March 23, 2009
NEWPORT, RI-Host Salve Regina outscored the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team, 12-1 in the second half and defeated the Corsairs, 24-10, in a non-conference match at the Lawrence Avenue Field Monday afternoon.
Sophomore attackers Samantha Wonson (Lowell, MA/Lowell HS) and Rachel Carlucci (Franklin, MA/Franklin HS/SCSU) scored early goals to stake the Corsairs to a 2-0 lead, but the Seahawks scored nine of the next 10 goals to open up a 9-3 advantage midway through the first half. UMD scored the next four goals to make it 9-6, and junior midfielder Gillian Carey (Waltham, MA/Waltham HS) scored twice in the waning moments of the first half to make it 11-9 before Erika Curtin's goal eight seconds before halftime allowed SRU to take a three-goal lead.
Carey led the Corsairs with four goals, while Carlucci and junior midfielder Allison Trearchis (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS) each scored twice. Nicole Viola and Lucia Graves had five goals each for SRU.
"We have not played up to our expectations," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "We're going to go back to work, and keep practicing until we get better."
The Seahawks out shot the Corsairs, 44-25. Sarah Baker made 11 saves for Salve Regina, while UMass Dartmouth senior Lauren Barber (Andover, MA/Andover HS) and junior Liz Miller (Littleton, MA/Westford Academy/New Hampshire) split the game in goal and combined for 12 saves.
The Corsairs dropped to 0-4 with the defeat, while the Seahawks improved to 1-3 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Plymouth State in their Little East Conference opener Saturday afternoon.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE