UMass scored nine of the game’s first 10 goals and despite a second half rally Siena Women’s Lacrosse fell short in its home opener Saturday afternoon, 16-7. Deirdre McQuillan and Katie Maguire each scored their first two goals of the season in the loss.
After McQuillan put the Saints (0-2) on the board first less than two minutes into the games, UMass (4-0) responded with nine unanswered goals. Lauren Corso scored on a free-position shot in the final minute of the half as the Saints trailed 9-2 at intermission. UMass dominated the first half, out-shooting the Saints 32-6 in the stanza.
The Minutewomen stretched their lead to 11-2 moments into the second half and threatened to pull away even further. But the Saints battled back, scoring four of the next five goals to pull as close as 12-6 with 10:02 remaining. It would be as close as Siena would get.