Winning home opener over Nichols CollegePosted: March 4, 2012
By Will Henry
March 3, 2012 Lasell College Men’s Lacrosse team took to the field next to The Rockwell and Forest dormitory buildings. That field is known to the Lasell student population as Grieller Field and the Men’s lacrosse team was determined to walk off of it as the victors of their match against Nichols College. For this wasn’t just any plain, old Lacrosse game, this was the home opener game for their sport and they knew that a victory over the rival team would start the season on a positive note and set a very positive tone for the rest of the season, even though this team they were facing was not a rival team from their Conference, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.
Lasell entered this game and season with great promise and showed how tough of a team they were through tough resilience and a fighting spirit by winning the game to a score of 10 to 7. Three of the Lasell lacrosse players, Jake LaMorte, Dylan Gray and Ladson Shaello-Johnson, all recorded two goals apiece through the four fifteen minute halves that made up the time period of the game.
Lasell definitely faced uncertainty in the goalie position entering the game that weekend because Don Berube, who was given the opening day starter job in the net, is new to Lacrosse Coach Tim Dunton system seeing that this is his first year with the team. Berube performed well in the first half of the game by allowing only one shot get past him and into the net. During the second half however, things almost turned ugly for Lasell. Nichols was somehow able to score five more goals during the final eight minutes where the Lasell defenders began playing lock down style defense that they showed in the first half of the game and allowed only one goal from that minute on.
With the first game underway, and an exciting one at best,The Lasell Men’s lacrosse team looks forward to the rest of their season, planning to play and progress the same way they did Saturday afternoon.
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