Oct. 17, 2009
GORHAM, ME-Freshman forward Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, MA/Bishop Stang HS) scored once in each half as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team rallied for a 2-1 win against host Southern Maine in a Little East Conference match at Paula Hodgdon Field Saturday afternoon.
Taylor converted a pass from sophomore defender Maille Lynch-Gilbert (Petersham, MA/Quabbin Regional HS) after a penalty corner to tie the score with 8:39 left in the first half. Her second goal also came after a penalty corner and was assisted by junior forward Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS/Quinnipiac) with 27:23 remaining.
The Huskies had taken a 1-0 lead when Whitney McDaniel tipped home a shot by Bethany Schleh just 2:04 into the game.
"I'm very proud of my team," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "That's a tough position to be in, down 1-0 right away, and our team held their composure and came back. We made a couple of adjustments at halftime, and we were stronger in the second half. We were able to finish, which was huge."
Castonguay said that coming off a game against fifth-ranked Trinity Wednesday night was helpful. "It was good to play a team like Trinity, that gave us a lot of pressure," said Castonguay. "We were prepared for pressure today, and we won today because of our preparation."
The Corsairs out shot the Huskies, 14-13. Senior goalkeeper Seana Golden (Somerset, MA/Bishop Stang HS) made nine saves for UMD, while Allison Hill made 11 stops for USM.
UMass Dartmouth improved to 9-5 and 7-1 in the LEC with the victory, while Southern Maine dropped to 9-6 and 5-3 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Eastern Connecticut State Wednesday evening.
UMASS DARTMOUTH FIELD HOCKEY