Bloomsburg rolls No. 3 W. Chester
Roundup: No. 3 Shippensburg wins 10th consecutive match
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Bloomsburg improved to 12-0 on the season as they downed West Chester on Saturday afternoon 8-1. With the win the Huskies improve to 5-0 in the PSAC East, while West Chester drops to 9-3 on the season and 4-2 in conference play.
The Huskies controlled the first half of play as they controlled the ball in the Golden Rams defensive half. Bloomsburg was able to fire nine shots in the first half, while only allowing three shots by West Chester.
Brooke Simonovich, Amanda Riley and Jenna DiSabatino each scored two goals apiece for the Huskies.
No. 2 Shippensburg 4, Slippery Rock 1
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Playing in just her third game of the season, junior forward Sam Langone scored her first two goals of 2011 to spark Shippensburg to a 4-1 Senior Day victory against Slippery Rock on Saturday afternoon.
Before the game, Shippensburg’s (12-2, 6-0 PSAC West) four seniors -- Katie Pufnock, Alyssa Stefanadis, Jenna Stine and Kristina Taylor -- were honored for their contributions to the program.
Stefanadis earned her first career start in goal and played 50 minutes, allowing one score and saving one shot. Stine, a defender, also earned her first career start in a Raider uniform after having transferred from Slippery Rock after her sophomore year.
No. 4 UMass-Lowell 2, Franklin Pierce 1
RINDGE, N.H. -- Ali Ferraro had a hand in both goals as the River Hawks outlasted Franklin Pierce 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.
UMass Lowell snaps back from a disappointing overtime loss at Bentley on Thursday to improve to 12-2 overall this season and 6-1 in the Northeast-10. The Ravens fall to 5-8 on the year and 2-3 in conference play.
With the first 20 minutes yielding no results, the River Hawks broke through with the game's first goal at 21:22 on a penalty corner. Ferraro delivered the ball on the set play to Melissa Effertz at the top of the circle and Effertz uncorked her 10th goal of the year to take a 1-0 lead.
Having found its rhythm, UMass Lowell scored again at 26:39 to take control of the match. Ferraro got separation from the defense on a breakaway down the side and beat the goalkeeper from 20 feet out for her 13th score of the campaign.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.