A big second half surge by UMass Lowell pushed the River Hawks past Siena Lacrosse 18-13. Chris Robertson recorded his third straight hat trick for the Saints.
Keenan Koswin and Sean Tyrrell both recorded five points for UMass Lowell (1-2). Koswin notched a hat trick with three goals and two assists, while Tyrrell dished out three assists while adding two goals.
Both teams started off with a goal early in the first quarter. The Saints outshot UMass Lowell 12-4 in the first quarter, but the score would remain tied, 1-1. Siena continued to dominate with shots and would outscore the River Hawks 5-3 to take a 6-4 lead at the half.
UMass Lowell came out firing early in the third quarter, but the Saints would not give the River Hawks the advantage. With just over a minute left in the stanza, UMass Lowell took a 10-8 lead, but Robertson put one in the cage with under 30 seconds left to cut the deficit 10-9.
The River Hawks outscored the Saints 8-4 in the final stanza and took the game from Siena 18-13.
The Saints return back to the Capital District to host St. John’s on Saturday, Mar. 4 in their home opener at Siena Turf Field. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m.