NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Senior Ashley Wolk (Barrington, RI) and freshman Paige Schneider (East Lyme) combined for ten goals and the Eastern Connecticut State University women's lacrosse team led wire-to-wire in a 19-10 Little East Conference victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Tuesday night at Cressy Field.
At right: Ashley Wolk
With its 13th straight victory in this series over UMass (4-9, 0-3 Little East), Eastern (3-10, 2-2 Little East) snaps a four-game losing streak. The Corsairs had won two straight non-conference decisions entering play.
The Warriors scored three times in the opening five minutes, moved out to a 7-2 lead midway through the first 30-minute period, and later used a run of eight straight goals over a stretch of 20 minutes to pile up a 16-5 advantage ten minutes into the second half.
Nine players contributed either a goal or assist to Eastern's highest goal total of the season, and the Warriors forced 22 UMass Dartmouth turnovers. Wolk had six goals and an assist and won five draws and Schneider contributed four goals and an assist. Freshman Amanda Will (Wantagh, NY) came off the bench for her first two career goals, her first sparking the 8-0 scoring run in which Wolk potted a pair and assisted on another. Freshman Nicole Fretz (Newington) was also credited with her first career goal that upped Eastern's early lead to 7-2.
Freshman Taylor Emmerson (Colchester) needed only five saves – her second-lowest total of the year – to record the win in net.
Eastern hosts the University of Southern Maine Saturday at 1 p.m.