GORHAM, Maine -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal to record her 150th career point to lift the Corsairs to a 2-1 victory at Southern Maine this afternoon in Little East Conference action.
UMass Dartmouth earned its fifth win in a row to boost its overall record to 10-3, including 7-0 in the conference circuit. The Corsairs remain in a first place tie with rival Keene State, who defeated Worcester State this afternoon.
Taylor reached the milestone in the 56th minute, when she converted on a helper from sophomore Alison Ladue (Bridgewater, Mass.) break a 1-1 stalemate. The senior striker from Fairhaven, Mass. registered her 12th marker of the season, raising her career total to 66 goals and 18 assists for 150 points.
In the first half, Southern Maine (5-10, 2-5 LEC) jumped out to an early lead when forward Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine) capitalized on a penalty corner in the seventh minute. The unassisted score was Dostie's 15th on the year.
The visitors were held in check until senior Tori Dolce (Jamestown, R.I.) tied the game, 1-1, off a pass from fellow senior Tiffany Richard (Fitchburg, Mass.) in the 25th minute of play.
UMass Dartmouth keeper Lauren O'Brien (Rochester, Mass.) made 10 saves in the winning effort, while Husky goalkeeper Amanda Kasbohm (York, Maine) stopped nine shots.
The Corsairs will return to action at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, when UMass Dartmouth squares off against Wesleyan University in a non-conference match at Cressy Field.