April 5, 2014

Corsairs Clipped At Plymouth State

HOLDERNESS, N.H. -- The Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team used a balanced scoring attack Saturday afternoon to post a 22-3 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the Little East Conference contest played at The Holderness School.

Freshman Kelly Kryzak (Jeffersonville, Vt.) recorded a goal and an assist to pace the Corsairs' (2-8, 0-2) offensive attack.  Sophomore Colleen Kane (Arlington, Mass.) and freshman Catrina Longo (Billerica, Mass.) each found the back of the net for the visitors. 

Three Panthers (5-2, 1-0 LEC) scored four goals apiece -- junior Shannon Connerty (Nashua, N.H.), sophomore Emily Tilton (Cranston, R.I.) and freshman Kaitlyn Wilder (Framingham, Mass.), while junior Amy MacDonald (Hull, Mass.) tallied two goals and a career-high six assists.

After Tilton and Kane traded goals to open the scoring, Plymouth State rattled off 10 unanswered goals over the next 20 minutes to open up an 11-1 lead.  Tilton had three goals in the stretch and Wilder and Connerty deposited two each.  Kryzak broke the streak for UMass Dartmouth, but MacDonald answered for the Panthers, who took a 12-2 lead into the break.

Connerty and Wilder each scored consecutive goals to open the second-half scoring and the hosts never let their lead dip below 10 goals.  

Kane and freshman Jessica Miles (Lynnfield, Mass.) each collected three draw controls for the Corsairs, and freshman Kathryn Gibb (Georgetown, Mass.) posted three caused turnovers and two ground balls.

Senior goalkeeper Lorin Field (Hollis, N.H.) earned the win for PSU, making three saves in 36 minutes of action, while reserves Casey Curran (Framingham, Mass.) and Meg Brault (South Windsor, Conn.) each made one save.

The Corsairs also used multiple goalies, as freshmen Leah Wilkinson (Northfield, Conn.) and Nicole Butts (Milford, Mass.) each made three saves.

UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 4:30 p.m. on April 8, when the Corsairs travel to Framingham State University.

(Plymouth State University contributed to this release)