By Justin McKinney, Staff Writer
After the Corsairs had a tough loss to Plymouth State 7-5, the men’s lacrosse team recovered nicely as they beat Becker College 19-5 at Cressy Field.
It was a program-day for the Corsairs as they netted just one goal under the program-high of 20. Not to mention, both Sean Peters and Jordan Torres scored career highs in goals as they put in four a piece. Peters also took his game a step above the rest as he tallied a whopping three-assists in the game as well. Donovan Prozinski also made his presence felt as he scored three goals with another three assists.
The first quarter in and of itself was something out of the record-books as the Corsairs were flying right out of the gate. The Becker defense seemed to be out-matched at best; within the first three minutes Prozinski and D.J. Miller had combined for three points.
Torres as well as Peters would not be denied either as the two combined for another three goals. Mike Rizzo was also involved as he tallied one of his own. The determination of the Corsairs in that first quarter was undeniable. After a bit of a rough stretch, it seems as though these young men has finally found their stride offensively.
It was all Torres, Miller, and Peters again in the second as well. The trio scored another three goals to essentially ax out the small offensive push that was made by Becker. While Becker had three goals, they were easy to ignore as the Corsairs had a solid 10-3 lead heading into halftime.
Defensively the first half was as good as one could expect for the Corsairs. Matt LaFond was perfect in the cage and Kyle Taylor replaced him and played a phenomenal twenty minutes turning away two shots.
As the third quarter opened up it was as if the Corsairs had lost no motivation to continue on their tear against Becker. The Corsairs scored another five unanswered goals in the third quarter to take a big 15-3 lead. Anthony Gallo and Tony Breslin started off the quarter with a pair of goals and the onslaught was far from over. Prozinski, Miller, and Peters also added a few more goals for themselves in the quarter.
Again the defense was as strong as ever as Becker barely had the ball and when they did it seems like senior Patrick Lucas and juniors Matt Daly as well as Jack O’Brien where making their lives hell. The Corsairs were simply playing an extremely well rounded game and it was showing on the scoreboard.
While Becker managed to add two goals to their total in the fourth quater, it was overshadowed by the four goals that were scored by UMass Dartmouth, while usual suspects Peters and Torres found their way onto the stat sheet again. Austin Titus and Tom Donahue netted one a piece.
The Corsairs are back to work Saturday April 15 as host to Southern Maine. This huge game against Becker is a great sign as the Corsairs head back into conference play and fight for a shot at the LEC Championship.