September 11, 2013

UMass Dartmouth Dominates Endicott, 7-1

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team defeated visiting Endicott in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Wednesday evening. The Corsairs dominated the contest, defeating the Gulls, 7-1.

UMass Dartmouth aggressively attacked the goal all game. The Corsairs recorded 28 shots on goal, while Endicott was held to six.

In the first half, UMass Dartmouth struck early and in bunches. Only 1:39 into the game, Tori Dolce (Jamestown, RI /North Kingstown) scored on an assist from Chelsey Campbell (Barre, MA/Quabbin Regional) and Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, MA/Bishop Stang). With 20:13 left on the clock, Emily Anderson (Medway, MA / Medway) netted an unassisted goal. Taylor converted on a penalty corner from Hunter Carden (Branford, CT / Branford) 25:39 into the half. Jill Levrault (Somerset, MA / Somerset) scored on an assist from teammate Alison Ladue (Bridgewater, MA / Bridgewater-Raynham) with 4:12 remaining before halftime.
Up 4-0, the Corsairs continued their offensive onslaught in the second half. Only 21 seconds in, Levrault scored once again on an assist from Ladue. Senior midfielder Devon Herlihy (Exeter, NH /Exeter) got on the stat sheet when she converted on a penalty corner, 11 minutes into the half. Taylor and Campbell recorded the assists. The final goal for UMass Dartmouth was scored with 33 seconds remaining in regulation by freshman Katelin Morrissey (Taunton, MA / Taunton) and assisted by sophomore Caroline Daubitz (Agawam, MA / Agawam).
For the Gulls, junior forward Emily Sawchuck (Cumberland, Maine/Cheverus) helped her team avoid a shutout by scoring an unassisted goal with 20:37 remaining in the second half.       

"We came out hungry," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Maher. "Like I said last week, playing two teams in the top 20 really prepped us for tonight. We tweaked a few things on our corners, as well as with our lineup."

 The Corsairs improved to 1-2 with the victory, while Endicott dropped to 2-2 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Framingham State Saturday. Endicott will visit Maine-Farmington Saturday.
 

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