AMHERST, Mass. (UMass Athletics) — For just the third time in program history, the No. 2 UMass men’s lacrosse team improved to 9-0 on the season after a 15-3 win over Saint Joseph’s on Saturday afternoon at Garber Field. The Minutemen started the 1981 and 2001 seasons with 9-0 records as well. Will Manny posted eight points on the day with three goals and five assists, while the UMass defense clamped down on the Hawks allowing a season-low three goals.
Along with the 9-0 overall record, UMass also improves to 2-0 in the CAA. The Minutemen will return to action next Saturday, April 7 against CAA foe Towson at Garber Field. Saint Joseph’s falls to 3-6 overall and 0-3 in league play.
Manny’s outing marked the fifth-time this season where he posted six points or more in a game. His five assists tied his career-high which he previously set Tuesday against Harvard.
Art Kell notched five points in the game with a pair of goals and five assists, while Anthony Biscardi tallied three goals and an assist. Connor Mooney and Colin Fellming each posted a pair of goals as well.
The defense was led by Jake Smith who caused a pair of turnovers and collected four groundballs. Tim McCormack played 49 minutes, 47 seconds in goal making 11 saves while allowing no goals.
The Hawks were led by Augustus Quinzani who scored a pair of fourth quarter man-up goals. Ryan McGee scored Saint Joseph’s other goal and added a pair of assists. Griffin Ferrigan took the loss making 10 saves.