PORTLAND, Maine – Sophomore Leah Douty (Framingham, Mass.) netted three goals and added an assist to collect a team-best four points as UMass Dartmouth women's lacrosse fell on the road at St. Joseph's (Maine) 11-7 on Saturday afternoon.
The Corsairs were able to tie the game at 7 following three-straight goals early in the second stanza, but the Monks fired in the last four scores of the contest to pick up the win and rise to 2-1 overall. UMass Dartmouth slips to 1-2 with the loss.
St. Joseph's Kelsey Dumond (Lewiston, Maine) and Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine) rattled off the first two scores, but Douty gained one back at 14:49 in the first half. Caiazzo registered another before Corsair sophomore Raquel Riley (Wakefield, Mass.) converted on a free-position shot to put the score at 3-2.
After two more Monk goals, Douty and Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) put the Corsairs back within one before St. Joseph collected one last score from Mary Leasure (South Portland, Maine) to take a 6-4 lead into half.
UMass Dartmouth then came out of the break firing. Within the first six minutes and over a 130-second span, the game was tied, as Douty and sophomore Catrina Longo (Billerica, Mass.) put in unassisted goals followed by a Julia DiPillo (Medway, Mass.) score on the Douty helper.
The last 14 minutes of play belonged to the Monks, however, as Caiazzo put a halt to the Corsair offensive streak with a free-position tally. Senior Kat Gadbois (Scarborough, Maine) then registered two of the last three scores to put the game out of reach.
Douty paced the Corsairs in every facet, also collecting a team-high four ground balls to go along with three caused turnovers. Freshman goalkeeper Kaitlyn Burchill (Bridgewater, Mass.) stopped 12 shots on the day, while St. Joseph's Michelle Cunha (Enfield, Conn.) made 11 saves.
The Corsairs are sidelined until next Saturday, when they return to Cressy Field to host Mount Ida at 1 p.m.