Husson ousts Lyndon from playoffs
BANGOR, Maine - The Husson University men's lacrosse team defeated visiting Lyndon by a score of 14-1 in a North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal match-up at Boucher Field. With the loss, the Hornets were eliminated from the conference playoffs.
The team's playoff victory gave Husson their 11th win of the season, the highest total of the program's career. That mark came on the same day as a pair of historic personal milestones for two of the Eagle attackman. Ben Landry recorded a hat-trick, and with his final goal, netted his 200th career score in a Husson uniform.
Landry also added two assists for a five point day, surpassing 250 career points in the process. Mitch Heaps turned in a seven point outing, assisting on three, and scoring four goals en route to his 100th thus far in his career.
Nick Brown added a five-point day with a goal and four helpers. Dillon Shaw won 15 of the 18 draws he took, helping the Eagles to a 16-3 advantage in the category, while picking up a game-high nine ground balls. As a team, Husson won the battle on the ground, doubling up the Hornets 52-26 in that column of the scoresheet.
The Eagles held an advantage in nearly every category, out-shooting Lyndon 49-11 in the game, while converting on 4-9 extra man opportunities and holding their opponents scoreless in seven tries. Husson was 16-17 on clears for 94%, and allowed the Hornets to successfully clear the zone just 13 times in 25 opportunities (52%).
The lone score of the day for Lyndon came out of the crosse of Luke Norman-Lacroix (Barre, Vt.) in the third period, on of his three shots in the game. Tim Patten (Springfield, N.H.) led the team with five ground balls, while defenseman Brad Collins (Richmond, Vt.) scooped up three to go along with a team-leading three caused turnovers.
Matt Reynolds (New Fairfield, Conn.) stopped 13 shots despite earning the loss.