March 8, 2014

Men’s Lacrosse Posts 13-5 Win Over Thomas

Head coach Nick Coppola picked up the first win in the history of the men's lacrosse program, posting a 13-5 victory over Thomas in a non-conference contest at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex on Saturday afternoon.

Johnson & Wales sophomore Chris Macchi (Hastings-On-Hudson, N.Y.) led the way with four goals and an assist while junior Damian Bandereck (Topsfield, Mass.) also had a hat-trick in the win for the Wildcats.

Thomas freshman Caleb Runci (Westminster, Md.) scored two goals and added an assist while freshman Derek Driscoll (Portland, Maine) had a goal and an assist in the setback for the Terriers.

Johnson & Wales had the 2-1 lead after the first period after Macchi scored less than three minutes into the game and sophomore Tyler Thompson (West Chester, Pa.) closed out the period with a goal with just :01 on the clock.  The two teams traded goals in the second period with JWU taking the 3-2 lead into halftime after a goal by freshman TJ Consiglio (New Fairfield, Conn.) with five seconds remaining in the half.

The Wildcats exploded offensively to start the third period and used six straight goals, including two from Macchi to take the commanding 9-2 lead.  Bandereck's goal at the 12:39 mark of the period would later prove to be the game-winner as the Wildcats cruised to the 13-5 victory.

Junior Jack Pettine (Foxboro, Mass.) made 14 saves in the victory for JWU while freshman Carlos Cardona (Zephyrhills, Fla.) had 11 stops in the loss for Thomas.

With the win Johnson & Wales is now 1-2 on the season while Thomas falls to 0-2.  The Wildcats will return to action on Wednesday, March 12th when they host Wentworth in a non-conference contest at 7:00 p.m.

Scoreboard

Apr 23, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
3 Johnson & Wales (RI)
13 at Emmanuel (Mass.)
Apr 19, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
17 Johnson & Wales (RI)
6 at Daniel Webster
Apr 16, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
12 Albertus Magnus
13 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Apr 12, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
10 Saint Joseph's (Me.)
2 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Apr 09, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
11 Johnson & Wales (RI)
12 at Anna Maria
Apr 07, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
18 Lasell
5 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Apr 05, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
9 Johnson & Wales (RI)
14 at Regis (Mass.)
Apr 01, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
11 Emmanuel (Mass.)
4 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 29, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
4 Johnson & Wales (RI)
8 vs Norwich
Mar 26, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
10 Johnson & Wales (RI)
11 at Rivier
Mar 22, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
13 Becker
7 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 18, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final - OT
7 Emerson
8 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 15, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
7 Johnson & Wales (RI)
13 at Mount Ida
Mar 12, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
16 Wentworth
5 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 08, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
5 Thomas
13 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 05, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
19 Salve Regina
4 Johnson & Wales (RI)
Mar 01, 2014 | Men's Lacrosse Final
12 Mass.-Boston
3 Johnson & Wales (RI)