KEENE, NH - Junior midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne) tied for the game high with four goals, but it was not enough to help the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse team past host Keene State Sunday afternoon at the Owl Athletic Complex. The Owls claimed the teams' Little East Conference game, 17-8.
After freshman midfielder Carina Filosa (Milford, MA/Milford) got the Corsairs (7-7, 0-4 LEC) on the board first at 27:04 in the first half, KSC (8-6, 3-2 LEC) went on a 5-0 run over the next four minutes and seven seconds of game time to take a 5-1 lead.
Corsano and senior attacker Brittany Enos (East Falmouth, MA/Falmouth) cut the lead to 5-3 with back-to-back markers at 22:11 and 21:57, respectively.
The Owls would score the next seven goals before Corsano again stopped the surge with a goal at 2:40. Senior midfielder Denise Gates (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam) closed out the first half scoring with five seconds remaining to make it 13-5 at the half.
Corsano scored off the opening draw of the second half to cut the Keene State lead to 13-6. The Owls responded with the game's next four goals, pushing their advantage to double digits, 17-6.
Corsano and freshman attacker Colleen Kane (Arlington, Mass. /Arlington) netted the final two goals of the contest for the 17-8 final.
Corsano led UMass Dartmouth with her four goals and a team-high two assists. Senior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford) made 14 saves in net for the Corsairs.
Kaitlin Nolan led Keene State with four goals. Lauren Brown and Polly Grey added a hat trick apiece with three teammates adding a pair of goals. Christa Demovellan dished out a game-high four assists for the Owls. Christine Collins made three stops to pick up the win in goal.
KSC outshot UMD 35-12 (31-11 on goal) and held the advantage in ground balls (20-14) and draw controls (16-9).
"Today the team worked hard to adjust to Keene's defensive tactics and win 50/50 balls, however it was not enough, said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "We had challenges to meet today, and we kept fighting throughout."
UMass Dartmouth will return to action when it hosts Rhode Island College for a conference clash. Keene State travels to Roger Williams that same day.
UMASS DARTMOUTH WOMEN'S LACROSSE