April 27, 2010
SALEM, MA-Sophomore midfielder Christian Roberto (Wakefield, MA/Malden Catholic HS) and senior attackman Andrew Foster (Danvers, MA/Danvers HS) broke a tie with consecutive goals midway through the fourth quarter and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's lacrosse team held on to defeat host Salem State, 10-9, in a Little East Conference match at Alumni Field Tuesday evening.
Roberto converted a pass from junior midfielder Nick Campbell (Rutland, VT/Rutland HS) at the 8:24 mark of the fourth quarter; just eight seconds after Justin Jones had tied the score for the Vikings. Foster scored 1:17 later to give the Corsairs a 10-8 lead. Jonathan Falls scored with 3:04 remaining to cut the UMD lead to a single goal, but SSC couldn't get the tying goal before time expired.
The Corsairs got three goals from junior attackman Josh Arsenault (Revere, MA/Malden Catholic HS) and grabbed a 5-1 lead with 7:28 left in the first half. Salem State fought back, and Jonathan Falls' second goal of the first half just before time expired cut UMD's lead to 6-4 at halftime.
Arsenault scored midway through the third quarter, but Justin Jones and Brandon Cali scored for the Vikings to make it 7-6 at the end of the third quarter. Cali and Ryan Savini scored for SSC and junior midfielder Paul Nunes (Mansfield, MA/Mansfield HS) scored for UMD to tie the score at 8-8 and set the stage for the Corsairs' winning rally.
Arsenault led UMass Dartmouth with four goals, while Nunes had two goals and one assist. Falls had three goals for the Vikings, while Jones and Savini each scored twice.
Each team had 32 shots. Sophomore goalie Cameron Crown (Walpole, MA/Walpole HS) made nine saves for the Corsairs, while Brendan Gill made 11 stops for SSC.
The Corsairs improved to 7-8 and 3-3 in the Little East Conference with the victory, while the Vikings dropped to 9-6 and 3-3 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Western Connecticut State Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE