March 11, 2014

UMass-Boston Takes Down Terriers in Non-Conference Action

BOSTON, MA – Thomas College was unable to pick up their first victory of the season, being defeated by University of Massachusetts Boston, 16-4 on Tuesday afternoon at Boston College High School.

The victory improves the Beacons overall record to 2-1, while Thomas fell to 0-3 on the year and 0-2 all-time against UMass Boston. 

UMass Boston played an all-around strong game limiting the Terriers to just three shots through the first 30 minutes of play.  On the other side of the field the Beacons scored six goals through the first frame and four more in the second to take a 10-1 lead into the halftime break.

In total 11 different players recorded at-least one point in Tuesday's victory, with nine of those finding the back of the Terriers' cage.  Ryan McGoff and Tommy Petitti each fired had hat trick's in the win for the Beacons.

Between the pipes Craig Freehill, who played the first quarter did not have to register a save, but earned the victory to improve to 2-1 on the year.  Carlos Cardona was busy all afternoon in goal for the Terriers totaling 10 stops in the loss, his third of the season. 

Gunnar Shelton and Caleb Runci each recorded one goal and one assist, while Jordan Marino and Oleg Deyle both netted one score as well for the Red and Black.

After the break, Thomas got their second goal of the day, but UMass Boston quickly responded with a five goal run that would take them midway through the fourth.  Thomas would score two of the final three goals in the contest, with Deyle netting his second of the year with 34 seconds left in the contest.

Thomas College collected 23 groundballs in Tuesday's contest, but were outshot a 50-14.  UMass Boston was also 15-for-19 on clear attempts, while the Terriers finished 12-for-22.

Thomas returns to the turf on Saturday, as they travel back down to Massachusetts to Regis College. Game time scheduled for 3:30 PM.


COURTESY IN PART TO UMASS-BOSTON SID DEPARTMENT