AMHERST, Mass. – Ronan Jacoby scored a game-high six goals but the sixth-ranked Wesleyan men's lacrosse team fell short against No. 2 Amherst in NESCAC and Little Three action Wednesday night, 14-9.
Colin Uyeki totaled six points (2g, 4a) as well, but the Cardinals dropped to 7-2 overall and 3-2 in the NESCAC. The Mammoths were led by Evan Wolf's four goals and two assists as they improved to 10-0 and 5-0.
FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS:
- Amherst came out hot to start the game and jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first 3:05.
- Jacoby scored Wesleyan's first goal at the 9:18 mark, but the Mammoths responded with a 2-0 run to led 5-1 after the first quarter.
- Jacoby and Uyeki led the Cardinals in the second. Just 15 seconds into the quarter, Uyeki dished it off to Jacoby for a man-up score.
- Amherst regained a four-goal lead minutes later, but another Uyeki-Jacoby connection followed by an unassisted score from Uyeki cut the deficit to 6-4 with 8:48 on the clock.
- However, 41 seconds later, Jack Norton found the back of the net for the Mammoths. Neither team would score the rest of the half as the home team led 7-4 at the break.
- The game went back-and-forth often in the third quarter. Jacoby scored the first goal of the second half at the 11:56 mark.
- Following an Amherst goal with 9:55 left, Jacoby scored again just 18 seconds later.
- Amherst extended the lead to three at the 7:53 mark and went up 10-6 just 42 seconds later.
- Uyeki cut the deficit to three with just over six minutes to play in the third, but Amherst's Grant Chryssicas put the home team back up by four entering the fourth quarter.
- Jacoby, once again, scored the first goal of the quarter just under two minutes in, but the Mammoths outscored Wesleyan 3-1 down the stretch en route to the victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Wesleyan also received a goal and assist from Scott Irwin, while Uyeki led the team with six ground balls and Colin Malarchuk caused a team-high four turnovers. Ben Shapiro was 6-11 on faceoffs and Otto Bohan recorded nine saves in net.
- Thirteen players contributed to Amherst's 14 scores with seven Mammoths tallying a goal. Jon Coffey scored three times and assisted on another, while Reid Shilling led the team with six ground balls and James Crovatto led all players with six caused turnovers. Chad Simons made 13 stops between the posts and Dylan Finazzo was 5-10 on faceoffs.
- The Cardinals are back in action on Saturday, April 6 and will host No. 4 Tufts on Jackson Field. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.