March 14, 2009
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Visiting SUNY Maritime exploded for seven goals in the third quarter and went on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's lacrosse team, 18-9, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Saturday afternoon.
The Corsairs got goals from junior attackman Andrew Foster (Newbury, MA/Danvers HS) and junior midfielder Mike Lee (Foxboro, MA/Foxboro HS) in the first quarter, after which they trailed, 4-2. Keith Fricke scored twice for the Privateers in the second quarter as SUNY Maritime scored five times to take a 9-3 halftime lead. Fricke and Stephen Doherty each scored twice as the Privateers scored six times in the first 6:09 of the third quarter, then senior attackman Matt Leary (Framingham, MA/Framingham HS) scored twice for UMD in the fourth quarter as the Corsairs rallied.
The Privateers won 27 of 30 face-offs, including all 13 in the first half. Leary finished with three goals, while Foster scored twice and added two assists. Fricke had four goals for SUNY Maritime, with Lawrence Montreuil adding three and Doherty, Andrew Marklin, Rob Lenseth and Steve Hackeling finishing with two apiece.
"We played a very talented team," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Kevin Mahoney. "They beat our conference champion by seven goals last year. They're experienced, and they took advantage of our mistakes. We are trying to pick up our non-conference schedule this year and play better teams, and, hopefully this will help us improve before we begin our conference schedule."
SUNY Maritime out shot UMass Dartmouth, 41-25. Colin Gallagher made 11 saves for the Privateers, before giving way to Keith Messina, who played the final 11:40. UMD freshman goalkeeper Cameron Crown (Walpole, MA/Walpole HS) also made 11 saves.
The Corsairs fell to 1-2 with the defeat, while SUNY Maritime improved to 3-1 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Salve Regina on Wednesday, while the Privateers will visit Western Connecticut State Wednesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE