MILTON, Mass. – Seven University of Massachusetts Dartmouth players registered multiple points as the Corsairs rattled off an eight-goal unanswered streak in the first half to roll to a 16-7 victory over Curry College at Walter Katz Field on Thursday afternoon.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 16, Curry 7
Records: UMass Dartmouth (3-2) | Curry (3-4)
How it Happened
Corsair junior Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) was the game's top point-scorer, raking in a season-high five on three goals and a pair of assists. Senior Catrina Longo (Billerica, Mass.) also scored a trio of goals, while four Corsairs notched a pair of goals apiece. UMass Dartmouth was backstopped by sophomore Kaitlyn Burchill's (Bridgewater, Mass.) second 18-save performance of the season.
Curry's Abby Carnevale (Beverly, Mass.) was the only Colonel to pot multiple goals, and forced a game high five turnovers on the defensive end. Rachael Lawrence (Hanover, Mass.) and Abby Dupel (Wolfeboro, N.H.) tallied a goal and assist each.
After the Colonels registered two quick goals in the first four minutes, UMass Dartmouth settled in take control. From the top of the circle, Douty found senior Taylor Hill (Braintree, Mass.) cutting behind the defense to kick off the Corsairs' sprint at 24:48. On the opposite end, Burchill rebounded to deny Curry's counterattacks for over 17-straight minutes.
Six different Corsairs found the cage to begin the onslaught, including Douty and junior Julia DiPillo (Medway, Mass.) for their first goals of the season. Senior Kathryn Gibb (Georgetown, Mass.) was the only Corsair to score twice during the first half before Curry was able to get a ball past Burchill again. In the final minute, freshman Gabby Giangrande (Westbrook, Conn.) put the intermission margin to 9-4 in favor of the visitors.
In the second, UMass Dartmouth shut the door with a six-goal unanswered streak, going up as much as 10. Curry managed two more goals before the teams quieted for a scoreless final eight minutes.
Inside the Numbers
- Curry outshot UMass Dartmouth 21-15 in the first half, but Burchill turned aside 14 of her saves in the opening stanza alone while her offense converted on all but six tries.
- The Corsairs posted season-high totals with 21 points, 16 goals and a remarkable 88 percent shot-on-goal percentage.
- Defensively, six UMass Dartmouth players combined for a season-high 11 caused turnovers, paced by Annie Lynch's (Holden, Mass.) three.
- Freshman goalkeeper Bridget Harrington (Northampton, Mass.) saw her first minutes of the season for the Corsairs, making a save in the final seven and a half minutes.
- The Corsairs rise to 4-2 all-time against the Colonels after last dropping two contests to Curry in 2004. The last meeting that year was a 15-14 double-overtime thriller in the ECAC Tournament.
UMass Dartmouth returns home Saturday, squaring off with Bridgewater State at noon at Cressy Field.