No. 1 Tufts 1, Bates 0

LEWISTON, Maine -- Though it scored only one goal, Tufts dominated Bates to win its season opener 1-0 in a NESCAC game.

The defending NCAA champion Jumbos (1-0, 1-0 NESCAC) out-shot the host Bobcats (1-1, 0-1) by a 27-0 margin and took 17 penalty corners to Bates' zero.

Tufts first-year forward Annie Artz scored in the 16th minute of the game on an assist by sophomore Rachel Terveer for the lone goal. About 10 seconds after sophomore Brittany Norfleet started the Jumbos' eighth penalty corner of the game, Terveer directed the ball toward the face of the goal, where Artz beat a Bates defender to get her stick on the ball and past senior goalkeeper Becca Otley.

Otley finished with eight saves, including back-to-back diving stops of shots by senior Chelsea Yogerst with 12 minutes left in the game.

Jumbo junior goalkeeper Bri Keenan did not have to record a save in earning her seventh career shutout.

No. 2 Montclair State 5, Alvernia 0

Montclair, N.J. -- Freshman Gianna Moglino tied a Montclair State single-game record with four goals lifting the Red Hawks to 5-0 victory against Alvernia at Sprague Field on Saturday.

Sophomore Maura Johnston had a goal and assist with senior midfielder Jennifer Tafro picking up two assists as the Red Hawks posted their 18th consecutive home victory while also moving to 3-0 all-time against the Crusaders (1-2).

Goalkeepers Erin Wunsch and Rebecca Brosius had eight saves apiece for Alvernia, which dropped its second consecutive game, both to ranked teams.

Moglino registered a natural hat trick scoring the first three goals as she tied the MSU single-game mark accomplished six times before, the last coming by Jennifer Tanis against New Paltz on Oct. 5, 2006.

Montclair State jumped on top quickly with Moglino netting her first goal 4:35 into the contest. Johnston fired a shot from the left side that Wunsch stopped. However the ball bounced out to Moglino who banged in the rebound for the Red Hawks' early 1-0 advantage.  She would add to the lead in similar fashion less than four minutes later putting back a saved shot by Brooke Hullings.

No. 3 Middlebury 4, No. 16 Amherst 3 (OT)

AMHERST, Mass. -- Catherine Fowler scored three goals, including the game-winner in overtime to lift Middlebury to a 4-3 win at Amherst in the season opener for both squads.

Stepping up to take the shot, Fowler beat Amherst’s sophomore netminder Rachel Tannenbaum to put the visitors on top. A little more than six minutes later, Fowler again found the back of the net, tucking a pass from Bridget Instrum into the left corner.

Looking to change the momentum just before the end of the half, Amherst won a penalty corner. Receiving the insert from Ellie Andersen at the top of the circle, Kirsta Zsitvay floated a pass to the back post, finding the stick of Annika Nygren Nygren, who hammered home the Jeffs’ first marker of 2013.

Riding the wave into the second half, Madeline Tank knotted things at two just minutes into the stanza by deflecting a shot from Turnbull inside the left post. Racing up the left side, Fowler threaded a feed across the crease to Madeleine Deoul on the right post to pull Middlebury back ahead, 3-2.

Less than a minute later, Tank capped off a frenzied stretch with her second of the game, slotting a try into the left side of the cage to make it 3-3 shortly after the restart. With under 10 minutes to play Kirsta Zsitvay looked to be in alone on a breakaway, but a heady Emily Knapp cut off the play by sliding and knocking the ball away before the forward could put a shot on net.

With neither team able to net the game winner in regulation, the teams headed into a first sudden-victory overtime session. Moving back into the Amherst circle, the Panthers won their fourth corner of the extra session. Corralling the ball on the left side, Fowler broke toward goal, side-stepping Tannenbaum before ripping a low shot into the net to end the contest.

No. 4 Bowdoin 4, Wesleyan 1

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Rachel Kennedy tallied a season-opening hat trick as Bowdoin opened its campaign with a 4-1 victory against Wesleyan Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.

The Polar Bears (1-0) have not lost to the Cardinals (0-1) in the past four years. The Polar Bears have claimed nine out of the last 10 meetings between the two teams.

Bowdoin took command of the game just under a minute into play as Kennedy netted her first of the contest off a feed from Adrienne O'Donnell. The sophomore forward doubled Bowdoin's lead with an unassisted shot at 4:18. Moments later, the Cardinals found their footing and pressured Bowdoin goalie Hannah Gartner with a pair of quick shots before Blair Ingraham was able to find the back the net at 6:00. The score remained 2-1 until Kennedy found Katie Riley with under three minutes to play in the half following a disrupted penalty corner.

Kennedy and Riley combined for Bowdoin's fourth and final goal of the game, coming midway through the second half. Riley and Kennedy got behind the Cardinal defense played give-and-go into the offensive circle.

No. 5 Salisbury 9, Wilkes 1

SALISBURY, Md. -- Salisbury rolled to a 9-1 win against Wilkes during the first day of the SU Invitational.

The Sea Gulls dominated possession throughout the contest, not allowing Wilkes to control the ball inside the circle until 2:30 remained in the first half. By that time Salisbury had earned a 3-0 lead.

Sophomore Jessica Crew put home the first goal in Sea Gull Stadium this season, streaking down the right side after taking a pass from junior Summer Washburn and finishing in the lower left corner in the 21st minute for the 1-0 lead.

Sophomore Courtney Jantzen doubled the lead just 16 seconds later giving Salisbury some breathing room before freshman Becca Rinaca put home the first of her collegiate career, finishing a centering pass by classmate Yumi Kim for the 3-0 edge.

With strong play in the midfield, the Sea Gulls kept Wilkes out of the circle for the first 32 minutes of the contest, but on their first possession in scoring position, the Colonels (0-3) took advantage with a penalty corner tally off the stick of Aliya Frankel, cutting the lead to 3-1.

Salisbury, which held a 21-1 edge in shots in the first 35 minutes, pushed the lead to 4-1 by halftime after a penalty-stroke goal by senior Emily Voshell with 11 seconds left in the half.

Five different Gulls scored in the second half, including the first collegiate goals for freshmen Hannah Miller and Abbey Shobe. Shobe hammered home a shot from the right side off a Kim assist with 12 minutes left in the match, giving Salisbury an 8-1 lead, and Miller capped the Salisbury scoring in the 66th minute.

No. 6 Mary Washington 3, No. 11 DePauw 1

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Senior Caitlin Baker and sophomores Haley Kane and Jenna Steele all scored goals to propel Mary Washington to a 3-1 win against DePauw in Newport News, Va., in a battle of two teams that reached the national semifinals last season. The Eagles improve to 4-0 on the year.

Baker provided UMW with the lead with 19 minutes remaining in the first half, scoring on a Courtney Rampey assist, and the score stood at 1-0 at halftime. In the second half, Kane scored the eventual game winner with 26 minutes remaining to up the lead to 2-0.

After DePauw cut the deficit in half with 19 minutes remaining, Steele provided an insurance goal with just 31 seconds left and the Eagles earned their seventh win against a nationally-ranked opponent in the past three seasons.

No. 7 Franklin & Marshall 6, No. 17 Eastern 1

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Maria Guarisco notched two goals and two assists to power No. 7 Franklin & Marshall past No. 17 Eastern 6-1 in a rematch of last year's NCAA first-round matchup on Saturday at Tylus Field. The Diplomats (3-0) remain unbeaten with the triumph, while the Eagles drop to 1-2.

F&M was able to break through the Eagle defense in the 30th minute on a penalty corner opportunity. Off a pass from Tamara Mills, Bethany Vincent uncorked a low blast toward net that was re-directed by Katie Cecere into the cage for a 1-0 F&M lead.

About four minutes later, Guarisco tallied her first score of the day off a feed from Lauren Eastman. Eastman delivered a cross from the right side to Guarisco on the left, and the sophomore touched it into the cage for the close-range tally.

Guarisco pushed the advantage to 3-0 F&M just after halftime, converting a shot directly off a Juliet Dalton penalty corner. Three minutes later, Guarisco was on the other end of a Diplomat score as she weaved past several Eastern defenders, dribbled towards goal, and ripped a strike from just inside the circle that was deflected by Audrey Buckman for a 4-0 F&M edge.

In the 51st minute, Dalton set up another score as she found Melanie Consiglio racing towards goal on the left side, and Consilgio flicked the ball past Eagle goalkeeper Kylie Jones to the near post for her first career score. Lauren Eastern finished a Guarisco feed in the 60th minute to round out the F&M scoring.

The Eagles found the back of the net in the 69th minute to prevent the Diplomats from securing the shutout when Sarah Webb found Megan Bolton off a penalty corner.

No. 8 Messiah 3, Rowan 1

Glassboro, N.J. -- After Marisa Marini gave Rowan the lead late in the first-half, Messiah saw Rachel Cox, Moriah Pfautz and Celina Nissley each had second-half goals to lead the Messiah to a 3-1 victory.

The game started off very physical with both teams battling for the ball and sending shots on goal. At one point early in the first half, Messiah fired off five consecutive shots in a five-minute period only to see Steph Colombo make two saves on those that went on goal.

Messiah outshot Rowan 10-4 in that first frame, but the Profs took the lead right before halftime. Marini advanced into the circle and collected a Courtney Aquino pass and chipped a shot past both the defense and goalie Molly Gebrosky. The 1-0 lead came at the 32:29 mark of the game.

At the 43:01 mark, Messiah earned a penalty corner and eventually capitalized with the equalizer; 30 seconds after the penalty corner, Emily Bower connected a sharp pass to Cox who found the back of the cage.

After its first goal, Messiah kept the pressure on Rowan and found the lead 18 minutes later. A shot by Bower was deflected by the goalie, with Pfautz pouncing on the loose ball and finding the back of the cage. Her second goal in as many games gave the Falcons the lead for good.

Still, an insurance goal came just five minutes later. Just like the previous goal, the Falcons scored off the rebound, this time off the stick of Celina Nissley.

No. 10 William Smith 2, Ursinus 1

GENEVA, N.Y. — William Smith got a huge defensive save midway through the second half and scored the go-ahead goal nine minutes later to defeat Ursinus 2-1 on McCooey Field. The Herons improve to 2-0, while the Bears slip to 1-1.

Seniors Julia Simmons and Taylor Cappello notched goals for William Smith with first-year goalie Amy Feda recording four saves in the cage. Senior Margaret McConnell made the critical defensive save.

Senior Jenna Stover recorded the Ursinus goal in the 20th minute to tie the game.

The turning point of the match was McConnell's big play. The Bears lined up for a penalty corner in the 54th minute. Sophomore Megan Keenan blistered a shot from the top of the arc that beat Feda to her left, but McConnell, with her heels on the goal line, caught the blast with her stick, clearing it off the line.

In the 63rd minute, William Smith managed just its second shot of the half and made it count. The Herons worked the ball into the circle from the right of the cage. A pass toward the opposite side was deflected up into the air by senior Amy David. Cappello was about three yards off the back post and got a stick on the ball, flipping it over DeSpirito and into the cage for what proved to be the game-winning goal.