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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Men's Lacrosse team remains hot as they extended their winning streak to four games Tuesday as they held off Curry College 10-6 at Memorial Stadium.
Whittier improves now to 4-1 as they remain with their home stand, which includes Rensselaer tomorrow, Thursday, March 16 beginning at 4:00pm.
The Purple & Gold's defensive unit proved tough allowing just one goal over three quarters as they held a 10-1 lead.
The Colonels struck first in the game with Matt Serra getting fed by Devin Newell but it would be all Poets from there as they would go on to add four in the first quarter, two in the second and four in the third that opened the game up.
Freshman Nate Heritage (Bellingham, WA) got the scoring started for Whittier with back-to-back connections, the first coming on a man-up. Senior Nick Angileri (San Jose, Calif.) added the third and Ashton Pieris (Burien, WA) ended the frame with a nice tally from Nick Hernandez (La Mesa, Calif.) that made the score 4-1.
In the second, Whittier' Evan Price (San Diego, Calif.) and Pieris would tack on another two that moved the score to 6-1 at the break keeping the momentum with WC.
The offensive threat continued in the third as the Poets would add another four goals with Heritage finishing twice joined by Hernandez and Angileri.
Despite the game being out of reach Curry made it a game outscoring Whittier 4-0 in the final quarter with Newell adding two for himself. But that comeback would fall short as the Poets would hold on for the four-goal victory.
Whittier outshot Curry 35-33 and won 6-of-19 faceoffs. They picked up 29 groundballs and were 12-of-13 on clear attempts, while going 1-for-3 on man-ups.
Heritage led the offense finishing with four goals on five shots. Angileri and Pieris each added two, while N. Hernandez added a goal and two assists.