Western Connecticut Storms by Southern Maine

DANBURY, Conn. -- Sophomore Sean Macey (New Fairfield, Conn.) scored a game-high nine goals, all in the first half, as Western Connecticut State University rolled past the University of Southern Maine, 25-6, in a Little East Conference men's lacrosse game Saturday afternoon.

The win was the second straight for the Colonials and improved their record to 4-6 overall and 2-0 in the conference. The Huskies dropped their fourth straight game to slide to 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the LEC play.

The Colonials blew the game open early, outscoring the Huskies 9-2 in the opening period. Macey scored five times to help the Colonials open up an 8-0 lead before junior Tim Bryant (Peterborough, N.H./ConVal) put the Huskies on the board.

Western Connecticut continued its offensive onslaught in the second quarter, outscoring USM 10-2, to take a 19-4 lead into the halftime break. Macey added three goals in period, and senior Andrew Barbieri (Islip Terrace, N.Y./East Islip), who had a game-high six assists, scored twice.

Southern Maine received goals from six different players during the game. Sophomore Kyle Dussault (Lewiston, Maine) and rookie Jacob Groom (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) split the goaltending duties combining for 11 saves.

The Colonials piled up a 47-34 advantage in shots, and had a 52-28 edge in ground balls.

Southern Maine returns to action on Wednesday (Note Game Time Change - 5:00 p.m.) when it hosts Colby College. Western Connecticut will entertain the University of Massachusetts Boston next Saturday (12:00 p.m.) for a Little East Conference game.


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