SALEM, Mass. -- Junior Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) scored four goals, including the 100th of his career, and added six assists for a career-high 10-point performance that propelled UMass Dartmouth to an 18-4 Little East Conference men’s lacrosse victory over Salem State Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
Prozinski joined the century club for the visiting Corsairs (6-8, 3-3 LEC) just 1:22 into the contest, as UMass Dartmouth scored six of the first seven goals of the day to build a 6-1 advantage just 4:53 into the second stanza. The host Vikings (3-10, 1-6 LEC) closed back to within four on senior Dan McLaughlin’s (Boston, Mass.) tally, but a pair of goals each from Prozinski and sophomore Tim Jordan (Sandwich, Mass.) in the final 3:09 of the half extended the Corsairs’ edge to 10-2 at the break.
Salem State collected two of the first three markers after intermission to cut its deficit to seven, but that would prove to be as close as the Vikings would come for the remainder of the match, as UMass Dartmouth scored the final seven goals of the afternoon that included a hat trick from junior Mike Rizzo (Bridgewater, Mass.) to account for the final margin.
Rizzo added four assists to finish with seven points in the triumph for the Corsairs, who received a hat trick and two helpers from Jordan to go with a pair of tallies and two assists from freshman Kevin Swenson (Ipswich, Mass.). Freshman Griffin Wiencek (Sherwood, Ore.) added his first two collegiate goals for UMass Dartmouth, which received a marker and helper from sophomore Josh Souza (Sandwich, Mass.) along with single tallies off the sticks of senior Bryce Cote (Westport, Mass.), sophomore Sawyer Gibbons (Sandwich, Mass.) and freshman Alexi Fauzey (Charlestown, R.I.).
McLaughlin finished with two goals in the setback for Salem State, which received a marker and helper from freshman Kevin Albert (Canton, Mass.) along with a tally from sophomore Jay Colletti (Billerica, Mass.). Senior Craig Gordon (Salem, Mass.) chipped in with a pair of assists for the Vikings, as UMass Dartmouth held a 41-20 advantage in total shots (31-14 on goal) and a 14-11 edge in the faceoff circle for the contest.
Junior Ted McCaffery (Pepperell, Mass.) picked up the win in goal with six first half saves for the Corsairs, who received four stops from sophomore Sam Kozimor (Wrentham, Mass.) over the final 30 minutes of action. Freshman Jack Ganter (Lynnfield, Mass.) registered eight first half saves in the setback for Salem State, which received five stops from fellow freshman Stephen Balcher (Townsend, Mass.).
Both squads will host Eastern Connecticut in their next respective Little East Conference outings, as UMass Dartmouth welcomes the Warriors to Cressy Field on Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm while Salem State entertains Eastern Connecticut on Friday afternoon at Alumni Field beginning at 4:00 pm.