April 19, 2011
MANSFIELD, CT-Host Eastern Connecticut State raced to a 10-3 halftime lead and went on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team, 19-7, in a Little East Conference match at the ECSU Outdoor Sports Complex Tuesday.
Senior midfielder Samantha Wonson (Lowell, MA/Lowell HS) scored the first goal of the game, but the Warriors scored the next six goals to take a lead they never relinquished. Sophomore midfielder Denise Gates (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam HS) and junior midfielder Allison O'Rourke (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS) scored for UMD to cut the ECSU lead to 6-3, but the Warriors scored the final four goals of the first half and never looked back.
Senior midfielder Stephanie Kinchla (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS/Quinnipiac) scored twice for the Corsairs, while Ashley Prizio had seven goals and Daniela Marchitto and Christina Rully each had four for ECSU.
"I was proud of our team, it was a tough, physical game," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "We played them tough in the first half, but we had 30 turnovers and they wore us down. We played our controlled, deliberate offense to keep it close in the first half, but we got worn down, we tried too hard and we turned the ball over. Eastern is a good team and they are very physical. We kept it close for most of the first half, and I have nothing but praise for our team."
The Warriors outshot the Corsairs, 42-19. Sophomore goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) made 14 saves for UMD, while Nancy Ibrahim stopped seven shots for ECSU.
The Corsairs dropped to 4-7 and 0-3 in the Little East Conference with the defeat, while the Warriors improved to 5-6 and 3-0 in the LEC with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Smith Thursday. ECSU will visit Trinity Thursday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE