Hartford vs. Umbc
April 7, 2007
The Game Story:
West Hartford, CT – The University of Hartford Men’s Lacrosse team dropped a 15-8 decision to 20th ranked UMBC on Saturday afternoon at Al-Marzook Field.

Hartford’s (1-9 overall, 0-3 America East) biggest deficit was 12 goals with 2:17 left in the third quarter but the Hawks managed to ignite their offense scoring six goals in the final 15:50 of the game.

Brian Tilley, Justin Bearse and Jonathon Timkey led the way for the Hawks picking up two goals a piece while Daniel Clough and Bill Dean each contributed with one. The Retrievers scoring efforts where led by Drew Westervelt and Kyle Wimmer who each had three goals.

UMBC (6-4 overall, 1-1 America East) scored their first goal less than two minutes into the game when Terry Kimener would hit the goal from Westervelt. Hartford would answer right back with Timkey picking up a goal off the rebound to tie the score at 1-1.

The Retrievers would then go on a tear scoring six goals before the Hawks would pick up their second goal from Timkey at the 12:24 mark in the second quarter. The Hawks would not be able to yield the Retrievers allowing them to score seven more times putting them up 14-2 with 2:17 left in the third.

Justin Bearse would ring the bell for the Hawks with 50 seconds remaining in the third to cut the deficit to 11. Bearse would come right back 39 seconds later for the goal off a pass from Tilley to make the score 14-4.

Tilley would get things started in the fourth quarter with a goal from the left side off a pass from Steve Roop to make the UMBC lead single digits. Bill Dean would strike next for the Hawks with a stunning behind the back goal off a rebound before Tilley came back for his second goal of the day to make it 14-7.

The Retrievers final goal of the day would come from the man who scored their first goal. Kimener would hit with 3:44 remaining off a pass from Conor Devlin. The Hawks would scrounge up one more offensive opportunity when Daniel Clough would score off of a beautiful pass from Tom Harris to make it 15-8.

Hartford finished the day with 30 shots and were edged 28-to-33 in the ground balls category. Jon McMahon played the entire day in goal for the Hawks and finished with nine saves.

The Hawks will next host Quinnipiac on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m.