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The UMass Sports Network traveled to Fairfield, Conn., to capture the sights and sounds of the men's lacrosse victory over Fairfield Thursday evening. Check out how the Minutemen won their 9-8 decision from the Stags and what head coach Greg Cannella, redshirt-junior goalie Zach Oliveri and sophomore attackman Brendan Hegarty had to say after the game:

Keep track of the Minutemen as the face Towson on Saturday, May 2 with the CAA Championship and a bid to the NCAA Tournament up for grabs through UMassAthletics.com.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette was on-hand to see No. 4 seed UMass men's lacrosse upset No. 1 seed and tournament host Fairfield during the CAA Championship semifinals Thursday evening at Rafferty Stadium. Check out Vautour's recap of the contest for key moments and quotes from head coach Greg Cannella and redshirt-junior goalie Zach Oliveri on the victory:

UMass knocks off top-seeded Fairfield in CAA Tournament semifinals | Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette

More coverage of UMass Athletics by Vautour and the Daily Hampshire Gazette staff is available on the organization's official website. Keep up with the Minutemen through UMassAthletics.com.

Daily Collegian staff reporter Jason Kates caught up with head coach Greg Cannella, redshirt-sophomore midfielder Dan Muller and sophomore attackman Brendan Hegarty after UMass men's lacrosse upset No. 1 seed and host Fairfield during the CAA Championship semifinals Thursday evening. Read Kates' take on the win and what the Minutemen said after:

UMass men's lacrosse upsets No. 1 seed Fairfield to advance to CAA championship | Jason Kates, Daily Collegian

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HIGHLIGHTS: UMass men's lacrosse vs. Drexel

The University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse team returned to Garber Field in style with a 12-9 victory over Drexel on Saturday afternoon. Brendan Hegarty and Dan Muller provided hat tricks while Zach Oliveri backstopped the win with 14 saves in the cage. It marked head coach Greg Cannella's 300th game leading the program.

More on the win and the Minuteman program is available on UMassAthletics.com.

One year removed from playing sparingly as a freshman, men's lacrosse sophomore Brendan Hegarty jumped into the starting lineup against Army in the 2015 opener and has yet to leave it. Through nine games, the attackman has 13 points on 10 goals and three assists. Jason Kates of the Daily Collegian caught up with Hegarty to discuss his sophomore season success.

Brendan Hegarty continuing to contribute for UMass lacrosse | Jason Kates, Daily Collegian

More on the program is available through UMassAthletics.com.

Jason Kates of the Daily Collegian sports staff spoke with head coach Greg Cannella after the UMass men's lacrosse team bested Hofstra on the road at Shuart Stadium, 9-7, Saturday. Kates broke down the win and how the Minutemen earned it in this recap.

More on UMass men's lacrosse is available via UMassAthletics.com.

UMass men's lacrosse defeated Penn State, 12-8, Saturday afternoon at McGuirk Stadium on the strength of defensive dominance in the second half and five points from Nick Mariano. Check out highlights of the game below:

More on the Minutemen is available through UMassAthletics.com.

HIGHLIGHTS: UMass Men's Lacrosse vs. Quinnipiac

UMass men's lacrosse received five-point performances from Peter Lindley and Nick Mariano as 16 Minutemen recorded at least one point in the 18-5 victory over Quinnipiac Tuesday. Check out highlights of the win from the UMass Sports Network below:

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Inside Lacrosse: UMass Fall Ball All-Access

Inside Lacrosse staff writer Matt Kinnear stopped by Amherst, Mass., and visited a UMass men's lacrosse practice to catch some fall ball preparations. Check out Kinnear's report regarding the Minutemen below:

Fall All-Access: UMass | Matt Kinnear, Inside Lacrosse

Andrew Cyr of the Daily Collegian highlighted the production of the freshman class with a recent article as the youngest Minutemen have played an integral role in the team's successes during the 2014 season.

"When you look at the Massachusetts men's lacrosse team, it's nearly impossible to overlook the production the freshmen class has brought to the table this year.

Whether it's been Nick Mariano and his team high 26 goals, good for second amongst freshmen in the NCAA, Grant Consoletti, who's started in all 11 games he's played in, or Aaron Madaisky, the 6 feet 7 inch long stick midfielder that is tied for the tallest player in the country, the freshmen always seem to make big plays when the game is on the line.

'They've all been pretty solid,' said coach Greg Cannella. 'I think we are in the situation we are in because we might have relied on them a little too much. As a coach you never really want to count on five or six freshmen on your team.'

Cannella added that while it's great to have two or three complimentary freshmen, it's a hard transition not only with the games, but with school as well..."

The conclusion of the story can be found on the Daily Collegian website. More on the Minutemen is available on UMassAthletics.com.

PHOTOS: UMass Upends Penn State With Strong Defensive Effort

Inside Lacrosse photographer Andy Lewis was on-hand when the No. 14 Minutemen defeated No. 5 Penn State on the road in the CAA opener for both sides. Check out the photo gallery he compiled here and get more info on the men's lacrosse program through UMassAthletics.com.


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