DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Led by a four-goal outing from junior Leah Douty (Framingham, Mass.), the Corsairs controlled the pace from the beginning and upended Worcester State 13-5 in UMass Dartmouth's final non-conference matchup on Tuesday.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 13, Worcester State 5
Records: UMass Dartmouth (6-5) | Worcester State (3-7)
How it Happened
Douty came out from the opening whistle on a mission. The junior found the back of the net for the first three goals for a natural hat-trick, in just 11:18 into the contest. The UMass Dartmouth advantage would quickly increase, as goals from Julia DiPillo (Medway, Mass.) and Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) extended the score to 5-0.
The Lancers would get on the board, as Mackenzie Little (Marlboro, Mass.) potted a free position goal to make it 5-1. It would be the closest Worcester State would get, as Douty, Kasey Hayes (Medway, Mass.) and Kathryn Gibb(Georgetown, Mass.) each tallied before the end of the half to send UMass Dartmouth into the intermission up 8-1.
Freshman Sam Muir (Sturbridge, Mass.) drove for an unassisted goal just 45 seconds into the second half before Little would score her second goal for the visitors, but Gibb pushed the hosts back to an eight-goal lead just 44 seconds later on the quick give from Taylor Hill (Braintree, Mass.). Angelina Sutherland (Tyngsboro, Mass.) took advantage of a free position shot, but the Corsairs responded again when Gabby Giangrande (Westbrook, Conn.) muscled her way through the defense for the score.
Kelly Austin (Brimfield, Mass.) and Sutherland scored back-to-back goals to cut the margin down to six goals with 13:31 remaining, but two more free position goals by the Corsairs kept the distance intact.
Inside the Numbers
- Kaitlyn Burchill (Bridgewater, Mass.) was solid in the crease for UMass Dartmouth, making 14 stops for her ninth double-digit save total this season.
- The Corsair defense permitted just two set goals from the Lancers as three of Worcester State's five game via free position attempts. DiPillo led the defensive effort with a game-high five caused turnovers.
- Little sped her way to a game-high six draw controls, while Alexa Harvey (Attleboro, Mass.) snatched up five groundballs.
- UMass Dartmouth rises 8-6 all-time against the Lancers, with the Corsairs pulling out the last two meetings.
UMass Dartmouth returns to Little East Conference action, traveling to Southern Maine on Thursday for a 4 p.m. tilt with the Huskies. Worcester State returns home to host Bridgewater State for MASCAC play on Saturday starting at 12 p.m.