April 5, 2012

Late Run Gives Salem State Win in Women's Lacrosse

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Visiting Salem State built an 8-5 halftime lead and went on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team, 18-13,  in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Thursday evening.

Junior attacker Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) scored four first half goals for the Corsairs, but the Vikings came back, scoring the final four goals of the first half to take a three-goal advantage into the intermission. Junior midfielder Bridget Dullea (Peabody, MA/Bishop Fenwick HS) scored five times in the first half for the Vikings, scoring three of SSU's final four goals to allow the Vikings to take the lead.

The teams traded goals back and forth in the second half, and a goal by UMD sophomore midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne HS) cut SSU's lead to 13-12 with 13:24 left to play. But sophomore attacker Liz Kosak (Milton, MA/Milton HS) scored three of the next four goals and the Vikings held on for the win.

Enos and Corsano each scored four times for UMass Dartmouth, and junior midfielder Denise Gates (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam HS) added three goals. Dullea had seven goals for SSU, while Kosak and senior attacker Kate Warren each scored three times.

"Salem State dominated in fast breaks and draw controls, and we were never able to take or maintain the lead," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "Our team is showing  a lot of mental toughness through the adversity of a small roster size and some injuries and we're still looking to put a full game together."

The Vikings outshot UMD, 35-21. Junior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) made 10 saves for the Corsairs, while freshman Molly Blewett ((Gloucester, MA/Gloucester HS) made six stops for Salem State.

UMass Dartmouth dropped to 3-6 with the defeat, while SSU improved to 5-1 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Plymouth State Saturday. The Vikings will host Fitchburg State Wednesday.

                                               

                                                   UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE