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CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Saints had seven different student-athletes score their seven goals, but dropped the decision to Clark University 10-7 despite the team effort.  It was a tight battle throughout the game, with the score knotted up at halftime and a one goal difference with less than five minutes remaining in non-conference men's lacrosse action Thursday evening.

Game Information:
Score: Clark University 10, Emmanuel College 7
Records: Clark University 3-2; Emmanuel College 1-3
Location: Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, Clearwater, Fla.

How It Happened:
Clark wasted little time getting on the board as Andrew Myhre (Middlebury, Vt.) found the back of the net less than three minutes into the contest.

After the Saints went in front, 2-1 after the first, Brandon King (Eastham, Mass.) opened up the second period with his team-leading tenth goal of the year. Less than a minute later, Lucas Petricone-Berg (Nyack, N.Y.) got in on the act, pushing the Cougars to a 3-2 lead.

Tied 3-3 at the half, Clark scored three straight goals in the third quarter as Isaac Bass (Amherst, Mass.), Darius Jagminas (East Greenwich, R.I.) and Jack Goracy (West Islip, N.Y.) all scored in a less than four minute span, giving the Scarlet and White a comfortable, 6-3 advantage.

Emmanuel wouldn't go away, however, and when Steve Gervasio snuck one past Clark netminder Jacob Reiner (Southington, Conn.), suddenly the Saints had scored two goals and were within one.

Bass notched his second tally of the night before the third period ended and then Chris Rasco (Huntington, N.Y.) found Nick Johnson (Amherst, Mass.) for his first of the year on the man-up advantage.

The Saints stayed within striking distance as both Sean Reilly and Sam Ward trimmed the Cougar lead to 8-7 late in the fourth quarter.

Clark put the game away when Jagminas fired a rocket that whizzed past Emmanuel goalie Austin Rosenberg. Will Mandracchia (Melrose, Mass.) then put the finishing touches on the victory with an unassisted tally with 3:24 to play.

Inside The Boxscore:

Goals by Andrew Griffin (Arlington, Mass.) and Steve Gervasio (Johnston, R.I.) marked their first of the young season.

The Cougars were strong at the faceoff spot, where they won by 12 of the 19.

Reiner racked up six saves in net for Clark, while his counterpart, Rosenberg totaled eight.

Up Next:
Emmanuel wrapped up their gulf coast swing and will head back to New England  and take on Colby College on Wednesday, March 15 at 4:00pm.


*Recap courtesy of Clark University Sports Information