No. 15 Men's Lacrosse Downs Yale, 12-6
March 5, 2005
Amherst, Mass., March 5, 2005 - Junior All-American Sean Morris (Marshfield, Mass.) continued his torrid offensive 2005 campaign, tallying three goals to lead the University of Massachusetts past Yale, 12-6, this afternoon on Garber Field.
Sophomore Brett Garber (Avon, Conn.) scored the first goal of the game, with 8:01 remaining in the first period off a feed from senior Gene Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) Tundo registered his second of three helpers on the day when he found junior Jamie Yaman (Cortland, N.Y.) in front of the cage four minutes later. The Bulldogs closed out the scoring in the stanza when junior David Schecter tallied his first goal of the season at the 2:50 mark.
Yale (0-1) tied the game up just over a minute into the second period when junior Dan Brillman found freshman Tyler Casertano in front of the cage for his first collegiate point. The Minutemen would respond by scoring four unanswered goals to close out the second period to take a control of the game. Goals from junior Bret Caretsky (Northport, N.Y.), Morris, Tundo, and sophomore Pat Larmon (Chesterfield, Mo.) put UMass up 6-2 heading into the locker room.
The Minutemen continued to score at will as Morris and sophomore Andrew Recchione (Mahweh, N.J.) hit the twine five minutes into the second half. The Bulldogs tallied two quick goals, just six seconds apart to cut the lead to 8-4. Schecter notched a man-up goal before senior Seth Goldberg found the back of the cage in a hurry after a Bulldog face-off win. Senior Jeff Zywicki (Nepean, Ontario) got into the scoring mix when he scored with just over five minutes left in the period before a goal by Brillman at the 1:44 mark closed out the scoring in the period.
Morris tallied his second-consecutive three-plus goal game just under a minute into the final period. Back-to-back goals from Zywicki and Garber put the game out of reach for the Bulldogs. Schecter recorded the final goal of the game, his third, to complete the scoring.
Senior goalie Bill Schell (Mahopac, N.Y) was solid in the cage, registering 12 saves and moved up to seventh place all-time in career saves with 439 stops. Freshman George Carafides also had 12 saves in his first collegiate game.
UMass (2-0) returns to action when they hit the road on Wednesday, March 9 when the Minutemen take on Harvard at 3:00 p.m.