Women’s Lacrosse Upended by UMass Dartmouth

Kristen Hoggins
Kristen Hoggins

Framingham, Mass.  – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's lacrosse team received five goals from senior Taylor Corsano (Bourne, Mass.) as the Corsairs defeated the Framingham State University women's lacrosse team 14-3 in non-conference action at Maple Street Field this afternoon.

With the win, the Corsairs improve to 3-8 on the year, while the Rams fall to 2-7.

Corsano and sophomore Colleen Kane led the Corsair offense with five points apiece in the game. Kane poured in four markers, three in the second half, to go along with an assist, while freshman Catrina Longo (Billerica, Mass.) and classmate Jessica Miles (Lynnfield, Mass.) chipped in with three and two goals respectively.

The Rams got on the board first just over three minutes into the contest as freshman Amy Rotger (Revere, Mass.) hit classmate Jessica Graham (Woburn, Mass.) with a pass and Graham found the back of the net for her 11th marker of the season.

It was all UMass Dartmouth after that as they outscored the Rams 7-0 for the remainder of the stanza.  Corsano got the Corsairs going with three straight tallies to put them up 3-1 just under nine minutes into the game. Miles potted a pair of goals before the intermission while Longo and Kane added one apiece.

UMass Dartmouth scored the first six goals of the second half including three from Kane and two from Longo to take a commanding lead. Framingham State freshman Kristen Hoggins (Harvard, Mass.) converted a pair of free position opportunities for the Rams to account for their two second half goals.  Corsano capped the scoring with her fifth of day with just over six minutes remaining in the game.

UMass Dartmouth outshot the Rams 23-20 in the game and held a 15-11 edge in ground balls.  Freshmen Leah Wilkinson (Northford, Conn.) and Nicole Butts (Milford, Mass.) combined for the victory in net for the Corsairs.  Wilkinson allowed one goal and made five stops, while Butts surrendered two goals with two saves.  Sophomore Alysha Cericola (Waltham, Mass.) was tagged with the loss for the Rams despite making six saves.

The Rams return to action on Thursday with a non-conference game at Regis at 6 p.m., while the Corsairs host Fitchburg State on Thursday at 7 p.m. in a non-conference match-up.