Women's Lax Takes Down Smith, 17-11
NORTHAMPTON, MA – Senior attacker Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/Falmouth) scored a game-high seven goals to lead visiting UMass Dartmouth over host Smith College, 17-11, in a non-conference women's lacrosse game Thursday afternoon.
With the win, the Corsairs improved their record to 7-6. Four of Enos' goals came in the first half. Denise Gates (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam), Sarah Kalmes (Billerica, MA/Billerica) and Colleen Kane (Arlington, MA/Arlington) all added goals for UMD in the opening frame as it held a narrow 7-6 lead at the half.
Junior midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne) and Kane netted back-to-back unassisted markers coming out of the break to push the visitors' lead to 9-6.
After a Smith (3-12) goal, Corsano struck again to allow the Corsairs to regain their three-goal cushion at 10-7.
Following another Pioneer goal, Kane scored a pair of unassisted goals to make it 12-8.
Kate Detrick and Rachel Silveria added to the home team's total with unassisted goals at 14:31 and 14:18 to cut the lead down to 12-10.
After Enos put another shot into the back of the net to make it 13-10, Simone Lawrence rounded out the SC scoring with an unassisted marker at 9:14.
Enos and Gates combined to score the game's final four goals for the 17-11 decision.
Kane (four), Gates (three) and Corsano (two) joined Enos with multiple goals for the Corsairs. Kane dished out a game-high three assists with Gates doling out two helpers of her own.
Detrick led the Pioneer offense with three goals, with three of her teammates adding a pair of markers.
Senior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford) stopped 16 shots for UMass Dartmouth to move her record to 7-6. Savannah Lawson made seven saves for Smith. The Pioneers outshot the Corsairs 36-29 (27-24 on goal) for the contest.
Both teams scooped up 17 ground balls with UMD holding a 16-13 advantage in draw controls.
"This was a physical game and we were happy to come away with the win," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "Our defense played tough, and our draw controls were improved."
Both teams are back in action Saturday, with the Corsairs traveling to Keene State for a Little East Conference showdown and the Pioneers welcoming Wellesley College.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE