Men's Lacrosse Falls to No. 14 Yale, 11-9
April 13, 2002
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Edward Britt and Mike Scaglione each scored three goals to lead No. 14 Yale to an 11-9 victory over the University of Massachusetts in men's lacrosse action this afternoon.
Yale outscored No. 8 Massachusetts three goals to one in the decisive third quarter to overcome a one-goal Minuteman lead at the half. Yale took the lead, 8-7, when Ryan Floyd scored his second goal of the game with 3:09 remaining in the third quarter. Yale extended its lead to 10-7 by scoring the first two goals of the fourth quarter.
The Minutemen responded with a goal from junior midfielder Chris Fiore (Freeport, N.Y.) at the 6:28 mark. Senior attackman Dan Paccione (Amityville, N.Y.) then brought Massachusetts to within one, when he scored with 2:31 remaining in regulation. Yale sealed the victory with a goal from Scaglione with 1:16 left in the game.
Yale opened an early 4-0 lead in the first quarter, with Scaglione netting two of the four goals. Massachusetts cut into the Yale lead with goals by senior midfielder Dusty Smith (West Chester, Pa.) and senior defenseman Matt McFarland (Garden City, N.Y.) late in the first quarter.
The Minutemen tied the game, 4-4, early in the second quarter on goals from Paccione and sophomore midfielder Jeff Zywicki (Nepean, Ontario). Following a Yale goal, Massachusetts scored twice more before the end of the quarter to take a 6-5 halftime lead. Fiore and freshman attacker Craig Conn (St. Catherines, Ontario) had the two Minuteman goals.
Senior midfielder Paul Hutchen (Lake Forest, Ill.) had the lone Minuteman goal in the third quarter. It was his first goal of the season.
Freshman goaltender Bill Schell (Mahopac, N.Y.) made 12 saves in the cage for Massachusetts, while Yale goaltender Eric Wenzel also finished the game with 12 saves. The loss drops the Minutemen to 8-2 overall on the season and ends their eight-game winning streak, which was the longest in the nation. Yale improves to 5-3 overall on the season.
Massachusetts returns to action on Wednesday, April 17, when it hosts intrastate rival Harvard in a 3:00 p.m. game at Richard F. Garber Field.