April 15, 2010
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Visiting Fitchburg State outscored the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team in the second half, 10-1, and defeated the Corsairs, 18-9, in a non-conference match at Cressy Field Thursday.
Trailing, 6-5, the Corsairs had rallied to score three consecutive goals late in the first half to take an 8-6 lead. Freshman attacker Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/East Falmouth HS) scored to tie the score with 4:33 remaining, and senior midfielder Liz Stapleton (Wakefield, MA/Wakefield HS) scored twice to put the Corsairs on top, 8-6, with 41 seconds left. But junior midfielder Kaitlyn Kelley (Pepperell, MA/North Middlesex HS) and senior attacker Emily Swan (Franklin, MA/Franklin HS) scored late first half goals 10 seconds apart and the teams were tied at halftime, 8-8.
The Falcons scored the first two goals of the second half to take a 10-8 lead before Enos broke the streak with a goal at 26:58. But UMass Dartmouth didn't score again, and Fitchburg state scored the final eight goals of the game.
Stapleton led the Corsairs with three goals, while Enos and junior attacker Gillian Carey (Waltham, MA/Waltham HS/UMass) each scored twice. Swan scored six goals for the Falcons, while freshman attacker Jamie Kelley (Pepperrell, MA/North Middlesex HS) and sophomore midfielder Amanda Burns (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS) each scored three times.
"We didn't play well," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "We didn't play aggressively enough, and we didn't generate enough offense in the second half. We need to step it up this weekend."
Fitchburg State outshot UMass Dartmouth, 34-28. Freshman Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) started in goal for the Corsairs and played the first half, and junior Liz Miller (Littleton, MA/Westford Academy/New Hampshire) played the second half, and each credited with five saves. Freshman Abbie Brown (Westwood, MA/Westwood HS) made 12 saves for Fitchburg State.
The Corsairs dropped to 3-4 with the defeat, while the Falcons improved to 6-5 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Southern Maine Saturday. The Falcons will visit Worcester State Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE