NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA - Sophomore midfielder Molly Centore (Kennebunk, ME) scored a career-high three goals to lead the Wheelock College women's lacrosse team in a 19-4 loss to host University of Massachusetts Dartmouth this afternoon in North Dartmouth, MA. The Wildcats fall to 0-5 on the season, while the Corsairs improve to 3-3.
UMass Dartmouth scored seven of the first eight goals in the first half, before Centore took a feed from sophomore middie Emma Marrs (Old Lyme, CT) and scored with 4:23 left in the first period to make it 7-2. She scored twice more for Wheelock in the second stanza as well. Centore found the back of the net on a free position shot at the 23:09 mark of the second period to cut the deficit to 13-3. Her final goal of the afternoon and eighth of the season pulled the Wildcats to within 15-4 with 17:56 remaining in the contest. The Corsairs tallied the final four goals of the match.
Marrs put Wheelock on the board with her team-leading 11th goal of the year when she converted a feed from senior middie Kailah Simon (Norwalk, CT). Simon registered her first collegiate point with the helper at 15:54 of the first half to snap a string of five unanswered goals by UMass Dartmouth to open the game.
Centore also added four draw controls, a ground ball and caused a turnover for the Wildcats, while Marrs picked up a ground ball and won a draw control. Simon scooped up a pair of ground balls in addition to her assist. Junior midfielder Christina Cubera (Baltimore, MD) led the defensive effort for Wheelock with five ground balls, while senior defender Taylor Rogers (Essex, MA) came up with three ground balls.
Junior midfielder Taylor Corsano (Bourne, MA) led the Corsairs' racking up six goals and three assists for a game-high nine points. Freshman attacker Colleen Kane (Arlington, MA) added six goals and an assist of her own, while senior midfielder Denise Gates (Feeding Hills, MA) dished out a game-high four helpers and registered two goals.
Junior goaltender Monica Bettle (Pembroke, MA) turned away five shots for the Wildcats, while senior goalie Angelina Donovan (Medford, MA) made nine saves to earn the victory for UMass Dartmouth.
Wheelock will be in action again on Tuesday, April 2 when it heads to Providence, RI to take on Rhode Island College at 4:00 p.m., while the Corsairs travel to Danbury, CT to take on Western Connecticut State University on March 30 at 12:00 p.m.