Men's Lacrosse Bows of NAC Playoffs With 9-6 Loss at Husson

Men's Lacrosse Bows of NAC Playoffs With 9-6 Loss at Husson

BANGOR, Maine --- Thomas College led host Husson University, 4-3, at halftime of its North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinal Saturday at Boucher Field, but the Eagles scored four goals in the first four minutes of the second half en route to a 9-6 Husson victory.

Sophomore Colby Blondin (Colchester, Vt. / Colchester) scored two goals and senior Parker Chute (Brentwood, N.H. / Exeter) added a goal and two assists for the Terriers, who close out the season at 3-9 overall.

Brandon Corbo scored three goals and assisted on five others while taking 25 shots for Husson (6-9), which advances to face Castleton in a NAC semifinal on Wednesday, May 4.

Corbo scored the game's first goal at the 4:36 mark of the first quarter off an assist from Trent Sell. Blondin countered with an unassisted man-up goal just 43 seconds later.

Thomas took a two-goal lead early in the second quarter as Chute scored off an assist from Gershom Renee (sr., Hartford, Conn. / Classical Magnet) at the 12:30 mark, then assisted on a Bryan Ferris (sr., Whitman, Mass. / Whitman-Hanson Regional) tally 2:26 later.

Brandon Bosse drew the Eagles within a goal with a man-up goal at the 8:38 mark off an assist from Corbo. Terrier long-stick middie Sheldon Jones (sr., Lewiston, Maine / Lewiston) restored the two-goal advantage with an unassisted goal 52 seconds later.

Marc Roy scored with 5:07 to play in the first half to send the teams to halftime with Thomas holding a one-goal advantage.

The Eagles turned the game around out of the break with four goals in the first 3:47 of the third quarter. Brandon Bosse scored off a feed from Corbo just 30 seconds in, then Corbo added an unassisted tally 37 seconds later. Brooks Gay scored a pair of goals to extend the Husson lead to 7-4 with 11:13 remaining in the third quarter.

Terrier attacker Zac Crimmin (sr., Westbrook, Maine / Westbrook) cut the deficit to two at 7-5 with a man-up goal with 7:12 left in the third.

That score held until the the 6:13 mark of the fourth quarter, when Corbo found the back of the net for the fifth time in the game. He assisted on a man-up goal by Sell 90 seconds later to push the lead to 9-5.

Blondin scored his second goal of the game with 13 seconds left on the clock. Ferris was credited with the assist on the goal.

The Eagles dominated the Terriers in terms of shots (60-21) and ground balls (82-32) and held an 18-1 advantage in face-offs.

Thomas goalie Connor Lamberton (so., Shohola, Pa. / Delaware Valley) made 27 saves and scooped up six ground balls.

Blondin picked up five ground balls, while Jones and Alex Lawson had four each. Renee caused a team-high three turnovers.

Nick Iannetti scooped up a game-high 12 ground balls, while Chad Merrill had eight ground balls and caused five turnovers. Corbo, Sell and Ben Morris were credited with seven ground balls each.

Matt Martin made six saves and picked up five ground balls in goal for Husson.