Corsairs Surge Past Beacons
BOSTON -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's lacrosse team scored nine consecutive goals to erase a 3-1 deficit en route to an 11-5 Little East Conference victory at intra-state rival University of Massachusetts Boston. Sophomore Bo Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) registered six goals, including his 100th career point, to power the Corsairs' offensive attack.
UMass Dartmouth (12-4) matched the program's most single-season conference victories (5) to earn the No. 3 seed in the upcoming 2014 Little East Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament. The Corsairs will host the Beacons (8-9, 2-5) in the first round on Tuesday, April 29. The game time has not been announced by the conference office.
Prozinski and junior Riley Baxter (Groton, Mass.) each produced six points to lead the visitors. Baxter handed out four helpers and netted a pair of markers, while senior Jordan MacPherson (Westwood, Mass.) tallied a hat trick. Senior Steven Tarpey (Shrewsbury, Mass.) collected four ground balls and caused three turnovers, while sophomore Zach Drolette (Burlington, Vt.) and freshman Eddie Sheridan (Chelmsford, Mass.) also scooped up four ground balls.
Trailing 3-1 in the latter stages of the first quarter, Prozinski finished a feed from senior Adam Niden (Walpole, Mass.) with just 15 seconds remaining in the frame to ignited a 9-0 run. MacPherson registered the only score of the second quarter to send both into the halftime intermission tied at 3-all.
UMass Dartmouth dominated the second half, outscoring its hosts 8-2. MacPherson cracked the scoring column just 47 seconds into the stanza, while Prozinski and Baxter combined to record the next six markers to give the Corsairs a 10-3 advantage. Prozinski found the back of the next four times, while Baxter accounted for two goals and two assists.
In between the pipes, senior Nick Thayer (Chelmsford, Mass.) made four stops to earn the victory. Craig Frehill was peppered throughout the contest, making 15 saves, including five stops in the final quarter.