March 3, 2010
MIDDLETOWN, RI-Host Salve Regina outscored the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth'smen's lacrosse team in the second half, 7-1, and went on to defeat the Corsairs, 15-9, in the 2010 season opener for both teams at Gaudet Field Wednesday.
Chris Walker put the Seahawks ahead, 9-8, with a goal 1:10 intot he third quarter. After junior midfielder Josh Arsenault (Revere, MA/Malden Catholic HS) tied the score 50 seconds later, SRU got goals from Brendan Carroll and Will Paradis to take the lead for good, then scored the only four goals of the fourth quarter.
Senior attackman Andrew Foster (Danvers, MA/Danvers HS) and Arsenault each scored three goals in the first quarter as UMass Dartmouth took a 6-5 lead. Arsenault and sophomore attackman Austin Ray (Sandwich, MA/Tabor Academy) scored in the second quarter, but Brendan Roooney scored twice and Blair Kelley scored the tying goal for SRU with 58 seconds left in the first half and the teams went to halftime tied at 8-8.
Arsenault finished with five goals for UMD, Foster had three and Ray added one. Walker, Rooney and Cody LaFerriere each scored three times for Salve Regina.
"We played really well in the first half," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Kevin Mahoney. "We didn't do anything in the second half. We have a young team, and the more we play outdoors, the better we'll be. Salve is a good team, and we still have a ways to go."
The Seahawks out shot the Corsairs, 50-40. Sophomore goaltender Cameron Crown (Wlpole, MA/Walpole HS) made 14 saves for UMass Dartmouth, while Brendan Vaughan made 10 for SRU. UMD failed to convert either of their man-up opportunities, while SRU was two for seven.
UMD dropped to 0-1 with the defeat, while Salve Regina improved to 1-0 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Mount Ida in their home opener Saturday afternoon. .
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE