Bears Use Strong First Half to Roar Past Women's Lacrosse, 15-6

Photo by: Paris Felogloy
Photo by: Paris Felogloy

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – A strong opening half by Bridgewater State provided all the margin that the Bears would need, sinking the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth by a score of 15-6 on Monday evening at Swenson Field.

The Basics

Score: Bridgewater State 15, UMass Dartmouth 6

Records: Bridgewater State 5-2, UMass Dartmouth 4-2

How it Happened

Bear senior Gabby Reinold (Braintree, Mass.) had a standout performance on the field for the hosts, posting a game-high five goals. Sophomore attack Victoria McDonough (Marshfield, Mass.) added four to the scoring, seizing eight draw controls. The Corsairs were led by senior Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.), who tallied a pair of markers, while her classmate Raquel Riley (Wakefield, Mass.) handed out two helpers.

Bridgewater State scored early and often in the non-conference clash, posting nine goals in the first thirty minutes. After scoring two goals just a minute apart in the opening moments, UMass Dartmouth senior Julia DiPillo (Medway, Mass.) drilled the free position shot chance to halve the Corsair deficit. The hosts then went on a 7-0 scoring run before the halftime break, highlighted by two apiece from McDonough and Reinold during the span.

To open the latter half, the Blue and Gold netted two straight behind the efforts of senior Leah Douty (Framingham, Mass.) who took the feed from freshman Mackenzie Smith (New Bedford, Mass.), and then soon after via senior Kasey Hayes (Medway, Mass.) with the setup by Riley. Bridgewater State went on a 4-1 run over the ensuing nine minutes, but the Corsairs showed late-game hustle with goals by captains Kish and Annie Lynch (Holden, Mass.) to make it a 14-6 game. With just under ninety minutes remaining, Reinold scored her final point to pad the Bear margin.

Inside the Numbers

  • Despite the loss, the Corsairs are outscoring opponents by a margin of 81-67 on the season.
  • Kish picked up another multi-point outing, logging her fourth such performance in six games.
  • Douty caused six turnovers on the evening, setting a new season-high. She came just one initiated miscue short of tying her career-high which she set on April 19, 2016 vs. Rhode Island College (22-9 win).

Up Next

UMass Dartmouth will host Salem State University on Thursday night under the lights at Cressy Field, with the clash set for a 7 p.m. start.