DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) and Jordan Torres (New Bedford, Mass.) combined for seven markers as the men's lacrosse team moved back to .500 on the year, overcoming an early deficit and riding toward a 10-6 victory over Emerson in non-conference action on Wednesday night.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 10, Emerson 6
Records: UMass Dartmouth (4-4, 0-0 LEC) | Emerson (0-6, 0-0 NEWMAC)
How it Happened
Torres got it going in the opening five minutes of the game as the senior tallied his first of the contest in unassisted fashion with the game's initial goal. But from there, the Lions went on a 3-0 rally, scoring the latter two goals in under a minute's span.
Following the three-goal spurt from Emerson, UMass Dartmouth went on a run that ultimately decided the game as the team scored three times before the end of the first quarter, with two goals coming out of the stick of Prozinski in the span. In the second, the Corsairs continued the momentum as it found the back of the net three more times without a response from the Lions, this time with Torres powering the run with two goals to help give the team a 7-3 lead into the half.
Emerson got one back early on in the second half when Stevie Powers finished off a feed from Joe Meyers to pull the score closer, 7-4. From there, UMass Dartmouth went on its final unanswered streak of the game, as Torres recorded his fourth goal of the game with 7:15 to go in the third, before Mike Rizzo (Bridgewater, Mass.) continued his hot-streak, depositing a pass from Josh Souza (Sandwich, Mass.) to bump the lead to five. UMass Dartmouth held on in the fourth quarter, splitting two goals from Emerson with 6:27 left when senior Dean Miller (Ashland, Mass.) converted his seventh of the year to mark the final goal for the Corsairs.
Inside the Numbers
- Rizzo has been a force offensively for the Corsairs, scoring in six straight games while picking up eight goals during that span. He has not found the net just once this year.
- Torres tied his season-high for goals while tallying two or more for the fourth time.
- Prozinski and Miller have now logged back-to-back multi-goal games.
- Freshman Devin Dunn (Chelmsford, Mass.) improved to 2-0 between the pipes, stopping three shots in a complete-game effort.
- The victory marked the fourth time the team has found its way to double-digits for goals, and second straight such contest.
- UMass Dartmouth improved to 4-0 against Emerson and have outscored the opponent 54-6 in the all-time series.
UMass Dartmouth opens up the conference-slate on March 31st when it hosts Salem State at 1 p.m. Emerson is home against Springfield as the Lions begin in-conference action on March 30th at 7:30 p.m.