NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse team fell to visiting Plymouth State 18-4 in a Little East Conference game at Cressy Field Saturday afternoon.
Plymouth State (5-2, 1-0 LEC) jumped out to a 6-0 lead to open the first half, with five different players finding the back of the net during the stretch. Freshman attacker Colleen Kane (Arlington, MA/Arlington) got UMass Dartmouth (4-5, 0-2 LEC) on the board with a goal at 13:52 off an assist by Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/East Falmouth). PSU closed out the first half on a 5-1 run to make it 11-2 at the break.
The Corsairs added two markers in the second half, while the Panthers scored seven more goals in the frame.
Kane had a hand in three of UMD's four goals, scoring two and assisting on a third. Enos and junior midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne) netted the other two scores for the home squad.
Caitlin Swanson (Holderness, NH/Plymouth Regional) highlighted the Plymouth State offense with a game-high five goals. Three other Panthers added three goals apiece with Amy McDonald (Hull, MA/Hull) dishing out a game-high three assists.
PSU outshot UMD 41-10 on the contest (35-7 on goal) and held a 44-30 advantage in ground balls. The Panthers also hand the upper hand in draw controls, 15-8.
Senior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford) finished the day with 17 saves for UMass Dartmouth. Lorin Field (Hollis, NH/Hollis-Brookline), Casey Curran (Framingham, MA/Framingham) and Mollie Brown (Westwood, MA/Westwood) combined for three stops for Plymouth State with Field picking up the win to move her record to 4-2.
"Although the score reflects the tough time we had with Plymouth today, we are undeterred because of the positive things we can take away," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "We improved on some aspects of our game and we had moments when we were truly competitive."
The Corsairs will return to action when they host Framingham State Tuesday evening. The Panthers will host Framingham State Thursday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE