Courtesy of Emerson Sports Information
BOSTON, Mass. – The Thomas College (0-1) men's lacrosse team opened the 2017 season with a 10-3 non-conference loss to Emerson (1-0) on Wednesday night at Rotch Field.
Cameron Radenberg found the back of the net five times to lead the Lions while Paul Seguin recorded a team-best three assists. Fernando Gutierrez led Emerson as he scooped up nine ground balls.
Sophomore goalie Bailey Kennedy got the win for Emerson and allowed just two goals on 11 shot attempts with nine saves through 58:06 between the pipes while senior goalie Jordan Maue finished the final 1:54 for the Lions with one save.
Colby Blondin (Colchester, Vt. / Colchester) paced the Thomas offense with a team-best two goals, one assist and scooped up four ground balls while Kade Strout (Richmond, Maine / Richmond) netted a goal and caused two turnovers.
Connor Lamberton (Shohola, Pa. / Delaware Valley) recorded 17 saves through a full 60 minutes in net for the Terriers in the loss.
Emerson held the advantage over Thomas in ground balls (30-17), shots (39-26) and in the X (14-3). Both Emerson and Thomas recorded 17 successful clears, while the Lions were 0-for-5 in man up opportunities and the Terriers were 1-for-2.
A goal by Jack Markwordt at the 11:57 kicked off a string of four consecutive nets by Emerson, including a pair from Radenberg, to give the Lions the 4-0 lead.
Blondin found the back of the net with 1:17 left in the opening quarter to cut the Lions advantage down to three.
Within the second frame, Emerson registered two of the three goals scored with back-to-back goals from sophomore Jared Brush to put the Lions in front at 6-2.
The Lions bumped its lead up to five at 7-2 after Radenberg's third goal of the game snuck past Lamberton.
Emerson outscored Thomas, 4-1, within the final frame with two more nets from Radenberg to get the score to 10-2 before the Terriers notched their third and final goal from Strout with 36 ticks left on the clock.
The Terriers will be back in action on Thursday, March 16, as they travel to Dean College for a 3:30 p.m. contest.