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May 1, 2005

Krinsky leads PSU Men’s Lax past UMass Dartmouth

PLYMOUTH, N.H.

- Freshman Adam Krinsky (Concord, N.H.) collected five points Sunday afternoon as Plymouth State University's men's lacrosse team wrapped up the regular season with a 14-4 Little East Conference victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth at Panther Field.

            Krinsky scored three goals and assisted on two others, helping PSU capture its fifth consecutive victory and improve to 7-6 overall and 3-3 in the LEC.  UMD dropped its fourth in a row and fell to 4-10 overall and 1-5 in conference play.

            PSU took control of the game in the opening quarter, outscoring the Corsairs 6-1.  It was 8-1 at halftime and 11-3 at the end of three quarters before the Panthers cruised home in the final frame.

            Junior Bobby Dabrieo (Woburn, Mass.) added a goal and three assists for PSU, and freshman Tony Aguiar (Bow, N.H.) and senior Pat O'Malley (South Windsor, Conn.) recorded three points each, Aguiar with two goals and an assist and O'Malley with a goal and two assists.  Junior Jon Gagnon (New Bedford, Mass.) and freshman Mike Russell (Concord, N.H.) tossed in two goals apiece, and senior Steve Skinner (Hingham, Mass.) and juniors John Padua (Hamden, Conn.) and Matt Fontenault (North Kingstown, R.I.) chipped in with one goal apiece.

            Junior Ryan Leary (Framingham, Mass.) led the Corsairs with two goals, while junior Ryan Grant (Framingham, Mass.) and sophomore Mark Lapointe (Tyngsboro, Mass.) scored once each.

            The game marked the final regular season home appearance for PSU's seniors, which include O'Malley, Skinner, and defensemen Ryan Cook (Farmington, Maine), Bill Cosentino (Leavittown, N.Y.), Bryan Greene (Sudbury, Mass.) and Matt Langella (Peaks Island, Maine).

            Sophomore goalie Steve Valeri (Chelmsford, Mass.) made six saves for PSU in the first three periods, and sophomore Nick Grobe (Northboro, Mass.) came on for fourth quarter and made five stops.  Freshman Steve Chase (Boston, Mass.) recorded 10 saves for the Corsairs.

            Both teams will compete in the annual LEC Tournament, beginning this Tuesday.  PSU will be the fourth seed and will host fifth-seeded UMass Boston, and UMD will be the sixth seed and will travel to third-seeded Western Connecticut.

            Top-seeded Keene State and second-seeded Eastern Connecticut receive first round byes.  The semifinals are set for Thursday at the higher seeded teams, and the LEC Championship game is Saturday at the highest remaining seed.  The LEC Tournament Champion receives an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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