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Connecticut College 25 MIT 12 Kelleher Sets Single Game Record with 13 Points to Lead Camels in Offensive Uprising

Connecticut College 25 MIT 12 Kelleher Sets Single Game Record with 13 Points to Lead Camels in Offensive Uprising

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Sophomore attackman PJ Kelleher (Walpole, Mass.) exploded with eight goals and five assists to set a single game scoring record with 13 points as Connecticut College used a 14-0 run between the second and third quarters to run away from MIT in a 25-12 victory her in the Whaling City.

Kelleher eclipsed the 12 point output of Parker Sides '98 and Matt Shea '93. He also put his named in the Connecticut College annals with Steve Dachille '10 and Sides, who he now shares the single game record with, having all scored eight goals in a single contest. 

Junior Tucker Mscisz (Topsfield, Mass.) chipped in with three goals for the Camels. Senior Alex Calabro (Newton, Mass.) and Maxx Trotsky (Marblehead, Mass.) both sandwiched a pair of goals around an assist. Jordan Foster (Las Vegas, Nev.) contributed with two scores. Junior Jackson Kleintz (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Sean Smith (Pasadena, Calif.) both registered a goal and two assists in the offensive uprising.

 Senior All-American Ben Parens (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) won 21-of-26 battles at the X to go with a goal and a game-high 15 ground balls for the winning side. Sophomore Jameson Hill (Wilton, Conn.) made six saves to earn the victory in the cage.

MIT senior attackman Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) scored three goals and assisted on two others to lead the Engineers on offense with five points. Juniors Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) and Mitch Turley (Westfield, Ind.) netted three goals each in the setback. Rookie face-off midfielder Dylan Marlborough (Cutchogue, N.Y.) was 13-for-29 at the X with eight ground balls. Victor Fink (Haverford, Pa.) made two saves in the start for the visitors. Alexander Lynch (Roswell, Ga.) collected five saves in relief duty. 

Kelleher scored three goals in the early stages of the contest to vault the Camels out to a 6-3 lead after one quarter. But in the second, the Engineers stormed back with a 4-1 run of their own to pull even with the hosts. Turley rifled home a submarine style underhand shot from the left side of the box for the equalizer with 8:59 remaining.

But the Camels took over after that. Kelleher made a nice feed to Kleintz for a goal that put the Camels on top for good with 8:34 remaining. Later on with 4:45 to play, Calabro collected a ground ball and flicked on in to make it an 11-7 game. Mscisz followed with a man-up goal before Jack Rutter (Madison, N.J.) put in his first collegiate goal from the middle of the box with 2:49 remaining. Kelleher would close out the first half scoring with two more goals in a 16 second span. He went air born for his goal at the 2:18 mark and was the beneficiary on a nice feed from Kleintz with 2:02 to go that catapulted the Camels out to a 15-7 advantage at the break.

The Camels scored the first six goals in the third quarter and continued to pull away for the 25-12 victory. 

The Camels will visit Roger Williams University for a 6:30 p.m. game Friday. MIT visits the University of New England Sunday for a 1:00 p.m. game.