quarter to make it 5-2, but Brigg's would complete his hattrick just a minute later to bring the lead back to four. Husson had several opportune chances to score, but SUNY Delhi's defense held strong while John Rohan III found the net with 15 seconds left in the half, to make it 7-2.
Both teams worked on maintaining possession in the opening ten minutes of the third frame before SUNY Delhi broke the deadlock in the third when Rohan scored his second of the game with 5:15 to go in the period. Husson answered back off the stick of Littlefield and then took advantage of a two-minute man-up advantage to add another goal after Matt Verrill converted a nice centering pass from Zach Glazier bring the score to 8-4 with 2:18 remaining in the third. Delhi ckosed the quarter with a goal from Brandon Katz.
The Broncos distinguished Husson's attempt at a comeback with three unanswered goals at the start of the final period of play. Chad Merrill grabbed a consolation goal for the Eagles with 8:37 left to play before the game concluded with 12-5 on the scoreboard with a win for SUNY Delhi.
Adam Littlefield led the Eagles with a pair of goals.
Jaden Wells had a game-high 14 ground ball recoveries.
SUNY DELHI HIGHLIGHTS:
John Rohan III had four goals and an assist.
Both Travis Briggs and Malik Talbert finished the day with three goals each.
Brandon McGrath dished an impressive four assists.
Travis Biggs had 13 ground ball recoveries
BETWEEN THE POSTS:
Matt Martin posted 12 saves for the Eagles in net, while his opponent Travis Anderson stopped 15 shots.
Husson begins a three-game road trip when they visit NVU-Lyndon on Saturday, March 30th with the game scheduled for a 1:00 PM start.