Sept. 7, 2010
WORCESTER, MA- Sophomore forward Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, MA/Bishop Stang HS) scored four times, including the game-winner 3:57 into overtime, to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team to a come from behind, 4-3 overtime victory over host Clark at the Granger Turf Field Tuesday evening.
Taylor scored on a penalty corner with 16:39 remaining to cut the Cougars' lead to 2-1, then converted a pass from senior forward Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS/Quinnipiac) 59 seconds later to tie the score. Madeleine Lutts scored unassisted 32 seconds later to put Clark ahead, 3-2.
Taylor then tied the score, converting a pass from junior defender Maille Lynch-Gilbert (Petersham, MA/Quabbin Regional HS) with 4:06 to play before scoring the game-winning goal unassisted.
"We had a slow first half, but we made some adjustments and came back with a vengeance," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "They played well, but we looked quicker than we did Saturday, and I was happy with the result. We have the type of lineup that can score as many goals as we need to win. Energy-wise, I was happy with our effort. Hopefully, we can keep moving forward."
UMass Dartmouth out shot Clark, 17-10. Freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Gallo (East Greenwich, MA/East Greenwich HS) made four saves for the Corsairs, while Kate McGrath made 12 for the Cougars.
The Corsairs improved to 1-1 with the victory, while the Cougars dropped to 1-1 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Wheaton Thursday evening.
UMASS DARTMOUTH FIELD HOCKEY