NEWTON, Mass. – Senior Erin Kish (Littleton, MA) scored a hat trick in UMass Dartmouth's 4-3 win over Mount Ida College, including the golden goal game-winner in OT to lift the Corsairs to victory in an emotional and entertaining non-conference field hockey tilt on Tuesday evening at Alumni Field.
The Corsairs struck first in the game off the stick of Senior Delaney Burns (Wayne, N.J.), and Erin Kish followed it up with her first of three on the night to give them a 2-1 advantage heading into halftime.
Mount Ida College would come charging out of the gate to tie it up in the second half. Junior Sarah Hemstock (Northford, Conn.) found the back of the net off an assist from Ema Atherton (Sanbornton, N.H.) and then, less than two minutes later, assisted on senior Lexi Minicucci's (Westfield Mass.) goal that gave the Mustangs the lead early in the second half.
Kish would go on to add her second goal with minutes left in the game off an assist from Mary Brown (Leicester, Mass) and provide the game-winner off a rebound.
Both of the games goalies were solid for their respective teams. The Mustangs Grace Ryan (Livermore Falls, Maine) made seven saves in the loss and the Corsairs Allison Burke (Franklin, Mass) made 5 saves.
Both goalies stopped penalty shots to keep their teams in the game during the contest.
With the win, the Corsairs improve to 4-5 overall and are 2-4 in the Little East Conference (LEC). They will look to keep things rolling when they head to Saint Joseph's Maine on Thursday October 5th for another non-conference test.
The Mustangs drop to 6-5 overall with the loss. They will look to rebound when they head to Anna Maria on Saturday October 7th in a return to Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play.
Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, providing career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,450 students for success. The College is comprised of the School of Applied Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Design and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, awarding associate, bachelor and master's degrees. www.mountida.edu