March 17, 2011
WEST PALM BEACH, FL-St. Lawrence took a 14-1 halftime lead and went on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team, 18-5, in the third place match at the 2011 Spring Fling at Lake Lytal Park Thursday afternoon.
Freshman attacker Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne HS) scored 39 seconds into the game to tie the score at 1-1. But the Saints scored the next 13 goals and took a commanding lead at halftime.
UMass Dartmouth used free position goals by senior midfielder Larissa Basque (Plainville, MA/King Phillip Regional HS), junior midfielder Allison O'Rourke (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS) and sophomore midfielder Denise Gates (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam HS) and an unassisted goal by senior midfielder Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS/Quinnipiac) to cut the SLU lead to 16-5 with 19:32 left, but the Saints scored the final two goals of the game.
Alanna Piroli scored five goals for St. Lawrence, while Kate Higgins added two.
"St. Lawrence is one of the better teams in Division III, and we really stepped up to the plate, we played them even in the second half at 4-4," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "The goal for today was to try to make ourselves better, and I was very happy with that. We played better in the second half, and I was pleased with our effort."
SLU outshot the Corsairs, 38-11. Sophomore goaltender Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) made 11 saves for UMD, while Anna Marchand and Fran McNierney combined to make four saves for the Saints.
The Corsairs dropped to 0-2 with the defeat, while the Saints improved to 1-2 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return home to play Mount Ida next Wednesday afternoon. St. Lawrence will play Connecticut College Friday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE