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Bates College 16, Connecticut College 8 Parens Wins 23-of-28 Faceoffs, Collects 15 GBs for Camels

Bates College 16, Connecticut College 8 Parens Wins 23-of-28 Faceoffs, Collects 15 GBs for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Sophomore midfielder Charlie Fay (Falmouth, Maine) scored four goals and assisted on three others to lead the Bates College men's lacrosse team to a 16-8 victory at Connecticut College Saturday.

The Bobcats improved to 6-4 with a 3-4 record in the NESCAC while the Camels fell to 2-9 with a 0-6 mark in conference action.

Sophomore Kyle Weber (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) had two goals and four assists for the winning side. Senior attackman Jack Strain (Montclair, N.J.) added four goals and one assist while junior Jack Allard (Ridgewood, N.J.) scored three times for the Bobcats.

Junior net-minder Joe Faria (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) made 14 saves in the cage for Bates. Fay added six ground balls and two caused turnovers to his seven point output for the victors.

Connecticut College sophomore junior Max Luing (Ridgewood, N.J.) and sophomore John Cunningham (Cheshire, Conn.) both scored twice for the hosts.  Briggs Barton (Rye, N.Y.), Alex Calabro (Newton, Mass.), Tucker Mscisz (Topsfield, Mass.) contributed with single scores for the hosts. Ben Parens (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) corralled 15 ground balls while winning 22-of-28 faceoffs and also had a single marker in the setback.  

Junior Bobby Bleistein (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) made seven saves in the start for the Camels. Freshman Matt Andrews (Smithfield, R.I.) finished with two saves in 12:15 of relief duty.

Connecticut College carried a 3-2 lead after one quarter. After Strain tied the game at three, the Camels put together a 4-0 run to open up a 7-3 advantage. Cunningham scored in an unsettled situation with 8:55 remaining before Barton capped the run with 5:37 left, with a shot from the top of the box.

But the Bobcats scored the final three goals of the half to pull within one of the hosts. Strain assisted Fay with six seconds left to make it a 7-6 contest at the break.

Bates took control of the game in the third quarter, out-scoring the Camels 6-0 in the frame. Allard scored all three of his goals in the quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Weber had a goal and two assists.

Parens provided the home with a terrific highlight late in the fourth quarter when he won a face-off and sprinted all the way to the cage for his fourth goal of the season.