NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Visiting Salve Regina scored eight consecutive goals to open up an 11-2 first half lead and went on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team, 18-8, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Saturday.
Sophomore attacker Alyssa Corvi (Barrington, RI/Kents Hill HS) and junior attacker Jennifer Jones (Basking Ridge, RI/Academy of St. Elizabeth) each scored twice during the run.
The Corsairs rallied, with junior attacker Brittney Enos (east Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) scoring the final three goals of the first half to make it 11-5 at the intermission. Enos scored twice more for UMD in the second half.
Senior attacker Sarah Livingston (Westford, MA/Westford Academy) scored twice for the Seahawks in the opening moments, while sophomore midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne HS) scored once to make it 2-1. Junior midfielder Kelly Burke (Georgetown, MA/Georgetown HS) of SRU and Corsair freshman attacker Shelby Friedland (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) then traded goals before the Seahawks took a commanding lead.
Enos led the Corsairs with five goals and one assist, while Friedland scored twice. Livingston had four goals for SRU, while freshman midfielder Gina Tortorici (Deer Park, NY/Deer Park HS) and sophomore midfielder Grace Kelly (Auburn, NY/Skaneateles HS) each had three goals.
"We were pretty inconsistent today," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "There are concrete things we can fix coming out of this game. We need to be more aggressive with our midfield play, and controlling ground balls, which can take our play to the next level. Draw controls were an issue today, and we're working on finding the right combination to put in the circle. Our offense played smarter and we played more as a team today with better passing and more patience. We have a few things to work on Monday at practice."
The Seahawks outshot the Corsairs, 31-16. Junior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) of UMD made 12 saves, while sophomore Josie O'Reilly (Middletown, RI/Portsmouth Abbey) was credited with two stops.
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 1-1 with the defeat, while Salve Regina improved to 2-0 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Massachusetts Maritime Thursday evening. The Seahawks will host Bridgewater State Tuesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE