Northfield, Vt. - April 22, 2009 - For the second-straight game, the Springfield College men's lacrosse team poured in 10 goals in the first quarter en route to a 24-3 win at Norwich in a Pilgrim Lacrosse League contest on Wednesday afternoon.
Ryan Thibodeau scored three goals and had one assist, and Jake Beebe tallied two goals and three assists as the Pride cruised to the 21-goal victory at Howard Field.
The Pride (8-5, 6-0 Pilgrim League) led 10-1 after the first quarter and held a 19-1 halftime advantage before throttling back the offensive attack in the second half.
Jarrid Johnson (two goals, two assists), Kyle Gable (two goals, one assist), Joe Macchi (two goals), Pat Cavanaugh (two goals), Eric Basalov (two goals) and Jake Jones (two goals) were key to the Springfield offensive attack as well.
Norwich (3-8, 0-6 Pilgrim League) was paced by Kyle Marzeoti, who scored all three goals for the Cadets. Craig Van Yahres added one assist for NU. Springfield outshot Norwich 48-15. The Pride won 22-of-31 faceoffs in the game, including a 12-16 performance at the "X" from Chris Jez. On the defensive end, Mike Smith scooped up seven ground balls in the win. Tom Albano played 30 minutes between the pipes and posted four saves while allowing just one goal.
The Pride return to action for its last non-conference game of the regular season as it travels to take on cross-town rival, Western New England on Friday afternoon. Springfield and the 12th-ranked Golden Bears will face-off at 4:00 pm.