Score: UMass Dartmouth 18, Emmanuel 11
Records: Corsairs (9-5, 2-2 LEC), Emmanuel (2-11, 2-7 GNAC)
Location: Boston, Mass. – Roberto Clemente Field
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
THE LEAD: Nine different Corsairs picked up points as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth submitted a team effort in its 18-11 triumph over host Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon at Clemente Field.
HOW IT HAPPENED
UMass Dartmouth senior Leah Douty (Framingham, Mass.) collected a game-high nine points in the victory, with classmate Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) grabbing her sixth straight hat-trick alongside two assists. Junior Angela Correia (Bridgewater, Mass.) nabbed her first-career hat-trick on an efficient three shots, going perfect in each of her tries.
After EC sophomores Kylie Rice (Bethlehem, Conn.) and Allison Hutchings (Billerica, Mass.) matched the pair of scores by Douty in the initial seven minutes of action, the visiting assembly of sophomore Sam Muir (Sturbridge, Mass.), seniors Raquel Riley (Wakefield, Mass.), Kish and Douty powered the squad to a 6-0 run to push ahead by a score of 8-2. Correia joined the scoring club with her fourth and fifth goals of the season to bookend another by Kish, placing the squad up 11-4.
A pair of goals by Rice and three straight by Hutchings bookended markers by Muir and Correia in the second half, but UMass Dartmouth's advantageous margin stand firm through the final whistle for the non-conference triumph.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The Corsairs look to improve on their free position shot efficiency, going 1 of 11 in today's affair.
- Emmanuel held the slight advantage on draw controls, edging the Corsairs, 16-15.
- After scoring four goals in each of her first two seasons, Correia now has six on the current campaign.
- Rice finished the afternoon with five goals and one assist to pace the Saints while Hutchings added four goals.
- With 11 saves on the day, Corsair junior goalie Kaitlyn Burchill (Bridgewater, Mass.) earned her ninth win of the season to surpass her past two season totals (eight in each). She improves her career record to 25-22 for the Blue and Gold.
- EC senior goalie Avery Yang (Lincoln, R.I.) made a career-high 13 saves in net for the Saints and falls to 0-3 between the pipes.
Both Emmanuel and UMass Dartmouth resume action on Tuesday, April 24. The Saints host Simmons College at 7:00 PM in their season finale while the Corsairs continue conference play as they travel to Western Connecticut on Tuesday, Apr. 24 at 7:00 PM.