Corsano, Kane Lift Corsairs Past Rams, 14-3

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Senior Taylor Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) and sophomore Colleen Kane (Arlington, Mass.) combined for 10 points to power the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse team to a 14-3 victory over Framingham State University this afternoon at Maple Street Field.

The Corsairs have won two of their past three matches to improve to 3-8 on the season, while the Rams slipped to 2-7.

Seven UMass Dartmouth student-athletes recorded at least one point as the visitors reached double digits in scoring for the seventh time in 11 games.  Corsano registered five markers, while Kane matched her production with four goals and an assist.  Freshman Catrina Longo (Billerica, Mass./Billerica Memorial) tallied a hat trick and a helper for four points, while classmate Jess Miles (Lynnfield, Mass.) contributed two goals and an assist.  Senior Michele Winchell (Wilmington, Mass.) and freshman Taylor Hill (Braintree, Mass.) each dished out two assists.

The Corsairs defensive attack turned in their strongest performance of the season, limiting Framingham State to its lowest scoring output of the campaign.  Freshman Sarah Mealy (Plainville, Mass./King Phillip) anchored the defense with four ground balls and two caused turnovers.  Freshman Leah Wilkinson (Northford, Conn./North Branford) stopped five of the six shots she faced in 38 minutes, 27 seconds of action to earn the victory.  Classmate Nicole Butts (Milford, Mass./Mount St. Charles) played the remainder of the contest, making a pair of stops. 

The Rams opened the scoring, but UMass Dartmouth strung together seven consecutive scores to take a 7-1 advantage into the halftime intermission.  Corsano scored three straight goals, while Miles sandwiched her goals around a Kane and Longo strike to give the visitors a commanding lead.

The Corsairs continued to apply the offensive pressure, scoring the first six markers of the second stanza to balloon their advantage to 13-1.  Kane fueled the surge with three goals, while Longo added a pair. 

The hosts finally broke their drought with less than 12 minutes remaining in regulation as Kristen Hoggins recorded a pair of free-position goals.  Corsano capped the scoring with her 34th marker of the season.

UMass Dartmouth held a 23-20 advantage in shots and a 15-11 edge in ground balls. 

UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 7 p.m. on April 10, when the Corsairs host Fitchburg State University.