April 11, 2013

Women's Lacrosse Stymies Fitchburg State, 13-8

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA – Senior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford) made 23 saves and junior midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne) scored six goals to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse team past host Fitchburg State, 13-8,  in a non-conference game at Elliot Field Thursday evening.

Donovan made 13 of her 23 saves in the first half, when the Corsairs outscored the Falcons, 7-5, despite being outshot, 18-13. Corsano scored four of her six goals in the second half as UMass Dartmouth scored five of the game's final six goals after FSU had cut the Corsairs' lead to 8-7 with 20:55 remaining.

Senior attacker Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/East Falmouth) scored three goals in the first half as UMD took an early 4-0 lead, only to see Fitchburg State come back, cutting the lead to 6-5 with 7:20 remaining on a goal by Kristin Dooley.

Freshman attacker Colleen Kane (Arlington, MA/Arlington) scored the first goal of the second half to put the Corsairs on top, 8-5, before Markie Apple scored a pair for the Falcons to bring FSU back to within a goal at 8-7.

Enos finished with four goals for UMass Dartmouth, and Kane added three. Apple and Jessica Bartlett each scored three times for FSU.

FSU outshot UMD, 31-27. Elizabeth Darrigo made 14 saves for the Falcons. Fitchburg State won 15 of 23 draw controls and had 24 ground balls to 23 for the Corsairs.

"We were contending with a lot of one on ones tonight, and draw controls presented a challenge, so it was especially important to take care of the ball," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "It was key to maintain composure through the end, and we did a good job controlling the pace of the game.

UMass Dartmouth improved to 6-5 with the victory, while Fitchburg State dropped to 2-7 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Eastern Connecticut State next Tuesday. The Falcons will host Framingham State Saturday.

                                        UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE