WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The No. 20 Connecticut College men's lacrosse team was dealt its first loss of the season in an 11-9 setback against Williams at Farley-Lamb Field on Saturday afternoon.
Connecticut College (4-1, NESCAC 2-1) never trailed in the opening half and built up a 5-2 advantage in the second quarter when sophomore Maxx Trotsky (Marblehead, Mass.) tallied an unassisted marker with 11:35 to play. It was also his second goal of the game and 11th of the young season.
Williams (2-2, NESCAC 2-1), however, hung around and most notably rattled off four straight goals between the end of the third quarter and beginning of the fourth to establish control. John Hincks netted the go-ahead goal with 2:40 remaining in the third quarter before setting up Jared Strauss for a man-up goal at the 9:54 mark of the fourth to give the Ephs an 11-7 cushion to work with. Junior Jordan Foster (Las Vegas, Nev.) found the back of the net twice to pull the Camels within two, but the deficit would be too much for the visitors to overcome.
The Ephs, who were outshot by a 49-30 margin, got a 12-save effort from George Peele between the pipes. James McFarland and Strauss each netted hat tricks.
Foster led the Connecticut College offense by finding the back of the net four times. Sophomore Anthony Drouin (Oakville, Ontario) picked up three ground balls and caused two turnovers, while senior Ben Parens (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) won 14 of the 24 faceoffs. Junior goalie Jameson Hill (Wilton, Conn.) turned away eight shots.
Connecticut College has a quick turnaround and will return home to face Johnson & Wales on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.