Women's Lacrosse Tops Richmond, 11-6
April 13, 2003
AMHERST, Mass. -- Three Minutewomen tallied multiple goals as the University of Massachusetts women's lacrosse team defeated Richmond, 11-6, Sunday afternoon at Garber Field. The win lifts UMass to 7-5 on the season and 3-1 in A-10 action. Richmond falls to 7-6 overall and 2-2 in Atlantic 10 play.
Richmond got on the board first in the contest, scoring in the first minute of play when Katie Dolan was able to find the back of the net at the 29:12 mark. That was the last time the Spiders were in the lead as UMass went on a 7-2 scoring run to take a 7-3 lead into half time. Senior Jada Emery (Princeton, N.J.) scored two of Massachusetts' seven goals in the first half and also assisted junior Hope Zelinger's (Ellicott City, Md.) goal at the 23:04 mark.
The Spiders came out quick in the second half, scoring twice to cut Richmond's deficit to 7-5 with 14:35 remaining in the game. Sophomore Maura McGarrity (Chester Springs, Pa.) answered the Spiders' scoring run with a goal of her own, putting UMass up 8-5 with 9:15 remaining. Seniors Lydia Robinson (Summit, N.J.) and Kelli Kurtz (Schwenksville, Pa.) added two more goals to give the Minutewomen a 10-5 edge before UR's Polly Purcell scored her second goal of the game with 1:43 left in the second half. Robinson put an end to Richmond's chances, tallying her third goal of the game with 00:00.2 seconds left on the clock to give UMass an 11-6 victory over its conference opponent.
Robinson led all scorers with three goals for the Minutewomen. Emery and Kurtz added two goals and McGarrity, senior Leslie Pollock (Watervliet, N.Y.), Judy Kestner (Media, Pa.) and Zelinger each recorded one goal.
For Richmond, Purcell tallied two goals and Dolan, Kristen Habicht, Caroline McGuire and Jennifer Cielewich each recorded one goal.
In the cage for UMass, senior Cyndi Doyle (Bridgewater, Vt.) recorded 10 saves to help preserve the UMass victory.
The Minutewomen will return to action on April 18 when they travel to Duquesne for another Atlantic 10 contest.
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