STANDISH, Maine – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth field hockey team fell behind 3-0 early, and the deficit proved to be too much to overcome despite Allison Burke's (Franklin, Mass.) 21 saves as the Corsairs dropped the meeting with Saint Joseph's (Me.) by a 4-1 final on Thursday evening.
Score: Saint Joseph's (Maine) 4, UMass Dartmouth 1
Records: UMass Dartmouth (4-6, 2-4 LEC) | Saint Joseph's (8-3, 4-0 GNAC)
How It Happened
The Monks had the offense clicking in the opening half as three goal-scorers attributed to the 3-0 lead at the intermission. It started just nine minutes into the contest as Kayla Kelly (York, Me.) scooped a rebounded shot from Libby Pomerleau (Limerick, Me.) before returning the ball to the back of the target for her fourth goal of the year.
After Pomerleau got on the scoresheet to double the lead 10 minutes later, the Monks got another across in the 20th minute of the game as Maddy Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Me.) received a pass off the corner before guiding her shot to the back of cage.
In the second half, the Monks continued to add on, and again it was Pomerleau getting it done as she widened the deficit with her team-leading 12th goal.
Facing a 4-0 deficit, the Corsairs broke the shutout in the 55th minute when senior Haley Donahay (Cranston, R.I.) took a pass from Ciara Anderson (Medway, Mass.), putting the visitors on the board with her second goal in the last three games for the 4-1 final.
Inside the Numbers
- The Monks targeted the net consistently, controlling the total 38-6 in the game.
- Burke logged a complete-game in net and recorded 21 saves in the contest, the second-highest total for her three-year career.
- There were a combined 104 fouls in the game.
UMass Dartmouth returns to LEC competition, traveling to Westfield State for an 11:00 A.M. matchup on Saturday.