April 14, 2010
NEW LONDON, CT - Senior attackman Dale Nunn (Hillsborough, NJ) tallied a career-high nine points and sophomore Pat Driscoll (Hingham, MA) netted six goals to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston men's lacrosse team over visiting Mitchell College, 18-3, on Wednesday afternoon in New London, CT.
Driscoll added an assist, while Nunn notched six assists and scored three times. Junior middie John Canty (Milton, MA) added five goals and an assist. The Beacons (4-6 overall) held a 44-28 advantage in shots and a 47-33 edge in ground balls.
Sophomore goalie Anthony Fitti (Havertown, PA) finished with 13 saves in goal to secure the victory.
Adam Grillo (Wateford, CT), Joseph Rice (Northbridge, MA) and John Kearney (Wellesley, MA) each scored goals for Mitchell while Patrick Nielsen (Norwalk, CT) added an assist. The Mariners dropped to 1-6 overall on the season.
The Beacons never trailed in the contest and led 7-0 after the first 15 minutes of play. Canty netted three goals in the opening quarter to pace the attack.
UMass Boston led 9-0 before Mitchell got on the board midway through the second quarter. The Mariners scored with a man-advantage when Grillo found the back of the net on a pass by Nielsen. A goal from Kearney closed out the first half scoring, and the Beacons took an 11-2 lead into the break. Driscoll scored four goals in the half to lead all scorers.
UMass Boston scored the first five goals of the second half to take a 16-2 lead with 7:03 remaining in the contest. Rice scored Mitchell's final goal with 4:02 to play, and Driscoll and Canty added scores in the final minutes to close out the scoring.
Joseph Nott (Wateford, CT) and Gregg Jameson (Newington, CT) each saw action in goal for the Mariners. Nott played the first three quarters and finished with nine saves while Jameson made one stop in the final 15 minutes.
UMass Boston will next play at Western Connecticut State University on Saturday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. Mitchell also returns to action on Saturday at Daniel Webster College at 1:00 p.m.