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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 8, 2009
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Whit McCarthy (Darien, Conn.) and Caddy Brooks (Darien, Conn.) each had five points on the day as the Colby College men’s lacrosse team scored 12 times in the opening half on the way to a 17-4 non-conference victory over University of Southern Maine on Wednesday at Bill Alfond Field.
McCarthy had four goals and one assist to move his season totals to 31 goals and 10 assists for 41 points. Brooks finished with one goal and four assists.
Craig Bunker (Topsfield, Mass.) finished with a pair of assists, won nine face-offs, and had 11 groundballs. Bunker’s assists both came on McCarthy goals just seven seconds into each half. Bunker easily won the face-off, picked up the groundball, and found McCarthy both times in very close to the same spot on the field for the goals.
The Mules (6-4) scored four goals in the opening 5:05 of play to take command quickly. Stew Brown (Wilton, Conn.) had two goals during the run.
The Huskies (5-4) made it 4-1 when Dan Thomas (Shrewsbury, Mass.) tallied with eight minutes to go in the first quarter. Patrick Briody (Hopewell, N.J.) and Sam Kennedy (Cumberland, Maine) had goals for the Mules to give Colby a 6-1 lead after a period.
Colby defender Chris Healy (New Canaan, Conn.) scored his first collegiate goal with 12:52 to halftime for a 7-1 lead, but USM made it 7-2 when Marc Stannard (Hartford, Conn.) scored about one minute later. The Mules went on a 5-0 scoring run, including two goals apiece from McCarthy and Jamie Wallace (Marblehead, Mass.), in the final 9:23 of the half.
Colby scored the only three goals of the third quarter before each team scored twice in the final quarter.
Briody had two goals and one assist for the Mules. John Moriarty (Winchester, Mass.) finished with a pair of goals.
Preston Gilbert (Saco, Maine) and Lee Gauthier (Berwick, Maine) both had one goal and one assist for Southern Maine.
Colby 17, Southern Maine 4
Goals-Assists: USM: Preston Gilbert 1-1, Lee Gauthier 1-1, Marc Stannard 1-0, Dan Thomas 1-0, Tim Bryant 0-1. Colby: Whit McCarthy 4-1, Caddy Brooks 1-4, Patrick Briody 2-1, Stew Brown 2-0, Jamie Wallace 2-0, John Moriarty 2-0, Craig Bunker 0-2, Scott Margolis 0-2, Chris Healy 1-0, Brady Lenahan 1-0, James Geoghegan 1-0, Sam Kennedy 1-0, Jason Forino 0-1, Jack Vernamonti 0-1, Alex Boches 0-1.
Shots: USM 18, Colby 41. Goalies: James Suriyodorn (USM, 60:00, 17 GA, 13 saves); Alex Farmer (Colby, 41:30, 2 GA, 3 saves), Tom Gianakos (Colby, 14:20, 1 GA, 4 saves), Tyler Cash (Colby, 4:10, 1 GA, 0 saves).