Men's lacrosse falls at No. 14 Wesleyan

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 4, 2009
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Caddy Brooks

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. --- Colby College’s Caddy Brooks reached 150 career points, but the 14th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s lacrosse team opened up a 7-2 halftime lead on the way to an 11-3 win over the Mules in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Saturday.

Colby falls to 5-4 overall and 2-3 in conference play, while Wesleyan improves to 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the league.

Brooks had assists on all three goals by Whit McCarthy, who leads the team with 27 goals and nine assists for 36 points. Brooks, who has a team-best 15 assists this year, has 84 goals and 67 assists for 151 career points.

Colby took a 2-0 lead and was in the game in the opening quarter. McCarthy scored just 1:38 into the game and added his second goal with 8:59 to play in the period. Wesleyan went ahead 3-2 after one quarter with three goals in the final 4:33 of play. The Cardinals then scored four more goals in the second quarter to take a 7-2 lead into the break.

Alex Farmer and Tom Gianakos combined for eight saves for Colby, which will play host to University of Southern Maine on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Craig Bunker won eight of his 14 face-off attempts and James Brady had six groundballs.

Wesleyan 11, Colby 3

Colby                     2#0#1#0---3

Wesleyan            3#4#2#3---11

                Goals-Assists: Colby: Whit McCarthy 3-0, Caddy Brooks 0-3. Wesleyan: Russ Follansebee 3-3, Dan Latzman 2-1, Jon Killeen 1-2, Jason Ben-Eliyahu 1-1, Adam Kirk 1-0, Lonny Blumenthal 1-0, DJ Bernatavitz 1-0, Conor Malangone 1-0.

                Shots: Colby 30, Wesleyan 31. Goalies: Alex Farmer (Colby, 32:40, 8 GA, 5 saves) and Tom Gianakos (Colby, 27:20, 3 GA, 3 saves); Mike Borrero (Wesleyan, 51:42, 3 GA, 10 saves) and Colin Campbell (Wesleyan, 8:18, 0 GA, 1 save).


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