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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Men's Lacrosse team ended their 2018 season Sunday in a big way cruising past Johnson & Wales 27-1 stopping their losing skid at five games.
Coming off a tight game with Colorado College, the Purple & Gold put up a season high 27 goals as they finish the year 5-8.
25 different players took the field with 12 finding the back of the goal at least once. Jared Holguin (Encinitas, Calif.) led the offense with a career high six goals on seven shots. He also added a couple groundballs.
Cooper Champagne (La Mesa, Calif.) started off the scoring taking the opening faceoff and connecting to put the Poets on top. Johnson & Wales though came down four minutes later however and added the equalizer as Coleton Threlkeid would get fed by Malachi Cunningham.
But after that it was all Whittier as they continued to pummel the goal outscoring Johnson & Wales 26-0 over the final 8:55 of the first quarter and then spanning the rest of the game.
They put together a 9-0 second frame before outscoring the Cats' 9-0 in the second half en route to the lopsided win.
Conner Sexton (San Jose, Calif.) added eight points on the game with three goals and five assists. Alan Lin (Valencia, Calif.) followed with a three goal-four assist effort, and Conner Dee (Collegeville, PA) and Chandler Badon (Portland, OR) would each tally three goals apiece.
Defensively, Max Bragdon (Denver, CO) added three caused turnovers and picked up five groundballs.
The Purple & Gold dominated every category outshooting Johnson & Wales 71-2, winning 27-of-32 faceoffs, picking up 59 groundballs, going 12-of-14 on clear attempts and forcing 35 turnovers from the 'Cats.
Alex Cramer (Rocky Hill, CT) played just 10:00 minutes between the posts and allowed one goal, while Dakota Turgeon (Bellingham, WA) and Austin Mann (Santa Ana, Calif.) posted a shutout the rest of the way.