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Connecticut College 15, Wheaton College 6 Hegarty, Bertolini & Sawyer Lead Camels in Offensive Uprising.

Connecticut College 15, Wheaton College 6 Hegarty, Bertolini & Sawyer Lead Camels in Offensive Uprising.

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Tyler Hegarty (Setauket, N.Y.) and Derek Betolini (Madison, Conn.) scored three goals each to lead the Connecticut College men's lacrosse team to a 15-6 victory against Wheaton College Tuesday. 

Junior All-American Chad Sawyer (Northfield, Ill.) had a goal and four assists for the winning side, while classmate Briggs Barton (Rye, N.Y.) registered two goals and one assist.

Connecticut College improves its record to 3-1 with its second consecutive win, while the Lyons slip to 2-3 with the setback. 

JR Hartgers (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) finished with a goal and three assists for the winning side. Thomas Woessner (Old Lyme, Conn.) contributed with a pair of goals for the Camels.

Kevin Dachille (Garden City, N.Y.) tallied a goal and an assist while Penn Sednaoui (Bedford, N.Y.) contributed with two assists. 

John Hazard (South Setauket, N.Y.) won 10-of-14 face-offs, finishing with five ground balls for the Camels.

Sophomore All-American goalie Bobby Bleistein (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) made five saves in three periods of action for the hosts. Andrew Fritschi (Copiague, N.Y.) and Connor Wolfe (Scarsdale, N.Y.) closed out the victory by sharing the net-minding duties in the fourth quarter. 

Wheaton College freshman midfielder Ryan Gjerset (Austin, Texas) had a hat-trick to lead the visitors with three goals scored. Barrett Jenness (Edmonds, Wash.) and Colby Shields (Yarmouth, Maine) both contributed with a goal and an assist in the setback for the Lyons.

Sophomore Liam Williams (East Lyme, Conn.) won 10-of-19 battles at the X and had three ground balls in his return to New London County. 

Senior Harrison Bramhall (Barrington, R.I.) made seven saves in the first half, while sophomore Ryan Clair (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) contributed with 10 stops in second half relief duty for the visitors.

The Camels stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the opening quarter. Hegarty accounted for the first two scoring strikes. Then with 8:48 remaining in the quarter, the Camels scored their first goal in an unsettled situation. S 

Sednaoui sprinted down field and dropped a pass to Jack Griffin (Seaford, N.Y.), who rifled one home for the hosts.

Wheaton finally got on the board with 3:51 remaining when Brian Teague (Cross River, N.Y.) assisted Jenness for a goal on a shot that came from the left side of the box. 

But the Camels erupted with three more goals in a 1:10 span late in the quarter to open things up in front of their home crowd.

Barton and Sawyer provide scores before Dachille closed out the quarter with an unassisted marker at the 1:52 mark to vault the Camels out to a 6-1 lead after one. 

The second quarter was the most competitive stretch of play for the game as the Camels held a slim 9-to-8 advantage in shots. Bramhall and Bleistein made four saves each.

Woessner pushed the Camel lead to 7-1 when he finished on a sawyer feed with 8:05 remaining. But the Lyons carried some momentum into the locker room when they successfully executed on an extra man opportunity with 1:05 to play in the half. 

Gjerset scored on a pass from Jenness and the Camels carried a 7-2 advantage into the break.

But the Camels mounted an 8-0 in the second half to put the game out of reach. Woessner scored 14 seconds into the third quarter with Hartgers providing the assist on a man-up situation.


Bertolini scored the next three goals and the Camels continued to pull away for the 15-6 victory.


Connecticut College held a 44-to-26 advantage in shots and enjoyed a 40-to-21 edge in ground balls.