CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Curry College men's lacrosse team won a tightly-contested battle with the Valiants of Manhattanville on Wednesday, prevailing by a final score of 4-2 at Queens University.
The matchup featured a clash between two solid goaltenders as Manhattanville goaltender Ian Reill made nine saves on 13 shots. Curry goaltender Timothy McNair, who entered the match with a stingy 5.50 goals against average, was good between the pipes for the Colonels, finishing the game with 12 saves on 14 shots to lead Curry to their fourth win.
Curry opened the scoring with only 30 seconds remaining in the first quarter. The Colonels followed that up at the 12:00 mark of the second quarter as freshman midfielder John McMenomey picked up his fourth goal of the season.
The Valiants battled back and scored the next two goals of the match. Junior Tom Tarczali tallied his first goal of the season as he put home a pass from freshman midfielder Andrew Murray. Coming out of halftime down 2-1, it wasn't long before Murray picked up his second assist of the day, this time feeding junior midfielderJack Polak in front, who fired a shot past McNair to even the game at two.
Curry was able to answer back with two goals of their own. The third and fourth goals, coming off the sticks of senior Connor Arnold and junior Sean Ahern, respectively, were enough to earn the Colonels a victory.