DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The UMass Dartmouth Field Hockey team snapped a three-game winless streak, adding its first to the win column in a 2-0 shutout decision over Clark University in non-conference action on Tuesday night.
Scores: UMass Dartmouth 2, Clark University 0
Records: UMass Dartmouth (1-3, 0-2 LEC) | Clark University (2-2, 0-0 NEWMAC)
How it Happened
In the first half, the Cougars controlled the tempo of the game with stifling defense turning into advantages on the offensive end. With 17 minutes to go, UMass Dartmouth senior goalkeeper Allison Burke (Franklin, Mass.) took on multiple opposing players, sending away three rapid-fire shots to keep the scoreless game intact.
After the first half closed without a marker, the Corsairs returned to action looking for its first lead of the game. Fourteen minutes into the second stanza, junior Ciara Anderson (Medway, Mass.) found classmate Mary Brown (Leicester, Mass.) amongst a scrum in front of the net with Brown notching her second goal of the year.
With 18:12 remaining in play, the host doubled its lead when Anderson swiped the ball away from an opposing attacker, moving the ball into the circle, and rifled her first goal of 2017 into the bottom left corner.
In the remaining five minutes of play Clark University had its fore-check working as it did in the first half, and again the Corsairs were able to divert the scoring threats to cruise toward their first victory of the 2017 campaign.
Junior Dani Michaud (Providence, R.I.) had only one save in the loss for the Cougars.
Inside the Numbers
- The Corsairs had a favorable amount of penalty corners, taking nine in the game to the Cougars' two.
- UMass Dartmouth led the shot margin 13-to-7.
- Brown led all offensive players with four shots and two on target. Sophomore Katrina Perry (Raynham, Mass.) took three shots in the contest.
- Burke finished the contest with five saves on net en route to her 15th career win and fourth shutout.
- Tuesday's wins marks the sixth-straight victory for UMass Dartmouth over Clark University.
The Corsairs continue Little East Conference play on Saturday when they clash with Salem State University at 2 p.m. Clark travels to Mount Holyoke as NEWMAC play begins the same day at 1 p.m.