NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's lacrosse team lost to visiting Wheaton, 7-5, in a non-conference game at Cressy Field Wednesday.
"Wheaton showed up today and we didn't," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Kevin Mahoney. "They have a new coaching staff and they brought in some things that we didn't adjust to. Wheaton did a good job of controlling the offense and taking time off the clock. We didn't come out prepared to play today, and we weren't ready for their zone. We did improve from our game against Norwich, we played a lot better across the board, but we didn't execute offensively and they had a strong day from their goalkeeper. We have to work hard on Thursday and Friday and come out ready to play against Mount Ida on Saturday."
Gaffney led the Corsairs offensively with two goals and an assist. Niden, Davis and Bell each added a goal during the contest. Wheaton had five players score on the day. Hillman and Smith had two goals apiece, while Willauer, Compton and senior midfielder David Scroeder (Nashua, NH/Nashua North HS) each registered a goal. UMD sophomore goalie Nick Thayer (Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford HS) made five saves, while Bramhall stopped 11 shots for Wheaton. The Corsairs outshot the Lyons, 35-18, during the contest.
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 1-1 with the loss, while Wheaton improved to 1-1 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Mount Ida Saturday afternoon. The Lyons will visit Roger Williams Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE