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Falcons Take Third Straight, 10-5 over Saint Anselm

Matt Boilard
Matt Boilard

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Bentley men's lacrosse team won its third straight game Tuesday night, beating Saint Anselm 10-5 in a Northeast-10 matchup. Senior Matt Boilard (Wilbraham, Mass./Minnechaug) led the offense with three goals and one assist.

Bentley led from nearly start to finish, improving its record to 3-3 after a 0-3 start, and to 3-1 in the NE-10. The loss sends Saint Anselm to 0-7 overall and 0-4 in conference play.

Senior Dante Mancini (Syosset, N.Y./Syosset) scored the first goal of the game 4:53 in, and Boilard scored his first of the game with 2:28 left in the first quarter for the only two goals of the quarter.

Bentley led 4-0 more than halfway into the second quarter before the Hawks got on the board, courtesy of freshman Jake Mallinson. Sophomore Dan Keefer (Wayland, Mass./Wayland) scored with 3:03 left before halftime to give the Falcons a 5-1 advantage at the break.

Bentley padded its lead in the third quarter with goals from Boilard, senior Mike MacDonald (East Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth) and junior Richard Travers (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) to lead 8-2 at the end of three.

Boilard scored a man-up goal in the fourth and junior Brendan Grant (Walpole, Mass./Xaverian Brothers) added one to go along with his three assists.

Bentley won the ground ball battle 37-27, and freshman defenseman Tim Cobb (Hingham, Mass./Thayer Academy) had a big game with four caused turnovers.

The Falcons will go for four straight Sunday afternoon at Dowling in their final non-conference tilt of the year.

Box Score

At Waltham, Mass.

Saint Anselm (0-7, 0-4)                  0   1   1   3   --    5

Bentley (3-3, 3-1 NE-10)                2   3   3   2   --   10

Goals: B, Matt Boilard 3, Brendan Grant 1, Richard Travers 1, Dan Keefer 1, Dante Mancini 1, James Gilloran 1, Mike MacDonald 1, Brian Galvin 1; S, Tim Glynn 2, Daniel Sullivan 1, Griffin Sandler 1, Jake Mallinson 1

Assists: B, Grant 3, Boilard 1, Steve Murray 1, Travers 1; S, William Kussin 1, Kyle Murphy 1

Shots: B, 40; S, 34

Saves: B, Mike O'Neil 12; S, Dan Flynn 11

Ground Balls: B, 37; S, 27

Face-offs: B, 12-19; S, 7-19

Extra-man Opps: B, 1-5; S, 0-5