Umass-dartmouth vs. Southern Maine
April 12, 2008
The Game Story:
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's lacrosse team took a 5-1 first quarter lead and went on to defeat visiting Southern Maine, 14-7, in a Little East Conference game at rainy Cressy Field Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore attackman Andrew Foster (Newbury, MA/Danvers HS) scored twice in the first quarter for the Corsairs. His first goal, with UMass Dartmouth enjoying a man advantage, came at 11:19, and he scored with 6:40 left in the quarter to make it 4-1. Junior defenseman Tarek Donnelly (Danvers, MA/Danvers HS) and junior attackman Matt Leary (Framingham, MA/Framingham HS) also scored first-period goals for UMass Dartmouth. Freshman midfielder Josh Arsenault (Revere, MA/Malden Catholic HS) and sophomore midfielder Pat Kohout (Leeds, MA/Northampton HS) scored for the Corsairs in the second quarter. Junior attackman Preston Gilbert (Saco, ME) scored for the Huskies, and assisted on a goal by sophomore attackman Alex Pleau (Lewiston, ME).

Each team scored four times in the third quarter, but Kohout, Leary and Foster scored in the fourth quarter to give UMass Dartmouth a 14-6 advantage with 4:21 remaining.

Foster led the Corsair attack with three goals and two assists, Arsenault, Kohout and Leary each scored twice, and freshman attackman Tim Walsh (Medford, MA/Malden Catholic HS) scored once and added four assists. Gilbert finished with five goals and two assists for the Huskies, while Pleau scored twice.

"We played well," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Kevin Mahoney. "We played offense and defense for all four quarters. We made a few mistakes, and we have a few things to work on. Our players are doing a better job of picking up our offense, and we hope to keep improving."

The Corsairs out shot Southern Maine, 42-34, and scored on all three of their man-up opportunities while allowing USM to score on one of five chances. Senior goalkeeper Steve Chase (Boston, MA/Boston Latin HS) made 10 saves for UMass Dartmouth, while James Suriyodorn made 13 saves for the Huskies.

UMass Dartmouth improved to 8-2 and 2-2 in the Little East Conference with the victory, while Southern Maine fell to 2-8 and 0-4 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Emerson Wednesday, while Southern Maine will visit New England College Monday.

UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE


Southern Maine (2-8, 0-4 LEC) vs. UMass Dartmouth (8-2, 2-2 LEC)
Date: Apr 12, 2008 Location: North Dartmouth, MA Stadium: Cressy Field
Attendance:200 Start time:1:00 pm End time:3:10 pm Total time:2:10

Score by period 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Southern Maine...... 1 1 4 1 - 7
UMass Dartmouth..... 5 2 4 3 - 14

Southern Maine SCORING: GOALS: Preston Gilbert 5; Alex Pleau 2.
ASSISTS: Preston Gilbert 2; Shane Billings 1.

UMass Dartmouth SCORING: GOALS: Andrew Foster 3; Josh Arsenault 2;
Matt Leary 2; Pat Kohout 2; Timothy Walsh 1; Matt Swirbalus 1; Tarek
Donnelly 1; Mike Lee 1; Steve Colella 1.
ASSISTS: Timothy Walsh 4; Josh Arsenault 2; Andrew Foster 2; Nick
Campbell 1; Matt Leary 1.

Southern Maine GROUND BALLS: Rob Dorr 4; Kyle Talcott 4; Thomas
Boothby 3; Chris Gassman 3; Josh Reinhold 3; Shane Billings 2; Lee
Gauthier 2; Tyler Martin 2; Alex Pleau 2; Chris Shorr 2; Matt Soule 2;
James Suriyodorn 2.

UMass Dartmouth GROUND BALLS: Tarek Donnelly 7; Ryan Teves 6; Matt
Leary 4; Josh Arsenault 3; Andrew Getto 3; Mike Lee 3; Nick Campbell
2; Matt Swirbalus 2; Timothy Walsh 2; Andrew Foster 1; Paul Hanna 1;
Sean Perry 1; Austin Savoie 1; Brian Webber 1.

SHOTS - USMMLX08 34; UMDML 42.
SHOTS ON GOAL - USMMLX08 17; UMDML 27.

PENALTIES - USMMLX08 3/3:00; UMDML 5/4:30.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES - USMMLX08 1-5; UMDML 3-3.

FACEOFFS - USMMLX08 14-24; UMDML 10-24.

CLEARS - USMMLX08 20-31; UMDML 23-32.

GOALIES - USMMLX08: James Suriyodorn 2-8-0 (60:00 minutes, 27 shots-13
saves, 14 GA); UMDML: Steve Chase 8-2-0 (60:00, 17-10, 7).