NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Visiting Eastern Connecticut State jumped out to a 6-2 halftime lead and defeated the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team, 14-5, in a Little East Conference match at Cressy Field Tuesday evening.
Senior attacker Ashley Prizio (Brookfield, CT/Brookfield HS) scored three goals in the first half as the Warriors grabbed the advantage at halftime. Sophomore midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne HS) and freshman attacker Shelby Friedland (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) scored for the Corsairs, while junior midfielder Christina Rully (Orange, CT/Amity Regional HS), freshman attacker Amy Burkhardt (Old Saybrook, CT/Old Saybrook HS) and sophomore attacker Christine Lillis (Waterford, CT/Waterford HS) scored the other ECSU goals.
Junior attacker Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) scored twice for UMD and Friedland scored once for the Corsairs in the second half. Friedland's goal with 20:51 left cut ECSU's advantage to 10-4, but the Warriors scored four of the game's final five goals to pull away.
Friedland and Enos each scored twice for UMD, while Friedland added an assist. Prizio and sophomore attacker Erin Conn (Moriches, NY/William Ford HS) each scored three times for the Warriors, while junior midfielder Daniella Marchitto (Orange, CT/Amity Regional HS), Burkhardt and Lillis each had a pair of goals.
"Overall, it was a solid effort, however, we couldn't take full advantage of our offensive opportunities despite having possession for a large proportion of the game," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "We had moments where we battled hard, and we're proud of our effort, due to the obstacles that we are overcoming."
The Warriors outshot UMD, 39-11. Junior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) made 11 saves for the Corsairs, while senior Kristianne Ibsen (Shelton, CT/Shelton HS) and senior Amber Petrizzi (Plainville, CT/Plainville HS) combined to make five stops for ECSU.
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 5-8 and 0-3 in the Little East Conference with the defeat, while Eastern Connecticut improved to 9-6 and 2-2 in LEC play with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Smith Thursday evening. The Warriors will host Southern Maine Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE