DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Tom Donahue (Gloucester, Mass.) and Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) paced the offense for men's lacrosse, as the team used a season-high for goals to oust Dean College 12-8 at Cressy Field on Monday evening to snap a two-game skid.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 12, Dean College 8
Records: UMass Dartmouth (3-4, 0-0 LEC) | Dean College (4-3, 0-0 NECC)
How it Happened
UMass Dartmouth wasted no time converting the initial marker as senior Matt Daly (Chelmsford, Mass.) came away with the opening faceoff before taking it the length of the field and finishing in the net just 13 seconds into the contest. The Bulldogs had an equally quick response, netting back-to-back markers in under a minute's time out of the pockets of Zach D'Angelo (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Anthony Trasacco (Cheshire, Conn.). The Corsairs rattled off three unanswered goals to close the period and take a 4-2 lead. Donahue tallied his seventh and eighth of the year during the streak, racing past a defender and depositing the ball into the top of the target during his second goal.
With a 4-2 deficit, Bulldogs senior attacker Colin Hinrichs (Greenwich, Conn.) took control, scoring both second-period markers for his team. The Corsairs managed to split the pair of goals from the opposition as Prozinski notched his first tally of the game, giving UMass Dartmouth the slim 5-4 lead going into the half.
Following the break, the Corsairs offense began to finds the rhythm. With the score locked at six apiece with 6:47 remaining in the stanza, the Blue and Gold went on a four-goal scoring drive with Donahue and Prozinski assisting or scoring during three conversions to take a 10-6 lead. In the final period, the team's exchanged two goals on each side. Seniors Jordan Torres (New Bedford, Mass.) and Dean Miller (Ashland, Mass.) recorded their first goals of the contest to help hold-off the Bulldogs in the final minutes, closing the book on the 12-8 final.
Inside the Numbers
- The contest marked the first-ever meeting between UMass Dartmouth and Dean College in men's lacrosse.
- With 12 goals, UMass Dartmouth outmatched its previous season-high of 11 set back on March 15 in an 11-7 victory over Emmanuel.
- It marked the third time this year that the team has scored 10-plus goals.
- In all three victories for the season, the Corsairs defense have been able to hold the opponent to under 10 goals.
- Prozinski increased his season-high for assists in the contest, dishing out three in the game. He also posted his third multi-goal outing of the campaign and 11 of his career.
- Donahue tied his career-high for goals, leading the team with three while picking up two helpers as well. It was the second time this season the sophomore posted a three goal, two assist outing.
- Freshman goalie Devin Dunn (Chelmsford, Mass.) started his first game for the Corsairs, turning away nine shots in a complete-game effort to earn his first collegiate victory.
UMass Dartmouth continues its three-game homestand when it hosts Emerson on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Dean returns home on the same day when it takes on Salem State in a non-conference tilt.