NEW HAMPTON, N.H. - A second-half outburst by Plymouth State including three unanswered goals in the third quarter was enough to outlast the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, as the Corsairs fell 7-5 in Little East Conference action at the New Hampton School on Saturday.
Score: Plymouth State 7, UMass Dartmouth 5
Records: Plymouth State (4-4, 1-0 LEC) | UMass Dartmouth (1-7, 0-2 LEC)
How it Happened
Junior midfielder Justin Torres (New Bedford, Mass.) paced UMass Dartmouth with two goals, and classmate DJ Miller contributed a score along with an assist. Plymouth State's Chris Waterbury (Clinton, Conn.) and Pete Allen (Newbury, N.H.) both tallied a pair of goals for the hosts.
Torres kicked off UMass Dartmouth's early lead, finding the back of the net just 2:42 into the opening period. Allen tied the game for the Panthers with less than five minutes to go in the quarter, but the Corsairs managed a two-goal led to cross into the next quarter, with Miller dishing to Peters before potting the first goal of the second.
Waterbury cut the lead back to one before the scoring slowed. At 7:14, freshman Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) sent UMass Dartmouth into the locker rooms with the 4-2 advantage by burying the last score of the half.
The Panthers then emerged with three-straight goals spanning the third quarter to regain a one-goal lead heading into the final 15 minutes Torres knotted the score at five nearly halfway through, but 20 seconds later Mac Tetreault (New Durham, N.H.) netted the eventual game winner. Waterbury added one more in the final minute, sealing the victory for Plymouth State.
Inside the Numbers
- Senior goalkeeper Matt LaFond (Bridgewater, Mass.) made seven saves on the afternoon for UMass Dartmouth.
- Midfielder Joe Mariano (Southborough, Mass.) recorded a career-high five groundballs on the game, and tied teammate Jack O'Brien (Chelmsford, Mass.) for the game-high.
- The Corsairs outshot the Panthers on every quarter except the second, but the Panthers maintained a 10-of-15 advantage on face-offs for the contest.
- UMass Dartmouth has now dropped the last three contests with Plymouth State, and trails the all-time series 8-15.
UMass Dartmouth plays hosts to Becker on Monday for a rescheduled game beginning at 6 p.m.