Top 10 Roundup
Kelly's third goal of the game lifts Stonhill to upset victory
No. 1 West Chester 8, Lindenwood 3
WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- Megan Callanan knocked in two first-half goals, as West Chester began its home slate with an 8-3 victory against Lindenwood.
West Chester (2-0) was in command throughout and led 4-0 at halftime, holding a 16-4 advantage in shots. Linwood (0-2) showed resolve and pulled within 5-3 midway through the second half. The Golden Rams then responded with two goals from Kelsi Lykens to regain control.
Callanan's first goal came off a scramble in front of the net at 13:00. She scored again three and a half minutes later on a pass from Kelsey Cheek. Cheek then added a goal to give West Chester control. Kristi O'Connor scored twice and added an assist for Linwood in the second half. Lykens scored with a little more than five minutes remaining to give the Golden Rams some breathing room, and salted the game away when she slapped one in off a corner.
Freshman Sarah Krause made seven saves in goal for West Chester, to start her career 2-0. Gil Victoria stopped 16 shots for Lindenwood.
No. 2 Shippensburg 7, Saint Michael's 1
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Senior Bre White tallied a first-half hat trick and two assists as Shippensburg opened the season with a 7-1 victory against Saint Michael's in the opening game of the Jane Goss Memorial Tournament from Robb Sports Complex.
The Raiders (1-0) out-shot the Purple Knights (0-1) by a 42-9 margin and began the game quickly, scoring twice in the first nine minutes. Senior Megan Jett -- who made her first career start in her 21st game at SU -- scored the season's first goal off a White helper.
After finding the back of the cage for her first goal of the afternoon, White assisted junior Ari Saytar nearly 20 minutes into the contest to give the Raiders a 3-0 lead. White finished with a game-high 10 shots and completed her hat trick in a seven-minute span later in the half, with the first coming on a one-on-one situation with the SMC goalkeeper and the second off an assist from sophomore Molly Stuart.
Senior goalkeeper Carenna Neely started and played the entire first half, finishing with three saves. Sophomore Taylor Webster went in for the second half and finished with two saves. The lone goal she gave up was on a penalty stroke midway through the period.
Freshmen Charlotte Cornell was a force in front of the cage throughout the second half and scored both of SU's second-half tallies unassisted in a span of just more than two minutes.
No. 10 Stonehill 3, No. 3 Bloomsburg 2 (OT)
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Stonehill rode a season-opening hat trick from sophomore Erika Kelly to its first win in program history against perennial national power Bloomsburg in non-conference action at Sports Stadium.
Kelly's first career hat trick ended a string of four losses for Stonehill in the all-time series with Bloomsburg. She scored in each period of play for the Skyhawks with senior Kelsey Davis and junior All-American Emily Sideris collecting assists on the afternoon. Junior Elizabeth Genovese made one save in the Stonehill goal to preserve the win, with the Skyhawks posting a 12-10 edge in shots for the contest as well as an 11-9 margin for penalty corners.
Juniors Felicia Domenici and Candice Smith each scored goals for Bloomsburg, while sophomore Meagen Hill dished an assist. Senior Megan Eppley finished with six saves in the Huskies goal, including five in the second half.
Stonehill never trailed in the contest with Kelly opening the scoring with a shot off a Davis penalty corner 16:48 into the game. Domenici equalized for Bloomsburg 11:17 into the second half off a pass from Hill, but Kelly reclaimed the Skyhawks lead just 21 seconds later off a feed from Sideris.
Bloomsburg forced overtime when Smith tallied an unassisted marker with 2:03 remaining in regulation, but Kelly's winner came on a breakaway from midfield 1:20 into the overtime period. The win marks Stonehill's first against a nationally ranked opponent since a 3-1 decision against No. 9 Adelphi on Sept. 14, 2011, and its highest-ranked victory since a 2-1 triumph against No. 3 UMass-Lowell on Sept. 10, 2009.
No. 9 East Stroudsburg 3, No. 5 Merrimack 2
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- Junior forward Gabrielle Seibert scored two goals and sophomore forward Ally Roth broke a 2-2 tie with just under 25 minutes remaining, as No. 9 East Stroudsburg upended No. 5 Merrimack in its field hockey season opener.
Seibert, who made her third start and entered the season with six career goals, scored the only goal of the first half just under 12 minutes into the game. She scored again 30 seconds into the second half on an assist by Roth before Merrimack came back to tie it at 2-2, on goals by Jessica Otis and Candace Waldie just more than five minutes apart.
The game was tied for just 1:45, as Roth scored on a penalty corner on an assist from junior midfielder Becky Gagliardi with 23:40 remaining.
Both teams had scoring chances in the final 20 minutes -- including a penalty corner goal by Merrimack that was taken off the board with just under a minute to play after the ball failed to clear the circle -- but ESU made the lead stand up.
Freshman goalkeeper Madelyn Craver made six saves, including five in the second half, in her first career start. Gina Rosinski had seven saves for Merrimack as ESU held a 15-13 advantage in shots and 6-3 margin in penalty corners.
No. 6 Indiana (Pa.) 18, Newberry 1
NEWBERRY, S.C. -- Jessica Kida tied an IUP single-game record with four goals to help the No. 6 Crimson Hawks to an 18-1 season-opening victory against Newberry in non-conference action.
The mark of four goals has been hit five previous times in school history, with the last time being by Brittany Owens against Bellarmine in 2008.
The 18 goals are the second most by an IUP team in school history, four short of the record of 22 against Washington & Jefferson in 2001.
Three of Kida's scores came in the first half, including IUP's first goal of the season just three minutes into the game. Less than six minutes later she made it a 2-0 lead with another goal before scores by Ashley Mosner, Sarah Zielinski and Kate Bruce made it 5-0 with eight minutes to go in the half.
Kida's third goal of the game was sandwiched in between scores by Haley Fidler and Chelsea Wanamaker at the end of the half as IUP went into the break with an 8-0 lead.
It took less than five minutes for the Crimson Hawks to take a 10-0 lead with Kida and Wanamaker netting two more. The scoring continued regularly with IUP holding a 17-0 lead before Newberry was able to get on the board.
No. 8 Bentley 4, Oberlin 0
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Junior Gina Lirange scored her first two goals of the season as Bentley recorded its first win of the season, 4-0 against Oberlin in non-conference action at Bentley.
Bentley evened its record at 1-1 while the Yeowomen, in the midst of a two-game trip to the Boston area, dipped to 0-2.
Sophomore midfielder Becca Moore staked the Falcons to an early lead, scoring her second of the year 6:40 into the contest on a drive from just inside the circle.
Lirange made it a 2-0 game about five minutes later, knocking in a pass from senior Brandy Asplundh. Three-and-a-half minutes into the second, Lirange did it again, with the centering pass coming from sophomore Meghan Talerman.
Talerman completed the game's scoring with a little less than 20 minutes on the clock, with sophomore Kelsey Howard providing the assist.
Sophomore Katie Kelley earned her first career shutout, making a total of three saves while seeing her teammates outshoot the visitors 17-7. Junior Carmen Azevedo made five saves, all in the second half, for Oberlin.