BUZZARDS BAY, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team scored the first five goals of the game en route to a 7-1 halftime lead and went on to defeat host Massachusetts Maritime, 13-3, in a non-conference match at Clean Harbors Stadium Thursday evening.
Sophomore midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne HS) scored twice, including a goal 53 seconds after the opening draw, and freshman attacker Shelby Friedland (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS), junior attacker Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) and junior midfielder Denise Gates (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam HS) each scored as the Corsairs built a five-goal lead less than 13 minutes into the game.
Hillary Doucette scored for the Bucs, but Corsano and Gates came back to score for UMD as the Corsairs took a commanding lead at halftime. Sophomore attacker Michele Winchell (Wilmington, MA/Wilmington HS) and senior defender Casey Otovic (Wilmington, MA/Bishop Fenwick HS) each scored for the first time this season in the second half for UMass Dartmouth.
Gates finished with five goals for the Corsairs, Corsano had three goals and three assists, and Friedland scored twice. Doucette scored twice for MMA.
The Corsairs outshot the Bucs, 28-15. Junior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) made seven saves for UMD, while Tenley Gillette and Shelagh Hogan combined to make 11 stops for Mass Maritime.
"It was a good group effort," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "We were able to use a lot of depth, we had several assisted goals, which I'm happy about, and it was good preparation for our trip to Florida. Although we struggled somewhat with draw control, we were able to cause some turnovers and maintain possession offensively. We're looking forward to a well-rounded effort in Florida."
UMass Dartmouth improved to 2-1 with the victory, while MMA dropped to 0-2 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they play the University of New England at the National Training Center in Clermont, FL Monday evening. .
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE