BY COLE McNANNA // March 24, 2017 //

The women’s lacrosse team returned to Walter M. Katz Field only to be greeted by non-conference UMass Dartmouth who went up early and didn’t look back.

The Colonels dropped to 3-4 on the early season with their first Commonwealth Coast Conference game scheduled for later this afternoon.

Curry went up early thanks to freshman Abby Dubel and senior Malorie Knowlton just over four minutes into the game. However, the Corsairs responded with an 8-0 run over the next 15 minutes to solidify their lead.

Senior classmates Abby Carnevale and Kelly Parker finally broke the streak before halftime and sent the 9-4 game to break. Although before the game head coaches Caitlin Roberts and Keith Cory decided to shorten the intermission to only five minutes due to the cold weather.

After the abbreviated break, Carnevale netted another goal to open the scoring for the Colonels. UMass Dartmouth had similar plans and in turn went on another run, this time scoring six straight to extend their lead to 15-5 to keep the clock moving through all whistles.

Senior Rachael Lawrence recorded another Curry goal to start to bring them back and freshman Abigail Gulfoil netted one more goal to make the final score 16-7 after 60 minutes.

“I have faith in them that they’ll come in and be pumped to play Gordon tomorrow,” said Coach Roberts after the game. “Sometimes you need a loss like this to put you back in perspective.”

They have the opportunity to get right back into it this afternoon with the opening face-off with Gordon College scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

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