Field Hockey Downed at UMass-Dartmouth, 5-1

Field Hockey Downed at UMass-Dartmouth, 5-1


DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Four goals from the stick of junior Delaney Burns (Wayne, N.J.) carried UMass Dartmouth Field Hockey to its second-straight win on Saturday, as the Corsairs dominated Western Connecticut 5-1 on Senior Day at Cressy Field.

The Basics

Score: UMass Dartmouth 5, Western Connecticut 1
UMass Dartmouth (6-11, 4-7 LEC) | Western Connecticut (4-12, 2-9 LEC)

How it Happened

Burns put the Corsairs on the board first, building up to a two-goal lead within the course of a minute and a half. Off a pass from the end line from senior Katelin Morrissey (Taunton, Mass.), Burns beat WCSU goalkeeper Kristy Trotta (Danbury, Conn.) in front of the net at 24:04 before finishing off a scrum on a penalty corner at 25:15. Sophomore Ciara Anderson (Medway, Mass.) was credited with the assist. 

After outshooting the visitors 12-2 in the opening stanza, UMass Dartmouth kept on the gas in the second half, erupting for three more goals. On a Corsair penalty corner ten minutes in, junior Erin Kish (Littleton, Mass.) found senior Hunter Carden (Branford, Conn.) from the top of the arc, and Burns potted her third goal a little over two minutes later.

Western Connecticut then got on the board at 48:05, when Allie Noteware (New Milford, Conn.) put the ball into the bottom right corner of the cage off the pass from Greta McConnell (Norwalk, Conn.). After 20 minutes of scoreless play, Burns added another for good measure, again finishing on a scrum in front of the net.

Inside the Numbers

  •  Despite allowing five goals, Trotta made 11 stops on the evening, including five in the first half and six in the second.
  • UMass Dartmouth keeper Sam Brun (Dighton, Mass.) gathered her seventh decision on the season, needing to make just two saves.
  • Burns is now tied for sixth in the Little East Conference with 13 goals on the season, and set a new single-game career-high with her four scores tonight.
  • UMass Dartmouth again outperformed its opponent in the arc, registering 11 penalty corner opportunities to WCSU's three. In addition, the Corsairs dominated possession, outshooting the Colonials 23-5.