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U. MASS WINS EIGHTH STRAIGHT; DEFEATS UMBC, 18-7
1st 2nd 3rd 4th F Updated RecordsUMBC 2 3 1 1 -- 7 (3-4 / 2-3 ECAC)Massachusetts 5 4 5 4 -- 18 (8-1 / 3-0 ECAC)AMHERST, Mass. Junior midfielder Kevin Leveille (Delmar, N.Y.) scoredfour goals to lift the University of Massachusetts to an 18-7 victory overUniversity of Maryland-Baltimore County in menšs lacrosse action thisafternoon at Richard F. Garber Field. Senioršs Marc Morley (Canton, N.Y.)and Don Little (Clifton Park, N.Y.) each tallied three goals for theMinutemen.Massachusetts jumped out to an early 4-0 lead on goals by four differentMinutemen within the first 10 minutes of the opening quarter. UMBC cut theMinuteman lead to 4-2 with a pair of goals late in the first quarter.Massachusetts scored five consecutive goals at the end of the first andbeginning of the second quarter to take a 9-2 lead with 6:48 remaining inthe half. The Retrievers scored three goals in the last five minutes of thesecond quarter, including two extra-man goals, to make the score 9-5 at thehalf.Massachusetts opened the second half with four straight goals, includingback-to-back goals from Little. Morely scored his third goal of the game ona feed from freshman Gene Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) to give the Minutemen a13-5 lead. Tundo had a solid performance, recording three assists on theday. Leveille scored his fourth goal of the game with only two secondsremaining in the third quarter to extend the UMass lead. Senior defensemanMatt McFarland (Garden City, N.Y) scored his third goal of the season with11:17 remaining in the game to seal the Minuteman victory, 18-7.The Minutemen outshot UMBC, 54-23, and allowed only two goals in the secondhalf. Junior Chris Fiore (Freeport, N.Y.), senior Dan Paccione (Amityville,N.Y.) and senior Dusty Smith (West Chester, Pa.) each tallied two goals forthe Minutemen, while freshman Craig Conn (St. Catherines, Ontario) andMcFarland each scored one goal.Freshman goaltender Bill Schell (Mahopac, N.Y.) made eight saves in the cagefor the Minutemen, while UMBC goaltenders Tim Flanagan and Kevin Cepelekcombined for 20 saves on the day.Justin Smith had his best career day for UMBC, scoring three goals and adding a pair of assists. Mac Chase had a goal and an assist for the Retrievers.