April 18, 2012

Hill Lacrosse Continues Hot Streak in ‘24 Cup’ Win

            The Men’s Lacrosse team took on rival Bridgewater State College in the annual ‘24 Cup’ on Tuesday night.  The ‘24 Cup’ is named after the highway that connects the two campuses.  A trophy is awarded to the winner and stays in the possession of the victor for an entire year, until the two schools face off again the following season.  Typically a very competitive game, this year’s game was no different, as Stonehill looked to retain possession of the cup which has been theirs eight of the last ten seasons.
            Stonehill opened up the scoring with the first point of the game but Bridgewater was able to answer right back. Stonehill scored once more in the first quarter for a 2-1 lead. In the second quarter, Stonehill went on a 7 goal run before Bridgewater could net another one. Hill never looked back from there and cruised to a 19-7 victory. 
            Goalies Mike Phillips and Alex Arnott stood strong in net, both saving over 65% of the shots on cage. Face off specialist Jimmy Barrett won some key face offs which led to three fast break goals for the team.  The attack unit of Anthony Powers, Devin Green, and Bobby Flippin combined for 19 points on the day.  Junior attackman Anthony Powers recorded his 96th-101st points of his career in win.  His career tally now stands at 45 career goals and 56 assists.  Jimmy Amato scored 2 goals and added also an assist.
            A very pleased Coach McDonough said after the game, “Goalies Mike Phillips and Alex Arnott stood strong in net, both saving over 65% of the shots on cage. Face off specialist Jimmy Barrett had a great day at the X, creating many fast break opportunities. The attack unit of Anthony Powers, Devin Green, and Bobby Flippin combined for 19 points on the day.”