UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 9/26-10/2

Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila


Women’s Soccer

Wednesday, September 28th – Rhode Island College (RIC) defeated UMass Dartmouth 2-1 at Cressy Field.

The Corsairs scored the game’s first goal in the 23rd minute. Freshman defender #15 Jenny Kinnear scored and Graduate student forward #21 Kait Bernier assisted on the goal.

Rhode Island College scored immediately in the 46th minute, tying the game 1-1 to start the half. RIC Senior defender #21 Audra Garcia scored after a pass from freshman forward #15 Tayshia Cary.

RIC was able to break the tie in the 69th minute after a goal by Sophomore forward #29 Tayla Salome. This ended up being the game-deciding goal, wrapping up a 2-1 victory for RIC.

The Corsairs had 19 total shots with 14 shots on target. RIC took advantage with fewer opportunities, having 9 shots with 7 on target. Rhode Island College Senior goalkeeper #1 Maya Benedict had a great game, saving 13 shots. UMass Dartmouth senior goalkeeper #1 Kat Hubbard ended the game with 4 saves.

Saturday, October 1st – The Corsairs lost 6-2 at Southern Maine on Saturday.

Southern Maine junior forward #21 Catriona Gould scored her first goal of the game in the 15th minute, assisted by graduate student forward #22 Gaby Panagakos.

Southern Maine scored three goals in two minutes in the first half. Sophomore midfielder #6 Julia McKenna scored in the 23rd minute, assisted by freshman midfielder #2 Ciera Hill. Hill scored seconds later and sophomore midfielder #10 Aly Veilleux scored in the 25th minute, making it 4-0 in the first half.

UMass Dartmouth freshman forward #25 Jordana Golove scored two quick goals in the 49th and 50th minute for the first goals of her career. Southern Maine quickly responded with Gould’s second goal in the 59th minute, assisted by sophomore defender #19 Kiki Huntress, and graduate student forward #22 Ciera Berthiaume scored in the 80th minute, ending the game at 6-2.

Southern Maine is 8-1 on the season and 4-0 in Little East Conference (LEC) play. UMass Dartmouth is 3-6 overall and 1-2 in LEC.

UMass Dartmouth will travel to Bridgewater State for a 7:00 PM game on Tuesday, October 4th.

Men’s Soccer

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Wednesday, October 28th – UMass Dartmouth lost 4-2 in a close game at Rhode Island College (RIC).

RIC scored two goals in the 15th minute to start the scoring. Senior defender #23 Roman Davis (assisted by senior forward #10 Jonathan Olivera and sophomore midfielder #11 Larry Garcia) and sophomore midfielder #3 Jesus Guarcas (assisted by sophomore midfielder #6 Anthony Recinos)  were the goal scorers seconds apart.

The Corsairs made it a 2-1 game after a goal from junior forward #14 Joseph Paiva, assisted by sophomore forward #10 Lucas Passaro, in the 21st minute. RIC responded quickly with a goal from senior forward #10 Jonathan Olivera, assisted by senior midfielder #14 Brandon Ramos and sophomore defender #8 Ryan Moniz in the 29th minute, making it 3-1.

Paiva scored again for the Corsairs in the 49th minute to cut into the deficit again. But once again, RIC responded with a goal from freshman midfielder #12 Ryan Delessio in the 52nd minute. That was the last goal of the game giving RIC a 4-2 victory.

Saturday, October 1st – UMass Dartmouth and Southern Maine drew 0-0 at Cressy Field on Saturday.

Both sides took ten shots, with UMass Dartmouth having five shots on target and Southern Maine having two shots on target.

UMass Dartmouth junior goalkeeper #1 Jack Waterhouse had two saves.

Southern Maine senior goalkeeper #1 Estrella Hayes had five saves.

Southern Maine moves to 2-4-3 this season and 0-3-1 in the LEC. The Corsairs are still looking for their first win this season, moving to 0-5-4 overall and 0-2-1 in the LEC.

UMass Dartmouth’s next game is against Mass. Maritime at Cressy Field on Tuesday, October 4th.


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Tuesday, September 27th – UMass Dartmouth women’s tennis team earned a 9-0 sweep against Salem State.

The Corsairs dominated from start to finish, not losing a set-all match. Juniors IsaBella Winter and Ailey Riddick (8-2), sophomore Claire Yang and freshman Zuri Walters (8-5), and senior McKenzie Ferrari and junior Caroline Lemieux (8-1) all won their doubles matches.

Winter (6-1, 6-0), Walters (6-0, 6-0), Yang (6-3, 6-1), Riddick (6-0, 6-0), senior Alanna O’Connell (6-0, 6-0) and freshman Bailey Clarke (6-0, 6-1) all won their singles matches handily.

Salem State moved to 1-5 and 1-2 in LEC play. UMass Dartmouth moved to 8-2 and 4-0 in LEC after this victory.

Wednesday, September 28th – The Corsairs squeezed out a 5-4 victory at Saint Joseph on Wednesday afternoon.

Juniors IsaBella Winter and Ailey Riddick won their doubles match 8-2. The duo has not lost a match all season. Senior McKenzie Ferrari and junior Caroline Lemieux won their doubles match 8-2 as well.

Senior Alanna O’Connell (6-2, 6-4), freshman Bailey Clarke (6-0, 6-0), and Winter (6-0, 6-2) all won their singles matches.

The victory gives the Corsairs 9-2 record on the season, while Saint Joseph moves to 2-5.

The Corsairs take on UMass Boston on Saturday, October 8th.

Women’s Volleyball

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Wednesday, September 28th – The Corsairs defeated Rhode Island College 3-0 at the Tripp Athletic Center.

The Corsairs won the first two sets easily 25-10 and 25-14. The third set remained close, but the Corsairs were able to hold RIC off and win 25-22, capping off the victory.

Sophomore Kate Wade led the match with 9 kills. Freshman Emma Rousseau led the team with 5 aces. Freshman Emily Pogorelec had a great day with 17 digs and 3 aces.

Saturday, October 1st – UMass Dartmouth enjoyed two 3-0 victories, this time against Southern Maine and Maine-Presque Isle.

The Corsairs won three sets 25-12, 25-11, and 25-18 against Southern Maine. Wade led the way with 12 kills, 8 digs, and 4 aces. Pogorelec finished with 5 aces and 12 digs.

UMass Dartmouth swept three sets again (25-13, 25-15, and 25-12), this time against Maine-Presque Isle.

Junior Devon Laing led the team in kills with 11. Pogorelec had 5 aces and 10 digs, both of which led the team.

UMass Dartmouth is now 10-5 on the season and 2-1 in LEC play.

Men’s Cross Country

Saturday, October 1st – The Corsairs placed 2nd out of 13 teams at the Keene State Invitational.

UMass Dartmouth had three racers finish in the top ten of the 157-man field. Graduate student Steve Stromski finished in sixth place. Juniors Jake Paris and Frank Wenner finished in 8th and 10th place, respectively.

Freshmen Benjamin Davignon (18th), Colin Ozturk (32nd), and Cooper Blatz (36th) also placed. Senior Vinny Gardner came in 25th place.

The Corsairs head to Franklin park for the Suffolk Invitational in Boston on Saturday, October 15th at 2:30 pm.

Women’s Cross Country

Saturday, October 1st – UMass Dartmouth’s women’s cross country came in 7th place out of 18 teams at the Keene State Invitational.

Graduate student Alexa Van Voorhis led the way for the Corsairs, finishing in 9th place out of 138 in the 5K.

Freshmen Kiara Cerruti (33rd) and Victoria Schweitzer (40th) also finished for UMass Dartmouth. Sophomores Bee Greenberg (39th) and Sophia Medeiros (42nd) finished as well.

The Corsairs head to Franklin Park for the Suffolk Invitational in Boston on Saturday, October 15th at 1:30 pm.

Field Hockey

Tuesday, September 27th – The Corsairs traveled to Eastern Connecticut and lost 4-0 after a tough game.

Junior defender #21 Leah Kowalasky was first for the Warriors in the third quarter, assisted by freshman midfielder #18 Angelina Falleni. Freshman forward #23 Emma Sanson made it 2-0 minutes later with the assist from junior forward #17 Kaylee Drobish. Sophomore forward/defender #8 Delia Champagne made it 3-0 with the assist from Kowalasky. Drobish scored in the fourth quarter to make it 4-0, with the assist from graduate student defender #11 Bryce Makula.

Sophomore goalkeeper #32 Hannah Trombly had six saves for the Corsairs.

Saturday, October 1st – The Corsairs were defeated by Salem State 2-1 in a close game at Cressy Field.

Salem State senior midfielder #10 Mackenzie Schmink began the scoring in the second quarter with a deflection from junior midfielder #3 Mikayla Mason.

UMass Dartmouth tied the game at 17:43 in the second quarter. Sophomore midfielder #4 Jenna Carvalho passed to graduate student forward #7 Kylie Dias on a penalty corner, allowing Dias to score with a slap shot.

Salem State responded in the second quarter with a goal from Mason, proving to be the game-winner making it 2-1.

Salem State moves to 2-5 and 1-3 in LEC. The Corsairs are now 2-6 on the season and 0-4 in LEC play.

UMass Dartmouth will travel to Roger Williams on Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM for their next game.


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Friday, September 30th – On Friday night’s white-out game, the Corsairs continued their hot streak, as they defeated the Western Connecticut State Wolves 48-21 at Cressy Field. The win for the Corsairs gives them a 4-1 record, remaining undefeated in MASCAC at 3-0. Western Connecticut State is now 2-3 and 1-2 in MASCAC on the season.

Junior QB #6 Dante Aviles-Santos had another dominant game, completing 20 passes for 333 yards and 6 touchdowns. Aviles-Santos has led UMass Dartmouth to three straight wins and scored at least 40 points in each win.

Sophomore WR #5 Angel Sanchez caught 7 passes for 141 and 2 touchdowns, including a 64-yard one-handed catch for a touchdown to put the game away.

Juniors WR #14 Malakie Simao and TE #87 Ammon Schirling, Sophomore WR #17 Easten Coleman, and fifth-year Senior WR #19 Keenan Little all caught touchdown passes.

The Corsairs added 181 rushing yards on the night. The backfield was led by Senior RB #4 Luis Gonzalez, who rushed for 112 yards and a score. Junior RB #13 Richarno Hylton contributed with 11 carries for 63 yards.

UMass Dartmouth’s defense was led by Junior DB #2 Trell Best, who had eight tackles. Senior DB #8 Stevie Kolodko had 1.5 sacks on the night. The Corsairs only allowed 285 total yards to the Wolves.

The Corsairs’ next game takes place on Thursday, October 6th at Mass. Maritime at 7:00 PM.


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