UMass Falls To Georgetown in Shootout, 12-10
April 24, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse team jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Georgetown scored the final four goals of the first period and never relinquished the lead en route to a 12-10 victory over UMass. The Minutemen fall to 6-6 overall and 1-1 in the ECAC.
After UMass took a 2-0 lead six minutes into the game on netters by Chris Doyle (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) and Matt Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.), the Minutemen went scoreless for the next nine minutes and the Hoyas capitalized grabbing a 4-2 advantage. Neil Lundberg (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) cut the margin to 4-3 late in the first period, but again Georgetown answered, outscoring the Minutemen, 5-3, in the second period for a 9-6 halftime cushion.
Georgetown led 10-6 when Neal Goldman netted a goal five minutes into the third period, but UMass rallied, narrowing the margin to 11-9 after three periods on a pair of Kevin Glenz (Merrick, N.Y.) and a Sean Morris (Marshfield, Mass.) netter. The Minutemen also had a goal waved off late in the third period, due to an illegal equipment penalty, which would have cut into the lead even more.
The Minutemen weren't done, however, and a Ryan Connolly (North Andover, Mass.) tally cut the cushion to 11-10 with 7:29 to play in the game, but Georgetown's Peter Cannon netted a goal a minute later for a 12-10 lead and the Hoyas' Rich D'Andrea made two acrobatic saves late in the game to preserve the lead and send the Minutemen to their second straight loss.
Morris led the Minutemen with a career-best five points (1 g, 4 a) and Glenz tallied four points (4 g, 0 a). Georgetown became the second team to outshoot UMass this season, 49-27, and won 18 face-offs to UMass' 8. Bill Schell (Mahopac, N.Y.) made nine saves for UMass in the cage.
Massachusetts will head to perennial power Syracuse next weekend for a 1:00 p.m. game in the Carrier Dome. The game is slated for Saturday, May 1.
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