Men's Lacrosse

 
UMass Lacrosse Drops 7-4 Decision To Brown On Saturday

Rory Pedrick scored two goals in the loss.

Rory Pedrick scored two goals in the loss.

March 17, 2007

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AMHERST, Mass. - In one of New England's best lacrosse rivalries, Brown defeated UMass, 7-4, in men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Garber Field. Brown's Dave Madeira tallied a hat trick in the win. Rory Pedrick scored two goals for the Minutemen. UMass falls to 1-4 overall, while Brown is now 4-1.

Madeira scored his second goal of the game with just 2:33 left in the first half to give Brown a 3-2 lead they would never relinquish.

Brown built the lead to 5-2 on goals by Jack Walsh and Thomas Muldoon in the first 4:14 of the third quarter. Pedrick scored his second of the game to cut the lead to 5-3 just 47 seconds after Muldoon's tally.

The teams played even for nearly the remainder of the quarter until Zach Caldwell's second goal of the game made it a three-goal edge again, 6-3, with just 5.6 seconds left in the third quarter.

Brett Garber's man-up goal brought UMass back to within two at 6-4 just 1:35 into the fourth. Madeira closed the scoring with his third of the game with 5:13 in regulation.

Brown goalie Jordan Burke was sensational all game with 16 saves. Doc Schneider made 12 saves for the Minutemen.

UMass' other goal came from sophomore Evan Blum, who scored his second-career goal off a pass from Tim Balise in the second quarter.

UMass outshot the Bears 35-33 and had 29 groundballs to Brown's 16.

The four-goal total was the lowest for UMass since they lost to Navy, 6-3, on March 11, 2000. UMass is also 1-4 for the first time since 1965.

UMass hosts Sacred Heart on Tuesday at Garber Field at 3 p.m. The Minutemen open ECAC play on Saturday, March 24 at No. 16 Loyola. That game kicks of UMass' WRNX 100.9 FM action.

 

 

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