WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse team recorded six goals in the second half, but could not overcome a slow start as Clarkson University earned a 15-7 victory this evening at Lake Lytal Park.
Sophomore Colleen Kane (Arlington, Mass.) led the Corsairs (1-3) with three points on two goals and an assist. Senior Taylor Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) netted a pair of goals, while freshman Sarah Mealy (Plainville, Mass./King Phillip Regional) turned in a balanced scoring effort with a marker and a helper. Freshman Kelly Kryzak (Jeffersonville, Vt./Lamoille Union) and classmate Kathryn Gibb (Georgetown, Mass.) each found the back of the net once.
The Golden Knights (2-3) opened the scoring with seven consecutive goals, highlighted by Ashley Flick's hat trick just 15 minutes, 41 seconds into regulation. Kate Dillon tallied two straight scores before Mealy was able to convert on a free-position opportunity.
Clarkson continued to apply the offensive pressure at the start of the second half, registering four unanswered goals. UMass Dartmouth responded with four markers of its own as Kane book-ended goals between Corsano and Kryzak. The Golden Knights sealed the non-conference win by scoring three of the finals four goals.
Freshman Leah Wilkinson (Northford, Conn./North Branford) made five saves in 36 minutes, 18 seconds of action, while classmate Nicole Butts (Milford, Mass./Mount St. Charles) came on in relief to turn back four attempts.
UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, when the Corsairs face Mount Holyoke in their final contest of the 2014 Spring Break trip to West Palm Beach.