DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Corsairs offense exploded for nine goals, as UMass Dartmouth picked up its first win of the season by defeating Salem State 9-2 in Little East Conference action to open their home schedule on Saturday afternoon.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 9, Salem State 2
Records: UMass Dartmouth (1-3) (1-1 LEC) | Salem State (0-3) (0-2 LEC)
How it Happened
Senior Hunter Carden (Branford, Conn.) got the scoring started for the Corsairs, finding the back of the net at the 6:04 marker in the first half. The senior defender added a pair of assists on the afternoon to bring her point total to four.
Senior Katelin Morrissey (Taunton, Mass.) took over the game from there, tallying four goals on the afternoon. Morrissey peppered the Vikings with 11 shots, 10 on the cage. The senior's four goals on the day set a new career high, besting her hat-trick performance in 2014 against Southern Maine.
Three other Corsairs contributed in the point column on the matinee game, most notably junior defender Haley Donahay (Cranston, R.I.), who captured a pair of goals.
Inside the Numbers
- Senior Sam Brun (Dighton, Mass.) captured the victory for the Corsairs despite allowing a pair of goals.
- Coming into today's match, Viking junior Carolyn Woodin (Arlington, Mass.) had made 30 combined saves on the year before more than doubling her season total with 31 stops against the Corsairs.
- The last time the Corsairs scored nine-plus goals was in 2012, when UMass Dartmouth scored 10 at Fitchburg State.
- The Corsairs outshot the Vikings 45-3, and held an 18-0 advantage on penalty corners. The last time a UMass Dartmouth field hockey team recorded 40-plus shots was against Western Connecticut in 2013.
The Corsairs will travel to Worcester, Mass. to take on Clark (Mass.) on Tuesday night, with the game slated for 7 p.m.