West Chester stuns top-ranked Lowell
Roundup: No. 2 Shippensburg, No. 3 Bloomsburg roll to victories
WALTHAM, Mass. -- UMass-Lowell was stunned by West Chester in its season opener on Saturday afternoon, 4-3 in overtime.
The loss is the River Hawks' first since Nov. 15, 2009.
UMass Lowell (0-1) will have to recover quickly as they host No. 9 Millersville on Sunday. The Golden Rams improve to 2-0 in their first season in Division II (previously played in Division I).
"We showed our youth today," said UMass-Lowell head coach Shannon Hlebichuk. "But the good news is we're happy with our goal scoring production. As a team, we can learn a lot from this game and we're excited to get back on the field tomorrow. Hopefully we can continue to progress and play better with every game."
Michele Schrift had a pair of goals for the winners. The Golden Rams out-corned UMass Lowell 17-8. The River Hawks received just two penalty corners in the final 36:38.
No. 3 Bloomsburg 9. No. 4 Stonehill 1
BLOOMSBURG, Penn. -- Third-ranked Bloomsburg scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of regulation and cruised to a 9-1 win against the Skyhawks of Stonehill.
With the win, the Huskies improved to 2-0 while Stonehill drops to 0-2.
Amber Aulenbach got things started for the Huskies when she ripped a shot from the top of the arc that beat the goalie at the 4:51 mark in the first half. Thirty-nine seconds later, Jenna DiSabatino notched her first goal of the season by finding the left side of the net.
At the 9:56 point in the half, Kate Bruce delivered a pass in front of the net where Lauren McGinley would get a stick on it and deflect it into the net.
No. 2 Shippensburg 7, Saint Michael's 0
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – Shippensburg beat Saint Michael’s on Saturday afternoon, 7-0, in its first game of the season.
The Raiders (1-0) -- hosts of the season-opening four-team tournament that also includes Mansfield and Southern Connecticut State -- led a balanced game offensively with five different players scoring goals to beat the Purple Knights (0-1). Sophomore forward Bre White opened up the scoring with the lone goal of the first half just four minutes into the game off of an assist by senior forward Kristina Taylor. White added two more goals in the second half – one off of another assist from Taylor -- for the first hat trick of her career.
Game information compiled from respective athletic department website