Umass-dartmouth vs. Mit
March 8, 2008
The Game Story:
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Freshman attackman Tim Walsh (Medford, MA/Malden Catholic HS) scored five goals and added one assist to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's lacrosse team to a 14-10 victory over visiting MIT in the season opener for both teams at rain-swept Cressy Field Saturday afternoon.

Walsh scored three goals within a span of three minutes in the third quarter as the Corsairs raced to an 11-6 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Freshman midfielder John Kucharzyk opened the scoring for MIT with a goal 48 seconds into the game, but UMass Dartmouth countered with goals by junior midfielder Matt Swirbalus (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS), sophomore attackman Josh Arsenault (Revere, MA/Malden Catholic HS), Walsh and junior midfielder Steve Colella (Wakefield, MA/Wakefield HS) to take a 4-1 lead after the first period.

Arsenault, Swirbalus and freshman midfielder Steve Espinola (Groton, MA/Groton Dunstable HS) each scored twice for the Corsairs, while sophomore attackman Andrew Foster (Newbury, MA/Danvers HS) and junior attackman Matt Leary (Framingham, MA/Framingham HS) each had three assists. Dan Piemont had five goals for the Engineers, John Kucharczyk had two goals and one assist, and Dylan Roden added a goal and two assists.

UMass Dartmouth out shot MIT, 50-27. Junior goalkeeper Steve Chase (Boston, MA/Boston Latin HS) made 11 saves for the Corsairs, while Sam Jasinski made 14 stops for the Engineers.

UMass Dartmouth improved to 1-0 with the victory, while MIT dropped to 0-0 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Mitchell next Wednesday afternoon, while the Engineers will host Salve Regina next Tuesday.

UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE

MIT (0-1) vs. UMass Dartmouth (1-0)
Date: Mar 08, 2008 Location: North Dartmouth, MA Stadium: Cressy Field
Attendance:100 Start time:1:00 pm End time:3:00 pm Total time:2:00

Score by period 1 2 3 4 Tot
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MIT................. 1 2 3 4 - 10
UMass Dartmouth..... 4 3 4 3 - 14

MIT SCORING: GOALS: Dan Piemont 5; John Kucharczyk 2; Dylan Roden 1;
Eric Zuk 1; Ryan Ballentine 1.
ASSISTS: Dylan Roden 2; Corey Garvey 1; John Kucharczyk 1; Eric Zuk 1.

UMass Dartmouth SCORING: GOALS: Timothy Walsh 5; Matt Swirbalus 2;
Josh Arsenault 2; Stephen Espinola 2; Matt Leary 1; Steve Colella 1;
Mike Lee 1.
ASSISTS: Andrew Foster 3; Matt Leary 3; Austin Savoie 1; Timothy Walsh
1.

MIT GROUND BALLS: John Kucharczyk 10; Alex Andrzejewski 5; Corey
Garvey 5; Ryan Ballentine 4; Patrick Shannon 3; Dan Piemont 2; Dylan
Roden 2; Jason Rathje 1; Mark Spadafora 1; Tomas Vianna 1; Eric Zuk 1.

UMass Dartmouth GROUND BALLS: Matt Leary 8; Josh Arsenault 6; Andrew
Getto 6; Ryan Teves 6; Austin Savoie 4; Timothy Walsh 4; Andrew Foster
3; Mike Lee 3; Stephen Espinola 2; Jason Febo 2; Nick Campbell 1;
Steve Colella 1; Paul Hanna 1; Steve Jaillet 1; Matt Swirbalus 1.

MIT TURNOVERS CAUSED: None.
UMass Dartmouth TURNOVERS CAUSED: None.

SHOTS - MIT1 27; UMDML 50.
SHOTS ON GOAL - MIT1 21; UMDML 28.

PENALTIES - MIT1 1/0:30; UMDML 5/5:00.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES - MIT1 2-5; UMDML 0-1.

GOALIES - MIT1: Sam Jasinski 0-1 (60:00 minutes, 28 shots-14 saves, 14
GA); UMDML: Steve Chase 1-0 (60:00, 21-11, 10).