Late Rally Lifts Women's Lacrosse at Framingham, 19-18

Junior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan
Junior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan

FRAMINGHAM, MA-Senior midfielder Leanne Canillas (New City, NY/Clarkstown North HS) scored three goals within a span of just over four minutes near the end of the second half as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's lacrosse team came from behind to defeat host Framingham State, 19-18, in a non-conference match at Maple Street Field Tuesday.

Canillas converted a pass from freshman attacker Shelby Friedland (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) to tie the game at 17-17 with 5:24 remaining. She then took a pass from junior midfielder Janelle Boyajian (Whitman, MA/Whitman-Hanson HS) and tied the score with 3:56 to play. Her free position goal with 1:22 left gave UMD a two-goal advantage and allowed the Corsairs to withstand a final goal by Chelsea Temple of the Rams with 37 seconds to play.

A pair of goals by junior attacker Brittney Enos (East Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS) late in the first half staked the Corsairs to a 7-6 advantage., but the Rams got goals from Brittany McLean and Temple to take an 8-7 lead at halftime.

Kerry Kiley scored twice and Julielyn Mullen added a goal to put FSU ahead, 14-11, with 18:32 remaining, but sophomore midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA/Bourne HS) scored twice and Enos and Friedland scored once to give UMD a 15-14 advantage, and the teams traded goals back and forth until the Corsairs' late rally.

Enos led UMD with five goals, Canillas and Friedland each had four, and Corsano added three. Canillas also had three assists. Kiley of the Rams led all scorers with seven goals.

This game was a battle throughout both halves," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Sarah Booker. "On the offensive end, we had some contributions from a variety of players, which builds confidence in our attacking unit. It was positive to see that we have the capability of handling a high pressure situation and coming away with a win."

The Rams outshot UMD, 42-34. Junior goalkeeper Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA/Medford HS) made 17 saves for the Corsairs, while Rebecca Rixan made five stops for Framingham State.

UMass Dartmouth improved to 4-7 with the victory, while FSU dropped to 4-5 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Wheelock Saturday.


                                                   UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE