MIT Engineers Six Straight Goals in Fourth to Down Men’s Lacrosse, 12-6

MIT Engineers Six Straight Goals in Fourth to Down Men’s Lacrosse, 12-6

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth sophomore Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) netted a pair of markers, but six unanswered Engineer goals in the fourth quarter powered MIT over the Corsairs by a score of 12-6 on Saturday afternoon at Roberts Field.

The Basics

Score: MIT 12, UMass Dartmouth 6

Records: MIT 4-1, UMass Dartmouth 2-3

How it Happened

Corsair senior Jordan Torres (New Bedford, Mass.) picked up two assists in the loss, while UMass Dartmouth saw five unique goal scorers. In addition to his team-high two scores, Prozinski also got to a game-high seven ground balls. For the hosts, MIT senior Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) submitted a standout performance with four goals and two assists while scooping up four ground balls in the victory.

Prozinski first found the net at the 12:43 mark of the opening period, briefly putting the Corsairs ahead until sophomore Jonathan Monahemi (Great Neck, N.Y.) received the feed from Davis for the equalizer. Davis was then on the scoring end of the next Engineer goal, putting MIT ahead 2-1 with just 1:28 remaining in the frame. With UMass Dartmouth trailing 3-2, Torres set up Prozinski on a man-advantage to knot the score at three. After MIT regained the lead on sophomore Aidan Westley's (Palos Verdes, Calif.) goal despite the team being a man down, Corsair sophomore Tom Donahue (Gloucester, Mass.) took matters into his own hands to bring the scoring at four apiece.

Two early goals in the fourth quarter put the Engineers ahead 6-5, but UMass Dartmouth freshman Ben Bunnell (Watertown, Mass.) beat junior goalie Alexander Lynch (Roswell, Ga.) for another tie. In the final nine minutes, however, the Corsair defense suffered crucial miscommunications as the Engineers went on a 6-0 scoring run backed by three from Davis.

Inside the Numbers

  • Turnovers got the best of the Corsairs, as they committed a season-high 25 miscues.
  • In his second start of the season, UMass Dartmouth sophomore net minder Ted McCaffery (Pepperell, Mass.) made a career-high 14 saves in between the posts to set a new team-high on the year.
  • MIT took charge on faceoffs, winning 14 to the Corsairs' seven.
  • The Engineers outshot UMass Dartmouth by a margin of 35-26.

Up Next

UMass Dartmouth returns home to host Dean College on Wednesday. The clash on Cressy Field is slated to start on 4 p.m.