#16 UMass takes it to Hartford, 14-10

From the UMass Press Release:

Box Score

UMass' Will Manny

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The #16 UMass men’s lacrosse team outscored Hartford 9-3 in the second half and ran away from the Hawks, 14-10 on Saturday at Al-Marzook Field. Sophomore Will Manny scored all four of his goals in the decisive half while Art Kell (8 points) had all six of his assists in the final 30 minutes. UMass is now 2-0 and will face Ohio State next Saturday at Garber Field. The Buckeyes upset No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday, 13-8. Hartford is 0-1.

The eight points by Kell were the most by a UMass player since legend Sean Morris had eight points in the 2006 season opener vs. Hofstra.

Down, 7-5 at halftime, UMass came out blazing in the third quarter as the Minutemen scored six of the periods seven goals to take an 11-8 lead after the third quarter. Ryan Hantverk (3 goals) put UMass ahead for good at 9-8 with 7:06 left in the period. Manny had tied the game at 7-7 on the first of five feeds from Kell with 8:27 left in the third. Manny then took passes from Kell on two more late goals for the three-goal bulge at the end of the third quarter.

After Hartford’s Carter Bender opened the fourth with a goal 39 seconds into the period, Anthony Biscardi scored his first of two fourth-quarter goals for a 12-9 lead.

The Minutemen iced the game as Kell was the feeder two more times in the final 6:01 with passes to Manny and Biscardi.

Hartford ripped off four goals in the span of 2:12 to take a 4-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. That lead expanded to 5-2 before Hantverk stooped the bleeding with back-to-back goals in the second quarter.

After Hartford regained a three-goal edge, Kell scored the final goal of the final half for a 7-5 Hawks lead at intermission.

The Minutemen jumped out a 2-0 lead on goals by Kell and Kyle Smith.

In net, Tim McCormack made eight saves for UMass

UMass returns to Garber Field next Saturday, the Minutemen will host Ohio State (3-0), which knocked off No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday, 13-8




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