MANSFIELD, Conn. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth field hockey team scored three goals in 14 minutes to erase a two-goal deficit – netting the game-winner with six minutes left – to earn a 3-2 Little East Conference victory over Eastern Connecticut State University this afternoon at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex.
The Corsairs (6-7) won for the second-straight time to move into a third place tie in the conference standings at 4-2, while the Warriors (6-5) evened their mark to 3-3. UMass Dartmouth has won the past 10 meetings against Eastern Connecticut.
Sophomore Katelin Morrissey (Taunton, Mass.) capped the comeback in the 65th minute, gathering a rebound and slipping the decisive score inside the near post to hand the visitors their first advantage of the contest. It was Morrissey's second marker of the season.
Facing a two-goal deficit, sophomore Michaela Carrier (Richmond, R.I.) started the surge with her first marker of the campaign in the 51st minute. Seven minutes later, classmate Hunter Carden tied the match with her second goal of the season. Junior Jill Levrault (Somerset, Mass.) recorded an assist on each scores by the visitors.
Alex Kallgren (Dudley, Mass.) – the top freshman scorer in the conference – recorded her ninth and 10th goals of the season to lift the Warriors to the early lead.
Sophomore Elizabeth St. Germaine (Wareham, Mass.) earned the victory, turning aside three of the five shots she faced. Her counterpart, Samantha Scavo (Redding, Conn.), made five stops in the setback.
The Corairs held a 11-5 advantage in shots and a 10-4 lead in penalty corners.
UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 12 p.m. on Oct. 11, when the Corsairs host Southern Maine in a Little East Conference contest.