DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Despite four goals by Corsair senior midfielder Julia DiPillo (Medway, Mass.), the University of Massachusetts dropped its first Little East Conference (LEC) tilt of the 2018 campaign to Plymouth State by a score of 17-10 on Saturday afternoon at the Holderness School.
Score: Plymouth State 17, UMass Dartmouth 10
Records: Plymouth State 4-3, 1-0 LEC | UMass Dartmouth 5-3, 0-1 LEC
How it Happened
The conference foes went goal-for-goal in the opening ten minutes, playing each other tightly to a 3-3 tie. UMass Dartmouth received its first trio of scores all from different scorers, with freshman Mackenzie Smith (New Bedford, Mass.), seniors Julia DiPillo (Medway, Mass.) and Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) getting the squad its equalizers. Plymouth pulled away in the 15 remaining minutes of the opening half, going on a 6-0 run powered largely in part by a four point contribution from senior Megan Tingley (Natick, Mass.).
DiPillo added two more goals separated by less than two minutes apart to halve the Corsair deficit to 10-5, but the hosts went on another offensive barrage by netting five unanswered as sophomore Lissa Perry (Salem, N.H.) jumpstarted the momentum with two straight scores in a thirty second span. Another DiPillo marker helped the Blue and Gold's cause as the visitors strung together three consecutive goals inside the final six minutes, but Plymouth's margin was comfortable enough to seal the league victory.
Inside the Numbers
- The Corsairs have mirrored the same amount of shots per period, slinging exactly 133 in each half thus far on the season.
- UMass Dartmouth tied its season-high ground ball total, picking up 27 to match its output versus Curry on Mar. 23 (15-5 win).
- DiPillo broke out for four more goals on the afternoon, matching her score total from last game on Mar. 29 against Salem State (19-9 win). She additionally controlled eight draws, while putting seven shots on goals.
The squad returns home to host Fitchburg State on Wednesday, Apr. 4 at 7 p.m. for a non-conference clash under the lights at Cressy Field.