NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse team defeated visiting Wheelock, 19-4, in a non-conference game Thursday afternoon at Cressy Field. The Corsairs evened their record at 3-3, while the Wildcats fell to 0-5.
Junior midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne) led the UMass Dartmouth attack, netting six goals and three assists for a game-high nine points. Freshman attacker Colleen Kane (Arlington, MA/Arlington) added six goals and an assist of her own, while senior midfielder Denise Gates (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam) dished out a game-high four helpers and registered two goals.
Junior attacker Michele Winchell (Wilmington, MA/Wilmington) joined Gates with two markers and three other members of the home squad potted a goal apiece.
Molly Centore (Kennebunk, ME/Kennebunk) shouldered the load offensively for Wheelock, scoring three of the team's four goals.
UMD held a 24-13 edge in shots on goal and picked up 38 ground balls to WC's 20. Senior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford) finished the game with nine saves for the Corsairs, while her counterpart Monica Battle (Pembroke, MA/Pembroke) ended the day with five stops.
The Corsairs converted both of their free position shots and held a 16-9 advantage in draw controls.
"That was a good game for us," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "We were able to play a variety of players at multiple positions, so we got some experience. We had the opportunity to also run through a lot of our plays, which will help us prepare for our first conference game on Saturday."
UMD takes to the road on Saturday for the aforementioned conference clash against the Colonials of Western Connecticut State. Wheelock does not return to action until April 2, when it travels to Rhode Island College.
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