Franklin, Mass. - Anthony Trasacco pumped in a game-high five goals, including three during the impressive fourth quarter rally and host Dean College charged back for a thrilling 10-8 win over Husson University in non-league men's lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon at Grant Field.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Trasacco got Dean off and running at the start, scoring two goals in the game's first five minutes as the Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead.
It took the Eagles awhile to get their offense going but when they did, they surged past Dean by scoring five straight goals during a whirlwind stretch. First, Brooks Gay and Matt Verrill evened the score before the first period ended.
Then, Gay recorded a man-up strike and that was followed by Jaden Wells finding the back of the net to give the Eagles a 4-2 advantage. Finally, Husson saw Verrill go behind his back to find Zach Glazier to cap their five-goal outburst in a little more than six minutes.
Dean broke up the Eagles run when James Lovely connected with Marcus Richardson and then each team recorded man-up goals before the half ended with Glazier scoring for the Husson and Brody Fredericks finding Colin Hinrichs to make the score, 6-4 at the half.
After a slow scoring third quarter where Gunner McAllister scored for the Eagles and Hinrichs tallying for the Bulldogs, things swung in Dean's favor in the final frame.
Hinrichs notched his second straight to begin the fourth quarter and that was followed by Trasacco evening the score at 7-7 a little more than a minute later.
The Dean offense continued its onslaught, as Joe White assisted on Hinrichs' fourth strike of the afternoon and then Trasacco registered a pair of unassisted scores three minutes apart to make the score, 10-7.
Husson did get one final goal in the waning seconds as Glazier scored again but the game was well in hand for the Bulldogs.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Trasacco had an assist to go along with his aforementioned five goals, while Hinrichs finished with his third game this season with four goals. Fredericks, meanwhile, had his third game with three assists and Madison Olsen ended with 14 stops in net.
Glazier finshed the game with three goals, while Gay added two and Wells, McAllister, Verrill each had one. Brandon Bosse, Blane Miller and Verrill each had one helper. Chad Merrill recorded a game-high four turnovers. Matt Martin registered 11 saves in the net for the Eagles on the afternoon.
Husson will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Colby for a non-conference match. Faceoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.