Sept. 28, 2011
WORCESTER, MA-Sophomore defender Victoria Dolce (Jamestown, RI/North Kingstown HS), junior midfielder Jenna Miedzionoski (Beverly, MA/Hamilton-Wenham HS) and junior forward Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, MA/Bishop Stang HS) each scored twice to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s field hockey team to a come-from-behind, 7-3 victory over host Worcester State in a Little East Conference match at Coughlin Alumni Field Wednesday evening.
Dolce’s first goal of the game, assisted by junior defender Taryn Cardiel (Moorpark, CA/Moorpark HS) off a penalty corner, tied the score at 2-2 with 2:16 left to play in the first half. Taylor then took a pass from sophomore forward Kayla Ribsam (Lambertville, NJ/South Hunterdon Regional HS) and scored on a breakaway 1:56 into the second half. Dolce scored her second goal of the game off a penalty corner at 43:58. Freshman midfielder Anna Bohnenberger (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) drew the assist.
The Lancers took the early lead, getting goals from Samantha Janda and Sarah Cozzens in the first 12 minutes of the game. Miedzionoski scored her first goal of the game off a penalty corner at 13:24 to put UMass Dartmouth on the board. In the second half, Taylor and Miedzionoski each scored again, and freshman midfielder Aubrie Brault (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) also scored for UMD, while Cozzens scored her second goal of the evening for Worcester State. UMass Dartmouth turned a 2-0 deficit into a 6-2 lead with six unanswered goals, and scored four of their seven goals off penalty corners.
“After the first two goals, we called time out and made adjustments, and things started to come together,” said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. “We got into a really good rhythm for the rest of the game. We created scoring opportunities, we finished them off, and we took advantage of our depth.”
Each team was credited with 13 shots. Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Gallo (East Greenwich, RI/East Greenwich HS) made five saves for UMD, while Rebecca Mullen was credited with one save for WSU.
The Corsairs improved to 4-4 and 3-1 in the Little East Conference with the victory, while the Lancers dropped to 6-3 and 2-2 in LEC action with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Salem State Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH FIELD HOCKEY