BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth field hockey team erased a 2-0 deficit in the second half, but eventually fell to Simmons College by a 3-2 score in a non-conference affair Monday night at Daly Field.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 3 | Simmons College 2
Records: UMass Dartmouth (9-8, 6-5 LEC) | Simmons College (11-6, 5-2 GNAC)
How It Happened
Simmons got the first goal on the board in the first half when Sammy Rondeau (Franklin, Mass.) took a feed from teammate Missie Maiewski (Northampton, Mass.) in the seventh minute, finishing in the cage for the first goal against Corsair goalkeeper Allison Burke (Franklin, Mass.) in two contests.
The Sharks went up 2-0 in the 48th minute when Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, N.H.) scored her 17th goal of the season on a pass from junior Ana Giarusso (Hingham, Mass.).
Moments later, the Corsair offense kicked it into gear when freshman Mikella DaSilva (Fall River, Mass.) got the team its first goal of the contest following Mary Brown's (Leicester, Mass.) set up for pass, picking up her fourth assist.
In the 51st minute, senior Delaney Burns (Wayne, N.J.) pulled UMass Dartmouth even when she put in a rebound off the initial shot by Katrina Perry (Raynham, Mass.) at the left post to knot the score at two.
The Sharks picked up the eventual game-winning goal in the 59th minute when Rondeau scored her second marker of the game.
Inside the Numbers
- The Corsairs outshot the Sharks 15-13 in the back-and-forth bout.
- UMass Dartmouth held a 15-3 advantage in corner opportunities, but was unable to convert one for a score.
- The teams were locked in saves 8-8 in the contest with Burke stopping seven shots in the second half of action.
The Corsairs have a quick turnaround when they travel to Wellesley on Oct. 25 for a 4:00 P.M. non-conference matchup.