Junior midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne HS) scored with 29 seconds remaining to give the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse team a thrilling, 21-20 come-from-behind win over host Salem State in a non-conference match at Alumni Field Wednesday evening.
Corsano converted a pass from senior midfielder Denise Gates (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam HS) to cap a rally that saw the Corsairs overcome a late three-goal deficit.
Trailing, 19-16, with 13:58 remaining, UMass Dartmouth scored five of the final six goals. Freshman attacker Colleen Kane (Arlington, MA/Arlington) scored with 13:29 remaining, and senior attacker Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) followed with a goal with 8:29 left to make it 19-18. After Bridgett Dullea scored with 7:39 remaining to restore the Vikings' two-goal lead, Gates scored with 5:24 remaining and Kane scored again to tie the game with 1:39 left to play, setting the stage for Corsano's game-winning goal.
Gates scored three times and Kane and Enos each scored twice as UMD built a 9-3 advantage in the game's first nine minutes. But SSU rallied, outscoring the Corsairs, 9-3 during the remainder of the first half to tie the score at halftime.
Corsano and Kane each scored twice as the teams traded goals during the first part of the second half. UMD held a 16-15 lead with 17:22 remaining before SSU scored four consecutive goals, setting the stage for UMass Dartmouth's late rally.
Kane finished with seven goals, while Corsano, Gates and Enos scored four times each. Gates also had three assists. Dullea paced Salem State's attack with 11 goals.
"We pulled off the win with about 30 seconds on the clock, so we are happy with the outcome of the game," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "We started and ended well, and we need to piece together a full 60 minutes moving forward. (Senior goalkeeper) Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) did a great job in net, and directing our defense to cause key turnovers."
The Vikings outshot the Corsairs, 51-31. Donovan made 20 saves for UMD, while Alex Varoutsos made five saves for Salem State.
UMass Dartmouth improved to 4-4 with the victory, while Salem State dropped to 1-5 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Plymouth State Saturday. The Vikings will visit Framingham State Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE