UMass Dartmouth Slips Past Lacrosse

UMass Dartmouth Slips Past Lacrosse

DARTMOUTH, Mass. --  Junior Donovan Prozinski notched four goals and a pair of assists to back a 15-save effort in net from junior Ted McCaffery, as UMass Dartmouth held off the Beacons second half charge to post a 10-8 Little East Conference win Saturday afternoon at Cressy Field.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 8, UMass Dartmouth 10

UMass Boston (1-10, 0-3 Little East Conference)
UMass Dartmouth (5-5, 1-1 Little East Conference)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The host Corsairs raced out to a 7-0 advantage in the opening 23-plus minutes of play on the strength of Prozinski's hat trick and a pair of tallies from freshman Kevin Swenson, but the visiting Beacons crept back to within six (8-2) at the break and scored the first three goals after intermission to slice its deficit to three (8-5) on freshman Jeremy Girard's (Hinsdale, Mass.) marker with 3:41 to play in the third stanza. 

UMass Dartmouth responded by netting two of the contest's next three goals, including a tally from junior Mike Rizzo that gave the hosts a 10-6 cushion with 9:23 to play in the match, but UMass Boston cut that margin in half with two scores in a 45-second span on freshman Michael Claflin's (Newton, Mass.) man-up marker with seven minutes remaining.  Each team had three solid scoring chances in the final five minutes of action, as McCaffery came up with a pair of stops in the closing two-plus minutes of play to keep the visitors off the board and account for the final margin.

Tim Jordan and Josh Souza each added a goal and two assists in the win for the Corsairs, who received a marker and helper from Rizzo along with a tally off the stick of sophomore Sawyer. 

Sophomore Conor Lenfest (Waltham, Mass.) scored four goals and added an assist to finish with five points in the setback for the Beacons, who received a marker and helper from Claflin along with single tallies from junior Derek Caruso (Port Washington, N.Y.) and sophomore Jack Riley (Wrentham, Mass.). 

Joe Mauceri (Scituate, Mass.) and Darragh Fahey (Walpole, Mass.) collected assists for UMass Boston, which held a 38-32 advantage in total shots (23-19 on goal) and a 12-8 edge in the faceoff circle for the contest.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • All-time the Corsairs are now 14-11 against the Beacons, and ended the Beacons two-game win-streak
  • Lenfest's four goals and five points were both season highs for the sophomore attackman
  • The Beacons dominated the ground ball category with a 50-35 advantage over the Corsairs
  • Charlie Cook (Bedford, Mass.) earned his first collegiate start and loss in Saturday's contest
  • Mauceri led the Beacons with seven ground balls, while Lenfest finished with six
  • Jack Dobrzynski (East Greenwich, R.I.) finished 11-for-14 on the face-off dot
  • The Beacons were 2-for-4 on man-up opportunities, while the defense held the Corsairs special teams scoreless (0-1)

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will host Salem State University on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in a Little East Conference game.

Information for this release provided by UMass Dartmouth Sports Information Department