April 2, 2009
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Visiting Worcester State outscored the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team in the second half, 12-3, and came from behind to defeat the Corsairs, 16-13, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Thursday evening.
Freshman midfielder Allison O'Rourke (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS) gave the Corsairs their final lead of the game when she scored with 7:53 remaining. But Shannon Feeley scored twice within a minute and 10 seconds, putting the Lancers ahead, 14-13 with 6:15 remaining. Megan Rosborough and Abby Cosenza scored to account for the final margin.
WSC took a 4-0 lead in the first 10 minutes, but UMass Dartmouth scored the next 10 goals to take a 10-4 lead at halftime. O'Rourke scored five times in the first half, scoring the final two goals before halftime with 2:31 and 17 seconds remaining. Junior midfielder Kara Basque (Plainville, MA/King Philip Regional HS/Sacred Heart) scored 22 seconds into the second half, but the Lancers scored nine of eight of the next nine goals to tie the game at 12-12 with 9:07 left.
O'Rourke had six goals for the Corsairs, sophomore attacker Rachel Carlucci (Franklin, Ma/Franklin HS/SCSU) added three, and junior attacker Gillian Carey (Waltham, MA/Waltham HS/UMass) added two. Feeley had five goals for WSC, with Brittany Jamieson and Megan Rosborough each scoring three times.
The Lancers out shot the Corsairs, 39-31. UMass Dartmouth junior goalkeeper Liz Miller (Littleton, MA/Westford Academy/UNH) and the Lancers' Haley Erickson each made 13 saves.
The Corsairs dropped to 0-6 with the defeat, while the Lancers improved to 4-1 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Framingham State Saturday. Worcester State will visit Westfield State Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE