SHU Men's LAX Falls in 15-12 Thriller vs. #17 UMass
Feb. 12, 2010
FAIRFIELD, CT (February 12, 2010) - Despite erasing a 10-5 deficit to tie the game at 11 the Sacred Heart University men's lacrosse team fell short against the University of Massachusetts on Campus Field Friday afternoon. The Minutemen outscored the Pioneers 15-12 to start the year 1-0, while SHU begins 0-1.
The Pioneers scored four straight to close out the third quarter, including two from senior attack Timmy Katz (Freeport, NY), to cut the score to 10-9. UMass senior midfielder Bob Hayes scored his fourth goal of the game to increase the Minutemen lead to two. SHU answered back with two man-up goals after a series of penalties sidelined two UMass players and one Pioneer. Sophomore midfielder Matt Ferrino (Orchard Park, NY) netted the first, followed by Katz's third goal of the game to tie it up.
From there UMass scored four of the next five, all at even strength. Sophomore attack Art Kell helped lead the Minutemen offensive with three goals and an assist. Classmate Anthony Biscardi contributed a pair of goals and a pair of assists.
Ferrino and Katz both finished with three scores for the Pioneers. Senior midfielder Jon Flood (Hauppauge, NY) and junior midfielder Tim Russo (Lindenhurst, NY) recorded a goal and two assists apiece.
Junior Zack Frank (Islip Terrace, NY) started in net for Sacred Heart and made 13 stops, while allowing seven goals. Senior Tom Trgo (N. Merrick, NY) entered the game after Frank collected his second penalty of the half. Trgo gave up eight and made six saves. In net for UMass, red-shirt sophomore Tim McCormack made 10 saves and let in 10 goals.
The Pioneers were outshot 55-32 for the game, but did hold UMass to 3-8 on extra-man opportunities, while converting on five of seven chances.
Sacred Heart returns to action February 21 as they travel to Alexandria, VA to face Presbyterian.