March 27, 2012

Second Half Rally Lifts Women's Lax at WSU, 12-8

WORCESTER, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team broke a 5-5 tie when they scored the first six goals of the second half and went on to defeat host Worcester State, 12-8, in a non-conference match at Coughlin Alumni Field Tuesday.

Junior attacker Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) and freshman attacker Shelby Friedland (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) each scored twice for the Corsairs after the halftime break, while sophomore midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne HS) and junior midfielder Denise Gates (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam HS) each scored once as UMass Dartmouth opened up an 11-5 lead in the first 15 minutes of the second half.

Corsano scored twice for the Corsairs in the first half, while Gates, Friedland and Enos each scored once. Enos, Friedland and Corsano each finished with three goals for UMD, while Gates had two. Vicki O'Brien, Jaclyn Lawlor and Michelle Tully each scored twice for the Lancers.  

"We did a really good job of draw control at the start of the second half," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "We scored the first three goals to go up, 8-5, and we maintained the lead for the rest of the game. We've been using different combinations of players to see what works the best, and, hopefully, we'll find the right combination soon. Our skill level has improved since the start of the season, and, hopefully, we'll continue to improve."

The Corsairs outshot WSU, 29-26. Junior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) made 14 saves for UMD, while Haley Erickson made nine stops for the Lancers.

UMass Dartmouth improved to 3-3 with the victory, while WSU dropped to 0-4 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Fitchburg State Thursday.

                                               

                                                   UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE