April 25, 2010
GORHAM, ME-Host Southern Maine outscored the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team in the second half, 8-4, and went on to defeat the Corsairs, 13-9, in a Little East Conference match at Paula D. Hodgdon Field Sunday.
The Huskies scored the first eight goals of the second half and built an insurmountable 13-5 advantage with 6:47 remaining.
Freshman attacker Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/East Falmouth HS) scored UMD's first goal, and consecutive goals by senior midfielder Allison Trearchis (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS) and sophomore midfielder Larissa Basque (Plainville, MA/King Philip HS) gave the Corsairs a 3-2 lead with 25:19 left in the first half. Mary Vaughan tied it for USM with a goal a minute and 18 seconds later.
Senior midfielder Liz Stapleton (Wakefield, MA/Wakefield HS) and Trearchis then scored to give UMD a 5-3 advantage with 15:17 left in the first half. Vaughan countered for the Huskies 1:09 later, and Jessica Knight's free-position goal with 2:15 left in the first half tied the score for the last time. The Corsairs scored the final four goals of the game, but their rally fell short.
Trearchis led the Corsairs with four goals. Vaughan had six and Knight four for Southern Maine.
"When the second half began, we committed too many fouls by being aggressive, and it led to them getting too many goals," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "We came back, and it was too late. Southern Maine had too many opportunities, and they capitalized on them. Liz Stapleton had a great game for us, she never let down. (Senior defender) Andrea Russo (Tyngsboro, MA/Tyngsboro HS) did a great job marking their leading scorer, Jessica Knight. Trearchis played very well, and our goalie, (freshman) Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) also played well. We just fouled too much and let them get on a run, and we couldn't catch up."
The Huskies out shot the Corsairs, 33-28. Donovan made 15 saves, while USM starter Samantha Kiesel and Rachel Lolley, who played the final 8:42, combined to make 11 stops.
The Corsairs dropped to 4-6 and 1-3 in the Little East Conference, while the Huskies improved to 7-8 and 1-3 in Little East Conference play. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Eastern Connecticut State in a 2010 Little East Conference match Tuesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE