Umass-boston vs. Southern Maine
April 12, 2007
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The Game Story:
BOSTON, Mass. -- Sophomore attackman Peter Kovach
(Cohasset, Mass.) racked up a season-high seven assists and senior
goalie Nick Eaton (Rowley, Mass.) stopped 18 shots to lead the
University of Massachu-setts Boston Beacons men's lacrosse team over
visiting University of Southern Maine Huskies, 13-3, Thursday in a
cold, rain-soaked Little East Conference match at the Clark Athletic
Center on the campus of UMass Boston.
The Beacons improve to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in LEC play,
while the Huskies fall to 2-5 and 0-3.
UMass Boston scored the first eight goals of the game to gain
control of the contest right away. The Beacons netted three goals
in the first stanza with freshman Dale Nunn (Hillsborough, N.J.),
sophomore Bobby Cusack (Braintree, Mass.) and senior Christopher
Hanafin (Burlington, Mass.) all scoring.
The Beacons added five goals in the second quarter, including the
eventual game-winner from senior David Liberatore (Medford, Mass.)
at 13:44 of the second quarter. Hanafin and senior Robert Thayer
(West Tisbury, Mass.) each netted a goal in the period to give them
17 and 11, respectively, for the season, while junior Nick Thomo
(Brookfield, Mass.) found the back of the net twice in the quarter
for UMB. Sophomore Tyler Mayberry (North Yarmouth, Maine) snapped
the Beacons' scoring string when he put Southern Maine on the board
at 4:23 of the second quarter to make it 8-1.
UMass Boston's Thayer and Cusack tallied the only goals of the
third quarter for a 10-1 advantage and freshman Derek O'Leary
(Melrose, Mass.) netted his first collegiate goal for the Beacons to
open the fourth quarter's scoring at the 12:11 mark, while Nunn
followed with another UMB goal at 8:44 to give the Beacons a 12-1
lead.
Huskies' sophomore Lee Gauthier (Berwick, Maine) sandwiched a
pair of goals around Nunn's third score of the game to close out the
game for a 13-3 final.
Kovach added seven ground balls to his day for UMass Boston,
while Thayer tallied three points on a pair of goals and an assist
in addition to seven ground balls. Cusack, Hanafin and Thomo each
netted two goals to go with goals by Liberatore and O'Leary.
Freshman James McCarthy (Newton, MA) chipped in with an assist as
well.
Gauthier led Southern Maine with a pair of goals and added
seven groundballs, while Mayberry also came up with seven
groundballs to go with a goal. Senior Jeff Donovan (Walpole, Mass.)
contributed with an assist and five ground balls. Sophomore goalie
James Suriyodorn (Deer Park, N.Y.) turned away 10 shots for the
Huskies.
The Beacons will be in action again on Saturday (1:00 p.m.)
when they host Plymouth State University in a Little East Conference
tilt at the Clark Athletic Center Field. Southern Maine hosts the
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Saturday (1:00 p.m.).