UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/17-10/23

Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila



Saturday, October 22nd – The Corsairs continued their dominant form, this time with a 49-0 shutout win at Fitchburg State (1-7, 0-6 MASCAC).


UMass Dartmouth’s offense accounted for 532 yards, with 170 passing yards and 362 rushing yards.

Junior QB #6 Dante Aviles-Santos completed 7 passes for 140 yards.

Sophomore QB #24 Matt Gacioch completed 3 passes for 29 yards and two touchdowns.

Sophomore WR #5 Angel Sanchez caught seven passes for 155 yards and a touchdown.

Sophomore Jalyn Aponte caught a two-yard touchdown pass.

The Corsairs did most of their damage on the ground.

Aponte had 6 rushes for 117 yards and two touchdowns.

Junior RB #13 Richarno Hylton had 7 rushes and 77 yards.

Freshman WR #85 Malik White added 9 rushes for 69 yards.

Freshman RB #41 Jacob Gibbons had 5 rushes for 44 yards and a touchdown.

Senior RB #4 Luis Gonzalez rushed 8 times for 42 yards and two touchdowns.

UMass Dartmouth only allowed 23 total yards.

Sophomore LB #45 Sam Alicea had two sacks.

Senior DL #48 Josh Lacerte, sophomore DL #58 Woodley Felix, and fifth-year senior DL #77 Marcus Elysee all had one sack.

Fifth-year senior DB #7 JP Mason and freshman DB #18 Anthony Perez both had an interception.

The Corsairs are now 7-1 overall and 6-0 in MASCAC. UMass Dartmouth’s next game is Saturday, October 29th at 12:00 PM against Bridgewater State at Cressy Field.


Tuesday, October 18th – The UMass Dartmouth women’s tennis team started out the Little East Conference Tournament with a victory at the Lakeville Tennis Club. The #4 seed Corsairs defeated #5 seed Plymouth State 5-3 in the first round of the LEC tournament.


The Corsairs lost two doubles matches, but senior McKenzie Ferrari and junior Caroline Lemieux pulled off an 8-3 victory to secure a doubles win for the Corsairs.

UMass Dartmouth recovered in their singles matches. Juniors IsaBella Winter (6-1,6-2) and Ailey Riddick (2-6, 6-4, 6-3) won their matches.

Freshman Bailey Clark (6-0,6-0) and senior Alanna O’Connell (6-3, 3-6, 6-4) also won their matches, securing the 5-3 victory for the Corsairs.

Thursday, October 20th – #4 seed UMass Dartmouth was defeated by #1 seed UMass Boston 5-1 in the semifinals of the LEC tournament on Thursday.

Juniors IsaBella Winter and Ailey Riddick picked up a doubles victory for the Corsairs, winning 8-5.

With two doubles victories and three singles victories, UMass Boston secured the 5-1 win.

It was a very successful season for the Corsairs, as they won 12 times, tying for the second most wins in a season for the program.

12 wins secured the most successful season for Head Coach Doug Chapman so far.

The Corsairs will look to build on their success this year and carry this momentum into next season.

Field Hockey

Monday, October 17th – The UMass Dartmouth women’s field hockey team was defeated 8-3 at home against Keene State (8-7, 7-1 LEC)

Keene State sophomore forward #11 Irini Stefanakos picked up two goals and two assists for the Owls.

Senior forward #1 Ellie Hunkins scored once and had three assists.

Senior midfielder #2 Maggie Cahoon finished with a goal and assist.

Junior forward #9 Kalina Piasecki, freshman forward #10 Julia Baer, sophomore forward #16 Kirsten Dinsmore, and senior forward #26 Clara Hunkins all scored as well.

Sophomore defender #25 Hannah Wood and junior midfielder #18 Paula Vasiliadis finished the day with an assist each.

UMass Dartmouth sophomore forward #3 Harley Hodge finished the game with a goal and an assist.

Sophomore midfielder #4 Jenna Carvalho and junior defender #13 Maggie McCafferty scored for the Corsairs as well.

Grad student forward #7 Kylie Dias finished the day with an assist.

Wednesday, October 19th – The Corsairs lost a close match 1-0 at Cressy Field against Bridgewater State (2-12, 1-8 LEC)

The game’s only goal came in the third quarter. Bridgewater State junior midfielder #18 Charlotte McElroy scored from a penalty corner. Junior forward #14 Zoe Bergeron picked up the assist.

The Corsairs did not have their lack of chances during the game. They took 14 shots with 6 on target.

Bridgewater State freshman goalkeeper #30 Madelyne Guidaboni had a shutout for the Bears, having 6 saves.

Saturday, October 22nd – UMass Dartmouth was defeated by Fitchburg State 8-0 at Cressy Field on Saturday afternoon.

The team’s seniors, midfielder #2 Mya Amaral, #3 forward Harley Hodge, and midfielder #10 Hannah Niemi were honored before the game.

Fitchburg State freshman midfielder #1 Lena Kassel had a dominant performance, scoring 7 out of 8 goals for the Falcons. Kassel now has 28 goals this season, good enough to lead the LEC.

Fitchburg State freshman defender #24 Samantha Yates scored once. Senior forward #21 Grace Kerr had three assists. Junior defender #11 Sydney Alto and midfielder #15 Sophia Piper,

Freshman defender #12 Carley McCaie and senior forward #2 Sarah Craig all picked up assists in the victory for the Falcons.

Fitchburg State is now 9-6 overall and 7-3 in LEC play.

UMass Dartmouth moves to 2-13 overall and 0-10 in LEC play.

The next game for the Corsairs will be against Western Connecticut on Thursday, October 27th at Cressy Field.

Women’s Soccer

Tuesday, October 18th – The Corsairs lost 2-0 at Cressy Field against Westfield State (10-3-1, 5-0-0) on Tuesday night

UMass Dartmouth honored the team’s two grad students before the game: Forward #21 Kait Bernier and forward #6 Kalli Guillemette.

Westfield State started the scoring with a goal in the 10th minute from freshman midfielder #31 Morgan Berthiaume.

Grad student forward #9 Jenn Rennich assisted on the goal, then scored in the 33rd minute making it 2-0 and proving to be the final goal of the game.

UMass Dartmouth sophomore goalkeeper #16 Madison Durkin had 6 saves.

Senior goalkeeper #1 Kat Hubbard came into the game for the final 31 minutes, picking up 4 saves and not allowing a goal.

Saturday, October 22nd – UMass Dartmouth lost 2-1 against Castleton (7-9-1, 4-2-1 LEC) at Cressy Field on Saturday afternoon

The team had four seniors honored for Senior Day before the game: Defender #22 Maddie Beaulieu, midfielder #12 Acadia Cass, goalkeeper #1 Kat Hubbard, and midfielder #24 Mya Parker.

Castleton opened up the scoring with a goal in the 44th minute from freshman midfielder #16  Becky Hannwacker. Castleton doubled their lead with a goal by senior midfielder #23 Jamie Ledoux in the 69th minute.

The Corsairs responded with a goal minutes later in the 72nd minute by freshman midfielder #27 Emily Khang to cut the lead to 2-1.

UMass Dartmouth could not find the equalizer as the game ended 2-1.

Hubbard had 6 saves for the Corsairs.

UMass Dartmouth is now 3-12-1 on the season and 1-6-0 in LEC play.

The Corsairs’ next game is against Worcester State on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:00 PM away from home.

Men’s Soccer

Tuesday, October 18th – UMass Dartmouth lost 3-1 at Bridgewater State (4-7-2) on Tuesday.

The Corsairs scored the game’s first goal in the 10th minute. Sophomore forward #10  Lucas Passaro scored off a rebound after a shot from sophomore midfielder #16 Cameron Jacob.

Bridgewater State tied the game 1-1 in the 24th minute from a free kick. Junior defender #14 Jacob Ramos scored from a header after the pass from sophomore midfielder #15 Nicolas Matias.

Senior forward #10 Robson Montrond earned a penalty kick and converted in the 29th minute to make it a 2-1 lead for the Bears.

Bridgewater State secured the victory with a goal in the 81st minute.

Freshman midfielder #24 Filippo Mucci scored from a free kick after the pass from junior midfielder #8 Joseph Kingara.

The Corsairs finished with 16 shots and 7 on target.

Saturday, October 22nd – UMass Dartmouth rebounded with a 2-0 victory at Castleton (5-9-2, 2-4-1 LEC).


The game’s first goal came in the 60th minute. Junior forward #14 Joey Paiva capitalized off a Castleton turnover and scored to make it 1-0.

The Corsairs doubled their lead in the 83rd minute. Graduate student midfielder #30 Desner Martinez passed to junior midfielder #27 Brandon Araujo, who scored and secured the victory.

Sophomore goalkeeper #1 Jack Waterhouse kept a clean sheet for the Corsairs.

UMass Dartmouth’s next game is against Coast Guard at home on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 PM. 


Saturday, October 22nd – UMass Dartmouth played a doubleheader on Saturday at the Tripp Athletic Center. The Corsairs defeated Castleton (5-17, 0-7 LEC) with a sweep (25-14, 25-13, 25-16). The Corsairs lost the second match against Worcester Polytechnic Institute (14-8, 3-5 NEWMAC). WPI defeated UMass Dartmouth 30-28, 25-19, 25-14.


The Corsairs dominated the game of the day against Castleton.

Junior Devon Laing led the sweep for the Corsairs, as she led the game with nine kills, four aces, and 14 digs.

Sophomore Kate Wade contributed with seven kills, three aces, and nine digs. Sophomore Chelsea Sanker added eight kills.

The victory for the Corsairs clinched home-court advantage for the first time in over 20 years.

The second game of the day went differently for UMass Dartmouth.

The first set was very close, as the Corsairs were up late, but WPI rallied to win the set 30-28. WPI went on to win the next two sets, 25-19 and 25-14.

Wade again led the team with 13 kills.

Laing contributed with four kills and 10 digs.

Freshman Sabrina Bordone led the team with three aces.

Freshman Emily Pogorelec led the team in digs with 17.

UMass Dartmouth is now 17-7 on the season and 5-2 in LEC play.

The Corsairs will take on Bridgewater State at the Tripp Athletic Center on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:00 PM.


Saturday, October 22nd – UMass Dartmouth had a great day at Albertus Magnus on Saturday, winning 121-51.

Juniors Natalia Agrelo, Savannah Platt, Rachel Kerrigan, and senior Sydney Cayer finished first place (2:19.72) in the 200 Medley Relay.

 Freshman Kylie Winer took first place (12:52.59) in the 1000-yard freestyle.

Sophomore Anya Wallace finished first place in the 200-yard freestyle (2:17.79) and 500-yard freestyle (6:10.81).

Sophomore Piper Dienst took first place (1:15.83) in the 100 IM.

Junior Hannah Mitus finished first place (1:17.03) in the 100 M backstroke.

Freshman Isabella Gerardi, Winer, Dienst, and Wallace finished first place (1:55.50) in the 200-yard relay.

The Corsairs will be at Western New England on Saturday, October 30th at 1:00 PM. 


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