(Greenville, Pa.)─ The Wells College men's lacrosse team's all-time leading scorer Kylan Hallett (Basom, N.Y./Akron) added to his total Saturday afternoon notching a game high six goals, including the game winning goal in double-overtime to lead the Express past Thiel College 10-9 in Greenville, Pa. Adam Shaver led the Tomcats with four goals. The Express open the season at 1-0, while Thiel falls to 1-3 on the year.
Steven Mack (Rome, N.Y./Rome Free) was impressive on the face-off, finishing 13 of 23 on the day, while tallying two goals and eight groundballs for the Express. Jonathan Mulcahey (Fulton, N.Y./Fulton) finished with four assists; Dan Munsel (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) chipped in with one goal, one assists and five groundballs, while Stephen Rodriguez (Whittier, Calif./Loyola) added a goal of his own to round out the scoring for the Express.
Kyle Brimm (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) earned the win in net for Wells finishing with 11 saves.
Thiel held the advantage in shots (51-33) and groundballs (44-29). Wells cleared on 18 of 23 attempts, while Thiel was successful on 20 of 23 clears, but the glaring weakness for the Tomcats would their inability to take advantage of the extra-man advantage as Wells held Thiel scoreless with the extra-man (0-7), while the Express converted on 2 of 8 chances.
Both teams were tied 1-1 after one but the Express came out in the second quarter and scored three-straight unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead. Benji Emile of Thiel tallied a goal with 33-seconds to go before the break, pulling the Tomcats to within two (4-2).
The Express held their lead early into the fourth quarter, but Emile again found the back of the net, tying the game 6-6 with 8:57 to play. Shaver gave the Tomcats the lead just seconds later, but Hallett would score three-straight goals in a span of two-minutes, giving the Express a 9-7 lead with 2:15 to play.
However, the Tomcats answered, scoring on a goal by Shaver at 1:31 and then again with 17-seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.
Thiel controlled much of the first overtime frame but came away scoreless on five shot attempts. The two teams continued to battle in the second overtime but a slashing penalty by the Tomcats gave the Express the extra-man advantage and they wasted no time, scoring just 30-seconds later on a goal by Hallett to earn their first victory of the year.
The Express return to action next on Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. against Mt. St. Mary's College in Newburg, N.Y.
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