Men's Lacrosse Erupts for 19-5 Victory over Becker

Men's Lacrosse Erupts for 19-5 Victory over Becker

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Season-highs abounded as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth stepped on the gas early, leading Becker wire-to-wire to wrap up a 19-5 non-conference victory at Cressy Field on Monday evening. 

The Basics
Score: UMass Dartmouth 19, Becker 5
Records: UMass Dartmouth (2-7) | Becker (3-8) 

How it Happened
Corsair senior Sean Peters (Medway, Mass.) tallied a game-high seven points, totaling four goals and three assists in the offensive spree. Junior Jordan Torres (New Bedford, Mass.) matched his career-high with four goals and added an assist, and freshman Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) finished with three goals and three assists for six points. Junior DJ Miller (Ashland, Mass.) rounded out the Corsairs with multiple markers, also tabulating three goals.

Hawk junior Avyay Chaganty (Bridgewater, N.J.) potted three of Becker's goals on the contest, with senior Blake Boutiette (Burrillville, R.I.) dishing out three assists. In goal, freshman Trey McMillen (Grapevine, Tex.) turned aside 14 shots.

UMass Dartmouth wasted no time getting on the board, erupting for a 7-0 advantage on 17 shots in the first quarter. Prozinski registered the first two goals less than three minutes in, and before five minutes was up the Corsairs had upped the lead to 4-0 on a marker by Miller and a behind-the-back laser from Torres. With under a minute left, Torres found the cage for his second goal in the frame with just 35 ticks left in the quarter. 

Peters scored less than a minute into the second quarter, followed by a goal by Miller at 7:44 to increase the lead to 9-0. Becker finally cracked the scoring column at 1:25, when Boutiette found Chaganty, and moments later dished to Daniel Johnson (Plymouth, Mass.) for back-to-back Hawk scores. Torres put the cap on the Corsairs' half with one more to carry a 10-2 lead into the break.

The hosts again held Becker scoreless in the third quarter while adding five more to their total. Peters and Prozinski completed their hat tricks, and junior Tony Breslin (Hanover, Mass.) took the ball nearly the length of the field for his first tally of the season. 

Becker rebounded to outshoot the Corsairs 9-8 in the fourth, but three goals weren't nearly enough to close the gap as UMass Dartmouth upped its final total with four more scores.

Inside the Numbers

  • UMass Dartmouth's season-high 19 goals is the highest scoring mark for the Corsairs since defeating Western Connecticut 20-6 last season on April 26.
  • The Corsairs outmuscled the Hawks for a season-high 18-for-26 in the face-off circle, with all 18 controls going the way of junior Riordan McCole (Peterborough, Mass.)
  • Corsair junior Matt Daly (Chelmsford, Mass.) commanded the backfield for UMass Dartmouth, forcing a career-high six turnovers from the Hawks and scooping a game-high eight ground balls.
  • UMass Dartmouth split time between all four goalkeepers, as junior Kyle Taylor (Raynham, Mass.), freshman Ted McCaffrey (Pepperell, Mass.) and freshman Jacob Olson (North Attleboro, Mass.) all saw their first saves on the year.
  • The Corsairs rise to 4-0 in the all-time series with Becker, with the last meeting between the two programs dating back to 2011.

Up Next
UMass Dartmouth remains home for non-conference play Wednesday, hosting Mass. Maritime at 7 p.m. Becker travels Regis (Mass.) in a return to NECC action on Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m.