FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 20, 2010

 

UMASS DARTMOUTH PICKS UP FIRST CONFERENCE WIN IN, 18-13, VICTORY AT RIC

Providence, R.I.—Junior midfielder Gillian Carey (Waltham, MA) scored five goals as UMass Dartmouth defeated Rhode Island College, 18-13, in Little East Conference women’s lacrosse action.

 

The Corsairs, who win for the 10th straight time vs. the Anchorwomen, raise their overall record to 3-4 and 1-1 in the LEC. RIC, which lost for the fourth straight game, drops to 3-7 and 0-3 in league action.

 

Six Corsairs scored multiple goals as freshman attacker Brittany Enos (East Falmouth, MA) and classmate midfielder Heather Masse (Billerica, MA) registered hat tricks. Freshman midfielder Selina Houghton (Billerica, MA) led UMD with five draw controls.

 

 

 Freshman midfielder Libby Lazar

 

RIC sophomore attacker Nicky Drolet (Somersworth, NH) led all scorers with six goals. Sophomore Jenna Childs (Cranston, RI) and freshman Libby Lazar (Wakefield, RI) each picked up a game-high five ground balls. Lazar also posted two goals, an assist, a team-high four draw controls and a game-high five caused turnovers.

 

UMass Dartmouth took a 4-1 lead 10:23 into the contest. RIC rattled off four straight to take a 5-4 lead-its only advantage of the game-with 15:30 remaining in the first stanza. The Corsairs scored the next four, three of which came off Carey’s stick, and led by one, 9-8, at the half.

 

In the second half, RIC battled back to tie it, 9-9, on a Drolet marker with 22:27 left. UMass Dartmouth scored nine of the next 11 goals to help seal the win.

 

For the game, UMD held advantages in shots (35-28) and draw controls (17-16), while RIC led in ground balls (26-23). The two teams combined for 64 fouls in the contest.

 

RIC freshman goalkeeper Kerri Montgomery (Franklin, MA) made 10 saves, while her counterpart, UMD junior Liz Miller (Littleton, MA), made eight stops.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Westfield State on Thursday, April 22.

 

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