Weekly Preview: Men's Lacrosse To Begin NEWMAC Slate

Weekly Preview: Men's Lacrosse To Begin NEWMAC Slate

Men's Lacrosse vs. Mass. - Dartmouth 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 

Boston, Mass. | Rotch Field

6:00 p.m. 

Live Stats | Video 

 

Men's Lacrosse at Springfield*

Saturday, March 30, 2019 

Springfield, Mass. 

1:00 p.m. 

Live Stats

 

Scoreboard: UNE 7 | Emerson 6 | March 20, 2019 

Emerson 15 | Dean 5 | March 23, 2019 

 

BOSTON, Mass. - Fresh off its first win of the 2019 season, the Emerson men's lacrosse team enters a new week filled with a non conference clash with Mass. - Dartmouth on Wednesday night and makes their way out to Springfield on Saturday for its first NEWMAC tilt at 1:00 p.m. 

 

A LOOK BACK ON THE WEEK

  • After starting the week off with a tough 7-6 setback to the visiting UNE Nor'Easters last Wednesday night, the Lions bounced back in commanding fashion in a 15-5 victory over Dean on Saturday afternoon. 
  • Freshman Hunter Gervais (Johnston, R.I.) paced the pack with four goals followed by three from both senior Jared Brush (Detroit, Mich.) and junior Austin Franklin (New Bedford, Mass.) and two more from freshman Skyler Celotto (Westport, Conn.) and Tim Doyle (San Diego, Calif.). 

 

BRUSH SCORES HIS WAY INTO THE RECORD BOOKS 

  • With his three goals in Saturday's victory over Dean, Brush marked his name in the men's lacrosse record books by becoming the program's all-time leading goal scorer. 
  • His new goal total sits at 72 and surpasses the previous leader, who sat at 71 goals. 
  • Check out a video of Brush's record setting goal here

 

DIPIETRO EARNS NEWMAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

  • The NEWMAC recognized junior Austin DiPietro (Clermont, Fla.) as this week's Defensive Player of the Week. 
  • In two games for the Lions this week, DiPietro took 40 faceoffs while winning 33 of them for a 82.5% winning percentage in faceoffs. 
  • Against UNE, he went 11-for-16 and scooped up seven ground balls.
  • In a victory over Dean, DiPietro went 22-for-24, while grabbing 15 ground balls. He totaled 22 ground balls on the week. 

 

LIONS ON THE FIELD 

  • Franklin has dished out 14 assists to put him in tied for the top slot in the NEWMAC. 
  • Taking the second spot with 65 shots is Celotto, who also has scooped up a fifth-best 39 ground balls. 
  • DiPietro continues to be a force within the X winning 103-of-140 in the face-off circle (2nd) while picking up a NEWMAC second best 65 ground balls. 
  • Sophomore Jiwon Kim (McLean, Vir.) has caused 10 turnovers and is tied for fifth in the conference.
  • Manning the net for Emerson is freshman Malcolm McGrath (Ridgefield, Conn.), who has recorded 78 saves (6th) for a 58.6% save percentage (3rd), while registering a 9.05 goals against average (2nd). 


SCOUTING THE COSAIRS

  • Mass.-Dartmouth (3-3 / 1-0 MASCAC) enters Wednesday's clash coming off a 18-6 setback to Roger Williams on Monday. 
  • The Cosairs average 10.17 goals a game and have registered 61 goals in six games while firing 41.33 shots for a 24.6% shot percentage. 
  • Emerson and Mass.-Dartmouth matched up back on March 28, 2018 where the Lions were upended by the score of 10-6. 
  • Mass.-Dartmouth has three players on its roster tallying 10+ goals and are led by Donovan Prozinkski with 16 and both Tim Jordan and Mike Rizzo with 10 goals. 
  • Jordan and Prozinkski each have six helpers as Prozinski has racked up 22 points. 
  • Sawyer Gibbons leads the Cosairs in the ground ball category with 32 and Zak Wirsen paces the team within the face-off circle winning 32-of-62. 
  • Serving as the serving net minder for Mass. - Dartmouth is Ted McCaffery, who through 338+ minutes holds a 3-2 overall record having allowed 57 goals (10.10 GAA) to match 55 saves (49.1% save percentage). 

 

SCOUTING THE PRIDE

  • The reigning NEWMAC champion Springfield (2-6) looks to rebound a 22-8 to Amherst on Tuesday night and also begins is conference schedule on Saturday when the Lions come to visit. 
  • In eight games, the Pride average 9.13 goals per contest on a 23.8 shot percentage and have scored 73 goals. 
  • The Pride's Jack Vail has tallied a team-high 16 goals with Joe Hawley follows with 13 and Lucas Habich rounds out the scoring leaders with 11 and Hawley paces the team with 14 assists. 
  • On the ground, Joseph Cameron leads in the ground balls category, scooping 37, as well as winning 66-of-138 face-offs. 
  • Cole Finerty posts a 2-6 overall record in net for Springfield through 468+ minutes and has come away with 128 saves (54.2% save percentage) while he has allowed 108 goals (13.82 GAA). 
  • In last season's meeting between Emerson and Springfield, the Pride eared the 28-6 win down at Rotch. 

 

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