HENNIKER, N.H. – The duo of Gavin Admirand (Marshfield, Mass.) and Conor Lenfest (Waltham, Mass.) combined for 13 goals and 16 points to lead lacrosse to a 22-8 win over New England College Saturday afternoon at The Don.
UMass Boston 22, New England College 8
UMass Boston (2-0)
New England College (2-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Beacons attack was unrelenting for three of the four quarters as they outscored the Pilgrims 18-4 during that stretch. Jeremy Girard (Hinsdale, Mass.) got the Beacons off to a great start as he found the back of the cage just 53 seconds into the contest.
Reed Foster then tied the game at 1-1, but that goal was countered by a 5-0 run by the Beacons that carried into the second quarter. In the second stanza, the two teams exchanged goals, but UMass Boston would have to the final say heading into the halftime break. The Beacons rattled off four-straight with Lenfest and Admirand each scoring twice.
The Pilgrims managed just one goal in the third quarter, while UMass Boston clinched the victory with seven straight scores, which came from five different players.
The fourth, saw Lenfest and Admirand he score once, while Mic Flynn (Bellingham, Mass.) and Joe Myers (Carmel, N.Y.) each found the back of the net to close out the win.
Between the pipes, Trevor Koppy (Attleboro, Mass.) made a career-high 14 stops to earn his second win of the season.
Lenfest post a team-high six ground balls, while Jack Dobrzynski (West Greenwich, R.I.) finished 11-for-21 on face-offs with five GB's. Jared Coltey (East Longmeadow, Mass.) posted a 4-for-9 day on the face-off "X" and had a pair of ground balls.
Admirand and Tommy Wilber, Jr. (Walpole, Mass.) were matched for the team-high in caused turnovers with three each.
The Beacons special teams were also impressive on both sides of the field, with the attack registering six man-up goals (6-11), while the defense only allowed one goal against on the Pilgrims' 10 man-up chances.
BY THE NUMBERS
- UMass Boston outshot NEC 69-35, and also held a 45-33 advantage in ground balls.
- The Beacons finished 15-for-30 on face-off attempts and were 21-for-25 on clear attempts
- The Pilgrims were charged with 25 turnovers
- Mark Paquariello made 25 stops and was handed his first loss of the season
- The Beacons are now 5-2 against NEC, and have won four of their last five meetings
- UMass Boston improved to 2-0 for the first time since the 2017 season
The Beacons will host Emmanuel College on Wednesday 4 p.m.