Lebanon Valley pulls off upset
Roundup: No. 2 Bowdoin easily defeats Husson
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Late goals by Jenni Walker and Jess Cox helped No. 19 Lebanon Valley rally back from a 2-1 deficit to upset No. 4 Franklin & Marshall, 3-2 on a rain-soaked Wednesday night.
The red-hot Dutchmen (12-4) won their eighth in a row as they handed the Diplomats (12-2) just their second loss of the season in an entertaining back-and-forth match.
All three of Lebanon Valley's goals were created off penalty corners, with Cate Cusack putting LVC up in the first half before Walker and Cox scored in the 52nd and 60th minutes, respectively, to overcome F&M's lead.
The Dutchmen held a 12-10 shots advantage and led 10-7 on corners. Christine Poletti made three saves to earn the win; Avery Koep also had three stops, and the Diplomats had two defensive saves.
No. 2 Bowdoin 7, Husson 0
BRUNSWICK, Maine - No. 2 Bowdoin rolled to its 19th consecutive victory on Wednesday night, taking a 7-0 decision against Husson Wednesday at Ryan Field.
The Polar Bears have been victorious in their last 19 outings dating back to last fall, marking the second-longest winning streak in program history. The Eagles fell to 7-7 this season with the loss.
Bowdoin ambushed the Husson net in the first half, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first 19 minutes and never looking back. Cathleen Smith got the scoring underway by working a nifty give-and-go with Katie Herter and buried the game's first tally with a diving score at 6:11.
No. 3 Lynchburg 5, Shenandoah 1
WINCHESTER, Va -- Four different Hornets scored Wednesday to lead No. 3 Lynchburg to a 5-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory at Shenandoah, Wednesday. Junior attack Lindsay Leonard scored two goals and added an assist.
The Hornets didn't waste any time getting on the scoreboard, as Leonard found the back of the cage just 1:21 into the game. Lynchburg scored again 21 minutes later as senior Deanna Smith scored off of freshman Katie Kline's assist. Kline scored a goal of her own a few minutes later off a feed from senior Tarah Rahner as the Hornets took a 3-0 lead into intermission.
Sophomore Kelli Williams knocked in a score from Leonard at 45:56 of the second half. Hannah Johnson scored from Liz Grover for Shenandoah three minutes later, the first goal allowed by the Hornets since September 13. Leonard added her second goal of the day in the closing minutes.