Field Hockey Falls in OT at Endicott, 3-2

Field Hockey Falls in OT at Endicott, 3-2

BEVERLY, MA-Hannah Thornberg scored with 4:55 remaining in the first overtime period to give host Endicott a 3-2 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team in a non-conference match at Endicott Stadium Wednesday evening.


UMass Dartmouth had taken the early lead, scoring twice in the first half.


Senior defender Taryn Cardiel (Moorpark, CA/Moorpark HS) scored both goals for the Corsairs. She converted a pass from senior midfielder Jenna Miedzionoski (Beverly, MA/Hamilton-Wenham HS) to put the Corsairs on top, 1-0, at the 17:23 mark, then scored again less than four minutes later. Junior defender Victoria Dolce (Jamestown, RI/North Kingstown HS) assisted on her goal at 21:01 that made it 2-0.


 Emily Sawchuck put EC on the board with a goal at 35:50 and Melissa Enright tied it for the Gulls when she scored on a penalty stroke in the 57th minute.


The Corsairs outshot Endicott, 12-11. Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren O'Brien (Rochester, MA/Old Rochester Regional HS) made four saves for UMD, while Taylor Teixera made seven for the Gulls.                                        


"We're a young team, and we're still fixing some things," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "I thought our defense was stronger today than it was last game, but we broke down in the second half and got a little away from our style of play. We missed some good opportunities, and just weren't able to finish."


The Gulls improved to 3-1 with the victory, while the Corsairs fell to 2-2 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Framingham State Saturday.