Lacrosse Snaps Skid With 4-2 Conference Win Over Corsairs

Lacrosse Snaps Skid With 4-2 Conference Win Over Corsairs

BOSTON, Mass. – A pair of fourth quarter goals was all lacrosse needed as they ended their three-game skid with a 4-2 Little East Conference win over UMass Dartmouth Wednesday afternoon at James Cotter Field.


UMass Boston 4, UMass Dartmouth 2

UMass Boston (5-7, 2-2 Little East Conference)
UMass Dartmouth (3-9, 0-4 Little East Conference)


In the second lowest scoring game in program history, the Beacons had to grind out a much-needed conference win over their intra-state rivals.  Eric Wollrath (Groton, Mass.) broke the 2-2 draw at 7:27 of the fourth off a pass from Calvin Lee (Hopkinton, Mass.).  Jack Dillon (Barrington, R.I.) set-up the crucial goal, and was able to get the ball off to Lee before taking a huge hit in the back.

The Beacons then secured the victory on a great bang-bang-bang play which saw Lee, find a wide-open Dillon, who then flipped the ball to the goal scorer Clay Arnold (Syracuse, N.Y.) with 3:05 to play in regulation. 

After their fourth goal, Dillon and his defense did the rest as they completely shut down the Corsairs attack.  UMD did have a few chances from distance, but none of them were even close to finding the back of the cage.

Alex Surette capped-off the win with six saves, while his UMD counterpart Matt LaFond registered nine stops.

Dillon's days consisted of six caused turnovers, three ground balls, and a goal in the third quarter which tied it at 2-2.  Also, having a standout defensive showing was Robert Ranta (Newton, Mass.) who had six ground balls, and forced the game-winning turnover with just over a minute to play in the fourth quarter.

Anthony Tortora (Medford, Mass.) recorded the only other goal for the Beacons just one minute, 17 seconds in the opening frame. 


  • With the win UMass Boston ends a five-game losing streak to the Corsairs 
  • Wednesday's contest was the lowest scoring affair between the two teams
  • The home win marked the first for UMass Boston since the 2013 season
  • The Beacons two-goals victory marked the largest margin of victory in the last three meetings between the two squads
  • On the day UMB held a 21-15 advantage in ground balls, and a 26-22 advantage in shots
  • The Beacons finish 6-for-9 on the face-off "X" and were 15-for-16 on clear attempts


The Beacons will host Plymouth State University on Saturday at 3 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.