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Hassan's overtime goal leads men's lacrosse past UNE, 9-8

WATERVILLE, Maine -- CJ Hassan scored with 1:45 left in the second overtime and C.J. Layton stopped 18 shots for the Colby College men's lacrosse team in a 9-8 win over University of New England in non-conference play.

The Mules improve to 3-3 overall, while the Nor'easters drop to 4-3.
"It was very hard fought game where we didn’t always play well but gritted out the win," Colby head coach Guy Van Arsdale said. "Both CJ Hassan and C.J. Layton were outstanding all night."
By the numbers
* Hassan finished with three goals and one assist to improve his season totals to 13 goals and five assists. 
* Colby's Charlie Lynch added two goals and one assist for the Mules, Riley Bergstrom also had two goals, and Mason Brady had one goal and one assist. Don Vivian had the other Mule goal.
* Mitch Mullin led all scorers with three goals and two assists for UNE. Alex Zadworny and Collin Morrow both had two goals, Alex Beveridge had the other Nor'easter score, and Garett Bozek had two assists.
* Layton had three saves in the first four-minute overtime period and then added one before Hassan's goal. Layton also had four ground balls.
* UNE's Tyler Nevers also played well with 12 saves, including five in the fourth quarter. Nevers also helped his own cause with six ground balls.
* Colby face-off man Joe Paolatto was 13-for-22 on draws and scooped six ground balls. John Pappas had a game-high three caused turnovers and had five ground balls. Graham Lian and Tucker Dietrick both had three ground balls.
* The Nor'easters' Adam Race finished with six ground balls and two caused turnovers. Mullin added five ground balls.
Game highlights
* The teams were tied 7-7 heading into the fourth quarter, but UNE struck first on Morrow's goal with 9:18 left in regulation. Vivian tied the game less than a minute later and neither team managed a goal for the final 8:28.
* UNE had a 5-2 advantage in shots in overtime, but Hassan came up big when he beat his defender on the right side and went high with his shot.
* The Mules led 2-1 after the first quarter with two goals in the final 1:25 of play. UNE scored three straight goals to take a 4-2 margin, but Colby responded with four goals in a row for a 6-4 lead in the third quarter.