Clark vs. Umass-dartmouth
March 22, 2008
The Game Story:
WORCESTER, MASS. 03/22/08 - The UMass-Dartmouth men's lacrosse team survived its closest game this season, holding off Clark University, 3-2, in a non-conference game played on Saturday at Granger Field.

UMD remains unbeaten with a 4-0 overall mark, while Clark drops to 1-4 on the season.

Freshman midfielder Josh Arsenault (Revere, Mass.) had a goal and an assist to lead the Corsairs. Sophomore Matt Leary (Framingham, Mass.) and freshman Timothy Walsh (Medford, Mass.) each tallied single goals in the win.

Junior Shawn Roche (Centerport, N.Y.) and senior Andrew Webber (Allendale, N.J.) scored Clark's goals. Sophomore Garrett McAdam (Portland, Me.) was credited with an assist in the game.

With the score tied (1-1) at halftime, UMD snapped the deadlock when Walsh found the back of the net just 2:05 into the third quarter. The Cougars kept the game within reach as they held the visitors scoreless throughout the remainder of the period.

Clark rallied with a furry of consecutive shots late in the fourth quarter, but could not come up with the equalizer. McAdam's bid sandwiched between a pair from Webber and a shot from Roche, were all turned away by Corsair goalie Steve Chase (Boston, Mass.).

UMD's Arsenault responded with the eventual game-winner just minutes later.

However, the Cougars would not go down quietly. Clark keeper Tyler Campbell (Portland, Ore.) scooped up the ball and launched it to the other side of the field, where McAdam fed Roche for a point-blank goal to trail by one (2-3) with just 59 seconds on the clock. Following a stoppage in play with 1.7 ticks remaining, Clark was unable to get another shot off as time expired.

Chase earned the win with a 15-save effort for UMD. Campbell had an equally impressive day in goal with 11 saves for Clark.

Clark will travel to Wentworth Institute of Technology on Tuesday (7 p.m.).