April 18, 2009
KEENE, NH-Host Keene State scored 16 consecutive goals and defeated the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team, 18-4, in a Little East Conference match at the Owl Sports Complex Saturday.
The Corsairs got on the board first when freshman midfielder Allison O'Rourke (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS) scored at the 25:19 mark of the first half. KSC scored 12 unanswered goals, five by Jill Kirk, to take a 12-1 halftime lead, then scored the first four goals of the second half before O'Rourke broke the streak when she scored at 15:09 of the second half. Junior midfielder Andrea Russo (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS) and sophomore attacker Samantha Wonson (Lowell, MA/Lowell HS) also scored for UMass Dartmouth.
Kirk led the Owls with seven goals, while Lauren Sawyer had two goals and eight assists, and Jenny Lillis scored twice.
"We didn't compete very well today, and I was disappointed," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "We were flat. We just couldn't keep Keene at bay. They are a very good team, and we just could not stop them today."
Keene State out shot the Corsairs, 35-14. Junior goalie Liz Miller (Littleton, MA/Westford Academy/New Hampshire) made seven saves for UMD, while Meghan Ledoux and Jen Gearing combined to make six stops for KSC.
UMass Dartmouth saw their five-game winning streak come to an end, and fell to 5-7 and 2-2 in the Little East Conference with the defeat, while Keene State improved to 8-7 and 3-1 in the LEC with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Eastern Connecticut State in a Little East Conference match Tuesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE