Notebook: Not Quite Yet
NOT QUITE YET: Bloomsburg head coach Jan Hutchinson was kept from earning her 1,500 career victory by her own alma mater as East Stroudsburg beat the Huskies, 3-1, on Oct. 12. The Huskies are the three-time defending NCAA champions and ranked second in the latest STX/NFHCA Division II poll.
|Katie Ord was one of three scorers for East Stroudsburg vs. Bloomsburg on Oct. 12. (ESU)|
Hutchinson, who is in her 28th season at the helm of the Huskies program, has 1,499 combined wins as the head coach of Bloomsburg's field hockey and softball teams. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees at ESU.
SHIP-SHAPE: Top-ranked Shippensburg extended its school-record run to 16 victories as the Lady Raiders downed No. 3 Kutztown, 3-1, on Oct. 12. It was the fifth time the squad has beaten a top five opponent, and their second win against the Golden Bears, as the Lady Raiders improved to 16-0 and 10-0 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
Junior Ashley Watt added to her Division II-leading point total, which now stands at 55 and 3.44 per game, with her 23rd goal of the season in the second half. She also improved her school single-season record for goals.
The Lady Raiders entered the week leading the nation by more than a full goal in scoring offense and are now averaging 4.94 per goal. Joining Watt as one of the nation's top five scorers is junior Natalie Grazan, who netted her 15th goal of the season against the Golden Bears.
SEVENTH HEAVEN: Sophomore goalkeeper Dani Ryder made three saves to lead No. 7 Stonehill to a 2-0 victory over Merrimack on Oct. 12 as the Skyhawks tied the school-record for consecutive wins with seven.
The shutout was Ryder's sixth of the season and 15th of her career. The reigning Northeast-10 Goalkeeper of the Week lowered her goals against average to 0.82 after starting the week ranked fourth in the national statistics.
Stonehill has not lost since a Sept. 14 setback at UMass Lowell, and improved its home record to 5-0 with the league win against Merrimack.
CLOSE ONE: Junior Mary Rogers netted an unassisted goal with 4:30 left in the second overtime as No. 5 Bentley edged No. 9 St. Michael's College on Oct. 12.
Rogers leads the Northeast-10 Conference with 3.13 points per game and 20 goals this season. She entered the week as the nation's second-ranked player in points and goals per game.
The win broke a two-game losing streak for the 2004 Division II runners-up, and was the Falcons' third overtime victory this year.
NOTABLE: Lock Haven head coach notched the 400th win of her career as the Lady Eagles defeated Robert Morris University, 2-0, on Oct. 12. Her career record now stands at 400-111-15 ... Franklin Pierce defeated Assumption for the first time in school history, 3-1, on Oct. 12, after losing to the Greyhounds in each of the first nine meetings.