PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Senior Mary Brown (Leicester, Mass.) scored a pair of goals to lead UMass Dartmouth to a 5-1 non-league college field hockey victory over Johnson & Wales Monday evening at Scotts Miracle Gro Field.
Brown staked the visiting Corsairs (2-8) to the early edge with an unassisted tally just 2:25 into the contest, but the host Wildcats (2-7) evened matters in the 12th minute when senior Adriana Scala (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) converted a pass from freshman Jillian Miele (Wilmington, Mass.). Junior Bridget Harrington (Florence, Mass.) gave UMass Dartmouth the lead for good less than three minutes later when she took a feed from senior Ciara Anderson (Medway, Mass.) for her fourth marker of the fall, and freshman Kylie Dias (Fall River, Mass.) extended that margin to 3-1 with just over six minutes to play in the half with her fourth goal of the season on a breakaway. Freshman Lydia Stormwind (Littleton, Mass.) increased the Corsair advantage in the 49th minute with her first collegiate tally on a feed from Dias, and Brown closed out the scoring with her second of the night (fifth of the season) with two minutes to play to account for the final margin.
Sophomore Katelyn Banalewicz (Fall River, Mass.) earned her first career victory after making a pair of saves in goal for UMass Dartmouth, while senior Claire Nolan (West Bridgewater, Mass.) made four stops in nearly 54 minutes of action to suffer the setback in net for Johnson & Wales. The Corsairs outshot the Wildcats by a 20-6 margin overall (8-3 on goal) and held a 9-4 edge in penalty corners for the contest.
UMass Dartmouth travels to Danbury, Conn. on Wednesday afternoon to take on Western Connecticut in a Little East Conference outing that begins at 4:00 pm, while Johnson & Wales hosts Simmons in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference clash on Saturday afternoon at Scott Miracle Gro Field beginning at 1:00 pm.
(Photo Credit: Lyrik Gelmete '21)