Stars Power Men's Lacrosse Past Mariners, 19-4

Stars Power Men's Lacrosse Past Mariners, 19-4

THE BASICS
Score:
Dean College 19, Maine Maritime Academy 4
Records: Dean College (4-3), Maine Maritime Academy (0-5)
Location: Grant Field, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM

THE LEAD:
Host Dean College scored the game's first 11 goals and they never looked back, snapping a three-game losing streak with a convincing 19-4 win over Maine Maritime Academy in non-league men's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon.

The Bulldogs were paced by monster efforts from seniors Brody Fredericks (Weare, N.H.), Anthony Trasacco (Cheshire, Conn.) and freshman Louis Piccolo (Foxboro, Mass.).

Fredericks, who is closing in on 100 career goals and 100 career assists, finished with three goals and five assists, while Trasacco, who has already eclipsed the 100 career goal plateau, had his second game this season with five goals. Piccolo, meanwhile, already has 20 goals through the first seven games of his career after his five goal performance this afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
That trio combined to score all ten of the Bulldogs' first quarter goals, giving Dean a commanding early advantage. The lead went to 11-0 after Nate Burcroff (Lakeville, Conn.) scored to begin the second stanza but the Mariners finally got on the board when Zeke Tocci recorded an unassisted marker a little less than five minutes into the quarter.

Dean pushed their bulge to 13-1 at halftime after scores from Zach D'Angelo (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Joshua Harrison (Townsend, Mass.).

After Tyler Minor (Warwick, R.I.) and Jayden Wilson traded goals to begin the second half, Dean scored the final five goals of the period as Trasacco scored twice, Piccolo, Harrison and Christian Billingsley (Saugus, Mass.) all contributed tallies.

The Mariners did get the only two fourth quarter scores when James Laser and Tocci registered man-up goals.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Both teams committed 25 turnovers and the Mariners actually outshot the Bulldogs, 41-29, in large part due to their 18-1 edge in the fourth quarter when the game was no longer in doubt. Dean netminder Alex Govoni (Lakeville, Mass.) ended with 15 saves in three quarters, while Andrew McKenna (North Palm Beach, Fla.) made eight stops in his one quarter of action.

UP NEXT:
Dean is back in action on Saturday when they travel to Becker for a 1:00 PM start with the Hawks.