UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/24-10/30

Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila

Email: nstabila@umassd.edu

Football

Saturday, October 29th – UMass Dartmouth continued its dominant season, defeating Bridgewater State 48-7 at Cressy Field. Bridgewater State is now 4-4 overall and 4-2 in MASCAC.

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The Corsairs honored 12 seniors honored before the game: DB #3 Adam Washington, LB #5 Javien Delgado, DB #7 JP Mason, DB #8 Stevie Kolodko, WR #12 Winston DeLeon, WR #19 Keenan Little, LB #25 Malik Gibson, DL #51 Mekhi Geter, OL #63 Liam Whaley, OL #73 Andrew Paulus, DL #77 Marcus Elysee and OL #78 Saih Hill-Gore.

The offense was firing on all cylinders for the Corsairs, as they went for 627 total yards.

Junior QB #6 Dante Aviles-Santos completed 21 passes for 349 yards and a touchdown.

UMass Dartmouth rushed for 278 yards on the day. Sophomore RB #9 Jalyn Aponte rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown.

Senior RB #4 Luis Gonzalez rushed for 83 yards and three touchdowns.

Junior RB #13 Richarno Hylton added 64 yards and two touchdowns.

Sophomore WR #8 Thomas Zednik caught four passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Keenan Little caught five passes for 89 yards.

Sophomore WR #5 Angel Sanchez caught four passes for 63 yards.

The Corsair defense only allowed 223 total yards. JP Mason led the team in tackles with eight. The defense tallied three sacks.

Stevie Kolodko, freshman DL #23 Hassan Gaye, and senior DL #48 Josh Lacerte all had sacks. Lacerte forced a fumble and got a turnover for the Corsairs.

The Corsairs scored on their first two drives and never looked back, dominating the game from start to finish.

The win gives UMass Dartmouth an 8-1 record and a 7-0 in MASCAC. UMass Dartmouth has a by week, but a potential MASCAC championship game at Plymouth State looms. That game takes place on Saturday, November 12th at 12:00 PM.

Field Hockey

Thursday, October 27th – UMass Dartmouth picked up their first Little East Conference (LEC) victory of the season against Western Connecticut State (5-11, 2-9 LEC) at Cressy Field on Thursday, winning 2-0.

Graduate student forward #7 Kylie Dias got the scoring started for the Corsairs in the first quarter. Senior midfielder #2 Mya Amaral picked up the assist on the goal.

The Corsairs doubled their lead in the third quarter. Junior defender #13 Maggie McCafferty found sophomore midfielder #4 Jenna Carvalho for the goal. This proved to be the final goal of the game and sealed the win for UMass Dartmouth.

Sophomore goalkeeper #32 Hannah Trombly had five saves and did not allow a goal for her first clean sheet for the season.

Friday, October 28th – In their last game of the season, UMass Dartmouth was defeated 6-1 by Worcester State (13-6, 10-2 LEC) at Cressy Field.

Dias scored the game’s first goal after an assist from Carvalho. Dias ended the season with six goals, which led the team in scoring.

It was all Worcester State after the opener from UMass Dartmouth. The Lancers rattled off six straight goals, scoring in each quarter.

Senior forward #8 Karalyn Jones, junior midfielder #12 Grace Adams (two goals), senior midfielder #19 Molly Cutting (two goals and junior forward #23 Emma Thomson were the goalscorers for the Lancers.

Jones (three assists), Thomson, freshman midfielder #13 Maggie Nailor, senior defender #9 Emily Saucier (two assists), and sophomore forward #3 Natalya Morin picked up assists for Worcester State.

UMass Dartmouth ends its season at 3-14 and 1-11 in LEC play.

Hockey

Friday, October 28th – UMass Dartmouth Hockey started off their season with a victory, defeating UMass Boston (0-1-0) 4-2 away from home.

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UMass Boston got on the board first with a goal in the first period from freshman forward #18 Grady Freidman. Freshman forward #3 Jude Kurtas assisted on the play.

The Corsairs responded with a goal in the last minute of the first period from freshman defenseman #5 Alex Newton, making it 1-1. Senior forward #10 Justin Weinbrenner picked up the assist.

Junior forward #17 Michael Mania gave the Corsairs a 2-1 advantage in the second period. Freshman forward #8 Tyler Stewart and senior defenseman #2 Jake Maynard were credited with assists on the goal.

UMass Boston tied the game 2-2 later in the second period. Freshman forward #28 Jazz Krivtsov scored with freshman forward #17 Mike Manzo and junior forward #8 Owen Bourdow getting the assist.

UMass Dartmouth reclaimed the lead halfway through the third period with a goal from freshman forward #42 Matthew Zdanowicz’s goal. Freshman forward #24 Kevin Johnston got the assist.

Mania scored again for the Corsairs in the final minute of the game on a power play. Stewart and senior forward #6 Michael Perrone assisted.

UMass Dartmouth goalie #35 Daniel Davidson started off his senior season with 52 saves on 54 shots. This was a career-best in saves for Davidson.

Saturday, October 29th – UMass Dartmouth lost for the first time this season, 3-1, against Stonehill College (5-1) at Hetland Arena.

Stonehill scored the game’s first goal in the second period. Junior forward #14 Max Pineo scored, as freshmen forwards #6 Frank Ireland and #12 Carter Rapajle were credited with assists.

Stonehill doubled their lead a minute and a half later. Rapajle scored the short-handed goal. Ireland and sophomore forward #55 Will Cohen assisted on the play.

The Corsairs responded by scoring on the same power play with less than 30 seconds to go in the second period. Senior forward #10 Justin Weinbrenner found the back of the net off the assists from junior defenseman #4 Cade Hanley and senior defenseman #18 Sky Silverstein, cutting the deficit in half to make it 2-1.

Stonehill scored the game’s final goal in the third period. Junior forward #3 Matt Talarico made it a 3-1 game with freshman forward #20 Matthew Pimental and senior forward #10 Brendan Nehmer getting the assists.

UMass Dartmouth senior goalie #35 Daniel Davidson had 26 saves on 29 shots.

UMass Dartmouth will play their first MASCAC game of the season at home against Worcester State on Thursday, November 3rd at 7:30 PM.

Volleyball

Wednesday, October 26th – UMass Dartmouth swept Bridgewater State (9-9, 3-3 MASCAC) in the Corsairs’ final non-conference match this season. The Corsairs won 25-18, 25-18, and 25-17

Junior Marley Alexander was honored prior to the match for graduating a year early.

Alexander had nine kills and three blocks in the match. Sophomore Kate Wade led the match with 11 kills and had seven digs.

Freshmen Emily Pogorelec, Emma Rousseau, and Sabrina Bordone all played a big role in this match. Pogorelec led the match with 15 digs. Rousseau led the match with 16 assists and four aces. Bardone had 15 assists and two aces.

Junior Devon Laing contributed with eight digs.

The Corsairs cruised in all three sets, as they barely trailed in any of the three sets.

Saturday, October 29th – UMass Dartmouth swept another opponent Saturday, this time defeating Eastern Connecticut (14-9, 5-3 LEC). The Corsairs won 25-16, 25-20, and 25-15.

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It was an all-around team effort from the Corsairs. Sophomores

Chelsea Sanker and Kate Wade had nine kills each to lead the team. Junior Maggie Sullivan had five kills and led the team in blocks with seven.

Freshman Emily Pogorelec and junior Devon Laing led the team with two aces each. Pogorelec, Laing, and Wade all had eight digs to lead Corsairs.

Freshman Sabrina Bardone led the team in assists with 17. Freshman Emma Rousseau contributed with six assists and an ace.

The Corsairs rallied in the second set after going down 20-15, scoring ten straight points and using this momentum to wrap up the sweep in the third set.

This victory secured the third seed for UMass Dartmouth in the LEC tournament. It is the first time since 2001 that the Corsairs will host a playoff match. The Corsairs finished the regular season 19-7 overall and 6-2 in the LEC.

The Corsairs will host UMass Boston on Tuesday, November 1st at 7:00 PM.

Women’s Soccer

Wednesday, October 26th – UMass Dartmouth drew 1-1 at Worcester State (4-9-2, 3-3 MASCAC)

The Corsairs struck quickly with a goal in the second minute of the match. Graduate student midfielder/forward #21 Kait Bernier scored with freshman midfielder/forward #7 Kaitlyn Duarte getting the assist.

Worcester State found the equalizer in the 53rd minute. Senior midfielder #10 Hailey Skowronski passed to senior forward #23 Hailey Mignon and Mignon scored the header.

The game ended 1-1 after Worcester State had 32 shots with 14 on target. The Corsairs had nine shots with three on target. Sophomore goalkeeper #16 Madison Durkin had 13 saves and kept the game tied for UMass Dartmouth.

Saturday, October 29th – In their final game of the season, UMass Dartmouth tied 0-0 at Eastern Connecticut State (6-5-5, 3-2-3 LEC).

Both teams finished with six shots. UMass Dartmouth had five shots on target, while Eastern Connecticut State had three shots on target.

Eastern Connecticut junior goalkeepers #00 Emily Wallace and #0 Rachel Hughes combined for five saves. UMass Dartmouth senior goalkeeper #1 Kat Hubbard had three saves and kept a clean sheet.

The Corsairs finished the season 3-12-2 overall and 1-6-1 in LEC play.

Men’s Soccer

Tuesday, October 25th – UMass Dartmouth lost a close match, 2-1, against Coast Guard (10-2-4, 2-2-2 NEWMAC) at Cressy Field.

Coast Guard opened the scoring in the 27th minute from a corner kick. Senior midfielder #17 John DiTommaso found senior midfielder #12, John Flood, to give Coast Guard a 1-0 lead.

The Corsairs tied the game up in the 32nd minute.

Sophomore midfielder #16 Cameron Jacob crossed the ball to sophomore midfielder #15 Justin Petrillo and Petrillo finished giving the Corsairs the equalizer.

Coast Guard found the winning goal in the 85th minute. Flood scored his second goal of the match with DiTommaso assisting again. Junior midfielder #8 Charles Fish also got an assist on the goal, starting the play with a free kick.

Saturday, October 29th – UMass Dartmouth lost their final game of the season 4-0 against Eastern Connecticut State (11-5-1, 6-2-0 LEC) at Cressy Field.

The Corsairs honored four seniors prior to the game: Defenders #28 Jacob Harper and #19 Noah Rosa, fifth-year senior defender #13 Gabe DeOliveira, and graduate student midfielder #30 Denser Martinez. 

Eastern Connecticut State freshman forward #13 Matthew Kessler scored in the 44th minute to break the 0-0 draw.

Eastern Connecticut scored three second-half goals:. Sophomore forward #25 Logan Brennan, freshman midfielder #24 Niall O’Brien (penalty), and defender #19 Christian Hohulin all scored to secure the 4-0 victory. Sophomore midfielder #12 Grady Kelly had a hat trick of assists.

The Corsairs finished with 12 shots and five on target.

UMass Dartmouth finished the season 1-11-5 overall and 1-6-1 in LEC.

Women’s Cross Country

Saturday, October 29th – UMass Dartmouth finished in third place out of seven teams at the Little East Conference Championship on Saturday, but grad student Alexa Van Voorhis stole the show on Saturday for the Corsairs.

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Van Voorhis is the LEC Individual Champion, the first for the school since 1996. Van Voorhis finished at 19.44.5 in first place.

The Corsairs finished with 92 points on the day, good enough for third place out of seven teams.

Eastern Connecticut State finished in second place with 51 points and Keene State took first place with 33 points.

Notable finishes: Sophomore Bee Greenberg finished 16th (21:21.9), freshman Kiara Cerruti finished 20th (21:47.7), sophomore Mckenzie Canuel finished 27th (22:09.7), freshman Tori Schweitzer finished 30th (22:14.6), sophomore Julia Latura finished 40th (22:48.3) and freshman Grace Russell finished 61st (26:35.7).

UMass Dartmouth now looks forward to the NCAA Division III Regional Championships taking place on Saturday, November 12th at 11:00 AM.

Men’s Cross Country

Saturday, October 29th – UMass Dartmouth finished in 2nd place with 77 points at the LEC Championships at Franklin Park.

Plymouth State took first place with 34 points. Eastern Connecticut State finished in third place with 80 points.

First Team All-LEC grad student Steve Stromski earned a fifth-place finish (26:39.2), leading the Corsairs. Coming in eighth and ninth place were sophomores Frank Wenner (26:53.8) and Jake Paris (26:54.8).

Other notable finishes: Freshman Ben Davignon finished 25th (27:51.6), junior Vinny Gardner finished 28th (28:10.3), freshman Colin Ozturk finished 31st (28:25.6), grad student Okan Canaran finished 42nd (29:26.9), freshman Cooper Blatz finished 44th (29:43.2) and sophomore Brendan Gallagher finished 49th (30:19.4).

UMass Dartmouth will compete in the NCAA Division III Regional Championships taking place on Saturday, November 12th at 12:00 PM.

Women’s Swimming

Saturday, October 29th – UMass Dartmouth lost 139-110 at Western New England.

Freshman Kylie Winer took first place in the 200-yard freestyle (2:14.32) and 50-yard freestyle (28.81). Winer finished second place (1:20.44) in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Sophomore Anya Wallace finished first place (6:14.87) in the 500-yard freestyle. Wallace took second place (1:02.41) in the 100-yard freestyle.

Freshman Isabella Gerardi finished second place (12:57.52) in the 1000-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly (1:13.68), and 50-yard butterfly (32.44).

Sophomore Piper Dienst finished second place (32.41) in the 50-yard backstroke and 100-yard backstroke (1:10.84).

The team of Gerardi, Winer, Wallace, and Dienst finished first place (1:55.43) in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

UMass Dartmouth will host the Louise Goodrum Invitational on Saturday, November 5th at 11:00 AM.

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