Lacrosse Downs Husson 18-7 To Earn First Win

Lacrosse Downs Husson 18-7 To Earn First Win

TAUNTON, Mass.—UMass Boston lacrosse scored at least four goals in all four quarters, to cruise to their first win of the season Tuesday afternoon against Husson University.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 18, Husson University 7

(UMass Boston 1-2)

(Husson University 0-2)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Junior Ned Parker (Stafford, Va.) and sophomores Conor Lenfest (Waltham, Mass.) and Joe Mauceri (Scituate, Mass.) all recorded hat tricks in the victory.

With over a foot snow on the ground in most of Massachusetts, the two teams squared off inside at ForeKicks Taunton.

Parker tied his career-high in goals (six) and set a new career-high with seven points in the victory. The junior recorded his first career man-down goal and paced the Beacons with 14 shots and 11 shots on goal.

Lenfest tacked on three goals and one assist, while Mauceri notched three goals, four ground balls and one caused turnover.

Freshmen Michael Claflin (Newton, Mass.) and Donny Bickford (Braintree, Mass.) chipped in two goals apiece. Claflin finished tied for second on the team with four points (two goals and two assists), while Bickford recorded his first career two-goal game with two goals on four shots.

Jack O'Brien (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and Sam Matton (Sturbridge, Mass.) were the final two Beacons to register a goal.

In net, senior Cameron Dixson (Wayland, Mass.) earned his first win of the season. Dixson made 13 saves on 20 shots to improve to 3-3 in his career at UMass Boston.

Sophomore Tom Redmond (Scituate, Mass.) paced the Beacons with nine ground balls. Senior Matt Murphy (Watertown, Mass.) and freshman Gilmathan Del Valle (Chelsea, Mass.) tacked on five ground balls respectively. Junior Robert Ranta (Newton, Mass.) posted a team-high three caused turnovers.

UMass Boston took the lead just 22 seconds into the contest, when Lenfest scored an unassisted tally. Husson took their first and only lead of the game just under 10 minutes later, when Adam Littlefield scored a man-up goal to make it 2-1 Eagles.

The Beacons tied the game up 12 seconds later on a Claflin goal and took a 4-2 lead after 15 minutes on goals from Mauceri and Parker.

The hosts blew the game wide open in the second quarter. They stretched their 3-0 run to seven in a row on four-straight goals in the first 6:04 of the quarter.

Parker scored three of the four tallies, including his first career man-down goal to make it 8-2. The two teams would trade goals going into the break to put UMass Boston ahead 9-3 after 30 minutes.

Husson kept the game close to begin the second half, as they scored two of the first three goals out of halftime and UMass Boston only outscored the Eagles 4-3 in the third (13-6).

After Husson scored the first goal of the fourth, UMass Boston closed the game on a 5-0 run to earn the 18-7 victory.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston outshot Husson 52-27 and earned a 35-20 advantage in shots on goal.
  • The Beacons also racked up an 18-10 advantage in face-offs, a 40-28 lead in ground balls and finished 21-25 on clear attempts.
  • Redmond finished 15-24 in the face-off X.
  • UMass Boston finished 2-8 in man-up situations, while Husson finished the day 3-10.
  • Sophomore Charlie Cook (Bedford, Mass.) made his Beacons debut in net (5:17) and freshman George Goldie-Morrison (Downers Grove, Ill.) made his collegiate debut over the final 1:33.
  • With the win, UMass Boston improved to 2-0 all-time against Husson.

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will travel to Tampa, Florida to take on Nazareth College next Tuesday at 5 p.m.