Weston, Mass. - Despite a season-best five goals and an assist from freshman Jordan Garguilo (West Haven, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse fell short in its regular season final to Regis (Mass.), 17-14, on Wednesday evening in a GNAC road clash at Regis Stadium.
FINAL SCORE: Regis (Mass.) 17 | Albertus Magnus 14
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (2-12, 0-9) | Regis (Mass.) (4-11, 2-7)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Regis (Mass.) opened regulation scoring two goals to take the early lead until back-to-back goals from Garguilo and James May (Branford, Conn.) tied the game at 2-2 with 7:40 remaining. The Pride would close out the opening quarter with a 2-1 run to hold a one-goal lead, 5-4.
Over the next five minutes of play, Regis (Mass.) and Albertus traded goals until the Pride went on a 6-0 scoring run to extend their lead to seven, 12-5, at the half.
Albertus Magnus came out with vengeance to start the third scoring five unanswered goals, including a pair from Garguilo, to cut the lead to two, 12-10, with 3:53 left in the quarter.
Down by three, 13-10, Albertus Magnus rallied back to within one, 13-12, following a goal from May and Mykel Stinson(Bridgeport, Conn.), but the Pride sealed the home win following a 4-2 run to close out regulation.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- Albertus Magnus - Jack Kerner (L, 2-8): 17 Goals-Against | 13 Saves | 30 Shots
- Regis (Mass.) - Nick Penta (W, 2-8): 14 Goals-Against | 10 Saves | 24 Shots
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- May finished out the season scoring four goals for the Falcons while Brennan Moore (Meriden, Conn.) and Christopher Magnifico (Glastonbury, Conn.) collected two goals and two assists each.
- Senior Niko Ames (Sunderland, Mass.) led the Falcons with seven ground balls and two caused turnovers.
- Regis (Mass.) was led offensively by Michael Daras who posted seven goals and two assists for nine points.
- Zach Leighton collected a team-high three assists as well as added a goal for the hosts.
- Regis (Mass.) caused 11 of the Falcons' 20 turnovers.
- Albertus Magnus finished 17-for-25 in clears and was 16-of-33 in face-offs.
- The Pride held the advantage in ground balls (35-29), shots (51-37) and man-up goals (4-2).
- Regis (Mass.) also finished the game 18-of-22 in clears and was 17-of-33 in face-offs.