UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/3-10/9

Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila



Thursday, October 6th – UMass Dartmouth continued their dominant form and picked up their fourth straight win Thursday night.

The Corsairs defeated Mass. Maritime 28-14 away from home at Clean Harbors Stadium. 

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Coming off winning another MASCAC Offensive Player of the Week, junior QB Dante Aviles-Santos completed 19 passes for 319 yards and a touchdown. Aviles-Santos also added a rushing touchdown from four yards out.

The UMass Dartmouth rushing attack was efficient again, adding 138 yards on the ground. Junior RB #13 Richarno Hylton had 14 rushes for 66 yards.

Senior RB #4 Luis Gonzalez added 10 rushes for 47 yards and two touchdowns, including the game’s first touchdown from 28 yards away.

Sophomore WR #5 Angel Sanchez had another explosive game. Sanchez racked up six catches for 191 yards and a touchdown. Sanchez’s touchdown came on a fourth down catch of 22 yards in the second quarter.

The Corsairs jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first half. Mass. Maritime responded with two third-quarter touchdowns, making it 21-14.

The Corsairs were able to score again, making it 28-14 after Gonzalez’s second rushing touchdown and ending the scoring for the game.

UMass Dartmouth’s defense was led by sophomore linebacker #45 Sam Alicea, who had six tackles and two sacks.

Senior defensive lineman #48 Josh Lacerte also had a sack and a forced fumble.

Junior defensive back #4 CJ Waite picked up an interception in the fourth quarter, stopping the Buccaneers from scoring on 2nd and goal.

Mass. Maritime is now 2-3 overall and 2-1 in MASCAC. UMass Dartmouth is 5-1 on the season and undefeated in MASCAC play at 4-0.

UMASS Dartmouth’s next game will be on Saturday, October 15th against Westfield State for Blue and Gold Weekend.

Women’s Volleyball

Tuesday, October 4th – UMass Dartmouth (11-5, 2-1 LEC) continued their hot streak after sweeping Worcester State (3-14, 2-2 MASCAC) Tuesday night.

The Corsairs won in three quick sets, 25-16, 25-15, and 25-13 against the Lancers at the Tripp Athletic Center.

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Junior Devon Laing and sophomore Chelsea Sanker led the team with 10 kills each.

Freshman Emily Pogorelec enjoyed a career-best 27 digs, as well as 4 aces, leading the way to another convincing sweep for the Corsairs. Sophomore Kate Wade had a good night as well, getting 7 kills and 12 digs on the night.

Thursday, October 6th – The Corsairs (12-5, 2-1) earned yet another sweep on Thursday night, this time at Elms (6-9, 4-1)

The Corsairs won 25-22, 25-16, and 25-23, with the first and third sets coming down to the wire.

Freshman Emily Pogorelec led the team with 17 digs and three aces. Freshman Sabrina Bordone had a game-high 26 assists and added five digs as well.

Junior Devon Laing had seven kills, 15 digs, and an ace in the match. Sophomore Kate Wade led the team in kills with 16.

Saturday, October 8th – The Corsairs took on Keene State (4-12, 2-2 LEC) and Dean College (3-18, 1-6 GNE) in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at the Tripp Athletic Center.

The Corsairs lost a very tight match (15-25,  25-17, 21-25, 25-23,1 5-13) against Keene State, before bouncing back with a sweep (25-19, 25-5, 25-6) against Dean College.

Against Keene State, the Corsairs came back to force a fifth set. UMass Dartmouth took an 8-3 lead in the final set before Keene State made a comeback to win the set 15-13.

Wade led the team in kills with 15, adding 19 digs as well. Junior Marley Alexander had three aces for the Corsairs. Laing finished with 12 kills and 16 digs. Pogorelec led the team in digs with 33.

The Corsairs recovered quickly by sweeping Dean (25-19, 25-5, 25-6) in the second match.

The first set was competitive before the Corsairs went on to dominate the final two sets for a combined score of 50-11.

Wade had a match-high 15 kills and added in 8 digs. Pogorelec led the match with three aces and 14 digs. Sophomore Monika Kristjansdottir had 9 digs. Alexander contributed with 13 kills.

The Corsairs are now 13-6 overall and 2-2 in LEC play. Their next match will be at UMass Boston on Wednesday, October 12th at 7 pm.

Men’s Soccer

Tuesday, October 4th – UMass Dartmouth (0-5-5) and Mass. Maritime (1-7-2) played to a 2-2 hard-fought draw Tuesday night at Cressy Field.

Corsairs’ junior midfielder #9 Brayan Rivas Martinez found sophomore midfielder #15 Justin Petrillo to give the Corsairs a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute.

The Buccaneers responded minutes into the second half with two quick goals.

Freshman midfielder #7 Harry Cooley scored both goals, in the 49th and 50th minutes. Sophomore forward #12 Ryan Soughou and junior forward #8 Jesus Sanchez picked up the assists to Cooley.

The Corsairs found the equalizer and secured a draw in the 85th minute with a goal from junior midfielder #27 Brandon Araujo and sophomore forward #10 Lucas Passaro with the assist.

The Corsairs did not have their lack of opportunities, tallying 19 shots (10 on target) to Mass. Maritime’s 10 shots (4 on target). Mass Maritime sophomore goalkeeper #21 Quinn Kelly had 8 saves, keeping this game to a draw for the Corsairs.

Saturday, October 8th – UMass Dartmouth lost 2-1 at Keene State (4-7-1, 2-2-0 LEC) on Saturday afternoon. All goals came in the last 15 minutes of the match.

Neither side could break through until the 75th minute when Keene State sophomore midfielder #24 Caleb Harmon scored.

Keene State doubled their lead in the 80th minute after a goal from senior forward #9 Mbambi Mbungu.

The Corsairs found life in the 86th minute after a goal by junior forward #14 Joey Paiva. Paiva now has three goals on the season. Keene State was able to hold off the Corsairs for the 2-1 victory.

UMass Dartmouth finished with 9 shots and 5 on target. Keene State had 16 shots and 4 on target.

UMass Dartmouth is 0-6-5 overall and 0-3-1 in LEC. The Corsairs take on UMass Boston at Cressy Field on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 PM.

Women’s Soccer

Tuesday, October 4th – UMass Dartmouth (3-7-0) lost 3-0 at Bridgewater State (7-2-2) on Tuesday Night.

Senior Michelle Belcher forward/midfielder #11 Michelle Belcher got the scoring started for Bridgewater State with a goal in the 16th minute.

Senior midfielder #15 Delaney Langton found graduate student forward #17 Madelyn Morin in the 38th minute to give the Bears a 2-0 lead.

Bridgewater State got the game’s last goal in the 58th minute. Freshman forward #3 Skylar Conrad scored a header after a pass from Belcher on a corner kick, which made it 3-0.

UMass Dartmouth sophomore goalkeeper #16 Madison Durkin had 3 saves. Bridgewater State freshman goalkeeper #00 Logan Levesque kept a clean sheet for the Bears with 8 saves.

The Corsairs almost doubled the Bears in shots. The Corsairs totaled 23 shots (8 on target), while the Bears had 12 shots (7 on target.

Saturday, October 8th – UMass Dartmouth lost a close home game at Cressy Field against Keene State (7-5-2, 2-2-0 LEC).

Keene State junior midfielder #9 Alexa Skinner scored in the 14th minute to give the Owls a 1-0 lead, proving to be the game’s only goal.

The Corsairs took 16 shots with two on target from freshmen forward #10 Lauren Couitt and defender #15 Jenny Kinnear. Both shots were saved by Keene State freshman goalkeeper #1 Riley Andriski.

UMass Dartmouth is now 3-8-1 on the season and 1-3-0 in LEC. The Corsairs will travel to UMass Boston for a 1:00 PM game on Wednesday, October 12th.

Thursday, October 6th – There was no separation between UMass Dartmouth and Roger Williams (5-7-1, 2-1-0) as the game ended in a 1-1 draw at Cressy Field on Thursday night.

The game was scoreless until the 74th minute.

Roger Williams’ senior goalkeeper #50 Sami Brody fouled Corsairs’ sophomore forward #8 Kyla Lockhart in the box, setting up a penalty for the Corsairs.

Sophomore midfielder #4 Caroline McAulliffe stepped up to the spot and scored, making it 1-0 for UMass Dartmouth.

Roger Williams was not trailing for long. Senior forward #13 Bianca Robbins scored in the 80th minute, after a pass from freshman midfielder #17 Sofie Morris, making it 1-1.

UMass Dartmouth appeared to score the winner from a free kick shortly after, but the goal was ruled offside.

UMass Dartmouth sophomore goalkeeper #16 Madison Durkin had a career night after she saved 11 shots for the Corsairs. UMass Dartmouth had 12 shots (7 on target) and Roger Williams had 23 shots (12 on target).

Field Hockey

Monday, October 3rd – UMass Dartmouth (2-7, 0-4 LEC) lost 5-0 at Roger Williams (7-3, 1-2 CCC) on Monday night.

Junior forward/midfielder #1 Kelly Doherty got the scoring started immediately for Roger Williams with a goal 31 seconds into the game.

Roger Williams doubled the lead two minutes later after a goal from freshman forward #13 Chelsea King, assisted by sophomore midfielder #11 Sara Carney.

The Hawks tacked on a third goal in the second quarter. Carney gathered a second assist, after a goal from senior midfielder #5 Carolyn Bauman.

Senior forward #23 Morgan Foley got a goal in the third quarter with an assist from sophomore midfielder #24 Ella Wayras to make it 4-0 in the third quarter.

Freshman forward/midfielder #14 Kailey Daddona wrapped up the game with a goal in the fourth quarter and made it 5-0. Sophomore forward/midfielder #2 Lauren Costanzo picked up the assist.

Sophomore goalkeeper #32 Hannah Trombly had 10 saves for the Corsairs.

Saturday, October 8th – The Corsairs lost 8-0 at Framingham State (7-4, 3-3 LEC) on Saturday.

Framingham State junior midfielder #25 Isabella Kondi started the scoring after a pass from junior forward Brandi Core. Core also scored in the second quarter. Core found Kondi again for her second goal in the third quarter.

Junior midfielder #6 Corlene Guenard scored a hat trick, with assists coming from sophomore midfielder #9 Abigail Clark and freshman midfielder #14 Kennedy St. Pierre.

Sophomore forward #12 Emma Bailey scored the last goal of the day with junior forward #2 Kaitlin Loughlin getting the assist.

UMass Dartmouth sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Trombly had 10 saves.

The Corsairs move to 2-8 overall and 0-5 in LEC. Their next game will be at Westfield State on Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00 PM.


Friday, October 7th – The Corsairs’ four-match winning streak was snapped at Bridgewater State on Friday afternoon, as they lost 7-2.

UMass Dartmouth lost all their double matches, which included the first loss of the season for juniors IsaBella Winter and Ailey Riddick.

The Corsairs picked up two singles victories. Winter recovered with a win (6-1, 6-2). Senior Alanna O’Connell picked up a win as well (6-4, 1-6, 6-1).

Saturday, October 8th – UMass Dartmouth lost at home 8-1 against UMass Boston (7-1, 6-0 LEC).

Junior IsaBella Winter picked up the only match victory for the Corsairs, winning sets 6-4, 6-0. Winter is a 12-1 singles competition.

UMass Dartmouth is now 9-4 overall and 4-2 in LEC play. The Corsairs travel to Rhode Island College on Tuesday, October 11th at 3:30 PM.


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