UMass Dartmouth Downs Southern Maine

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Freshman Allison O'Rourke (Weymouth, Mass.) matched her career high with six goals as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth pulled away in the second half to defeat the University of Southern Maine, 12-8, Saturday afternoon at rain-soaked Cressy Field.

The win was the third straight for the Corsairs who improve to 3-6 overall and 1-1 in the conference. The Huskies dropped their second straight game to fall to 4-5 overall and 1-1 in LEC play.

O'Rourke also had two assists for an eight-point game. Junior Gillian Carey (Waltham, Mass.) added two goals and two assists, and junior Allison Trearchis (Tyngsboro, Mass.) contributed a goal and an assist. Junior goalie Liz Miller (Littleton, Mass.) registered 12 saves.

For the Huskies, sophomore Jessica Martineau (Auburn, Maine/Yarmouth) led the way with three goals. Sophomore Mary Vaughan (Brunswick, Maine/Pomfret) and freshman Jana Sacco (Niagara Falls, Ontario) each had a goal and an assist, and junior Jessica Knight (Alfred, Maine/Massabesic) had a game-high three assists. Sophomore Rachel Lolley (Gorham, Maine) had 12 saves in goal.

After taking a 1-0 lead on a goal by Martineau, the Huskies spent much of the first half playing from behind until they tied the score at 5-5 on a goal by senior Caitlin Albert (Scarborough, Maine). Goals by Carey and O'Rourke in the final 30 seconds gave UMD a 7-5 edge at the break.

Down by two, the Huskies got goals from Sacco and Martineau to open the second half and tie the score at 7-7 with 20:52 to play.

The tied lasted all of 21 seconds as O'Rourke regained the lead for the Corsairs, sparking a run of four consecutive UMD goals over a span of 12 minutes. O'Rourke tallied three of the four goals, and junior Liz Stapleton (Wakefield, Mass,) had the other.

Southern Maine travels to Plymouth State University on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.) for a Little East Conference game. UMass Dartmouth will host Rhode Island College on Tuesday (7:00 p.m.) for an LEC game.

2009-04-11



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