DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Led by a combined ten goals from seniors Leah Douty (Framingham, Mass.) and Julia DiPillo (Medway, Mass.), the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth defended their home turf with a 19-9 victory over Salem State at Cressy Field on Thursday afternoon.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 19, Salem State 9
Records: UMass Dartmouth 5-2, Salem State 0-6
How it Happened
The non-conference contest did not get off to the start that the Corsairs would have liked, falling into an early 3-0 hole helped by a pair of goals from freshman Tara McLaughlin (Woburn, Mass.). UMass Dartmouth's offense sprung to life via six unanswered scores, as senior Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.), junior Angela Correia (Bridgewater, Mass.) and sophomore Sam Muir (Sturbridge, Mass.) each contributed with goals during the streak. The Blue and Gold outdid themselves before the first half concluded, going on to score eight straight between the 9:37 and 4:05 marks of the opening period.
Salem State posted two more markers in the final thirty minutes of the battle, with senior captain Bridgett Lawless (Swampscott, Mass.) assisting on the first and then netting the second. However, the Corsairs put up four more to extend their margin and ultimately seal the bounce back victory. Freshman attack Mackenzie Smith (New Bedford, Mass.) racked up a game-high three helpers, with Kish and Douty following close behind with two assists apiece.
Inside the Numbers
- Douty tied her career-high six goals this afternoon, matching her output from Mar. 6 vs. Wellesley (14-13 win).
- Kish filled up the stat sheet, logging two goals, two assists, nine shots (five on target), one groundball, one draw control, and a caused turnover.
- Senior Kasey Hayes (Medway, Mass.) was perfect in her two shots, as both were on goal and good for a pair of scores.
- DiPillo posted a season-high four markers, surpassing the three that she has achieved a trio of occasions prior this year. With an assist to add to her line, she also posted a new personal-point standard with five.
- The Corsairs now sit at an even 100 goals on the season thus far.
- The Blue and Gold are outscoring opponents by a margin of 100-76 on the campaign, with 56 coming in the first half.
The squad is back in action on Saturday, as they travel up to Plymouth State to start its Little East Conference slate at 3 p.m. at the Holderness School.