NEWTON, Mass. – Senior Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) completed her first career hat trick five minutes into overtime, carrying the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to a 4-3 victory at Mount Ida on Tuesday evening.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 4, Mount Ida 3
Records: UMass Dartmouth (4-5, 2-4 LEC) | Mount Ida (6-5, 1-3 GNAC)
How it Happened
The Corsair offense wasted no time after the opening whistle to get themselves on the board, as the visiting squad took an early 1-0 lead less than six minutes in. Senior Delaney Burns (Wayne, N.J.) who gathered the ball in front of the net and wristed a shot just passed the Mustang defense.
Less than five minutes later, Mount Ida's freshman pairing of Erin Etsy (Gorham, Maine) and Kerrianne Fagan (Bellingham, Mass.) combined for an equalizer; Etsy corralled a ball following a corner, setting up Fagan for the goal. UMass Dartmouth regained the lead at the 30:00 mark, as junior Mary Brown (Leicester, Mass.) set up Kish for what would be the first of two times on the evening.
After halftime, Mustang Ema Atherton (Sanbornton, N.H.) crossed a pass from the right side over to Sarah Hemstock (Northford, Conn.), who buried a goal for yet another deadlock in the match. Just 68 seconds following the game-tying goal, Hemstock found Lexi Minicucci (Westfield, Mass.) on a corner, giving the hosts a 3-2 lead.
With time ticking down in regulation, Brown found Kish yet again, who slapped the ball into the far post to tie the match with less than three minutes left and eventually force overtime. Just moments into the extra frame, senior goalkeeper Allison Burke (Franklin, Mass.) denied a Minicucci penalty stroke to keep the game alive. Four minutes later, Kish notched her third goal, burying the game-winner off of the rebound on a try by Burns.
Inside the Numbers
- Kish registers her first hat trick in her first multi-goal game of the season.
- Brown's two assists set a new single-game career high for the junior.
- Burke finished with five stops, with Mount Ida keeper Grace Ryan (Livermore Falls, Maine) turning aside seven shots.
- UMass Dartmouth outshot the hosts 25-15, and held a 17-11 advantage in penalty corners.
The Corsairs look to extend their winning streak at Saint Joseph's (Me.) on Thursday for a 3:30 p.m. start.