Daniel Webster vs. Southern Maine
March 30, 2004
The Game Story:
NASHUA, N.H. -- The University of Southern Maine Huskies built a 4-1 lead, then used a solid defensive effort to hold off the Daniel Webster College Eagles for a 4-3 triumph in a non-conference men's lacrosse match played Tuesday afternoon in Nashua, N.H.

The win improve the Huskies overall mark to 2-1 on the season. USM will hit the road on Thursday for another non-conference game at Lasell College in Newton, mass. Daniel Webster slipped to 0-3 on the season. The Eagles travel to Danbury, Conn., on Thursday to play at Western Connecticut State University.

Sophomore Jeff Donovan (Walpole, Mass.) put the Huskies on top to stay just three minutes into the game, converting a pass from junior Mark St. John (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) for his second goal of the season. USM doubled its lead with 5:19 left in the period when junior Matt Butler (Barnstable, Mass.) found the net off a feed from sophomore Chris Brookes (Hallowell, Maine/Cony HS).

Senior Nate Cosner (Martinsburg, W.V.) cut the deficit in half for the Eagles with 3:21 to play in the first quarter. Brookes tallied an unassisted goal early in the second period, and Butler scored what proved to be the game winning goal, set up by freshman Bill Cunningham (Gardiner, Maine), with five minutes to go in the quarter, and the teams went into halftime with the Huskies up 4-1.

Sophomore Dan Haley (Tully, N.Y.) had the only goal of the third quarter for the Eagles with just over a minute to play. Junior Steve Smittle (Biddeford, Maine) pulled the Eagles within one with just over three minutes to go in regulation, but the hosts were unable to get the equalizer.

Sophomore Jeff Lamoureux (Walpole, Mass.) was credited with 13 stops, and junior Mark Morissette (Wales, Maine/Oak Hill HS) had two saves, for the Huskies. Junior Gabe Berthiaume (Charlton, Mass.) made 15 stops for the Eagles.