May 1, 2010
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Visiting Western Connecticut State scored the first five goals of the game and went on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team, 19-4, in a Little East Conference match at Cressy Field Saturday
Sophomore midfielder Lauren Poppe (Brookfield, CT/Brookfield HS) scored on a free position shot barely three minutes into the game, and sophomore midfielder Jessica Bouwman (New Milford, CT/New Milford HS) scored twice before senior midfielder Allison Trearchis (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS) put the Corsairs on the scoreboard with 19:04 left in the first half.
Freshman attacker Nicole Perrone (Brookfield, CT/Brookfield HS) scored the next three goals, and UMD got a goal from freshman attacker Brittany Enos (East Falmouth, MA/East Falmouth HS) to make it 10-2 at halftime. Senior defender Andrea Russo (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS) scored both UMass Dartmouth goals in the second half.
Perrone finished with five goals, while sophomore attacker Brianna Mitterando (Mastic Beach, NY/William Floyd HS) added four. Russo led UMD with two goals.
"It's tough to play when you're always on defense, and that's what our issue was today," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "We will miss our seniors. They are all good players and good people, and we will miss their contributions."
As the final home game of the season, it was Senior Day, and it was the final home game for Trearchis, Russo, midfielder Liz Stapleton (Wakefield, MA/Wakefield HS), defender Colleen Allen (Gloucester, MA/Gloucester HS) and goalie Liz Miller (Littleton, MA/Westford Academy).
The Colonials outshot the Corsairs, 35-14. Freshman Meghan Maroney (Granby, CT/Granby Memorial HS) made five saves for WCSU, while Miller made 11 stops for UMD.
The Corsairs dropped to 4-9 and 1-5 in the Little East Conference with the defeat, while the Colonials improved to 10-5 and 3-3 with the victory. Both teams will return to action when the Little East Conference playoffs begin Tuesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE