Corsairs ride first-half scoring to victory over Seahawks

Corsairs ride first-half scoring to victory over Seahawks


UMass Dartmouth 14, Salve Regina 10
Middletown, R.I. – Gaudet Field
Monday, April 3, 2017

After trailing early the UMass Dartmouth women's lacrosse team raced out to an 8-3 lead at halftime and never trailed again in a 14-10 victory over Salve Regina University in non-conference action Monday night.

Series and Streaks
This was the 18th meeting between the teams. The Seahawks still own a 10-8 advantage all-time, however the Corsairs have won the last two meetings.

Three Stars of the Game
1 – UMass junior Leah Douty (Framingham, Mass.) - scored five goals and handed out an assist to lead all scorers.
2 – UMass sophomore Kaitlyn Burchill (Bridgewater, Mass.) - made 14 saves, including 10 in the first half as the Corsairs held the Seahawks to three goals in that frame.
3 – Salve Regina junior Katie Kline (Brookfield, Conn.) - scored three time and won 11 draws.

Key Stat of the Game
The Seahawks committed 22 turnovers in the game, while being held the just three goals in the first half; matching their lowest output for a half this season.

Turning Point
Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) scored a hat-trick to close out the first half and put the Corsairs up 8-3. UMass scored three out of four to start the second-half and establish their largest lead. Taylor Hill (Braintree, Mass.) scored man-down then Kline responded 14 seconds later for her first of the night. Then Leah Douty notched back-to-back scores on free position shots at 24:17 and 22:02 to make it 11-4. The Seahawks battled back but never got within more than three the rest of the game.

Quick Hits

  • Lindsey Smith (North Attleboro, Mass.) scored 23 seconds into the game for the Seahawks to make it 1-0. A yellow card assessed to Kish gave the Seahawks a man-advantage, but Douty scored her first on the man-down to knot the game 1-1. Kiley Anderson (East Greenwich, R.I.) eventually scored to make it 2-1 o the man-up but it was the only lead the Seahawks had all night with 26:18 left in the first half.
  • The Seahawks were outshot 34-30 however the Seahawks put more shots on goal. Salve Regina totaled 24 shots on goal with the Corsairs notched 20.
  • Salve Regina went 3-for-9 on free position shots while the Corsairs were 1-for-4.
  • Bridget Newbury (Bridgewater, Mass.) made six saves in the loss for the Seahawks to fall to 5-3 in the net.
  • Salve Regina held a 17-8 advantage in draw controls.
  • Kaitlin Gillespie (Haddam, Conn.) led the Seahawks in scoring with four goals on five shots.

Next up
Salve Regina (5-3, 1-0 CCC) – Wednesday, April 5, vs Roger Williams 7 p.m.
UMass Dartmouth  (5-3) – Wednesday, April 5, at Fitchburg State, 7 p.m.