DUDLEY, Mass. -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's lacrosse team used its highest offensive production of the season to charge past home standing Nichols College, 17-6, this afternoon. Sophomore Bo Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) led the Corsairs to their fourth straight victory with six points.
UMass Dartmouth (4-0) scored its most goals in a single game since netting 17 at Massachusetts Maritime on March 25, 2010. Eight student-athletes registered at least one point this afternoon, highlighted by Prozinski's five goals and an assist. Junior Riley Baxter (Groton, Mass.) scored a hat trick, while seniors Todd Davis (Sandwich, Mass.), Jordan MacPherson (Westwood, Mass.), and Adam Niden (Walpole, Mass.) each accounted for three points.
The Corsairs came charging out of the gates, scoring six times in the first quarter to take a commanding lead. Baxter started the offensive barrage with his fifth marker of the season just one minute, 20 seconds into regulation. Davis found the back of the net 38 seconds later, while junior Dennis Healy (Hanover, Mass.) sandwiched a pair of goals between senior Justin Lawless' (Quincy, Mass.) marker. Prozinski capped the first period scoring with six seconds left in frame.
UMass Dartmouth was able to widen its advantage early in the second by scoring four of the first five markers. The Corsairs entered the halftime intermission with a 11-4 lead and cruised to the non-conference victory.
Senior Nick Thayer (Chelmsford, Mass.) made eight stops to earn his fourth win of the season. Freshman Matt LaFond (Bridgewater, Mass.) and classmate Scott Spangenberg (Dover, Mass.) each saw action in the fourth frame.
UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 4 p.m. on March 18, when the Corsairs travel to Roger Williams University.