PORTLAND, Me. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's lacrosse team earned an important Little East Conference victory on Saturday afternoon, as multiple-goal outings from a trio of players helped the Corsairs take down the second-ranked Southern Maine Huskies in a 10-6 decision on the road.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 10, Southern Maine 6
Records: Corsairs (6-8, 2-3 LEC) | Huskies (6-7, 3-2 LEC)
How it Happened
Sophomores Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) and Tom Donahue (Gloucester, Mass.) finished with five and four points respectively, while senior Jordan Torres (New Bedford, Mass.) added a pair of goals to fuel the offense for the Corsairs.
All three of the team's leaders appeared in the first period of action. Prozinski struck for a pair of goals to lead off the scoring, finishing an assist from Donahue on the second markers to give the Corsairs the 2-0 lead. With under two minutes remaining in the opening period, Torres notched his first of the game, taking it himself to give the Corsairs the 3-0 advantage.
In the second period, Donahue added to the hot-start for the team when he rifled home his first of the game. After Southern Maine halved the lead with a pair of goals of their own, senior Dean Miller (Ashland, Mass.) gave the Corsairs a little space with an unassisted goal to record his 75-career goal.
With a 6-3 lead to start the second half, the Corsairs offense kept rolling as goals from Ed Insogna (Brookfield, Mass.), Ben Bunnell (Watertown, Mass.), Prozinski, and Torres led the team for the final push to the victory. With under five minutes remaining in the game, Southern Maine cut the deficit as it rattled off three quick-markers, but the Blue and Gold were able to hold on for the 10-6 road-triumph.
Inside the Numbers
- Prozinski's hat-trick was his fifth of the year and he has now scored five or more points on six occasions. Torres notched his nine multi-goal performance in the victory.
- The two-goal, two-assist game for Donahue marked the third time this season he has produced multiple goals and multiple assists.
- Bunnell has been finding his way in the later-portions of his freshman year, having now scored four points in the last four games.
- Sophomore Ted McCaffery (Pepperell, Mass.) stopped ten shots, the second most of his career, to pick up his second victory of the season.
The Blue and Gold will be back in action on April 24 when the team travels to Eastern Connecticut for a 5:00 p.m. LEC bout.