DARTMOUTH, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) needed less than five minutes to net her 100th career goal while classmate Kasey Hayes (Medway, Mass.) blasted a career-high four scores as part of the Corsairs' 15-1 victory over Rhode Island College at Cressy Field on Tuesday evening.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 15, Rhode Island College 1
Records: Corsairs 8-5, 2-2 LEC | Anchorwomen 1-8, 0-3 LEC
How it Happened
UMass Dartmouth came out of the gate strong to immediately open the scoring at the 26:36 mark, as senior Leah Douty (Framingham, Mass.) blazed past the Anchorwomen defense for an early 1-0 advantage. After another pair of scores by the Blue and Gold gave the squad a 3-0 lead, Kish reached the milestone century mark in scoring on her career off the feed from classmate Douty with 16:46 to go.
After Kish nabbed her second marker of the evening, senior Julia DiPillo (Medway, Mass.) grabbed a pair of scores herself, finding the nylon at the 12:54 and 11:18 marks. Before the conclusion of the opening half, underclassmen Nicole Quinn (Plymouth, Mass.) and Mackenzie Smith (New Bedford, Mass.) tallied points on an assist and goal, respectively, to help the Corsair effort to an 11-0 margin entering the half.
Hayes racked up three straight points to open the second half, as her pair of goals bookended an assist that set up sophomore Gabby Giangrande (Westbrook, Mass.). Rhode Island College find a seam in the Corsair defense with just over three minutes remaining in the contest, as senior Alosandra Apici (Providence, RI) received the lob from freshman Madison McKenna (Cumberland, RI) behind the net for the lone Anchorwomen marker.
Inside the Numbers
- UMass Dartmouth was not gun shy to open the contest, outshooting the visitors by a 32-6 clip in the first thirty minutes and 44-9 overall.
- The Corsairs defend Cressy once again, picking up their seventh straight home victory. Their only loss came in the home opener, dropping the Feb. 24 decision to Johnson & Wales (RI).
- Kish joins Douty as the second Corsair this year to reach the 100-career goal plateau. For the Littleton, Mass. native, tonight marked her fifth straight hat-trick.
- With eleven goals in the opening stanza, the Blue and Gold have now scored 95 times in the first period of battles and 80 in the second.
UMass Dartmouth prepares for a non-conference clash with Emmanuel (Mass.) on Saturday, with the road contest queued up for 2 p.m.