Connecticut College 14, La Salle U. 10 Cress Leads Camels Past D. I Explorers with Four Goals & Five Assists

Connecticut College 14, La Salle U. 10 Cress Leads Camels Past D. I Explorers with Four Goals & Five Assists

WASHINGTON, Pa.--For only the third time in school history, the Connecticut College Camels defeated a Division I program.

The Camels (6-11, 3-1 MAW) defeated Division I La Salle (2-8, 1-5 MAW) 14-10 to stay in second place in the Division going into the last day of league play on Sunday where they will face Division III Monmouth and Division II Salem International. With the win the Camels have recorded the most wins since the 2010 season. 

Connecticut College's last Division I victory was back in 2014 when Robert Spencer and Nick DeLeo helped lead the Camels past the Gaels of Iona in the Northern Division Championship.  Prior to that win, their only victory against a D. 1 foe occurred in 2007.

The first quarter opened up with two quick goals from juniors Stephan Cress and Isaih Porter. Senior center Carlos Heros also saw the back of the net halfway through the first. The Explorers were able to find the goal twice in the first to keep the game close going into the second period at 3-2 camels. 

The Camels came out firing in the second quarter with goals from Senior Henry McMillan, Heros, and were bolstered by two more scores from Cress all within the first four minutes of the period to take a 7-2 lead. La Salle responded with a pair of goals to make it a three goal lead for Connecticut College going into half.

Heros drew a penalty for the Camels at the beginning of the third quarter to and Cress was able capitalize on the penalty shot with his fourth goal of the game. Heros recorded his hat trick soon after to make it a 9-5 game with five minutes left in the third. At the buzzer, Chase Lesniak scored off an assist by Henry McMillan to make it a 12-7 game heading to the fourth. 

Heros added two more goals in the fourth as the Camels cruised to a monumental victory over a scholarship program.

For the game Heros drew five exclusions while scoring six goals and Cress had a career day as he added a career high five assists to go with his career high four goals. McMillan had two steals to go with his two goals and Isiah Porter added two assists.