MILTON, Mass. - The Norwich University men's lacrosse team started off their 2019 season on a high note Saturday afternoon, scoring seven fourth-quarter goals and the game-winner with seven seconds left to pull off the 11-10 victory over Curry College.
After a tight first period, the Colonels distanced themselves from Norwich in the second quarter with a 5-2 advantage to take a 7-3 lead into halftime. Norwich responded out of the gates with an Aidan Moulton (Danvers, Mass.) goal to cut into the lead, but that was all in the third quarter for the Norwich offense.
The Cadets' offense came alive in the fourth quarter, spearheaded by Jack Anzalone (Ridgewood, N.J.) who had three goals in the quarter, as they rallied to outscore Curry 7-2 in the quarter. After tieing things up with a Parker Campbell (Rockaway, N.J.) goal at the two-minute mark, Anzalone capped the dramatic comeback with a goal off an Aidan Moulton pass with a mere seven seconds remaining to give Norwich the 11-10 victory.
Jack Anzalone picked up the hat trick with three goals on nine shots, and John Jennings matched him with a three-point day of his own via two goals and an assist. Freshman Parker Campbell wasted no time getting used to collegiate lacrosse, notching two goals and an assist for a three-point collegiate debut. Brandon Milburn (Bridgewater, N.J.) made 17 saves in 60:00 minutes in goal to pick up his first win of the year.
The Cadets will take their 1-0 record to New England College on Wednesday afternoon to take on the New England College Pilgrims. They'll then come home on Saturday, March 2nd, to take on the Rivier Raiders in both their home and conference opener at 4:00 PM.
**Edit: The statistics were corrected by Curry College after publish to credit Cody Moore (Canton, N.Y.) with two fourth-quarter goals that Jack Anzalone assisted on. Anzalone was previously credited with all three fourth-quarter goals, he now is credited for the game-winning goal exclusively and a pair of assists.**