Umass-dartmouth vs. Curry
March 14, 2007
The Game Story:
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's lacrosse team scored five goals in the second quarter to break the game open, then held off a late Curry rally for an 11-6 non-conference victory over the Colonels in their home opener at Cressy Field Wednesday afternoon.

Three freshmen attackmen were among the leaders for the Corsairs. Matt Leary (Framingham, MA/Framingham HS) scored five goals, Andrew Lewis (Longmeadow, MA/Longmeadow HS) added three, and Andrew Foster (Danvers, MA/Danvers HS) had four assists. Lewis scored the Corsairs' first two goals, while Leary's goal with 4:58 left in the first half gave UMass Dartmouth the lead for good. Lewis, Leary and senior midfielder Mark Lapointe (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS) followed with goals to stake the Corsairs to a 6-2 halftime advantage. Lapointe finished with three goals and two assists.

Leary scored to open the third period, and Lapointe added a pair of goals to make it 9-2 before Curry rallied. The Colonels scored the final goal of the third quarter and scored three consecutive goals in the fourth quarter before Leary's fifth goal of the game with 2:57 left finished the scoring.

John Morin scored the first two goals for the Colonels. Chandler Metz and Alex Savioli each had a goal and an assist.

"It was a nice win," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Kevin Mahoney. "We played well, shutting down Curry for the first three quarters. Curry is an athletic team, and we did a good job against them. We have a lot of young players, and they stepped up and played well."

The Corsairs out shot the Colonels, 41-23. Senior goalkeeper Craig Britton (Ashland, MA/Ashland HS) made 10 saves for UMass Dartmouth, while Alex MacMillan was called upon to make 17 stops for Curry.

The Corsairs improved to 2-0 with the victory, while Curry fell to 0-1. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Salve Regina next Tuesday afternoon.


Curry (0-1-0) vs. UMass Dartmouth (2-0-0)
Date: Mar 14, 2007 Location: North Dartmouth, MA Stadium: Cressy Field

Score by period 1 2 3 4 Tot
Curry............... 1 1 1 3 - 6
UMass Dartmouth..... 1 5 3 2 - 11

Curry SCORING: GOALS: John Morin 2; Chandler Metz 1; Alex Savioli 1;
Kyle O'Brien 1; Rob Gardner 1.
ASSISTS: Dan Dufour 1; Pat Leonard 1; Chandler Metz 1; Alex Savioli 1.

UMass Dartmouth SCORING: GOALS: Matt Leary 5; Mark Lapointe 3; Andrew
Lewis 3.
ASSISTS: Andrew Foster 4; Zach Eagan 2; Mark Lapointe 2; Jeff Pelton

Curry GROUND BALLS: Pat Leonard 7; Gereard Dhooge 3; Dan Dufour 3;
Steve Kelleher 3; Nick Garafalo 2; Sean Murray 2; Kyle O'Brien 2;
Chris Graham 1; Dennis Winter 1.

UMass Dartmouth GROUND BALLS: Mark Lapointe 6; Matt Leary 6; J.P.
Desjardins 4; Zach Eagan 2; Andrew Foster 2; Andrew Lewis 2; Ryan
Teves 2; John Tisdell 2; Timur Amirkanov 1; Tarek Donnelly 1; Jeff
Pelton 1; Austin Savoe 1; Matt Swirbalus 1.

SHOTS - CCM2 23; UMDM 41.

PENALTIES - CCM2 6/4:30; UMDM 12/18:04.

FACEOFFS - CCM2 6-13; UMDM 7-13.

CLEARS - CCM2 18-20; UMDM 18-20.

GOALIES - CCM2: Alex MacMillan 0-1-0 (60:00 minutes, 28 shots-17
saves, 11 GA); UMDM: Craig Britton 1-0-0 (60:00, 18-12, 6).

Start time: 3:30 pm Finish time: 5:45 pm Length of game: 2:15

A-150 T-2:15