BOSTON, Mass. – With 1:54 left in the first overtime, Jack Dillon (Barrington, R.I.) scored an unassisted goal to give lacrosse their second straight OT win as they defeated Wentworth Institute of Technology by the final of 10-9 Tuesday evening at Sweeney Field.
UMass Boston 10, Wentworth Institute 9 (OT)
UMass Boston (2-0)
Wentworth Institute (0-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Down by two (9-7) with less than three minutes to play, Calvin Lee (Hopkinton, Mass.) made it a one-goal game with 2:26 left in regulation. He would then take advantage of a Wentworth turnover, as he netted the tying goal with just 46 ticks left on the clock.
In the overtime, UMass tried to the end the game early but missed on their first two chances. However with another key Wentworth turnover, Dillon was able to fire home the game winner to give UMass Boston the victory.
Dillon's goal was his first of the contest, and could not have come at a better time. Lee, continues to dominate the Beacons offensive third, as he registered three goals and three assists in the non-conference victory.
Defensively, Michael Durocher (Marion, Mass.) tallied three of the Beacons nine caused turnovers, and also collected five ground balls. Conor Smith (Kingston, Mass.) was just as solid as he finished with seven ground balls.
Between the pipes Craig Frehill (Norwell, Mass.) collected 12 saves and recorded four ground balls as well.
The first quarter saw Wentworth jump out to a 4-1 lead, as the Beacons attack struggled to build some early momentum. They cut into the Leopards lead in the second, as they registered three goals, while holding WIT to just two scores to go into the halftime break trailing by two (6-4).
The Beacons would then outscore their cross-town rivals 5-3 over the final two frames, with Lee leading the way.
BY THE NUMBERS
- All-time UMass Boston is now 4-7 against Wentworth Institute
- The Beacons have now won two of their last three meetings
- The back-to-back overtime wins is a first in program history
- The Beacons are off to a 2-0 start for the second straight year
- UMass Boston was 19-for-23 on clear attempts and 10-for-23 in face-offs
Lacrosse will make their home debut on Thursday when they host Daniel Webster College at 4:30 p.m. at Boston College High School.