Previewing UMass' 2022 men's lacrosse schedule
The UMass Minutemen are the 37th team in our 2022 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the sixth and final team from the CAA. UMass went 4-6 overall in 2021 and 4-4 in CAA play. UMass fell to Drexel in the CAA semifinals.
Here's their entire 2022 spring schedule:
Boston University (2/26)
Vermont Catamounts (3/16)
Brown Bears (3/26)
Ohio State Buckeyes (9-7 W in 2020)
Harvard Crimson (10-9 L in 2020)
CIRCLE THESE DATES
2/26 at Boston University: For in-state foes, this will be the first time these two programs will meet on the lacrosse field. Should be a good contest with BU looking to take the next step forward in the Patriot League and trying to win their first ever Patriot League title this year.
3/8 vs. UAlbany: The Minutemen's geographically local nonconference slate continues with the Great Danes. UAlbany was their only nonconference matchup for UMass last year, falling 13-12 in a tightly-contested game. Chris Ryan scored the game-winner for UAlbany with 1:59 left in regulation. Since 2010, UMass lost eight of their last 12 meetings to UAlbany.
4/23 at Hofstra: CAA play is always tough, and the Minutemen will have two challenging conference foes to end the regular season. And both of them played in last year's CAA title game. First up is Hofstra, who UMass split last year's meetings. The Minutemen won in Hempstead but lost the rematch later in the year in Amherst by a goal. How much does the loss of Ryan Tierney hurt the Pride this year?
4/29 vs. Drexel: The season finale in Amherst comes against defending conference champion Drexel. Similar to Hofstra, UMass won the first meeting at home, but lost in the rematch by a goal in Philly despite a late rally. The Dragons also took the semifinal meeting to take the overall series win.