|Plymouth State University||University of New England|
BIDDEFORD, Maine — The University of New England men’s lacrosse team jumped out to a 15-1 lead early in the third quarter on its way to a 20-9 non-conference victory over Plymouth State University in a non-conference match played in frigid conditions Sunday afternoon (Mar. 5) at the Big Blue Turf.
The win keeps the Nor’easters‘ early-season record unblemished at 3-0, while the Panthers drop to 0-1.
For UNE, Andrew Curro (SR/Niskayuna, N.Y.) led all players with four goals, while Dan Auger (SR/Nashua, N.H.), Mitch Mullin (SO/Cumberland, Maine) and Garett Bozek (FY/Nashua, N.H.) had three apiece. Philip Young (SR/Unionville, Pa.), J.T. Oliver (SR/Gaithersburg, Md.) and Jason Erwin (SO/Gloucester, Mass.) each scored twice, and Alex Zadworny (SO/Florence, Mass.) rounded out the Nor’easters‘ scoring with a goal.
Mac Tetreault (SR/New Durham, N.H.) paced Plymouth State by scoring three goals, and Colin Claflin (SR/Pembroke, Mass.) notched a pair.
The Nor’easters led 4-1 after one quarter and scored all six goals of the second to establish a 10-1 advantage heading into intermission. They would outscore the Panthers 10-8 after halftime for the final margin of 11 goals.
Starting goalkeeper David Pearson (SR/Scarborough, Maine) made 10 saves in 55:48 of action to earn the win. Sean Conger (SR/Holden, Mass.) won 8 of 14 face-offs to aid the attack. Auger added three assists to his three-goal performance to record a six-point afternoon.
Long-stick midfielder Adam Haversat (SR/Cape Elizabeth, Maine) had a strong game for Plymouth State, racking up eight ground balls and four caused turnovers. Kyle Stockman (JR/BallstonLake, N.Y.) won 15 of 25 draws. Goalkeepers Jayson LaRiviere (SR/Chelmsford, Mass.) and Charlie Harrington (FY/Walpole, Mass.) each played a half and totaled nine stops.