Senior Stephanie Kinchla
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA- Senior midfielder Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS/Quinnipiac) had a game to remember in The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Little East Conference women's lacrosse match against visiting Rhode Island College at Cressy Field Wednesday.
Kinchla became only the second Corsair women's lacrosse player to score as many as eight goals in a game as she led UMass Dartmouth to a 15-11 victory.
Kinchla, who joined UMD's all-time leading scorer, Katelyn Elliott, in scoring as many as eight times in a game, scored the first two goals of the game, then scored with 17:19 left in the first half, and again at 7:45 to give UMass Dartmouth a lead they would never relinquish. In the second half, she scored consecutive goals at 25:07 and 23:32 to make it 11-7, tallied at 17:32 to give the Corsairs a 13-7 advantage, and finished UMD's scoring with 3:15 remaining to make it 15-10.
Sophomore attacker Brittany Enos (East Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) and senior midfielder Larissa Basque (Plainville, MA/King Phillip HS) each scored twice for UMD, while junior attacker Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI/Lincoln HS) scored five times for RIC, and junior attacker Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, NH/Somersworth HS) and freshman attacker Ashley Signoriello (Cranston, RI/Cranston West HS) each scored twice.
"Stephanie did something that's only been done once before at UMass Dartmouth," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "Overall, we played loose and sloppy and were fortunate to get the win. Some of our better players didn't play up to their standards. We were able to maintain our scoring throughout the game, and towards the end of the game, we played the way that we can play. We're happy to be in the playoffs for the 10th straight year."
The Anchorwomen outshot the Corsairs, 40-35. Sophomore goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) made 19 saves for UMD, while freshman Taryn Carbone (Cranston, RI/Cranston West HS) made 12 stops for RIC.
The Corsairs improved to 5-9 and 1-4 in the Little East Conference with the victory, while the Anchorwomen dropped to 5-9 and 0-6 in LEC play with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Keene State Saturday. The game was the final action of the season for RIC.