PORTLAND, Maine. – The University of Saint Joseph's utilized a 10 goal run to capture a 13-6 win against the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse team on Saturday afternoon at Deering Memorial.
The Monks won their 12th straight contest and improved to 12-1 overall, while the Corsairs fall to 1-9 on the season.
Elyse Calazzo powered St. Joe's with four goals and an assist. Kat Gadbois contributed a trio of scores and helpers, while Jackie Wilson beat the goalie three times on the day. In net, Meghan Fullarton made a pair of saves in the win.
Junior Colleen Kane (Arlington, Mass.) and freshman Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) produced all the scoring for the visitors. Kane led UMass Dartmouth with for goals, while Kish found the back of the net twice. Freshman Erin LeBlanc (Walpole, Mass.) stopped a season-high 14 shots for the Corsairs.
UMass Dartmouth jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the opening seven minutes of the game. Kish put the first points on the scoreboard when she beat the goalie 45 seconds into the contest. Kane followed with a man-up score at 25:24 to increase their lead to two. In the following minute, the Monks cut the deficit in half when Wilson found the back of the cage off a feed from teammate Kelsey Dumond. Kish gave the Corsairs a two goal lead, 3-1, when she added her second score of the contest at 23:22, but St. Joe's answered with goals from Calazzo and Wilson to tie the game at three-all.
Kane added two marks to the scoring column over the next ten minutes to give UMass Dartmouth a 5-3 lead, before the Monks went on a 10 goal surge over the remaining minutes of the first and the majority of the second half. During the run, Calazzo and Gadbois highlighted St. Joe's with three scores each. Kane managed to disrupt the offensive eruption with her fourth goal of the contest with 4:37 remaining in regulation.
In the second, the Monks dominated play as they held an advantage in shots (15-3), draw controls (5-3), ground balls (21-8), clears (10-13 to 5-14), and caused the Corsairs to turn the ball over 15 times.
UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, when the corsairs travel to Eastern Connecticut State.