BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's lacrosse team had their lead disappear late in the non-conference showdown with Mass. Maritime, as a trio of multi-goal scorers, helped the Buccaneers overcome the Corsairs in a 9-5 decision on Lace Up for Pediatric Cancer Night.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 5, Mass. Maritime 9
Records: UMass Dartmouth (6-6, 1-1 LEC) | Mass. Maritime (5-3, 0-2 NEWMAC)
How it Happened
The Blue and Gold held a 4-1 advantage at the end of the first half of action, as defense dominated the pace of play. Ben Bunnell (Watertown, Mass.) and Mike Rizzo (Bridgewater, Mass.) tallied two points each during the opening period to help the team take an early 3-1 lead. Bunnell assisted on the opening marker from Tom Donahue (Gloucester, Mass.) before scoring himself on the second helper of the period from Rizzo.
UMass Dartmouth had a slight streak of two unanswered goals between the second and third quarters of play, as goals from Jordan Torres (New Bedford, Mass.) and Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) upped the advantage to 5-2 for the Corsairs.
But Mass. Maritime quickly stormed back to take control of the contest. After potting the final two goals to close out the third quarter, the Buccaneers continued their streak into the fourth where they converted five more opportunities without a response from the Blue and Gold. With that late surge, Mass. Maritime propelled toward the 9-5 final.
Inside the Numbers
- As hosted by Mass. Maritime, the Corsairs took part in a Lace Up Night 4 Pediatric Cancer Night, an event to raise money for the Go4theGoal foundation. Go4theGoal is a non-profit organization established in 2011 with a mission of improving the lives of children battling cancer. You can help too by visiting donate.go4thegoal.org.
- Prozinski's third-period marker, the only one in the half for the Corsairs, extended his point-streak to six games.
- With two points in the game, Torres also extended his point-streak to six games while logging his 10 multi-point contest.
- Donahue has now found the net in each of the last four contests for the Corsairs while Bunnell had his first multi-point ledger in his college career.
UMass Dartmouth will look to bounce back at 12 p.m. on Saturday when the Panthers of Plymouth State come to Cressy Field for a Little East Conference tilt.