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Fast Start Pushes UNE Past Men's Lacrosse

Fast Start Pushes UNE Past Men's Lacrosse

BIDDEFORD, Maine – Dan Auger (Nashua, N.H.) scored five goals and had one assist to power the University of New England men's lacrosse team to a 14-5 triumph over Wentworth Institute of Technology in Commonwealth Coast Conference action Tuesday evening at the Big Blue Turf.

The Nor'easters picked up their third consecutive victory to improve to 9-4 on the season (3-2 CCC) while the Leopards fell to 5-7 overall, 1-5 in conference play.

Alex Zadworny (Florence, Mass.) contributed three goals and two assists for the Nor'easters, while six different players each had a goal. Zach Bossi (Amherst, N.H.) set-up a pair of markers for UNE, which held advantages in shots (42-23) and ground balls (35-17).

Jason Buck (Manlius, N.Y.) scored twice for Wentworth. Matt Larsen (Northborough, Mass.), Zach Tomaszek (Milford, Conn.), and Spencer Allen (New Boston, N.H.) accounted for the remainder of the Leopards' offensive output with a goal apiece.

The Nor'easters were in command from start-to-finish, leading 4-0 after a quarter and 7-0 at halftime. The hosts limited Wentworth to just 10 shots in the opening 30 minutes of play.

David Pearson (Scarborough, Maine) upped his record to 9-4 with an eight-save performance. Matthew Layton won 10 of 14 face-offs at the X and scooped up a game-high six ground balls. Wyatt Ehrhardt (Temecula, Calif.) finished with five ground balls.

Adam Dufault (Lexington, Mass.) racked up 16 saves and five ground balls for Wentworth. Tim Phillips (Westwood, Mass.) was 9-for-17 on face-offs.

Wentworth hosts Emmanuel on Thursday night.

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