By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs men’s lacrosse team split their two games this week on the road against Becker College and Keene State.
The Corsairs picked up their one win out of the two games on Wednesday April 4, against Becker College 12-2.
That win against Becker College extended the Corsairs winning streak at the time to four games, tying the team’s longest winning streak since 2016.
The Corsairs’ destructive offense on Wednesday was headed by hat-tricks from both Donovan Prozinski and Tom Donahue.
The UMass Dartmouth Corsairs wasted no time laying waste to Becker College, scoring ten unanswered goals to take a demanding lead into the locker room at half-time. Prozinki started the scoring in under three minutes opening the game with his 17th goal of the year.
After goals from Tom Donahue and Jordan Torres, who scored two and one goals respectively and a second from Prozinski, the Corsairs closed the first quarter up 5-0.
They didn’t just stop at five however. The Corsair’s barrage continued, scoring five goals in their second consecutive frame.
Becker College would notch their first two goals in the final period, destroying the chance of a Corsairs shutout but they would still hang on comfortably to a 12-2 victory.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs looked to break the team’s winning streak record later in the week against Keene State but unfortunately fell late to the Owls, 11-10.
A close back and forth game from the start, the Corsairs just couldn’t fend off the Keene State Owls when it meant the most.
The Corsairs had erased a three-goal Owls lead yet had their comeback spoiled with only two seconds remaining in the game when Keene State Senior Paul Beling found the back of the net to break the tie and the Corsairs four game winning street.
The Corsairs started strong, scoring two goals early. What looked like could become another bashing was quickly quelled by the Owls though, as they knotted it up at two a piece with two unanswered goals of their own.
In the second period, the team’s combined for a total of eight goals, four a piece again leading to a tied game.
The Corsairs again opened strong, but couldn’t retain their lead. The two team’s went tat for tat in the second period, scoring two goals at a time until the Owls came back from down 6-4 to end the half tied at 6-6.
The Owls would get the upper hand finally in the third period, scoring four straight after a Corsairs opening goal to take their three goal 10-7 lead into the final frame.
With just under five minutes remaining in the game, the Corsairs evened the score at 10 a piece. Going back and forth, neither team could find the back of the net until Beling scored the most important goal of the game with only two seconds remaining to give his team the 11-10 lead.
Although the trio of Torres, Donahue, and Prozinski each scored a goal in a third straight game, the Corsairs offense was just not enough.
The Corsairs will look to start a new winning streak on Wednesday April 11, when they travel to Mass. Maritime for a 7 p.m. match.