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March 23, 2013

MEN'S LACROSSE NOTCHES 12-5 GNAC WIN OVER BECKER

Saturday, March 23, 2013 (Newton, Massachusetts) - The Mount Ida College men's lacrosse team captured their second Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) victory of the season over visiting Becker College winning 12-5 Saturday on Alumni Field behind a six goals performance from freshman attacker Phil Pichel (Hopkinton, MA/Hopkinton).  The Mustangs improve to 3-5 for the year with a perfect league standing sitting at 2-0.  The Hawks drop their first conference bid of the season slumping to an even 1-1 with a 2-5 2013 slate.

Although the scoreboard was very close with the hosts holding a slight edge (3-2) over the visitors, Mount Ida notched nine goals in the second half holding the Hawks just three goals throughout the second stanza to capture the 12-5 win. 

Along with an impressive offensive run from Pichel, sophomore attacker Michael Trocchi (Danvers, MA/Danvers) added a game high five assists along with two tallies to aid in the victory.  Senior midfielder's Nick Yacuzzi (Worcester, MA/St. John's-Shrewsbury) and Jake Davis (Chester, NH/Pinkerton Academy) added two scores while sophomore's Chaz Strom (North Grafton, MA/Blackstone Valley) and Zach Rosen (East Greenwich, RI/St. Andrew's School) combined for three assists.  Between the pipes for the hosts was junior Craig Bray (New Canaan, CT/Vermont Academy) seeing all 60 minutes with 13 saves.

The Hawks saw two goals each from senior attacker Jeff Petersen (Syracuse, NY/Henninger) and junior midfielder John DeAngelis (Swampscott, MA/Swampscott).  Senior goaltender Michael Munoz (Avon, CT/Avon) stopped 12 Mustang shots for the contest respectively. 

Mount Ida men's lax will travel to non-conference Kean University this coming Saturday starting at 2:00 p.m.