April 14, 2010
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Visiting Roger Williams outscored the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's lacrosse team by a goal in each half and held off the Corsairs, 12-10, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Wednesday evening.
UMass Dartmouth used a pair of goals from junior attackman Josh Arsenault (Revere, MA/Malden Catholic HS) to build a 4-2 lead with 4:18 left in the first quarter. But the Hawks scored eight of the next 11 goals, taking an 8-7 halftime lead and building their advantage to 10-7 with 9:14 left in the third quarter.
Two more goals by Arsenault, sandwiched around the fifth goal of the game by RWU junior midfielder Logan Roebuck (Montgomery, NY/Pine Bush HS), made it 11-9, Hawks, with 12:21 remaining. Senior attackman Andrew Foster (Danvers, MA/Danvers HS) cut RWU's lead to a single goal with 10:32 remaining, but couldn't get the tying goal. Junior midfielder Jim Tancredi's (Bloomingburg, NY/Pine Bush HS) goal with 6:43 left was the final score of the game.
Arsenault led the Corsairs with four goals, while Foster and junior midfielder Stephen Espinola (Groton, MA/Groton-Dunstable HS) each scored twice. Roebuck had five goals for Roger Williams, while junior attackman Drew Smith (Blue Point, NY/Bayport Blue Point HS) added a pair.
"We played 60 minutes of team lacrosse against a good team," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Kevin Mahoney. "We played really hard, and the intensity was there, but they took advantage of every mistake we made, and we didn't do as much as we needed to do. In the second half, we tried to take advantage of certain situations, and they adjusted defensively. We also adjusted defensively. Our defense played very well today."
Each team had 32 shots. Sophomore goaltender Cameron Crown (Walpole, MA/Walpole HS) made 11 saves for UMass Dartmouth, while junior goalie Tyler Roebuck (Montgomery, NY/Pine Bush HS) made seven saves for RWU. UMD converted one of seven man-up opportunities, while Roger Williams was two for four..
UMD dropped to 5-6 with the defeat, while Roger Williams improved to 6-6 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Southern Maine Saturday. The Hawks will host the University of New England Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE