Oct. 6, 2009
WORCESTER, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team scored three goals in the first half and defeated host Worcester State, 3-1, in a Little East Conference match at Coughlin Field Tuesday evening.
Junior forward Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS/Quinnipiac) scored the first goal of the game on a penalty stroke at the 15:20 mark. Freshman forward Eleanor Taylor (Fairhaven, MA/Bishop Stang HS) made it 2-0 when she converted a pass from senior midfielder Kylie Treat (Hampstead, NH/Pinkerton Academy) at 20:46. Meghan Feehan scored for the Lancers at 26:55, but junior midfielder Kellie Ann Finn (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS/St. Michael's) made it 3-1 when she took a pass from junior midfielder Jacke Anderson (Medway, MA/Medway HS) to score with 1:43 left in the first half.
"We knew that they had the ability to come out strong, and one of the things we wanted to improve on was to come out strong," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "We were able to make adjustments, and our attack and our midfielder were really strong. There was a lot of good energy out there, and I was very happy with our intensity level. If we can keep on improving on one thing in each game, we are going to end up in the right spot."
The Corsairs out shot the Lancers, 16-5. UMD senior goalkeeper Seana Golden (Somerset, MA/Bishop Stang HS), made three saves, while Katherine Masterjon made nine for WSC.
UMass Dartmouth improved to 7-4 and 5-1 in the Little East Conference with the victory, while Worcester State dropped to 3-8 and 0-5 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Western Connecticut State Friday night.
UMASS DARTMOUTH FIELD HOCKEY