NASHUA, N.H. – Husson ventured down to N.H. Monday afternoon for a regional matchup against Rivier on Raider Field. Despite a second half rally, outscoring the Raiders 10-7 in the final two quarters, their efforts weren't enough to catch up with the Rivier Raiders (2-1) as the Husson men's lacrosse (0-2) fell 10-21.
Rivier converted on four of its first eight shots on goal in the opening five minutes. By the third quarter, Husson began to get back on track, outscoring the hosts 5-4 in the third quarter and 5-3 in the fourth. Jacob Boothby picked up two in the third for the Eagles, while Eric Guinasso countered with two more in the same frame for the Raiders.
Boothby was a key contributor for the Eagles netting three goals while also pitching in one assist. Teammates, Mitch Spurr and Zach Glazier, posted two goals apiece while Blaine Miller tallied a goal with a helpful three assists. Glazier also added a team-best seven ground balls while Owen Richmond snagged five ground balls and captured 11 faceoff wins throughout the game. In the final quarter, Adam Littlefield set up both Glazier and Brooks Gay for goals, grabbing two assists.
Joe Kelland led the Raiders with a game-high eight points, posting a pair of goals and racking up six assists, while Guinasso notched a game-best five goals with one helper. William Ryan registered four goals – all in the first quarter – to go with one assist. Meanwhile, both Casey Park and Sean Brady chipped in two goals apiece for the Raiders, with Park adding a game-high eight groundballs
Raider's Jake Marchant picked up the win in goal making eight stops over the first 53 minutes, before yielding to Matt Cloutman to finish off the game in net. As for the Eagles, Nick Zavorotny successfully displayed nine saves on the night.
Overall on the night, Rivier controlled ground balls (60-39), but Husson nearly matched their opponent in clears (10-12) and finished with 25 total shots with 18 on frame.
Husson men's lacrosse will be opening up their home slate on Wednesday, March 8th against Wheelock at 1:00 p.m.