BOSTON – Senior Katelin Morrissey (Taunton, Mass.) tapped in an Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) slot pass off a penalty corner in the 92nd minute of play, breaking the tie to lift UMass Dartmouth to the 3-2 win over Simmons in its first double-overtime contest of the season on Tuesday evening.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 3, Simmons 2 (2OT)
Records: UMass Dartmouth (7-11) | Simmons (10-7)
How it Happened
UMass Dartmouth controlled the first half and put in its regulation goals early, jumping out to a 2-0 advantage before the break. Right at the 18-minute marker, freshman Katrina Perry (Raynham, Mass.) collected the loose ball in the arc, firing into the far post for her first collegiate goal.
Just before halftime, Morrissey crossed a ball to the center, finding junior Delaney Burns (Wayne, N.J.), who tipped it past Simmons keeper Brianna Rastello (Salem, N.H.) for her seventh goal in just four games.
The lead wouldn't last long into the second stanza though, as the Sharks found the back of the net twice before the 55th minute as part of a second-half onslaught that saw the host outshoot the visitors 12-1. Sophomore goalkeeper Ariel St. Germaine (Wareham, Mass.) kept her team in contention, making six stops in the second half before the final buzzer.
In the first overtime period, Simmons was able to stick six shots and collect four penalty corners, but St. Germaine remained solid, tacking on three more saves before registering an additional two in the second overtime. Six minutes into the final 15, Morrissey fired three straight chances at Rastello before Simmons committed a foul in the arc, sending Hunter Carden (Branford, Conn.) to the corner. Carden found Kish, and Morrissey finished the play to send UMass Dartmouth home with the win.
Inside the Numbers
- Morrissey's goal is just her second game-winning goal of the season, and snaps a six-game goalless streak for the senior captain.
- St. Germaine finished with 12 saves, one shy of her career-high, and captured her second win on the season in goal for UMass Dartmouth.
- Simmons doubled up the Corsairs on shots for the game, but UMass Dartmouth totaled just one corner shy of the Sharks with 11, including six in the first half.
- The Corsairs have now won a season-high three straight games heading into the final contest of the season on Thursday.
UMass Dartmouth wraps up the season on Thursday on the road, traveling to Wellesley for a 4 p.m. start.