Early Offense Leads UMass To 7-1 Win Over La Salle
Oct. 18, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - Freshmen midfielders Charlotte Verelst and Izzie Delario recorded a goal each during the opening minutes to spearhead the UMass field hockey offense in its 7-1 victory over La Salle at Garber Field on Friday afternoon. Brooke Sabia - who earned a pair of goals and an assist - Lauren Allymohamed, Hailey Cockrum and Renee Suter joined Verelst and Delario in the scoring column.
Verelst opened scoring only one minute, 50 seconds into the game. Unassisted on the play, Verelst dribbled into the circle, dodged a pair of La Salle defenders and shot into the right side of the cage for her second goal of the year.
Delario followed at the 3:48 mark to double the UMass lead. During a penalty corner, Sabia fired an attempt at the left post, with Delario able to redirect the play behind La Salle goalkeeper Lisa Shaffer.
Holding the two-goal advantage into the final minute of the first half, the Minutewomen (11-4 overall, 2-0 Atlantic 10) allowed a tally with 37 seconds to play in the opening stanza. Olivia Shoemaker cut into the Explorers (4-10, 0-2) deficit with a strike into the right corner following a penalty corner direct insert from Maddy Tettelbach.
However, following the intermission, UMass struck for five goals over the remaining 35 minutes to net the 7-1 final score. Suter found the back of the cage on a penalty corner during the 42nd minute to push the lead back to a pair. The goal marked Suter's sixth in the previous three games.
Sabia added her first mark of the day on a penalty stroke taken at 55:44 while Allymohamed redirected a Prince shot at 63:20 to push the advantage to 5-1.
Cockrum earned her second goal in as many games during the 64th minute, with a shot into the left side following a pass by Bowman from outside the circle. Sabia capped scoring with her 13th tally of the season at 65:25. Ineson found Sabia in the circle with a clean pass between La Salle defenders to create the opportunity.
The Maroon and White tallied a 33-6 lead in shots and 19-5 edge in on-target attempts. UMass also led in penalty corners, 16-2 while goalkeeper Sam Carlino tallied four saves for her 25th collegiate victory.
The Minutewomen return to Garber Field to face Saint Joseph's (4-10, 1-1) for Senior Day on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. Prior to the game, UMass will recognized the six-member senior class, which includes, Bowman, Ineson, Molly MacDonnell, Prince, Sikalis and Mel Sutherland. Admission is free.