April 14, 2012

Women's Lacrosse Outscores Wheelock, 18-5

BOSTON, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team scored the first 11 goals of the game, built a 12-1 halftime lead and went on to defeat host Wheelock, 18-5, in a non-conference match at Winsor Field at the Winsor School Saturday.

Junior attacker Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) and junior midfielder Denise Gates (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam HS) each scored three times in UMD's 11-0 explosion, sophomore midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne HS) added a pair of goals, and freshman attacker Shelby Friedland (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS), senior midfielder Leanne Canillas (New City, NY/Clarkstown North HS) and senior defender Casey Otovic (Wilmington, MA/Bishop Fenwick HS) each scored once as the Corsairs led, 11-0, with 7:03 left in the first half. Kylie Hefford broke the streak when she scored for the Wildcats with 1:35 left in the first half, and Canillas scored with 1:06 remaining before halftime.

Enos and Gates led UMD with three goals each, while Canillas, freshman midfielder Sarah Kalmes (Billerica, MA/Billerica HS), Corsano and Friedland each scored twice. Friedland had five assists, Corsano four and Gates three. Hefford scored twice for Wheelock.

"Our goal for today's game was to execute a solid team effort and we achieved that goal, with a balanced attack and clean transitions," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "Unfortunately we let a few goals in at the very end of the game, so we need to continue to minimize turnovers and defensive errors."

The Corsairs outshot Wheelock, 31-12. Junior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) made five saves for the Corsairs, while Monica Bettle made nine stops for the Wildcats.

UMass Dartmouth improved to 5-7 with the victory, while Wheelock dropped to 0-10 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Eastern Connecticut State Tuesday.

                                               

                                                   UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE