April 14, 2009
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team scored the final 10 goals of the first half, raced to a 10-2 halftime lead and defeated visiting Rhode Island College, 17-4, in a Little East Conference match at Cressy Field Tuesday evening.
UMass Dartmouth scored five goals within a span of 7:07 early in the first half to erase a 2-0 RIC lead.
Six different players scored for the Corsairs in the first half. Sophomore attacker Samantha Wonson (Lowell, MA/Lowell HS) scored three goals for UMD before the intermission, while junior midfielder Kara Basque (Plainville, MA/King Phillip Regional HS/Sacred Heart) and sophomore attacker Rachel Carlucci (Franklin, MA/Franklin HS/SCSU) each scored twice. UMass Dartmouth scored the first two goals of the second half before the Anchorwomen broke through to make it 12-3.
Wonson and freshman midfielder Allison O'Rourke (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth High) each finished with three goals for the Corsairs, while Carlucci, Basque, junior attacker Gillian Carey (Waltham, MA/Waltham HS/UMass) and junior midfielder Allison Trearchis (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS) each scored twice. Carlucci and Trearchis each had three assists. Freshman midfielder Molly Voyer (Lincoln, RI/Lincoln HS) led RIC with two goals, and sophomore midfielder Emily Conte (North Providence, RI/North Providence HS) added two assists.
"We were very solid on offense and on defense," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "We had some of our new players take advantage of their opportunities. (Freshman defender) Casey Otovic (Wilmington, MA/Bishop Fenwick HS) and (freshman midfielder) Brittany Partridge (Littleton, MA/Littleton HS) played very well, and our goalie, (junior) Liz Miller (Littleton, MA/Westford Academy/New Hampshire) made some saves from point-blank range. We seem to be clicking with our motion offense. We try to feed from different places around the goal, and it has been effective."
UMass Dartmouth out shot Rhode Island College, 29-15. Miller made six saves, while sophomore Hilary Switzer (Woonsocket, RI/Woonsocket HS) made 10 for the Anchorwomen.
The Corsairs improved to 4-6 and 2-1 in the Little East Conference with the victory, while the Anchorwomen fell to 1-10 and 0-4 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Keene State in a Little East Conference match Saturday. RIC will visit Roger Williams Thursday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE