By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi.
Following three challenging road games the Corsair men’s lacrosse team resumed play at Cressy field earlier this week with a game against the UMass Boston Beacons. With Donovan Prozinski’s 6-point performance and the strong net minding of Ted McCaffery the Corsair’s grabbed a 10-8 victory over the beacons.
Sawyer Gibbons kick started Dartmouth’s 7-0 run early in the first quarter with his 5th point of the year. During the Corsair’s 7-goal stretch, Prozinski found himself at the helm with 4 points, putting up 3 goals and 1 assist.
The Beacons answered with two goals of their own, but the Corsair’s offense provided a substantial lead, Dartmouth led 8-2 at the half.
During the 3rd quarter the Beacons sent a message that they wouldn’t go down without a fight. They came out with 3 unanswered goals of their own. Josh Souza would be the one to break the Beacon’s streak with a goal assisted by Prozinski to close out the 3rd.
Umass Boston would then respond with three more goals coming in the fourth, pulling them closer to typing the tilt. However, Mccaffery and Dartmouth’s defense would be able to hold the Beacons with 8 points.
Mike Rizzo would then go on to add one more tally for the Corsairs to help seal the deal, Dartmouth would win the game 10-8.
The team would then go back on the road to face off against the Mass. Maritime Buccaneers and then the Southern Maine Huskies. The Huskies are also an LEC competitor and are only a couple games behind taking Dartmouth’s 4th place spot in the standings.
Both games would result in tough loses for the Corsairs as they only lost to the Buccaneers by 1 goal and then dropped their game to the Huskies in overtime. The games put Dartmouth at an overall record of 5-7, they still hold a fourth-place spot amongst the LEC with a conference record of 2-2.
Despite the losses, McCaffery continued be a driving force in the Corsair’s defense as he made 17 saves against Mass. Maritime and the backed up that outing with 12 saves against the Huskies.
Dartmouth also saw strong offensive performances from Rizzo and Tim Jordan. Rizzo grabbed a hat-trick against the Buccaneers and Jordan grabbed a hat-trick of his own against the Huskies.
The Corsairs currently chase the Western Connecticut Colonials in the LEC standings and they’ll be traveling to Connecticut to go head-to-head against the Colonials for their next game.