By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11)
Four days after their initial game of the 2017 season was postponed due to Mother Nature, the Emerson College men’s lacrosse team picked-up its first win of the season, defeating Thomas College, 10-3, on Wednesday evening at Rotch Field in Boston, Massachusetts.
Cameron Radenberg highlighted the Lions’ opening night win, netting five goals on 13 shots, while dishing out an assist for six points. The sophomore attack concluded the contest with two ground balls and one caused turnover.
Emerson’s Jack Markwordt scored the team’s initial goal of the contest in the opening session, which jumpstarted a four-goal run. Thomas halted the spurt with a man-down tally from Colby Blondin, but the Lions would respond with a pair of second quarter goals to secure a 6-2 lead at the break.
Radenberg, who netted just two goals in the first half, would tack on three more – one in the third and two in the fourth, which helped the Lions push ahead for good.
Fernando Gutierrez also located the back of the net in the second half, depositing his lone strike of the contest with 6:39 remaining in the fourth. The goal was set-up by Paul Seguin, who concluded the contest with a trio of helpers.
Wednesday’s win provided first-year head coach Matt Colombini with his initial victory on the sidelines – this is his first-ever collegiate victory as a head coach.
Emerson returns to action next Wednesday, March 15th when they host Anna Maria College with face-off scheduled for 6:00 p.m.