Men's Lacrosse Downs Hartford 19-5
March 23, 2002
AMHERST, Mass. - Senior attackman Dan Paccione (Amityville, N.Y) scored a career-high six goals to lift the University of Massachusetts to a 19-5 victory over Hartford in men's lacrosse action this afternoon at Richard F. Garber Field. Paccione now has a team leading 20 goals this season for the 11th-ranked Minutemen, who improve to 6-1 on the year with the victory. The Hawks fall to 2-3 overall with the loss.
UMass jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first six minutes of play, on three goals from Paccione and a score by senior attackman Marc Morley (Canton, N.Y.). The Hawks then came back to score three of the next four goals, with senior midfielder Tyler Francey scoring at the 14:03 mark of the second quarter to cut the UMass lead to 5-3. But the Minutemen then went on an 8-0 scoring run, netting the last five goals of the second quarter and the first three of the third, to take a 13-3 lead with 5:39 left in the third period. UMass cruised to victory from that point, outscoring the Hawks 6-2 for the remainder of the game.
In addition to Paccione's career-high six goals, Morley, junior midfielder Chris Fiore (Freeport, N.Y.) and junior midfielder Kevin Leveille (Delmar, N.Y.) each scored three goals for UMass. Freshman attackman Gene Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) and freshman midfielder Jeff Zywicki (Nepean, Ontario) also had solid games, recording three assists each.
Massachusetts returns to action next Saturday, March 30, when it travels to Penn State for an ECAC Lacrosse League game at 1:00 p.m.
UMass 19, Hartford 5 Hartford (2-3) 2 1 1 1 -- 5 Massachusetts (6-1) 5 5 4 5 -- 19 Hartford Scoring: Goals - LaMastro 2, Francey, Eckler Assists: Fallica UMass Scoring: Goals - Paccione 6, Fiore 3, Leveille 3, Morley 3, Kear, Lundberg, McFarland, Smith Assists - Tundo 3, Zywicki 3, Conn 2, Doyle, Fiore, Glenz, Leveille, Little, Morley Shots: Hartford 25, UMass 40 Saves: Hartford 10 (Greene 8, Karem 2), UMass 12 (Schell 12, Kerr 0) Faceoffs: Hartford 12/28, UMass 16/28 Ground Balls: Hartford 30, UMass 30 Clears: Hartford 15/19, UMass 20/27 EMOs: Hartford 0/7, UMass 2/3 Penalties: Hartford 3 for 2:30, UMass 7 for 4:30