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Men’s Lacrosse Drops 10-9 Final at UMass

Men’s Lacrosse Drops 10-9 Final at UMass

AMHERST, Mass. – The UMass Minutemen (5-3, 0-0 A10) held off a fourth quarter rally from the Brown Bears (3-4, 0-1 Ivy League) to take a 10-9 home win at Garber Field on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Amherst.
Aidan McLane and Ben Locke led the Bears offensively with two goals apiece and goalie Connor Theriault finished the day with 16 saves to match a season-high.
“Pretty disappointing and disappointing overall, again,” said head coach Mike Daly. “We played at the level we expect and the level we’re capable of at times, but again we did not put together a 60-minute game and that’s a reflection of the head coach. I’m sorry to the team and everyone that supports us, we’ll be better.”
Brown jumped to an early lead as Aidan McLane buried the game’s first two goals and Ben Locke recorded his eighth of the season to make it 3-0 with 7:02 remaining in the opening quarter.
UMass battled back before the end of the frame with five straight goals, including two from Will Abbott, to take a 5-3 lead through 15 minutes.
Shane O’Leary and Matteo Corsi scored the lone second quarter goals as the Minutemen took a 6-4 halftime lead.
Trevor Glavin cut the UMass lead to one early in the third quarter but Castillo Carter pushed the lead back to two and Mason Bregman scored consecutive goals to make it 9-5 Minutemen with 9:29 remaining in the third quarter.
Wells Bligh and Gabriel Procyk traded goals to finish the quarter to make it 10-6 UMass heading to the final quarter.
Tanner Burns cut into the lead with 11:00 remaining and Ryan Behrens scored a quick goal off a restart with 7:37 remaining to make it 10-8 Minutemen.
With 4:27 remaining, Locke cut the lead to one with his second of the game. The Bears were unable to find the equalizer in the final minutes with UMass goalie Matt Knote finishing the game with nine saves.
Cole Hammett had the edge at the faceoff X with a 15-for-23 performance with five ground balls.
The Bears take on the seventh-ranked Villanova Wildcats (6-1, 0-0 Big East) at 3 p.m. this Monday (Mar. 27) in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Gallery: (3-25-2023) MLAX at UMass (3/25/23)


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