Men's Lacrosse Surges Past Alfred State In Consolation Game, 12-5

Men's Lacrosse Surges Past Alfred State In Consolation Game, 12-5

THE BASICS
Final Score: Dean College 12, Alfred State 5
Records: Dean College (8-4), Alfred State (5-7)
Location: Grant Field, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM

THE LEAD:
Dean College broke open a relatively close game with a dominant third quarter and the host Bulldogs took the consolation game of the 2018 Hampton Inn Bulldog Classic with a 12-5 win over Alfred State on a frigid Sunday morning.

Colin Hinrichs (Greenwich, Conn.), who was named to the all-tournament team, had a monster effort, totaling a season-high five goals and two assists, while Brody Fredericks (Weare, N.H.) racked up three goals and three assists for Dean.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
After a relatively quiet first quarter where the game was tied at 1-1 when it ended, the Bulldogs took a 5-2 halftime lead after Fredericks netted a pair of goals and Dean got goals from Juniel Jordan (Newton, Mass.) and Anthony Trasacco (Cheshire, Conn.).

The Bulldogs opened the second half with consecutive tallies from Hinrichs and another from Trasacco. Joe Johnson broke up the Dean scoring spree but Trasacco teamed up with James Lovely (Hopedale, Mass.) for his second strike of the quarter, pushing the Bulldogs ahead, 9-3.

Hinrichs and Fredericks each scored again to begin the fourth, stretching their lead to 11-3 before settling for the 12-5 final.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
In addition to Fredericks' and Hinrichs' big showings, the Bulldogs got a strong performance from Madison Olsen (Norton, Mass.) in goal where he totaled 16 saves and an excellent all around effort from Lovely, who had two assists, five ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers.

Meanwhile, Trasacco finished with his three goals or more for the fifth straight game.

Dominic Arresta led the Pioneers with three goals, while Matt Cobb, who was named to the all-tournament team, finished with three ground balls for Alfred State.

Along with Cobb and Hinrichs, SUNY-Delhi's Stephen Harten and SUNY-Canton's Kody Kocsis (MVP) were also named to the all-tournament team.

UP NEXT:
The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Becker for a 4:00 p.m. faceoff with the Hawks.