Second Half Surge at MCLA Leads Hawks to First Win, 11-8

Jack Schneider, Becker College at Salem State (3.26.19)

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The Hawks outscored the Trailblazers 4-0 in the fourth quarter, including the game-tying and game-winning goal by senior Jack Schneider (Morrisville, Vt.), as Becker earned their first win of the season with an 11-8 victory over the MCLA Trailblazers on Tuesday afternoon in non-conference play.

 

THE BASICS

March 10, 2020

Ron Shewcraft Field

Score: Becker 11 – MCLA 8

Records: The Becker College Hawks 1-3 | The MCLA Trailblazers 0-4

 

GAME SUMMARY

The Hawks trailed by one entering the fourth, but Schneider tied the game 1:32 into the last quarter at 8-8. Then on a man-up situation, Schneider ripped a shot from straight away, 15 yards from goal, and into the back of the net to give the Hawks a 9-8 lead.

Becker held much of the possession from that point, but sophomore Cameron Sangster (Columbus, Ohio) added insurance with 4:38 remaining to give the Hawks a two-goal lead. Senior Andrew Agen (Parkesburg, Pa.) added one final tally with four seconds to go in the 11-8 win.

The Hawks scored the final six goals over the last 21:59 while holding the Trailblazers scoreless in the last 26:16 between the third and fourth quarters.

Becker outscored MCLA 3-1 in the third quarter on goals by junior Matt Guerin (East Longmeadow, Mass.), Sangster, and freshman Donovan Tehan (Middleburg, Fla.) as the Hawks trailed 8-7 through three quarters.

Trailblazers freshman Lucas Colavecchio (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) started the scoring with back-to-back goals scored just over four minutes apart to give MCLA a 2-0 lead.

The Trailblazers netted two more goals in the first quarter to lead by as many as four, but Hawks Guerin put Becker on the board late in the quarter as the Hawks trailed 4-1 after one.

Guerin and senior Ryan Gries (North Branford, Conn.) scored 1:12 apart in the second quarter to pull the Hawks within a goal, but MCLA managed to reestablish their three-goal advantage as the Trailblazers led at halftime, 7-4.

 

FOR THE HAWKS

  • Guerin and Schneider each scored three goals for Becker. Guerin added two assists in the win while both players had 16 shots.
  • Sangster finished with two goals and two assists with three ground balls.
  • Sophomore Daniel Whittenburg (Eastford, Conn.) made 19 saves and improves to 1-2 with the win.
  • For Head Coach Mark Wirth, the win marks his first as a head coach.

 

FOR THE TRAILBLAZERS

  • Colavecchio finished with a hat trick on 11 shots on goal to go along with four ground balls.
  • Senior Thomas Irwin (Tisbury, Mass.) and sophomore Johnny Hebert (Lowell, Mass.) each scored twice.
  • Freshman Brady Larkin (Adams, Mass.) made 12 saves but drops to 0-3 this season.

 

UP NEXT

The Hawks return home for the first of a five-game homestand on March 16 as they welcome Anna Maria to Alumni Field for a 6:00 p.m. game. The Trailblazers host Northern Vermont – Lyndon on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.