By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team’s dominating offense trio lead the Corsairs to an extremely important Little East Conference 10-6 road victory on Saturday afternoon against the second seed Southern Maine Huskies.
The trio of Sophomores Donovan Prozinski and Tom Donahue as well as Senior Jordan Torres continued their dominance in the Corsairs victory over the Southern Maine Huskies. Prozinski and Donahue finished with five and four points respectively and Torres added in a pair of goals, once again fueling the Corsairs explosive offense.
The Corsair’s opened the game by scoring three goals in the first quarter. It was the team’s trio that started the game off on the right foot for the Corsairs, with each playing a hand in the team’s three goals in the first quarter. Prozinski opened the game hot as ever, scoring a pair of goals to lead off the scoring. His second goal came off an assist by Donahue, who set Prozinksi perfectly for the 2-0 Corsairs lead. Torres notched his first goal of the day late with just under two minutes remaining in the opening period, giving the Corsairs the 3-0 lead heading into the second frame of play.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs didn’t slow down after the first quarter. Donahue opened the second quarter scoring, rifling home one past the Southern Maine keeper for his first of the game. The Southern Maine Huskies wouldn’t go out quietly though. Cam Thibault and Tyler Sproul of the Huskies both scored an unassisted goal just a mere 3 minutes apart to cut the Corsairs lead in half.
Only a minute later however, Corsairs senior Dean Miller gave the Corsairs back their more breathing room with an unassisted goal of his own. Miller reached an important personal career milestone with his goal, recording the 75th goal of his collegiate career.
The first half ended in a back and forth of goals as Southern Maine’s Paul Leonardo cut the Corsairs lead to two once again only to be answered by Donahue with his second and final goal of the game.
With a 6-3 lead to start the half, the Corsairs offense continued to roll as goals from Ed Isogna and Prozinski put the Corsairs up to an 8-3 lead. The Corsairs would hold their dominant lead heading into the game’s final frame.
The Southern Maine Huskies attempted their late game comeback, but the damage was already done. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs opened the fourth adding to their five goal lead early in the fourth, as goals from Ben Bunnell and Jordan Torres extended the lead to 10-3. A flurry of goals from Huskies, all within a minute of each other, was too little too late.
Huskies’ Seth Wing scored twice and Nate DelGiudice scored once to put up three unanswered goals but with only three minutes remaining, Corsairs goaltender Ted McCaffery held on for the 10-6 victory.
The Corsairs will be on the road again on April 24th when the team travels to Eastern Connecticut for a 5:00 PM Little East Conference matchup.