Minutewomen Edge Past UNH, 9-8
March 14, 2003
DURHAM, N.H.--The University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse team tallied eight goals in the first half to hold on and defeat New Hampshire, 9-8, at Memorial Field in Durham, N.H., on Friday. The victory improves UMass to 3-1 on the season and drops the Wildcats to 0-4.
The two teams were tied at 2-2 through the first 15:06 of play after Jada Emery (Princeton, N.J.) tallied the first of her three goals at the 5:22 mark and Kerri Connerty (Nashua, N.H) recorded a goal at 6:24. Emery broke the tie with a goal at the 15:06 mark and scored the first of six consecutive goals by the Minutewomen, giving them an 8-2 lead. The scoring stretch was led by Emery and Lydia Robinson (Summit, N.J.), who each tallied two goals during the scoring run. UNH tallied its third goal of the half when it found the back of the net with just three seconds remaining in the period, making the score 8-3 at intermission.
The Wildcats came out firing in the second half, out-scoring the Minutewomen 5-1 in the second 30 minutes of play. The New Hampshire comeback was led by Jessie Groszkowski, who recorded four goals on the night, three in the second half. The Wildcats fought back to get within two of Massachusetts, 8-6, before Maura McGarrity (Chester Springs, Pa.) interrupted the four straight UNH goals with one of her own, giving the Minute women a 9-6 advantage. Groszkowski tallied two more goals before the end of the game, but the Wildcats were unable to overcome Umass' lead, giving the Minutewomen a 9-8 victory.
In goal, Cyndi Doyle (Bridgewater, Vt.) recorded 10 saves and UNH's Danielle Martin tallied eight saves.
The Minutewomen will next travel to Dartmouth on Sunday for a 1:00 p.m. game.