Christopher Boulay / Asst. Sports Editor
CCSU men’s lacrosse scored the most goals of the season when they defeated the Bridgewater Bears 16-7 Sunday night at Arute Field.
CCSU (2-1) was led by Eric Chartier with four goals and an assist, and Matt Harter with three goals and two assists in the rout.
According to defender and team captain James Arpaio, the game was the teams best effort of the season.
“The game was very competitive, very hard hitting. The face-off guys were unbelievable. Everyone just clicked,” he said.
Netminder Nick Gaeta made seven saves in a winning effort.
“[Gaeta] played very well. Our offense was settled. Chartier, Harter and Rob Satti also were great today,” Arpaio said. “The Bridgewater goalie also was good.”
The Blue Devils had 61 shots in the win.
CCSU, the defending Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League Champions, impressively committed only one penalty the entire game; Michael Minelli, an illegal body check with 5:21 left in the second quarter.
The game was put out of reach in the third quarter, when a goal that rolled into the Bridgewater net was the highlight of a seven-goal explosion that sealed the game for the Blue Devils. CCSU also dominated possession for the majority of the game, with most of the action taking place while the Blue Devils were in their opponent’s zone.
Nick Schute had two goals for the Blue Devils, while Satti, Jon Camacho, Matt House added a goal and an assist each, Brendan Onthanke, Conrad Meunice, Huang Vu and Cullen Bostock all added a goal for the Blue Devils. Minelli also had an assist for the home side.
The Blue Devils had 61 shots in the victory.
Statistics for Bridgewater were not available by print time.
Next up for the Blue Devils is a home game on Thursday April 16 at 7 p.m. against Worcester Polytechnic Institute.