March 31, 2010
BOSTON, MA - Senior attackman Aaron Pollock (Belmont, MA) tallied a career-high nine points, including four goals to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston over host Emerson College, 17-2, this evening in Boston, MA. The Beacons improve to 2-3 on the season, while the Lions fall to 1-3.
UMass Boston scored the first 13 goals of the night, before Emerson's Justin Zawlinski put the Lions on the board at the 4:19 mark of the third quarter to end a scoreless drought that lasted for the first 40:41 of the contest. Emerson netted its only other goal with 55 seconds left in the third quarter when Dan Gold found the back of the net to cut the deficit to 13-2.
The Beacons scored the final four goals of the night in the fourth quarter, including two of sophomore midfieler Pat Driscoll's (Hingham, MA) career-best six goals for the match.
During UMass Boston's impressive opening scoring blitz, freshman middie Ian Ferrari (Mashpee, MA) potted his first collegiate goal. He finished the night with three points, adding a pair of assists as well. Junior midfielder John Canty (Milton, MA) registered a five-point outing with two goals and three assists, while senior attackman Dale Nunn (Hillsborough, NJ) found the back of the net three times and assisted on another score. Freshman attackman Ryan Cassidy (Northbridge, MA) also contributed with a goal and a pair of assists. Senior defenders Jared Doherty (Conway, NH) and Tim Boyle (Dorchester, MA) led the defense with five ground balls each, while sophomore goalie Anthony Fitti (Havertown, MA) stopped five shots to earn the victory in his first start in net this season.
Braden Campbell made four saves for the Lions.
The Beacons will be in action again when they open the Little East Conference slate on Saturday, April 3 in Salem, MA with a 1:00 p.m. match with Salem State College.