Top 10 Roundup
Four players score twice for Mary Washington in win
Saturday: No. 2 Montclair State 2, Rensselaer 0
Montclair State won its second game in as many days, downing Renssaler 2-0 Saturday afternoon. The Red Hawks have yet to allow a goal this season.
Brooke Hullings got the scoring started at 12:05 of the first half, putting back a missed shot for her first goal of the season. Katie Lipsit then gave the Red Hawks a 2-0 lead in the second half, scoring off of a rebound at 62:17 of the second half.
Rebecca Brattole needed to make only one save for the shutout, giving her eight saves on the year without giving up a goal.
Montclair put 17 shots on goal against Renssaler.
Friday: Montclair State 5, Eastern 0
Montclair State got its season off to a fast start with a 5-0 road victory against Eastern.
Jennifer Tafro scored the Red Hawks’ only first-half goal and Daniele Butrico scored twice in a two-minute span to cap the victory for Montclair State. Red Hawks goalie Rebecca Brattole made seven saves in the shutout.
Saturday: No. 5 Salisbury 7, Union (N.Y.) 0
Five first-half goals powered Salisbury to a 7-0 victory against Union (N.Y.) Saturday afternoon in the championship game of the Colonial Classic.
Emily Voshell scored an unassisted goal within the first two minutes of the game to get the scoring started for the Seagulls. By the end of the half, Courtney Jantzen, Samantha Johnson, Stacey Lamboni and Yumi Kim had all scored to give the Seagulls a 5-0 halftime lead.
Mallory Elliott and Hannah Castelow added a goal each in the second half to cap the scoring.
Union (N.Y.) was held to one shot, which was not on goal, in the game. Salisbury tested Union (N.Y.) goalkeeper Molly McCune 15 times in the game.
Friday: Salisbury 5, SUNY Geneseo 0
Four goals in the second half propelled the Salisbury to a 5-0 season-opening victory against SUNY Geneseo.
Courtney Janzen led the way for the Seagulls with a pair of goals, including the lone tally in the first half. Mallory Elliot, Stacey Lamboni and Jessica Crew each added a goal for the Seagulls.
Rachel Clewer shutout SUNY Geneseo for the first 67 minutes and Kate Russo finished up the shutout.
Sunday: No. 6 Mary Washington 13, Hendrix 1
Four different players scored twice to lead Mary Washington to a 13-1 win against Hendrix in Memphis. In the process, the Eagles tied the school record with 13 goals in the contest.
Mary Washington raced out to a 7-0 first-half cushion. Freshman Ashlin Jones opened the scoring less than five minutes into play, and senior midfielder Caitlin Baker upped the lead to 2-0 five minutes later. Sophomore Nicole Guinn scored on a Jenna Steele assist with 16 minutes left in the half, and Steele scored less than a minute later to push the lead to 4-0.
Steele scored her fifth goal of the weekend 1:37 later and sophomore Haley Kane scored twice in the closing minutes, the first on a Jenna Nojaim assist, giving the Eagles a seven-goal lead at intermission.
In the second half, sophomore Carlee Budd opened the scoring off a penalty corner, with assists to Kathleen Namey and Christine Loehr, who scored with 22 minutes remaining to run the lead to 9-0.
Junior Christine Downie scored with 16 minutes left, and sophomore Hunter Causey scored with 11 minutes remaining. Baker and Guinn each scored in the final minutes for UMW.
The Eagles led in shots, 50-5, and junior goalkeeper Emily Badis recorded 63 minutes of shutout play without recording a save. Freshman Megan McLaughlin allowed one score in seven minutes of relief.
Saturday: Mary Washington 6, Rhodes 0
Sophomore Jenna Steele scored the first three goals of the game, all in the first half, to lead sixth-ranked Mary Washington to a 6-0 victory at Rhodes on Saturday in Nashville.
Steele opened the scoring with 25:17 remaining in the first half, and added another goal with 7:12 left. She capped the first half scoring with 2:48 left on the clock, giving Mary Washington a 3-0 cushion at intermission.
In the second half, freshman Ashlin Jones scored her first collegiate goal with 9:04 left in the game, and then senior Caitlin Baker scored with 1:44 remaining. Sophomore Haley Kane scored the game's final goal with 12 seconds left.
The Eagles led in shots, 28-20, with 21 of their 28 shots on goal. Junior Emily Badis made five saves in goal for Mary Washington.
Friday: No. 7 Franklin & Marshall 2, Elizabethtown 1
Maria Guarisco’s scored midway through the second half to give Franklin & Marshall the 2-1 victory against Elizabethtown to open its season.
The Diplomats scored within the first five minutes of the game on a goal from Audrey Buckman and carried that lead into the half. Lisa Foose knotted the game at one off of a penalty corner about two minutes into the second half. But at the 51:52 mark, Guarisco scored off of a penalty corner to give the Diplomats the win.
Friday: No. 8 Messiah 2, Stevens Institute 1
No. 8 Messiah opened the season with an overtime victory on Friday as Brooke Sands scored 3:01 into the extra session to give the Falcons a 2-1 win against Stevens Institute.
Becky Ely found Sands with a pass behind the Ducks' defense, leading Sands to a one-on-one attack with the keeper. Sands buried her only shot on goal for the game to give the Falcons a positive start to their season.
Stevens knotted the game at 1-1 with a late goal by Dailyn Brook at the 66:48 mark of the game off of a corner. Marguerite Chavez sent the ball to Megan Traub, whose hard shot was deflected in by Brook.
The teams were scoreless until the 48th minute when Moriah Pfaultz got free for a breakaway and beat Ducks goalkeeper Emily Stukenborg for the first goal of the season.
Molly Gebrosky had seven saves in the win.
Sunday: No. 9 Christopher Newport 6, Rhodes 2
Behind another offensive outburst, which featured two goals and an assist by Lauren Cheatham and Taylor Young, Christopher Newport steamed past Rhodes 6-2 to cap off a perfect opening weekend at Mason Field.
One day after scoring a pair of goals against Hendrix, Young topped that effort with a five-point binge against Rhodes. Cheatham matched that performance with two goals and an assist, while Belle Tunstall had another strong afternoon. Tunstall, a junior, scored a goal and added two helpers which bumped her career assist total to 19. She is now tied with Megan McCreedy and Wendy Wilson for third on the program's all-time list.
Right out of the gate, Rhodes tested the Captains defense with an early surge, but the Captains stood up against the attack. After thwarting three shots by the Lynx, including a nice stop by Bailey Lien, Christopher Newport showed off its offensive chops with a sustained run beginning at the nine-minute mark.
Following a penalty corner, Jordan Snider snapped off a shot that was stoned by the Rhodes goalie. Showing resiliency, CNU quickly regained control of the rebound before Young ripped a rocket into the back of the cage for an early 1-0 advantage.
Continuing to attack, the Captains went right back to work. Less than two minutes later, at 10:48, Tunstall found some wiggle room and broke free in the Rhodes zone following a nice feed from Cheatham. With a little space to work, she unloaded a one-timer for a 2-0 lead.
Saturday: Christopher Newport 8, Hendrix 1
Christopher Newport pieced together a strong performance to upend Hendrix, 8-1, during a neutral-site bout on Saturday afternoon at Mason Field.
Putting its potent attack on full display, Christopher Newport was led by Taylor Young who scored twice during the onslaught. Belle Tunstall, who led the team in points last season, kicked off her junior campaign in fine fashion with an early goal as well. Among the other offensive stars, Lauren Cheatham, who missed last season with a knee injury, made a successful return to the field with a goal in the first half.
Along with the team's incredible offensive showing, Christopher Newport's defense limited Hendrix to just five shots and a pair of penalty corners during the contest. Julie Collins made a save during her 42 minutes in the cage, while freshman Bailey Lien closed out the game with a spotless performance during the final 28 minutes.
Friday: No. 10 William Smith 8, Oswego State 1
William Smith jumped out to a five-goal lead less than 24 minutes into the match and cruised to an 8-1 victory against Oswego State in the season opener for both teams. Senior All-American Melanie O’Connor paced the Herons with two goals and two assists.
Aside from O'Connor's career-high matching six-point night, William Smith featured a balanced scoring effort with nine different players recording at least a point and seven different players notching a goal.
The Herons' eight goals are their most in a game since also scoring eight against Oswego State on Sept. 9, 2009, while the team's 23 points are the most in a game since producing 23 against Nazareth on Oct. 27, 2006.
William Smith was especially effective on penalty corners, converting four of their 14 tries. The Herons would end the first half ahead 6-1.