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April 2, 2012

Men’s Lacrosse Loses Battle of the Eagles

Poultney, VT – Green Mountain College locked wings with Daniel Webster College in a battle of two schools who share the same mascot; the eagle.  The visiting Eagles employed a methodical and disciplined attack and dismantled GMC by the score of 18-1.  The victory marks DWC's third win of the season against its five losses, while Green Mountain remains winless with a 0-4 record overall.

Attacker Justin Chiulli (Saugus, MA) opened the scoring at the 12:11 mark of the first quarter on a feed from Kurtis Fotheringham (Shrewsbury, MA) after just missing on his previous shot.  DWC would score four more unanswered goals before Green Mountain tallied its first score of the game with 6:49 left in the first.  GMC midfielder Chris Milholland (Freeport, ME) intercepted a clearing attempt by DWC and fired a shot past the Daniel Webster goalkeeper to make the score 5-1.

By halftime the visitors had scored five more times to take a comfortable 10-1 lead to the intermission.  Chiulli racked up five goals and an assist in the first half while teammates Bobby Loranger (Billerica, MA) and Fotheringham netted two goals and an assist each.

Daniel Webster continued to spread the offense in the second half scoring eight more times while holding Green Mountain off the scoreboard.  Middie Dan Knupfer (Corfu, NY) scored a natural hat trick to lead off play in the third quarter.  He was aided by Loranger who would notch another two goals while adding two more assists to his total for the day.

Chiulli ended the day with six goals and two assists while right behind him on the scoring sheet was Loranger with four goals and three helpers.  Fotheringham's two goals and two assists would help account for the majority of offense on the day for the visitors.

DWC goalkeeper Tommy Driscoll (South Boston, MA) was solid in net turning away six of the seven shots on goal by the home side to improve his record to 3-4.  GMC's Luke Carey (Brooklyn, NY) stopped four shots in the loss dropping his record to 0-4.

On Wednesday, April 4th, the Eagles will make up the team's postponed North Atlantic Conference road match against Castleton which was rescheduled from March 31st.  That game will get underway at 5:00 p.m.  The other Eagles will return home for a GNAC battle against Mount Ida also on Wednesday with the game getting underway at 4:00 p.m.

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