Men's lacrosse drops second straight one-goal game

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- After battling back to take a 7-5 lead after three quarters, the Colby College men's lacrosse team had another tough final quarter in an 8-7 setback to University of New England on Tuesday night.

The Mules (0-2 overall) will play at Trinity College on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Colby could easily be 2-0 on the season. The Mules took an 8-7 lead into the fourth quarter against Hamilton College in a 9-8 loss. 

Colby had a spirited comeback after falling behind 4-1 after the opening quarter. Austin Sayre scored two straight goals to cut the margin to 4-3 in the second quarter. UNE's Collin Morrow tallied with 13 seconds to halftime for a 5-3 lead.

The Mules have scored seven goals in the third quarter of the opening two games. Colby scored four goals in a span of 7:18 to take the 7-5 lead after three quarters. Tucker Dietrick (pictured) scored two goals, Rocky Tonkel had his first collegiate goal, and Carlos Beason had the other score.

Colby hurts its own cause with two costly penalties in the fourth quarter. Dan Auger had man-up goals with 13:41 and 4:26 to tie the contest at 7-7. With the momentum, the Nor'easters (4-0 overall) got the game-winning goal from Andrew Curro with 3:39 to play.

Cillian Connor had Colby's lone goal in the opening quarter.

C.J. Layton had a solid game in goal for the Mules, stopping 11 UNE shots. David Pearson also played well with 10 saves for the Nor'easters.


Men's lacrosse drops game
April 15, 2017 Men's lacrosse drops game