BRISTOL, R.I. - Senior Jordan Torres (New Bedford, Mass.) and sophomore Mike Rizzo (Bridgewater, Mass.) paced the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's lacrosse team, both penning two-goal ledgers, as the Corsairs were staved off by Roger Williams University, 12-6 on Thursday.
Scores: UMass Dartmouth 6, Roger Williams 12
Records: UMass Dartmouth (1-2, 0-0 LEC) | Roger Williams (2-1, 0-0 CCC)
How it Happened
Roger Williams took ahold of the game during the opening period of play as it netted the first four goals of the contest before the Corsairs silence was broken. That quiet-streak lasted the majority of the period, as UMass Dartmouth snapped it with 1:16 left in the frame when Rizzo fired a goal to the netting off a feed from Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) with the man-advantage. Early in the second, Rizzo converted his second of the game, and third of the season, but the Hawks possessed the momentum with three goals in the period to take an 8-2 lead on the scoreboard.
In the third, the Corsairs offense began to find the net on the shots taken, doubling up the opponent with ten attempts on net in the period. The increased shooting precision parlayed into four unanswered markers for UMass Dartmouth with two goals from Torres sandwiching the sixth of the season from Prozinski, before sophomore Tom Donahue (Gloucester, Mass.) capped the run with his inaugural marker of the year.
The team's jostled for control in the final period with the opponents each getting their share of chances with an 8-7 shooting display in favor of Roger Williams. The Hawks solidified their lead with 9:43 to play when sophomore Jude Marzec (West Islip, N.Y.) got his first of two goals in the fourth, polishing off his hat-trick to lead the host to their 12-6 victory.
Inside the Numbers
- Torres logged his second-consecutive multi-goal game, giving him 11 such performances in his career.
- For Rizzo, the game marked his first two-plus marker contest of the season after accomplishing the feat three times as a freshman.
- Prozinski has assisted on two-goals every game this season with the sophomore owning the top spot on the team for points with 12.
- The Corsairs have only scored four goals in a single period one other time this season, coming during the last period of the opener against Norwich Feb. 24th.
- UMass Dartmouth operated with a 40-24 lead on the shot chart with ground ball controls going to Roger Williams at a 44-37 rate.
UMass Dartmouth returns to Cressy Field March 15th when Emmanuel visits for a 4:00 pm non-conference showdown.