WORCESTER, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's lacrosse team tied its longest winning streak since 2016, as hat-tricks from Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) and Tom Donahue (Gloucester, Mass.) highlighted an offensive-flurry to take down Becker on the road 12-2.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 12, Becker 2
Records: UMass Dartmouth (6-4, 1-0 LEC) | Becker (1-8, 0-0 CCC)
How it Happened
UMass Dartmouth had complete control of the contest in the opening half of play rattling off ten unanswered goals to take a commanding lead into the locker room. It started just under three minutes into the contest when sophomore Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) potted his 17 of the year in unassisted fashion. The attacker contributed one more goal by period's end, while Tom Donahue (Gloucester, Mass.) and Jordan Torres (New Bedford, Mass.) put in two and one markers respectively.
In the second quarter, the barrage continued for the Corsairs who had their second-consecutive five-goal frame. Prozinski and Donahue highlighted the 15-minute period, each capping off their hat-tricks while Dean Miller (Ashland, Mass.) netted his eighth and ninth goals of the season. Becker College got on the board in the final period of play, converting two possession to erase the shutout possibility. But the Corsairs comfortably held on to the lead, taking the 12-2 non-conference affair.
Inside the Numbers
- The last time the program had a winning streak of five or more games was 2013 when they swept the month of March to start the season 6-0.
- Two goals allowed is the lowest for the team since April 24, 2015, in a 15-2 triumph over UMass Boston while the 12 goals tie a season-high for the club.
- The reigning LEC Player of the Week, Prozinski, matched a season-high for goals in the victory as he found the net four times while picking up an assist.
- Donahue equaled his career-high for goals, posting his third hat-trick of the year.
- Torres notched his eighth multi-point performance with two goals in the victory.
- Senior Kyle Taylor (Raynham, Mass.) evened his season-record at 2-2 as he was only tested once in 30 minutes of action. Ted McCaffery (Pepperell, Mass.) sealed the victory, stopping four shots during the second-half of action.
The Blue and Gold look to extend the winning ways on Saturday, April 7, traveling to Keene State for a LEC matchup at 1:00 p.m.