Men’s lacrosse stages comeback to beat Colby, 9-8
|Les Wade ’09 had a goal and assisted on two straight goals to tie the game.|
WATERVILLE, Maine — The Bates College men’s lacrosse team scored five goals in the fourth quarter and kept Colby College off the scoreboard for the entire second half in a 9-8 victory in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Friday at Harold Alfond Stadium.
Bates ends the season at 4-9 overall and 2-7 in the NESCAC, while Colby falls to 8-6 overall and 4-5 in league play. The Mules were 7-0 at home coming into the game and were looking to possibly host a NESCAC quarterfinal game Sunday with a victory.
After falling behind 3-2 after one quarter, Colby scored six goals in the 15 minutes of the second quarter to take an 8-4 lead into halftime. The game then slowed down in the third quarter and neither team could manage a goal.
Bates senior Tyler Moore (North Andover, Mass.) tallied 32 seconds into the fourth quarter to get the Bobcats’ offense going. Senior Les Wade (Randolph, N.J.) scored with 12:36 left to make it an 8-6 Colby lead. Moore scored again with 7:45 to play and then sophomore Evan Bagley (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) tied the game at 8-8 with 4:25 to play. Wade had assists on both goals.
First-year Phil Campanella (West Hartford, Conn.) netted the game-winning goal with just 57 seconds remaining off a pass from Bagley.
Moore finished with three goals, Bagley scored twice and had one assist, and Wade had one goal and the two assists.
Caddy Brooks (Darien, Conn.) had two goals and two assists. Patrick Briody (Hopewell, N.J.) also scored twice and Craig Bunker (Topsfield, Mass.) had two assists to go along with seven groundballs.