The UMass Minutemen are still undefeated, and are emerging in the world of NCAA lacrosse as a legitimate contender for the championship. Here is a look around New England for the weekend.
UMass 9 Penn State 8
It was just one fourth quarter goal that got the Minutemen their seventh win of the season, as they shut out Penn State for the final frame. Will Manny led the team with three goals, with two from Art Kelly, Kyle Smith and Matt Fetterly. Tim McCormick made 13 saves.
Georgetown 7 Providence 6
The Friars add another loss, and now sit at 1-3 after this one goal loss to the Hoyas. They were outscored 2-1 in the fourth quarter. JT Weber had two goals for Providence and Christian Dzwilewski made 16 saves.
Vermont 12 Sacred Heart 11
The Catamonts have won their first game! They defeat the Pioneers in a hard fought, one goal game. Connor McNamara had three goals, while AJ Masson and Drew Phillie each had two. Their goaltender, David Barton, made 15 saves for the Catamonts.
Hartford 15 Quinnipiac 12
The Catamonts may have gotten over the hump with a win, but the Bobcats could not, falling to the Hartford Hawks by three goals. Brandon Curing and Dylan Webster each had four goals for Quinnipiac, while the Hawks had four goals from Carter Bender, a prospect with Major League Lacrosse's Rochester Rattlers.
Harvard 10 Brown 9
The Crimson get to .500, now at 3-3 with their win over the Brown Bears. Jeff Cohen had five goals to contribute for half of the Crimson scoring. Carl Zimmerman and Daniel Eipp also had two goals. Jake Gambitsky made six saves in net.
Here is the schedule for games this week, and follow the jump for where each New England team stands.
Hartford vs Sacred Heart- Wednesday 4pm
Providence vs Syracuse- Wednesday 7pm
Hartford- 2-5, 3rd in America East
Vermont- 1-6, 5th in America East
Providence- 1-3, last in Big East
UMass- 7-0, 1st in CAA
Harvard- 3-3, 3rd in Ivy League
Quinnipiac- 0-6, 5th in North East
Holy Cross- 4-4, 6th in Patriot League