NEWTON, Mass. – Playing their third game in five days, Mount Ida College ended their week with a 10-6 non-conference victory over Dean College in men's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
Mount Ida was aggressive from the opening start, opening up a 3-1 lead after one period and holding a 9-3 advantage with three quarters gone.
Peter Hardy (Tyngsboro, Mass.) scored twice and had an assist, Marcus Donahue (Braintree, Mass.) and Kyle Ton (Norwich, Conn.) had two goals each and Wyatt Sullivan (Arlington, Mass.) and Jon Berry (Chichester, N.H.) added a goal and two assists apiece, while Cam Hayward made ten saves in goal.
Donahue scored the opening two goals for the Mustangs and then, after Dean had pulled back one through Anthony Trasacco (Cheshire, Conn.), the home team ripped off the next four scores, two to end the first quarter and two to start the second, to seize control of the contest.
Hardy, Da'zhon Johnston (Southhampton, Bermuda), Berry and Chad Coehlo (Salem, Mass.) all got on the scoresheet for the Mustangs, who outshot their opponents 27-14 in the opening half and eventually 54-36 in the game.
Trasacco would strike again to cut the Munt Ida lead to 8-3 late in the third quarter, but Hardy answered on a feed from Berry with 2:29 left in the period.
The Bulldogs got three of the four goals in the final quarter, including two strikes from sophomore Kyle Pucci (Wilmington, N.C.), who had a three-point day.
Sophomore Jake Anderson (Las Vegas, Nev.) had 15 saves for Dean who fall to 8-2 on the season.
Alex Zito (Andover, Conn.) won 7 faceoffs for Mount Ida, but was bested by Andrew Kydes (Stamford, Conn.) at the X, where he went 11-18.
Senior Alex Veloukas (Salem, Mass.) grabbed a team-high five ground balls for the Mustangs, who improve to 7-4 overall.
They will return to Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action on Tuesday evening when they host Norwich at 6:00 pm at Alumni Field.
The Bulldogs play at Western Connecticut State University on Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM.