Score: University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 10, Dean College 6
Records: University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (2-1), Dean College (3-1)
Location: Grant Field, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM
Donovan Prozinski (Ashland, Mass.) pumped in four goals and finished with six total points as visiting UMass-Dartmouth powered past Dean College, 10-6, in non-league men's lacrosse action on Monday afternoon.
The home loss for the Bulldogs is just their third in their last 19 games on Grant Field and spoils a milestone moment for Dean senior standout Anthony Trasacco (Cheshire, Conn.), who recorded his 100th career goal.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Tom Lattanzi (Hamilton, Mass.) opened the scoring when he found the back of the net less than three minutes into the game, giving the Corsairs a 1-0 edge.
Dean answered back when Trasacco took a feed from Louis Piccolo (Foxboro, Mass.) and notched his 14th goal of the season. That was followed by Tyler Minor (Warwick, R.I.), who gave the Bulldogs their only lead of the game minutes later on an unassisted strike.
Sawyer Gibbons (Sandwich, Mass.) setup Prozinski for his first of the day, tying the game going into the second stanza, kickstarting four goal stretch that saw Prozinski score again as well as tallies from Josh Souza (Sandwich, Mass.) and Kevin Swenson (Ipswich, Mass.).
Trasacco's milestone goal, stemmed the tide a little for the hosts, but Lattanzi scored again right before halftime that gave UMD a 6-3 edge.
As they did in the second quarter, the Corsairs scored the first three goals of the third period as Zak Wirsen (Bourne, Mass.) had a goal sandwiched around a pair of Prozinski strikes that sent UMD to a 9-3 advantage.
Dean finally got on the board again when Trasacco connected with Christian Billingsley (Saugus, Mass.) before the period ended and then the Bulldogs pulled even closer when Piccolo scored a man-down goal seconds into the fourth quarter.
That, unfortunately for Dean would be as close as they would get as the teams traded goals in the final ten minutes that left the score, 10-6 in favor of the visitors.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Alex Govoni (Lakeville, Mass.) was spectacular in goal for the Bulldogs, turning aside 29 shots, while his counterpart, Ted McCaffery (Pepperell, Mass.) stopped eight.
The Corsairs controlled the faceoff spot, winning 14 of 19 and they were quicker to loose balls, scooping up a 40-19 advantage.
Both teams are off until next Wednesday when Dean travels to Rivier University, while the Corsairs host MIT.