Men’s lacrosse ends regular season with loss against Coast Guard

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Photo: Montse Landeros

Celotto (7) scored four goals for the Lions.

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor

Emerson men’s lacrosse fell 21-9 to the United States Coast Guard Academy Bears on Saturday in New London, Connecticut—in the team’s second and final game of the season.

Junior Skyler Celotto bagged four goals for the Lions, and five other Lions contributed to the scoring.

Celotto opened the scoring at the 13:09 mark of the first quarter to give Emerson an early 1-0 lead. However, Coast Guard responded with eight unanswered goals in seven minutes to gain an 8-1 lead over the Lions.

Emerson attempted a comeback to close out the quarter as Celotto, sophomore Jack O’Rourke, and junior Hunter Gervais recorded goals to cut the Bears’ lead to 8-4 heading into the second frame.

Coast Guard took a 9-4 lead early in the second quarter, but Celotto answered with his third goal of the game at 8:04. Junior Peirce Eldridge added to the Lions’ scoring under two minutes later to make the game 9-6, but Coast Guard added another goal to close out the half.

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Emerson began the second half quickly, scoring a goal in the first two minutes of the third quarter courtesy of graduate student Austin Franklin’s third goal of the season. Celotto bagged his fourth goal of the game at 10:43, but Coast Guard added five goals to increase its lead to 14-8.

Sophomore Nicholas Fulgione recorded his first collegiate point with a goal in the final quarter, but the Lions couldn’t muster a comeback as the Bears scored six unanswered goals to close out the game and solidify their 21-9 victory.

No. 1 ranked Coast Guard will compete in the semifinals of the New England Women’s and Men’s Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship against No. 4 ranked Wheaton College on Saturday, May 1.