Eagles Fall to Lyons
Bangor, ME – Matt Sweeney (Norwood, MA) would add 5 points on 2 goals and 3 assists, and Mitch Heaps (Felton, PA) would net a hat-trick in the losing effort for Husson, as it was not enough to stop the Wheaton College from rolling on through Boucher Field, thanks to a stellar effort by Billy McNamara (Mansfield, MA) who netted 7 goals and added 2 dimes to finish the day with 9 points as the Lyons topped the Eagles, 20-8.
Wheaton jumped out to the early 4-0 lead in the first 6 minutes of the game, taking advantage of Chris Landers' (Manchester, MA) first two-thirds of his hat trick, and a man-up finish by Charlie Willauer (Duxbury, MA), who would add a trick of his own on the day. Husson battled back in the first quarter, seeing the offense working, and providing the Eagles with 4 goals by 4 different players to knot it up at 4 with 0:33 left in the quarter. The tie wouldn't stand for long, as Willauer picked up his second with just 0:16 to go in the first, a goal which would be answered by another Lyon shot that found the net from the stick of Ben Cederberg (Duxbury, MA) with just 7 seconds to go, giving Wheaton a 6-4 first quarter lead, Cederberg would also finish the game with 3 goals for Wheaton.
The Lyons out-scored Husson 5-1 in the second quarter, including adding a dagger just before the first half expired, and they took the lead into the intermission, up 11-5, an edge which they would never relinquish.
Wheaton out-shot the Eagles 41-33 and held the edge in ground balls 42-35, but Husson saw a marked improvement at the faceoff dot, winning 22-35 thanks to the hard work of first year draw specialist Derek Reny (Biddeford, ME) who himself won 19 draws.
Husson's next game will see them traveling to Portland's Fitzpatrick Stadium on Wednesday, March 23 for a neutral site challenge with Norwich University at 6:30 pm. Wheaton will return to action the same day when they take on Trinity in Connecticut at 4:00pm.