Roger Williams vs. Univ Of New England
March 26, 2008
The Game Story:
BRISTOL, R.I.- The Roger Williams University men’s lacrosse team earned its second Commonwealth Coast Conference victory Wednesday with a 14-3 defeat of visiting University of New England. Junior Dave Hurley (Hanover, Mass.) registered eight points in the win.

Hurley contributed on each of the team’s first five goals, scoring to give the Hawks the early 2-0 lead and adding assists on RWU’s next two goals to move the score to 4-0 after the first quarter. His third unassisted goal came at 14:14 of the second quarter and senior Slade Patterson (Needham, Mass.) added another goal before the Nor’easters would get on the board with 2:10 remaining in the half.

The 6-1 halftime lead grew after junior Joe Healy (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y) tallied his first of two goals in the game. UNE responded, as Dan Leyden (Northfield, Mass.) scored at 10:21 of the third quarter – his second unassisted goal of the game.

That was as close as UNE would get, as RWU recorded a 6-0 run to end the quarter with a commanding 13-2 lead.

After a quick goal 25 seconds into the final quarter by UNE’s Chad DeLuca (Mashpee, Mass.), the teams settled into a more even game with RWU’s Packy Markham (Cutchogue, N.Y.) scoring the only other goal of the quarter with 15 seconds remaining in regulation.

RWU dominated the final statistical categories, outshooting UNE 52-29 and picking up 66 ground balls compared to UNE’s 40.

Hawks senior goalkeeper Bobby Hensley (Simsbury, Conn.) posted 12 saves in the game’s first 45 minutes before freshman Tyler Roebuck (Montgomery, N.Y.) took over. Nor’easters junior goalkeeper Andrew Briggs (Scituate, R.I.) posted 22 saves in 54 minutes.

RWU improves to 2-0 in TCCC play and 2-4 overall, while UNE falls to 0-2 in the conference and 2-5 overall.

The Hawks continue their conference play hosting a 12:00 p.m. contest Saturday against No. 13 Western New England College. UNE travels to TCCC opponent Curry Saturday for a 3 p.m. match-up.