BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. - The Norwich men's lacrosse team notched four fourth-quarter goals to push past the Mass. Maritime Buccaneers on Thursday night by a 12-10 final score.
The game was deadlocked through three-quarters of play, before Mass. Maritime struck with a man-up goal with just fifty-four seconds remaining in the third to carry a one-goal lead into the final stanza. Kevin Horchak (Mullica Hill, N.J.) kicked Norwich's offense off with a goal within the first five minutes of the quarter, knotting the score at 9-9. Aidan Moulton (Danvers, Mass.) struck again for the maroon and gold less than two minutes later off a Russell Gilligan (Fountain Hills, Ariz.) assist before Mass. Maritime finally answered with a goal of their own to knot things back up.
Moulton found it once again for Norwich to complete his hat trick and give the Cadets a one-goal lead before Cody Moore (Canton, N.Y.) iced the game with 1:45 remaining with an unassisted man-up goal past the Buccaneers netminder to lock up the 12-10 victory.
Ian Kriger (Burlington, Mass.) had a big day in his first start of the year, going all 60 minutes in goal and making 19 saves on 29 shots for the win. Aidan Moulton completed the hat trick on just six shots, while John Jennings (Riva, Maryland) and Payden Masaracchia (Enola, Pa.) notched a pair of goals each.
The win moves Norwich to 2-2 on the young season, as they get ready to begin their conference schedule next time out. First up on the GNAC slate will be a road trip to Johnson & Wales on Saturday at noontime.