WATERVILLE, Maine -- Connecticut College's Ben Parens showed why he is the best face-off man in the New England Small College Athletic Conference by winning 22 draws and scooping 17 ground balls in an 11-9 win over Colby College in men's lacrosse Saturday at Harold Alfond Stadium.
Parens was 22-for-24 on face-offs and scored a crunching goal with just 0.5 seconds left in the third quarter to put the Camels up 11-7.
Sean Smith had three goals and one assist to lead the Camels, who trailed 2-1 after a quarter and 6-5 at halftime. Jackson Kleintz added two goals and one assist, Tucker Mscisz had one goal and two assists, and Maximilian King scored twice.
Colby took some momentum into halftime when Sayre scored his third goal of the first half with just 17 seconds to play.
Colby settled down over the next five minutes and tied the game at 7-7 on a blast by first-year Lane Kadish with 5:37 left in the third quarter.
Colby did manage to score two goals and kept Connecticut College off the scoreboard in the fourth quarter. Sayre scored his fourth of the game with 9:19 to play and Michel tucked in a shot at the right post with 5:20 remaining. The Mules had a few chances to cut the margin to one goal, but could not score.
Sean Dougherty paced the Mules with three caused turnovers and one ground ball.