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WORCESTER, Mass. -- UMass Lowell scored two goals in the first half and never looked back en route to a 3-1 victory against Assumption Thursday night.

With the win, UMass Lowell improved to 14-3 overall. With a victory against AIU, coupled with a Merrimack loss (at Adelphi) Sunday, the River Hawks can earn a share of the NE-10 regular season title.

Assumption suffered its ninth consecutive setback and slipped to 1-13.

UMass Lowell opened the scoring in the 21st minute when junior Sarah Wilcox converted off good work from sophomore Rachel McCarthy.

Sophomore Ali Ferraro gave the River Hawks a 2-0 lead going into the half with an unassisted goal, her 15th of the year.

Assumption pulled one back in the 52nd minute when Senior Amanda Whaley scored her first of the year with help from freshman Paige Anderson.

The River Hawks sealed the win in the 68th when sophomore Cori Trask scored her fifth of the season with an assist to senior Kayla Littig.

UMass Lowell outshot Assumption 25-5 overall and 16-5 on target. Sophomore Melanie Hopkins had four saves for UMass Lowell while freshman Lauren Neilan stopped 13 shots for the Greyhounds.

The River Hawks also built a 20-7 advantage on corners.