NEC Men’s Lacrosse Cruises Past Visiting Johnson State College
HENNIKER, N.H. – New England College men’s lacrosse extended their winning streak to three games beating the visiting Johnson State College Badgers 20-2 Saturday afternoon.
With the win the Pilgrims even their overall record at 4-4 and remain undefeated in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play improving to 2-0. The loss drops Johnson to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the NAC.
New England College would explode with five goals in the opening five minutes of play and never look back out scoring Johnson 13-1 in the opening half. The Pilgrims built their first half lead with the help of Gillis who netted seven goals and Tim Reilly (Hanover, Mass.) who notched three first half goals.
The Pilgrims would continue their offensive dominance in the second half of play as Johnson’s Matt Dekens (Johnson, Vt.) would score in the opening minute but NEC would respond with seven unanswered goals en route to the 20-2 victory.
Gillis finished the game with seven goals and one assist, while Reilly netted the three first half goals and dished out two assists. NEC’s Pat Miles (Bampton, Ontario) scored a goal and had four assists, while Adam Shute (Calgary, Alberta) assisted three goals on the afternoon.
Johnson’s Denkens and Taner Cross (East Montpelier, Vt.) each scored a goal for the Badgers.
Several goalies saw time in net for the Pilgrims including Cody Kitson (Shelton, Conn.), Chris Galluzzo (New London, N.H.) and Keith Young (Hyde Park, Mass.). In net for Johnson was Zach Jerome (Waterford, Conn.) who finished with 13 saves.
NEC returns to action on Tuesday, April 2 when they travel to take on non-conference opponent Middlebury College. Johnson will battle in-state NAC foe Lyndon State on Thursday, April 4.
Goals by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Final
Johnson State College 0 1 1 0 2
New England College 8 5 2 5 20
Published March 30, 2013 3:30 p.m.