Umass-dartmouth vs. Eastern Connecticut
March 29, 2003
The Game Story:
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- All-America senior attackman Marc DiGiovanni (WILTON) tied his career-highs with five assists and nine points as the Eastern Connecticut State University men's lacrosse team won its 31st straight match at Thomas Nevers Field with a 19-3 Little East Conference win over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Saturday.

Ranked 19th nationally, Eastern (4-2) has won its last 31 straight matches on its home field and stretched its all-time record at Nevers Field to 48-2. The Warriors, who have won both conference regular-season and tournament titles, are 17-0 in three years of conference play.

DiGiovanni had four goals and four assists in the first half to help Eastern overcome a slow start with nine second-quarter goals on the way to a 10-1 halftime lead. He added a fifth assist in the second half.

Junior midfielder Andy Stockfisch (WILTON), sophomore attackman Brian Hebron (HICKSVILLE, NY) and first-year junior attackman Donny Angle (SOUTH WINDSOR) each scored three times for Eastern. The points were the first at Eastern for Angle, a transfer from Pace University. Junior midfielder Kristopher Keppler (NEWINGTON) scored his first point at Eastern with a fourth-quarter goal.

Eastern, ranked in a tie for third in New England, visits Trinity College Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The Bantams are ranked tenth in New England.