Men’s Lacrosse Team

Men’s Lacrosse beats Western CT, 20-8, in NCAA Tournament 2nd Round


Babson 16, Williams 10

Next Game:

vs. Babson 16, Williams 10

5/13/2023 | 3:00 PM

May. 13 (Sat) / 3:00 PM

Babson 16, Williams 10

vs. Babson 16, Williams 10

History { element.remove(); }); } else{ let elementsToRemove = document.querySelectorAll(‘.postgame_3_nextgame’); elementsToRemove.forEach(element => { element.remove(); }); } ]]> ROCHESTER, N.Y. – RIT seniors Luke Pilcher and TJ Hendricks each scored three goals to lead the Tigers to a 20-8 win over Western Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Saturday.
Sophomore Clifford Gaston and junior Seth Grottenthaler each tallied two goals and an assist, while junior Miles Tillman scored two goals.
Graduate student long-stick midfielder Taylor Jensen had five caused turnovers, five ground balls and an assist, and graduate student goalie Will Sterrett made four saves to earn the win.

  • Western Connecticut scored the first two goals of the game, taking a 2-0 lead on Joseph Boss’ goal with 12:28 remaining in the first quarter.
  • RIT scored the final three goals of the opening quarter to lead 3-2. Pilcher, Grottenthaler and Hendricks each scored for the Tigers.
  • RIT scored the first four goals of the second quarter, extending its lead to 7-2 on Pilcher’s transition goal off an assist from senior Joe Camp with 7:27 to play in the half.
  • Stephen Cicchetti scored for the Wolves with 6:20 to play to cut the RIT lead to 7-3.
  • Pilcher scored from Mozrall with 3:55 to play to give the Tigers an 8-3 lead.
  • Cicchetti tallied his second of the quarter with 3:37 remaining to cut the lead to 8-4.
  • Bell, senior Dylan Bruno and Tillman each scored late in the quarter to give the Tigers an 11-4 halftime lead.
  • Grottenthaler scored early in the third quarter to increase the Tigers lead to 12-5.
  • Western Connecticut’s Matt Sweeney scored with 13:32 to play that cut the RIT lead to 12-5.
  • RIT scored five straight goals, increasing its lead to 17-5 on back-to-back goals from Hendricks.
  • The Wolves scored with four seconds to play in the quarter to cut the RIT lead to 17-6.
  • Junior Caleb Commandant, junior Connor Finneran and senior Josh Hamill each scored in the fourth quarter, while Peter Traina and Tristan McMahon scored for Western Connecticut to make it a20-8 final.


  • RIT outshot Western Connecticut, 48-39
  • The Tigers went 2-for-4 with the extra man and 23-of-26 on clears.
  • RIT outscored the Wolves 14-4 in the second and third quarters.

RIT will play the winner between Williams and Babson in the third round on Sunday (May 14) at 3:00 p.m.

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