Men’s Lacrosse beats Dartmouth in tough matchup

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Men’s Lacrosse beats Dartmouth in tough matchup

Mason Brooks, Staff Writer

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The Hartford Men’s Lacrosse team took on Dartmouth in a thriller Tuesday, April 9.  This one was neck and neck the entire contest, with a total of 11 ties and seven lead changes throughout.  The first and second quarters were a deadlock, with each of the teams scoring two goals in the first and three goals in the second.  Senior Cam Garinger was the big highlight of the first half as he scored two goals; the first of his career.  Coming out of a 5-5 tie at half, both teams continued hashing it out.  The last few minutes of this one were wild.  With just three minutes left, the Hawks led by a score of 10-9.  In the next 32 seconds however, Dartmouth rallied with two quick goals and went up 11-10 with a little less than two minutes remaining.  After a faceoff violation on the ensuing faceoff, junior Ty Thompson tied things up with just over a minute left on the clock. Senior Nolan Little won the next faceoff which would prove key for the Hawks as Sophomore Tyler Corpora  got the ball and scored with 23 seconds remaining in the game.  Hartford was able to hold out the rest of this game and ride their momentum into the final buzzer.  After a wild ride, this one ended with Hartford on top 12-11.  Thanks to the win, the Hartford Hawks now have a total record of 3-9.

Tyler Corpora was the hero in this one, but was not the only Hawk to have a memorable game.  Senior Dylan Jinks logged yet another impressive performance with a game-high six points by netting four goals, and dishing out two assists.  With his four goals in this one, Jinks is now just two goals away from 100 career goals, a milestone he’ll be looking to pass next game as the Hawks take on Utah in their last non-conference matchup of the season.