April 1, 2010
WORCESTER, MA- Abby Cosenza scored with 1:31 remaining in the first sudden death overtime period to give host Worcester State an 11-10 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team in a non-conference match at Coughlin Stadium Wednesday evening.
Senior midfielder Allison Trearchis (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS) twice tied the score for UMD, scoring with 1:09 remaining in regulation time to tie the score at 9-9, and again when she scored with 54 seconds remaining in overtime to send the game on to sudden death.
Junior attacker Gillian Carey (Waltham, MA/Waltham HS/UMass) scored twice for the Corsairs in the first half, which ended with the teams tied at 3-3. Brittany Jamieson and Colleen Manning scored the first two goals of the second half to give the Lancers a 5-3 lead before Trearchis scored her first of five goals after the intermission. She scored back-to-back goals again, the second coming with 13:06 remaining, to tie the score at 7-7. Freshman midfielder Heather Masse (Billerica, MA/Shawsheen HS) then scored to give UMD and 8-7 lead before Manning scored twice to put WSC ahead, 9-8, with 5:41 remaining.
"We stayed with them the whole way, they just got the ball last," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. It was a great game, and we came back twice to tie it. Allison kept us in the game, and our freshman goalie, Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS), stopped three free-position shots in overtime."
Trearchis scored five goals and Gillian Carey added two for the Corsairs. Colleen Manning had three goals for the Lancers.
UMass Dartmouth out shot Worcester State, 34-27. Junior Liz Miller (Littleton, MA/Westford Academy/New Hampshire), who started, played the first half, and was credited with one save, while Donovan played the final 30 minutes and made eight stops. Haley Erickson made 11 saves for Worcester State.
The Corsairs dropped to 2-1 with the defeat, while the Lancers improved to 2-1 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Plymouth State in their 2010 Little East Conference opener Saturday afternoon.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE