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Bobby Cusack scored his third goal of the game with 2:44 remaining to give UMass Boston an 8-7 victory over the UMass Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team in a Little East Conference game at Cressy Field Tuesday afternoon.

Cusack cut in front of the net and deflected a shot from Robert Thayer past UMass Dartmouth senior goalkeeper Craig Britton to put the Beacons ahead, 8-7, with 2:44. UMass Boston held off a late flurry by the Corsairs to preserve their victory.

The Corsairs fell to 3-4 and 0-2 in the Little East Conference with the defeat, while the UMass Boston improved to 3-1 and 1-0 in LEC play with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Nichols in a non-conference game Saturday, while UMass Boston will host Salve Regina Thursday afternoon.


Freshman Mike Adriano pitched six solid innings allowing one run and one hit as the UMass Boston Beacons defeated the Salem State Vikings, 9-2.

Adriano picked up his third win of the season by striking out four and walking only three. UMass Boston (9-5) scored twice in the first on an RBI single by senior Bryan Curran, who, later scored on a double hit by sophomore Tom Michael. Salem State (8-9) cut into the lead in the bottom half of the inning as freshman Devon Davis reached on an error by the shortstop and later scored on a double from junior Ken Luongo. The Beacons scored five runs in the next two innings using the long ball to increase their lead to 7-1. Junior Mike Dorval hit a solo homerun in the second inning and Curran belted a two-run shot during a four-run third inning. Senior Erik Willett started the game for the Vikings allowing four earned runs and six hits in three innings pitched. Junior Matt Mello went 1-for-2 and scored a run in the seventh inning on a base hit by junior Ryan Laffin.