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Men's lacrosse falls to No. 5 Cardinals

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College men's lacrosse team gave fifth-ranked Wesleyan University a battle for more than a quarter, but the Cardinals exploded for seven straight goals in the second quarter on the way to a 17-4 victory in NESCAC play Saturday at Harold Alfond Stadium.

The Cardinals are 7-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play, while the Mules fall to 3-4 and 1-4 in the league.
By the numbers
* Tucker Dietrick played a part in three of the four Colby goals with two goals and one assist. Charlie Lynch and Riley Bergstrom had the other goals, while Mason Brady dished two assists.
* Carter Hawthorne had six assists and added a goal to lead Wesleyan. Cole Turpin finished with five goals and one assist, while Ronan Jacoby also had six points with four goals and two assists. 
* Christian Barker finished with one goal and two assists for the Cardinals. Jackson Curran, Harry Stanton, Sean Penney, Eric Meyreles, Corey Aviles, and Taylor Ghesquiere also tallied.
* Wesleyan was 3-for-5 with the man-up, while the Mules scored on their lone extra man advantage.
* Jake Cresta and Sean Penney both had two caused turnovers and three ground balls for the Cardinals. Andres Rodriguez had a game-high five ground balls. 
* Michael McHale had four ground balls and a caused turnover for the Mules. John Pappas added three ground balls and a caused turnover.
* Wesleyan goaltender Otto Bohan stopped five shots in about 50 minutes and Steve Kovalsky stopped one shot. 
* C.J. Layton (pictured) played 56:14 and made 16 saves for the Mules. Payton Fales played the final 3:46 and stopped two shots.
Game highlights
* The Mules had a chance to stay in the game early despite Stanton scoring just 1:03 into the first quarter. Both teams played excellent defense the rest of the quarter and no one scored until Turpin tallied with 48 seconds remaining.
* Turpin scored his second goal just 1:01 into the second quarter for a 3-0 lead. However, the Mules stayed in the game when Dietrick scored just 29 seconds later.
* The Cardinals took controls with seven goals from 12:09 remaining to 2:37 left to halftime for a 10-1 intermission lead. Wesleyan scored the opening two goals of the third quarter.