Anchorwomen Use Fast Start To Defeat Corsairs

Anchorwomen Use Fast Start To Defeat Corsairs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Senior Taylor Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) played a role in each of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse goals this evening, but it wasn't enough as Rhode Island College scored 13 markers in the first half to earn an 18-6 Little East Conference victory.

The Anchorwomen (7-5) captured their first conference win of the season to improve to 1-3, while the Corsairs (4-11) slipped to 0-5 in the circuit.  UMass Dartmouth will need a victory at Southern Maine (5-8, 1-3 LEC) on Saturday, April 26 and some additional help to advance to the 2014 Little East Women's Lacrosse Championship tournament. 

Corsano handed out a season-high four assists and added a pair of goals to pace the Corsairs' offensive attack.  Sophomore Colleen Kane (Arlington, Mass.) scored two markers and contributed a helper for three points, while freshman Kelly Kryzak (Jeffersonville, Vt./Lamoille Union) produced a goal and an assist.  Kryzak won a team-high four draw controls, while freshman Jess Miles (Lynnfield, Mass.) scooped up three ground balls.

Jessica Ricci and Danielle Landon powered the Rhode Island College attack with six points each.  Ricci penned six markers into her ledger, while Landon was credited with two goals and four assists.  Lauren Maisano tallied a hat trick and dished out two assists, while Betsy Heidel also found the back of the net three times for the hosts. 

Trailing 3-0 just over three minutes into the contest, Kane finished a feed from Corsano to put the visitors on the scoreboard.  The Anchorwomen responded with a five-goal surge to extend their advantage to 8-1.  Freshman Catrina Longo (Billerica, Mass./Billerica Memorial) and Corsano sandwiched a goal between a Maisono strike to bridge the gap to 9-3, but the hosts closed the first half with the final four markers to enter the intermission leading 13-3.

In between the pipes, Taryn Carbone reached double digits in saves with 11 to backstop Rhode Island College to the win.  Freshman Leah Wilkinson (Northford, Conn./North Branford) made six stops before giving way to classmate Nicole Butts (Milford, Mass./Mount St. Charles) for the final 16 minutes, 50 seconds of regulation.