Women's Lacrosse Downs Framingham State, 14-10
April 12, 2011
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Three Corsairs scored four goals each as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team defeated visiting Framingham State, 14-10, in a non-conference game at Cressy Field Tuesday.
Less than forty seconds into the first half, senior attacker Stephanie Kinchla put the Corsairs up 1-0 with a quick goal off a pass from sophomore midfielder Denise Gates (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam HS). Back-to-back goals from Rams sophomore attacker Louie Rijo (Salem, MA/Salem HS) and junior midfielder Kerry Kiley (Mansfield, MA/Mansfield HS) gave FSU a 2-1 lead with 26:11 remaining in the first half. Freshman attacker Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne HS) regained the lead for UMD, scoring her first goal of the game at the 19:42 mark. Twenty seconds later, Kiley netted her second goal on the day, tying the score at 3-3. Kinchla scored again to put the Corsairs up 4-3, then Corsano added three consecutive goals in the final eight minutes of the half. Kiley cut the deficit with a free position goal at the end of the first half, making the score 7-5 at the break.
The Rams outscored the Corsairs 3-1 in the opening seven minutes of the second half, behind goals from Rijo and Kiley, to tie the game at 8-8. Sophomore attacker Brittney Enos (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) tallied three consecutive goals off assists from Corsano and senior midfielder Samantha Wonson (Lowell, MA/Lowell HS), putting the Corsairs up 11-9. UMD added three goals in the final ten minutes, securing the 14-10 victory.
Kinchla, Corsano and Enos led UMD with four goals apiece. Corsano added four assists, while Kinchla and Enos had one assist. Junior midfielder Allison O'Rouke (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS) notched two goals with two assists. Rijo led the Rams offensive attack with four goals, while Kiley added three goals. Rams sophomore attacker Heather Masse (Billerica, MA/Shawsheen Tech) registered three goals with an assist in the loss.
"Overall, I was very pleased with the game," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "When we were down, we didn't give quit and we came back repeatedly. Sophomore goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) played marvelously today, she withheld their best shooters and stopping some point blank shots, and it lifted us throughout the game. Our captains set things up on offense and defense and our freshman attackers did a great job."
The Rams outshot the Corsairs, 40-20. Donovan made 21 saves for UMD, while sophomore Kelsey Turner (Billerica, MA/Shawsheen Tech) made five stops for Framingham State.
The Corsairs improved to 3-5 with the victory, while the Rams dropped to 3-5 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Salve Regina Thursday. Framingham will host Fitchburg State Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE