No. 15 Men's Lacrosse Tops Hofstra, 12-7
Feb. 26, 2005
Hempstead, N.Y., February 26, 2004 - Junior All-American Sean Morris tallied a tied a career-best five points off a career-high four goals and an assist to lead No. 15 Massachusetts over No. 25 Hofstra, 12-7, in lacrosse action this afternoon.
The Pride opened up the scoring 4:11 into the game as junior John Keysor found the back the cage. Massachusetts responded just under two minutes later as Morris found senior Gene Tundo in front of the goal for his first goal of the season. The Minutemen notched another first period goal as sophomore Brian Jacovina raced 30 yards untouched to find the back of the goal.
UMass scored early and often at the beginning of the second period as Morris notched his first goal of the season, scoring just 56 seconds into the stanza. Morris struck again 1:30 seconds later off a feed from redshirt senior Jeff Zywicki to put the Minutemen up 4-1. Senior All-American Chris Doyle got into the scoring mix as he tallied his first goal off another feed from Zywicki less than :30 seconds later. Hofstra scored three unanswered goals in a row from Tim Treubig, Chris Unterstein, and Ryan Vilar in a span of five minutes to cut the Minutemen lead to 5-4. Morris responded by burying a shot for his third goal of the game with 3:33 remaining in the half to give the Minutemen a 6-4 edge heading into the locker room.
Zywicki started the third period scoring off a helper from Tundo 1:51 seconds into the period. Jacovina registered his second unassisted goal of the game at the 4:25 mark before Doyle scored his second goal of the game after he intercepted a Hofstra pass and raced 50 yards to find the back of the cage to put the Minutemen up 9-4. The Pride tallied their only goal of the third perioud after senior goalie Bill Schell was hit outside the crease going for a ground ball and left the cage open for Treubig's second goal of the game.
Zywicki notched his hat trick just :14 seconds into the final period off a feed from junior Jake Deane. Keysor answered back for the Pride scoring back-to-back goals with 7:45 remaining in the game to cut the UMass lead to three. The Minutemen took control of the game in the final three minutes, getting scores from Zywicki and Morris to claim the victory.
The Minutemen return to action on Saturday, March 5 when UMass takes on Yale at Garber Field for the home-opener at 1:00 p.m at Amherst.