Purchase, N.Y. – The Clark University offense exploded for a season-high in goals and the Cougars sprinted past host Manhattanville 19-7 in non-league men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at GoValiants.com Field.
With the victory, the Scarlet and White improves to 4-2 on the season and head coach Jeff Cohen moves into first place on the program's all-time wins list (29). For the Valiants, meanwhile, the loss sends them to their eighth straight loss (0-8).
Clark got hat tricks from Peter Christiansen (Seattle, Wash.), Rob Holden (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and Ryan Moore (West Hartford, Conn.), while Alex Turgeon (Holden, Mass.) and Nick Johnson (Amherst, Mass.) each had two goals.
After Johnson netted his first of the game late in the first, Clark was ahead 4-2. That lead ballooned to 9-3 after two goals from Turgeon, another from Jonah Bass (Amherst, Mass.), and one each from Holden and Moore.
The Valiants closed the gap to 9-5 early in the third period after the ninth goal of the season from Colin Morrissey.
Clark then put the game away with four straight goals in the final 6:09 of the third as Christiansen, Jacob Maselek (Marblehead, Mass.), Johnson and Holden all found the back of the net.
The scoring spree continued in the fourth as Holden capped his hat trick, Moore added another and Andrew Myhre (Middlebury, Vt.) netted the first of his career.
Ed Motherway snapped the seven goal scoring streak with his ninth goal of the season but Moore netted another and the first goals of the careers of Kyle Elkins (Stow, Mass.) and Darius Jagminas (East Greenwich, R.I.) ended the scoring.
In addition to Callahan's passing exploits, Jon Spencer (Hollis, N.H.) also added three assists and Johnson had two of his own.
Ryan Marsh (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) was excellent at the faceoff "X", going 19-for-27 while finishing with a game-high 14 groundballs.
The Cougars will now have a week off before opening up New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play with a road trip to MIT. Faceoff of is slated for 1:00 p.m.