Oct. 29, 2009
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Junior forward Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS/Quinnipiac) scored four goals to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's field hockey team to a 6-0 victory over visiting Salve Regina, 6-0, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Thursday evening.
Kinchla scored all three of the Corsairs' goal in the first half. She converted freshman defender Taryn Cardiel's (Moorpark, CA/Moorpark HS) pass off a penalty corner to make it 1-0 with 12:30 remaining in the first half, then picked up a loose ball of the face-off and scored nine seconds later. Her third goal, on a rebound, came with 7:20 left in the first half and was assisted by junior defender Kate Dorrance (Rehoboth, MA/Dighton-Rehoboth HS).
Junior midfielder Linee Mello-Frost (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) scored off a pass from Cardiel 31 seconds into the second half to make it 4-0. Kinchla scored her fourth goal of the night, one-timing home a pass from senior midfielder Kylie Treat (Hampstead, NH/Pinkerton Academy) at 48:14 to make it 4-0. Freshman forward Abby Zarotny (Waitfield, VT/Harwood Union HS) completed the scoring when she converted a pass from sophomore defender Maille Lynch-Gilbert (Petersham, MA/Quabbin Region HS) at 54:33.
"As you go through the season, your hope as a coach is that you improve from game to game," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Castonguay. "We've only lost one game since Salem, and we're accomplishing our goal. We took advantage of our opportunities, and we wanted to make sure we took control again right after we score, and we did that tonight. I knew that Steph (Kinchla) was going to have a great game, since she's been double-teamed for nine games in a row. Everyone contributed to this win, and our defense was really solid, which allows our forward line to do what they do best, which is attack."
The Corsairs out shot the Seahawks, 19-3. Junior goalkeeper Seana Golden (Somerset, MA/Bishop Feehan HS) made three saves for UMD, while senior Devin Eppley (Darien, CT/Darien HS) made eight stops for SRU.
UMass Dartmouth improved to 12-5 with the victory, while Salve Regina dropped to 8-10 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Keene State Saturday. The Seahawks will visit New England College Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH FIELD HOCKEY