s UConn Men's Lacrosse: Huskies Head to Nationals, Bushby Defensive POY

Providence, RI – Led by three seniors, the UConn Men’s Lacrosse team won the 2015 PCLL Conference with a 9-2 victory over the (#1 seed) University of New Hampshire on Sunday evening. UConn was the #3 seed entering the two-day conference tournament at Stevenson Field on the campus of Brown University.
In the championship game, senior midfielder Archie Sullivan (West Hartford, CT) led the UConn offense with two goals while sophomore Ryan Walker (Glastonbury, CT) contributed two assists in the victory. On the defensive side, senior defensemanPierce Bushby (Fairfield, CT) took over face-off duty and also anchored the stellar defensive performance which held New Hampshire scoreless in the second half. Senior goaltender Brendan Helberg (Newington, CT) made 22 saves helping to secure the win for the Huskies.
uconn_pcll_01The night before UConn won a thrilling 7-6 semi-final game over rival (and #2 seed) Northeastern. In that game Sophomore John Takita (Norwalk, CT) led the way with a game high 3 goal performance while senior goaltender Brendan Helberg (Newington, CT) delivered another spectacular 16 save performance that including a heart-stopping game winning save on a last second shot by Northeastern that would have sent the game into overtime.

The 2015 PCLL conference title was the first in team history for the UConn Huskies. With the win, UConn Men’s Lacrosse earned an automatic qualifying birth to the 16 team MCLA National Championship tournament to be held in Southern California (May 11th – 16th) and will enter the tournament as the #15 seed. UConn will face the #2 Arizona State in the first round on May 11th. For the complete tournament brackets, game schedules and broadcast links, visit the MCLA web site: www.mcla.us

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