March 24, 2010
NEWTON, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team jumped out to an early four-goal advantage and went on to defeat host Mount Ida, 14-8, in a non-conference match at the Mount Ida Athletic Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
Sophomore midfielder Larissa Basque (Plainville, MA/King Philip HS), sophomore midfielder Allison O'Rourke (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS), senior midfielder Liz Stapleton (Wakefield, MA/Wakefield HS) and junior attacker Samantha Wonson (Lowell, MA/Lowell HS) gave the Corsairs a 4-0 lead before the Mustangs got on the board on a goal by Danielle Chuba with 9:15 left in the first half. Senior midfielder Allison Trearchis (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS) and Wonson scored before halftime to give UMD a 6-3 lead at the half.
Freshman Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/East Falmouth HS) and Trearchis scored twice and junior attacker Gillian Carey (Waltham, MA/Waltham HS/UMass) scored once as the Corsairs scored the first five goals of the second half and seized an 11-3 advantage in the first seven minutes of play after the intermission. Trearchis and Enos each finished with three goals and Basque and Wonson each scored twice as eight different players scored for UMass Dartmouth. Chuba, Becky Tisbert and Stephanie Hill each scored a pair of goals for Mount Ida,
"We played well," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "Mount Ida is a tough, hard-nosed team, and it was a low-scoring game until we got our offense aligned and they began to score. Brittney Enos had a superb game, both of our goalies played well, and (sophomore defender) Casey Otovic (Wilmington, MA/Bishop Fenwick HS) and (senior defender) Andrea Russo (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS) played against their top scorers and did a good job of bottling them up all day. Allison Trearchis and Liz Stapleton were our leaders in transition in getting us from defense to offense. I was pleased with the way we played."
UMass Dartmouth out shot Mount Ida, 39-27. Junior Liz Miller (Littleton, MA/Westford Academy/New Hampshire) started, played the first half, and was credited with four saves, and freshman Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) played the final 30 minutes and made eight stops. Devyn Frank made 16 saves for Mount Ida.
The Corsairs improved to 2-0 with the victory, while the Mustangs dropped to 4-1 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Worcester State next Wednesday, March 31st.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE