FRANKLIN, Mass. -- Junior Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) netted four goals and a pair of assists for six points to lead UMass Dartmouth to a 10-6 non-league college men’s lacrosse victory over Dean Monday afternoon at Grant Field.
The visiting Corsairs (2-1) overcame a 2-1 first quarter deficit when Prozinski evened matters late in the frame and gave his team the lead for good midway through the second stanza, as UMass Dartmouth scored five of the final six goals of the half en route to a 6-3 advantage at the break. Prozinski added two third quarter tallies that sandwiched a man-up marker off the stick of freshman Zak Wirsen (Bourne, Mass.) to give the Corsairs a 9-3 cushion, as the host Bulldogs (3-1) closed back to within four on freshman Louis Piccolo’s (Foxboro, Mass.) man-down goal nine seconds into the final frame but got no closer in the closing minutes of action.
Freshman Tom Lattanzi (Hamilton, Mass.) collected a pair of goals in the win for UMass Dartmouth, which received a marker and helper each from junior Mike Rizzo (Bridgewater, Mass.) and sophomore Josh Souza (Sandwich, Mass.). Freshman Kevin Swenson (Ipswich, Mass.) also tallied on the day for the Corsairs, who received two assists each off the sticks of sophomores Tim Jordan (Sandwich, Mass.) and Sawyer Gibbons (Sandwich, Mass.).
Senior Anthony Trasacco (Cheshire, Conn.) paced Dean with two goals (including the 100th of his career) and a pair of assists for four points, while Piccolo added a helper to go with his tally for the hosts. Junior Juniel Jordan (Kingston, Mass.) and freshmen Christian Billingsley (Saugus, Mass.) and Tyler Minor (Warwick, R.I.) accounted for the other tallies for the Bulldogs, who collected an assist from senior Brody Fredericks (Weare, N.H.).
Junior Ted McCaffery (Pepperell, Mass.) made eight saves to pick up his second win of the season in goal for UMass Dartmouth, while freshman Alex Govoni (Lakeville, Mass.) made 29 stops in the setback for Dean. The Corsairs outshot the Bulldogs by a 51-23 margin overall (39-14 on goal) and held a 14-5 advantage in the face-off circle for the contest.
UMass Dartmouth will be idle until Wednesday, March 20th when the Corsairs host MIT in a non-league match at Cressy Field that begins at 4:00 pm, while Dean also returns to action on March 20th when the Bulldogs travel to Nashua, N.H. to square off with Rivier in a non-league clash beginning at 7:00 pm.