Massachusetts vs. Hobart
April 15, 2006
The Game Story:
AMHERST,Mass. - The No. 10 UMass men's lacrosse team had a total team effort in Saturday's 13-7 win over ECAC rival Hobart. Nine different Minutemen scored in the win while UMass' defense limited the Statesmen to just three goals through the first three quarters. At the face-off "x" Jake Deane won 17-of-21 while tying his career-high with 12 groundballs. The Minutemen move to 8-2 overall and 3-1 in the ECAC. Hobart is now 4-6, 0-5 in the league.

UMass jumped out to a 4-0 in the first quarter on goals by Brian Jacovina (Hicksville, N.Y.), Brett Garber (Avon, Conn.), Fred Fedrico (Madison, Conn.) and Jamie Yaman (Cortland, N.Y.) and never looked back maintaining a lead of at least three goals for the remainder of the game.

The Minutemen led 5-2 at halftime and 8-3 at the end of three quarters.

All-American Sean Morris (Marshfield, Mass.), sophomore Federico, senior Clay Stabert (Wynnewood, Pa.) and junior Andrew Recchione (Mahwah, N.J.) each scored two goals in the game, while sophomore Rory Pedrick (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) had a goal and two assists for three points.





UMass' two Tewaaraton Trophy nominees attacker Morris and defenseman Jack Reid (Glastonbury, Conn.) played huge roles in the team win. Morris' three-point game moved his season points total to 45 with a nation-leading 4.5 points per game. Morris also moved to 11th all-time in career points at UMass with 160 passing Kevin Leveille (1959) and Chris Corin (158). Reid did not allow a goal while he defended several Hobart players while grabbing three groundballs. Reid teammed with his sophomore defensemates Sean Krygier (Madison, Conn.) and David Von Voigt (Wading River, N.Y.) to hold the Statesmen at bay all day. Hobart's top three scorers combined for just two goals -- one each from David O'Quinn and Daryl Veltman (on a broken play).

Deane was a huge story again for the Minutemen as he won all but face-offs for 81 percent mark in the game. His 12 groundballs matched his mark set against Harvard on March 11, which is one short of the UMass all-time single-game record of 13 held by Jeff Seals, set in 2000. Deane now has 85 groundballs, 8.5 per game, ranking third in the nation.

Goalie Doc Schneider (Massapequa, N.Y.) was sensational in goal again, as he made 13 saves and allowed just six. Coming into the game, Schneider led the nation in saves per game (13.9) and was third in save percentage (64.1), a mark which now stands at 64.5.

UMass faces No. 3 Georgetown next Saturday in Washington, D.C., at 1 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU.