BRISTOL, R.I. – Led by Jude Marzec's four goals and one assist Roger Williams University handed lacrosse a 16-4 loss in the Beacons season opener Saturday afternoon at Bayside Field.
UMass Boston 4, Roger Williams University 16
UMass Boston (0-1)
Roger Williams University (1-1)
From start to finish the Hawks would control the momentum in Saturday's contest. They would outscore the Beacons 4-0 in the first, then 3-2 in the second to take a 7-2 lead into the halftime break. After the break, the Hawks tacked on four more goals, while only allowing one from UMB to take a solid 11-3 lead into the final stanza. Roger Williams added five more goals in the fourth, with Jack O'Brien (East Longmeadow, Mass.) scoring the lone marker for the Beacons to close out the contest.
Freshman Darragh Fahey (Walpole, Mass.) led the Beacons in his debut with a goal and an assist. Also finding the back of the cage in the non-conference loss was Ned Parker (Stafford, Va.), and Donny Bickford (Braintree, Mass.).
Jack Fournier (West Newbury, Mass.) led UMB's defense with seven ground balls, while also finished with three of the team's 10 caused turnovers.
Tim Mullane also had a strong offensive showing totaling two goals and three assists in the win for the Hawks.
Weston Nolan earned the win, his first of the year, after making seven saves. In his collegiate debut Cameron Dixson (Wayland, Mass.) made an impressive 20 saves after facing 36 shots from the Hawks attack.
BY THE NUMBERS
- On the day Roger Williams finished with a 59-44 advantage in ground balls
- UMB was 20-for-28 on clear attempts
- The Beacons were 1-for-3 on man-up attempts, while RWU finished 3-for-4 on the extra man advantage
- Roger Williams outshot the Beacons 58-31, and were 14-for-22 on face-off attempts
- All-time the Hawks lead the series with the Beacons 11-3
The Beacons will travel to Curry College for a 1 p.m. non-conference game next Saturday.