Plymouth State vs. Southern Maine
April 24, 2005
The Game Story:
PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Freshman Adam Krinsky (Concord, N.H.) and junior
Bobby Dabrieo (Woburn, Mass.) registered five points apiece and junior Jon
Gagnon (New Bedford, Mass.) recorded his 100th career point Sunday afternoon
as Plymouth State University defeated the University of Southern Maine,
14-9, in a Little East Conference men's lacrosse game at rainy Panther
Field.
The victory was PSU's fourth in a row and pulls the Panthers back to
the .500 mark at 6-6 overall, 2-3 in conference play. The Huskies, which
led at the end of the first two quarters but couldn't hold on, fall to 3-7
overall and 0-5 in the LEC.
USM took a 3-0 lead midway through the opening frame, thanks to two
goals and one assist from junior Travis Witham (Cape Elizabeth, Maine). PSU
came back with the next four goals, two at the end of the first quarter and
two more to start the second, to take a 4-3 lead. The Huskies regained the
advantage with two goals late in the second quarter and held a 5-4 lead at
halftime.
Gagnon's goal for PSU late in the first quarter gave him 100 career
points on 76 goals and 24 assists. He becomes the 19th player in school
history to go over the 100-point barrier.
The Panthers owned the third quarter, outscoring the visitors 6-1 to
pull ahead 10-6. Dabrieo led the Panther onslaught with a goal and four
assists in the quarter, while Krinsky scored three times. PSU put the game
away with three unanswered goals midway though the fourth quarter.
Krinsky finished with five goals and senior Steve Skinner (Hingham,
Mass.) scored twice. Freshmen John Cogswell (Jefferson, Mass.), Mike
Russell (Concord, N.H.), Ryan Silva (Chelmsford, Mass.), Tony Aguiar (Bow,
N.H.), and John Brule (Northboro, Mass.) all collected one goal for PSU.
Witham led USM with three goals, while senior Matt Butler
(Barnstable, Mass.) and sophomore Brian White (Gorham, Maine) added a goal
and two assists apiece. Freshman Tim Beauchamp (Lexington, Mass.) and
senior Mark St. John (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) also scored once for the
Huskies.
Sophomore Steve Valeri (Chelmsford, Mass.) made 10 saves to earn the
win in the Panther goal, and sophomore Nick Grobe (Northboro, Mass.) came on
for the final six minutes and made two saves. Junior Jeff Lamoureux
(Walpole, Mass.) recorded five saves in the first three quarters for the
Huskies, and junior Mark Morissette (Wales, Maine) made two saves in the
fourth quarter.
PSU wraps up the regular season next Sunday (May 1) with a Little
East Conference make-up game at home against UMass Dartmouth (1:00 p.m.).
USM returns to action with a non-conference tilt Tuesday at Colby College
(4:30 p.m.)