Corsairs Suffer Setback At Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Connecticut College held the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth scoreless for the first three quarters en route to a 9-2 victory this afternoon in a non-conference men's lacrosse game played at the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field.

The Camels earned their third consecutive win to improve to 6-2, while the Corsairs slipped to 5-2.

Senior Adam Niden (Walpole, Mass.) and sophomore Bo Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) each recorded a goal, while senior Jordan MacPherson (Westwood, Mass.) handed out an assist.  Senior Steven Tarpey (Shrewsbury, Mass.) led the UMD defense with four ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Chad Sawyer (Northfield, Ill.) paced the Connecticut College attack with five points.  Tyler Hegarty (Setauket, N.Y) tallied a hat-trick, while JR Hartgers (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) dished out three helpers. 

The Camels jumped out an a 9-0 lead before the Corsairs were able to crack the scoring column just 90 seconds into the fourth quarter.  The hosts answered with consecutive scores before Niden closed out the scoring with two minutes, 17 seconds left on the clock.

Senior Nick Thayer (Chelmsford, Mass.) tried to keep the visitors within striking distance by making eight of his season-high 11 saves in the first half.  His counterpart, Bobby Bleistein (Oyster Bay, N.Y.), made 14 stops to earn the win.

Connecticut College held an edge in shots (39-26) and ground balls (26-21), while the Corsairs forced 14 turnovers compared to just 12 of their own.

UMass Dartmouth will open its Little East Conference schedule at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, when the Corsairs host Keene State College.