The Minutewomen bounced back Sunday after getting swept by the Eagles in singles play on Saturday.
The Minutemen begin their season for a seventh-straight year against the Black Knights.
The Minutemen held on to their lead after the Black Knights scored two goals in the first five minutes of the third period.
The Minutemen have plenty to unpack and build upon following a tough 7-4 loss on Saturday.
After dropping the first two games of the series, the Minutemen topped the Black Knights 6-2 Sunday for their first victory of 2016 season.
Sophomore Dan Dolan made nine saves in the second half, while freshman Ben Spencer scored the first two goals of his career int he Minutemen’s season opener.
The Minutemen travel to West Point this Friday to take on the Black Knights after falling to them in 12-7 in the 2015 season opener.
Steven Iacobellis’ overtime goal gave the Minutemen their first win since Nov. 7.
Over the first two games of the 2012 season, the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team has played solid defensively and that has helped the Minutemen to a 2-0 start.