BOSTON, Mass. – With five goals from Charles Hacking the Pilgrims of New England College handed lacrosse their final non-conference loss of the 2019 season, as the Beacons dropped a 17-8 decision Tuesday afternoon at James Cotter Field.
UMass Boston 8, New England College 17
UMass Boston (2-12)
New England College (7-8)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a back-and-forth first and second quarters, the Pilgrims combined for eight goals over the final two frames to earn the non-conference decision.
The Beacons tried to keep pace with their non-conference rivals as they closed out the first quarter down by one goal (4-3). In the second, the Pilgrims gained some breathing room as they tacked on five scores, while the Beacons were held to just two.
Conor Lenfest (Waltham, Mass.) led the Beacons attack with three goals, while also picking-up one assist. Michael Claflin (Newton, Mass.) and Darragh Fahey (Walpole, Mass.) were each credited with two assists in the loss.
Cameron Dixson (Wayland, Mass.) was handed the loss after making just two saves on 13 shots. George Goldie-Morrison (Downers Grove, Ill.) led the contest for the Beacons netminders with his five saves.
Jared Coltey (East Longmeadow, Mass.) led the face-off crew as he went 7-for-10 on the afternoon. Matt Murphy (Watertown, Mass.) anchored the Beacons defense with his five caused turnovers, while Mike Mulligan (Westford, Mass.) posted four ground balls.
The Beacons held a slim advantage in ground balls 36-33, and outshot the Pilgrims in three of the fourth quarters.
BY THE NUMBERS
- With the loss the Beacons saw their three-game win-streak over NEC come to an end
- The win for the Pilgrims marked their first-ever against the Beacons on their home field
- All-time the Beacons are now 4-2 against NEC
- UMB was 13-28 on face-off attempts and were 18-25 on clear attempts
- The Beacons finished 0-for-6 on man-up attempts
The Beacons will host Plymouth State University on Saturday at 4 p.m.