By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer
The Corsairs rolled past Curry on Thursday, with a final score of 17-6. They lost a tight game to Bridgewater on Saturday, finishing at 15-13, then came back on Thursday at Salem State for a 9-8 victory in double overtime.
Curry started the scoring early at 29:02, and tallied a second point at 25:59. Taylor Hill, with an assist by Leah Douty, scored first for the Corsairs at 24:48, followed by another goal from Catrina Longo to tie the game. They continued their scoring streak, tacking on six more goals until Curry responded at 7:09. Leah Douty, Erin Kish, Kathryn Gibb, Julia DiPillo, and Angela Correia helped increase UMass Dartmouth’s lead to 8-2 just ten minutes into the first half.
The teams headed into the second period with a score of 9-4. Carnevale scored one minute in, but the Corsairs answered right back. Kish, Hill, Longo, Douty, and DiPillo each scored again, putting UMass Dartmouth up by ten. Curry responded with a goal from Rachael Lawrence. Kish and DiPillo each scored again putting the win even further out of Curry’s reach. The remainder of the half was scoreless, and the Corsairs rolled past the Colonels, 17-6.
The Corsairs were tied with the Bridgewater State Bears at 13 late in the second half, but Bridgewater State held off the Corsairs with two more points for a final score of 15-13 on Saturday.
The first half of the game was a close back-and-forth between the Corsairs and the Bears. Bridgewater State’s Alex Lynch scored the game’s first two goals before UMass Dartmouth responded with three, taking the lead. Longo and DiPillo both converted on free position attempts, and Douty scored her first point of the game, putting UMass Dartmouth ahead. The teams finished the half with Bridgewater on top, 10-8.
Bridgewater State tacked on one more goal with just five minutes remaining, and found the cage once more at 0:06, stealing the 15-13 win over the Corsairs.
Longo netted her hundredth career goal on Thursday at Salem State as part of a career-high six-score performance including the game-winner in double overtime. In addition to Longo’s six scores, DiPillo, Kish, and Douty tacked on single goals for the win.
The Corsairs started off strong, as Kish netted a man-down score from Douty to start off a five-goal scoring streak for UMass Dartmouth in the first half. Longo reached her hundred-goal milestone halfway through the first period, making the score 5-0.
Longo scored first in the second period for her fourth goal of the game, but Salem State came back with five goals. One more from Longo at 11:01 put the Corsairs ahead, 8-6. However, two unanswered goals from the Vikings with less than eight minutes remaining sent the game into overtime with a tied score of 8.
The first extra period was scoreless, after two unsuccessful tries by the Vikings. With just seconds left in the second extra period, Longo put the Corsairs on top for good, leading her team to the 9-8 win.
The Corsairs now hold a record of 4-3 on the season. Looking ahead, UMass Dartmouth will host Plymouth State on Saturday at 1:00 p.m., and Worcester State at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.