MANCHESTER, NH-Host Plymouth State scored the first 10 goals of the game and went on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team, 21-2, in a Little East Conference match at Southern New Hampshire University Saturday.
Sophomore midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne HS) and freshman attacker Shelby Friedland (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) scored the goals for the Corsairs. Corsano's was the first goal of the second half, and Friedland's came a few minutes later to cut PSU's lead to 12-2 before the Panthers scored the final nine goals of the game.
Meghan McNabb and Caitlin Swanson led the Panthers with four goals apiece.
"Plymouth State has improved significantly since last year.," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "Today we were flat to start and then could not recover mentally until the second half, which led to our decisive loss. Moving forward, we will be looking to rebound quickly and take on Framingham State and Wheelock in the upcoming week. "
The Panthers outshot UMD, 47-11. Junior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) made 13 saves for the Corsairs, while Lorin Field made six stops for Plymouth State.
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 3-7 and 0-2 in the Little East Conference with the defeat, while PSU improved to 7-1 and 1-0 in the LEC with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Framingham State Tuesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE