ALLENTOWN, Pa.—Rookie attackman and Belmont Hill graduate Tommy Wynn (Wellesley, Mass.) scored three goals to lead the Connecticut College men's lacrosse team to a 12-5 victory against Wheaton College (Mass.) in a non-conference game played at Muhlenberg College today.
It was the third straight win for the Camels, who improved their record to 3-1 with the triumph. The Lyons evened their mark at 2-2.
The Camels took a 2-1 lead after one quarter but pulled away from Wheaton with a lethal 5-0 run in the second quarter. Junior Ross Thompson (Mahopac, N.Y.) opened the quarter with a pair of unassisted markers. Sophomore Ben Parens (pictured, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) won a face-off and sprinted to the cage for a goal to make it a 5-1 game with 10:51 to go. Junior Alex Calabro (Newton, Mass.) assisted Maximilian King (Andover, Mass.) for the sixth goal before Wynn capped the scoring surge with 9:25 remaining, netting his second goal of the half to put the Camels in control with a 7-1 advantage.
Wheaton got one goal back with 1:40 remaining, but King assisted P.J. Kelleher (Walpole, Mass.) for a score with just nine second left in the half and the Camels carried and 8-2 advantage into the break.
The Lyons picked away at the Camels in the second half, scoring three of the first four goals. When freshman Josh Talanian (Arlington, Mass.) scored with 10:10 remaining in regulation, the Lyons' deficit was 9-5. '
But the Camels responded with a 3-0 run over 3:32 in the fourth quarter to close out the victory. Jordan Foster and John Cunningham scored goals 1:27 apart before Wynn completed his hat-trick with 6:01 remaining.
Thompson finished with two goals and an assist for the Camels. Cunningham chipped in with two scores while King and Kelleher contributed with one goal and one assist each.
Calabro had six ground balls and three caused turnovers to lead the defense. Parens posted an 80% win percentage at the X (16-for-20), collecting a game-high nine ground balls.
Bobby Bleistein (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) moved into fourth place on the Connecticut College all-time save leader list with his eight saves today. Bleistein passed Tom Reiling '87 and has now posted 611 saves in his prolific playing career.
Matt Morgan scored twice for Wheaton. Junior Devin Higgins (Nantucket, Mass.) had a goal and an assist in the loss. Senior Ryan Clair (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) made 10 saves in the cage.