The Minutemen will go on the road Saturday with the opportunity to extend their season with a victory over the Pride.
Smith is averaging a career-high 10.73 saves per game, but may need more to upset the high-powered Pride offense.
A strong start lifted the Minutemen to a 12-8 home win over the Stags on Saturday.
Three UMass lacrosse players were honored for their play over the last week.
Muller leads the Minutemen with 24 points and has been a consistent source of leadership among the offense.
With two games under their belt, the Minutemen look to continue to get better with each week of practice and competition.
After graduating three senior defensive captains last year, the Minutemen’s defense is relying on seniors D.J. Smith and Tyler Weeks to lead the unit.
The Minutemen begin their season for a seventh-straight year against the Black Knights.
After dropping their first three conference games, the Minutemen still have hopes of making the conference tournament but need a win against Hofstra Saturday in order to stay alive
The Minutemen fell to the Tigers in last year’s CAA championship 9-8 on a behind-the-back shot from Justin Mabus with 1:50 remaining in regulation.
Four unanswered goals in the fourth quarter pushed the Blue Hens past the Minutemen Saturday afternoon.
Following a two-weak break, the No.19 Minutemen look to get over .500 for the first time this season.
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.
Despite the departure of former head coach Shaka Smart, the Rams are currently second in the Atlantic 10.
With one Colonial Athletic Association playoff spot up for grabs, the Minutemen will have to beat the Blue Hens to earn a berth into the postseason.
Hofstra and Drexel notch big conference wins in the Colonial Athletic Association, while Penn State falters in non-conference play