Men’s lacrosse slips by Lasell College in season opener

Megan Julian, Herald Contributor

As family and friends approached Bayside Field Wednesday afternoon, one could feel the confidence and excitement building in anticipation for the men’s lacrosse team’s season opener vs. Lasell College.

Fans gathered in hopes of an exciting game and that’s exactly what they got.

The Roger Williams University Hawks and Lasell College Lasers battled it out in a competitive and aggressive game with the Hawks prevailing 10-8.

RWU was led by a pair of freshmen with three goals each in Tim Mullane and Jared Grier. Junior Chris Bova scored two goals also, with sophomores Jude Marzec and Scott Trudel both adding one.

In the first quarter, the Hawks came out hot with a great assist by Bova to Marzec, scoring just 2:15 into the game.

Shortly after, the Hawks added two more goals in the first quarter coming off Marcez assists and shot by Grier. The fans began to go ecstatic with the lead quickly growing. The first quarter ended with a goal by the Lasers with 1:47 left. The Hawks led 3-1 after one quarter of play.

In the second quarter, the Hawks continued to battle it out the with the Lasers gaining the first goal, but the Hawks answering back with a goal by Trudel to make the score 4-2 with the Hawks still in the lead. The Lasers gained some momentum and scored two straight goals tying up the game at 4. With 1:12 left in the quarter, Mullane scored a goal making the score 5-4. The Lasers reacted quickly with little time left and acquired another goal leaving both teams deadlocked at 5.

The third quarter included a lot of scoring for both teams. The Lasers started off the quarter with a goal to take their first lead of the game, but the Hawks answered back with three straight to take a 8-6 lead with Bova, Mullane and Grier being the scorers. Lasell answered with 4:01 left in the third to bring the deficit down to one, but goals by Bova and Mullane increased RWU’s cushion again to 10-7.

As the fourth quarter began and both teams hustled as much as they could with the score tight, the Lasers got one more goal, but was not enough to keep up with the Hawks.

The final score of the game was 10-8 with the Hawks coming out on top.

The Hawks will take on Trinity College at home on Saturday, March 3 at 1 p.m.