April 6, 2011
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Junior attacker Nick Brett (Loudon, NH/Merrimack Valley HS) and freshman attacker Adam Niden (Walpole, MA/Walpole HS) scored a game-high five goals each as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's lacrosse team defeated visiting Clark, 15-7, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Wednesday evening.
The Corsairs took a 3-0 lead to open the game, but the Cougars answered back with two goals in three minutes, making the score 3-2 with 4:00 left in the first quarter. The teams exchanged goals during the second quarter until Niden buried his second goal of the game with 27 seconds remaining in the first half, sending the squads into the break with the Corsairs leading 7-5. UMass Dartmouth carried their offensive momentum into the third quarter, netting five goals in the period, two coming by way of Niden. UMD added three goals in the fourth quarter, two coming from the stick of Brett, en route to the 15-7 victory.
Senior attacker Josh Arsenault (Revere, MA/Malden Catholic HS) added two goals and two assists for UMD, while junior midfielder Alex Reposa (Shrewsbury, MA/Shrewsbury HS), sophomore defender Larry Gilvarg (Natick, MA/Natick HS) and freshman midfielder Todd Davis (Sandwich, MA/Sandwich HS) also scored during the contest. Seven different players scored a goal for Clark University. Junior attacker Phil Winslow (Providence, RI/Mount Saint Charles Academy) had a goal and two assists, while senior midfielder Danny Heelan (Avon, CT/Avon HS) and junior attacker Chris Johnson (Amherst, MA/Amherst Regional HS) contributed a goal and an assist in the loss.
"We had 45 minutes of really good lacrosse today," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Kevin Mahoney. "We played well in the first, third and fourth quarters. Our offense kept clicking and our offensive players are attacking, [Adam] Niden, [Nick] Brett, and Josh Arsenault are doing a great job across the board. We are doing better at bouncing back from the hardships we face and Clark is a good young team."
The Corsairs outshot the Cougars, 35-28. Sophomore goalkeeper Pete Foley (Northbridge, MA/Blackstone Valley Regional VHS) made 11 stops for UMD. Cougars junior goalkeeper Andrew DeVito (Glastonbury, CT/Glastonbury HS) played the first half, making five saves while freshman goalkeeper Kevin Ranta (Beverly, MA/Beverly HS) made six saves in the second half.
UMass Dartmouth improved to 8-1 with the victory, while Clark dropped to 3-6 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Plymouth Saturday. The Cougars will host Springfield Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE