Top 10 Roundup
Five Red Raiders, four Maraurders score in their wins
No. 2 Shippensburg 5, Southern Connecticut State 1
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Shippensburg received goals from five different players on Sunday afternoon to defeat the visiting Owls of Southern Connecticut State 5-1 in the final game of the 2013 Jane Goss Memorial Tournament.
Shippensburg (2-0) established early momentum with two goals in the first 2:43 of play. Just one minute in, senior Lauren Taylor tapped in the rebound of a shot by senior Bre White to put the Raiders up 1-0.
Less than two minutes later, senior Megan Jett smacked in a shot from deep inside the arc to extend the lead to 2-0. Jett scored in both games this weekend.
In the second half, SU got goals from White, senior Taylor Bender and sophomore Molly Stuart. Junior Lucy Kauffman assisted on the goals by White and Bender, while Stuart's shot was sent from outside the arc but deflected off a defender's stick and into the goal.
White finished the weekend with four goals in two games, bringing her career total to 56. She is now tied with Lindsey Knupp for fifth in school history and just one behind Natalie Grazan for fourth on SU's all-time list.
No. 4 Millersville 4, Mercyhust 2
ERIE, Pa. -- Millersville received four goals from four different players in Sunday's 4-2 non-conference road win at Mercyhurst.
Millersville (2-0) controlled every facet of the game, out-shooting the Lakers by an 18-4 margin and holding a 15-5 edge in penalty corners. The Millersville offense has generated 11 goals from 10 different players in its first two games.
The Marauders are now 2-0 for the second consecutive season -- a feat that hasn't occurred since 1980-81.
Champayne Hess, Sarah Bomberger, Megan Donlan and Hannah Whitman all scored their first goals of the season. Three Marauder scores came in the second half, snapping a 1-1 halftime tie.
Hess put Millersville on the board 12:23 into the game, cashing in an assist from Katelyn Zapp. Mercyhurst's Marissa Faso tied the game with just under 10 minutes left in the first half, and the score remained tied into the break.
But just 3:54 into the second half, Brittany Troutman assisted Bomberger to put Millersville in front, 2-1. The lead extended less than five minutes later when Donlan tallied her first of the season. Mercyhurst answered with Blair Pembleton's goal, cutting the Marauder advantage to 3-2 with 8:23 to go.
Newcomer Hannah Whitman dashed Mercyhurst's comeback hopes with 3:05 left in the game with her first goal as a Marauder. Alicia Youtz provided the helper.
Limestone 3, No. 6 Indiana (Pa.) 2
GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Facing a team ranked sixth in the country that just put up 18 goals the previous day, Limestone (2-0) delivered a knockout blow as it took out No. 6 Indiana (Pa.) 3-2 on Sunday. It is the second victory against a nationally ranked opponent in program history and the first since a 2-0 win at No. 10 Adelphi on Sept. 26, 2011.
Sophomore midfielder Nicolle Grant delivered a career-high two goals while sophomore attack Jill Funkhouser added a solo goal, her third of the year, along with an assist. While that may have wrapped up the offensive output on the day, senior goal keeper Lindsay Hinton anchored the defensive effort, playing all 70 minutes while allowing just two goals and making four saves.
The Crimson Hawks showed early why they have the No. 6 national ranking entering the season as they took a 2-0 lead with just 7:04 gone by. Jessica Kida, coming off a program record-tying four goals Saturday in an 18-1 victory at Newberry, notched the first goal at 6:06 with a high shot in front of the goal to make it 1-0. Casey McGowan then capitalized on a penalty stroke at the 7:04 mark.
From there, Limestone's offense would rule the remainder of the first half as Nicolle Grant notched the first of back-to-back scores off a pass from Brittany Zimmerman at 13:37. With a crossing pass left-to-right, Zimmerman found Grant on the right corner of the goal where she rifled a shot past the keeper to the back of the cage.
Ten minutes later, Funkhouser found Grant just to the right of the goal where she promptly found the back of the goal yet again. It would be Funkhouser's turn to light up the offense on the scoring end as she collected a rebound to the right of the goal and went top shelf for the go-ahead goal at 30:49.
That would be the difference maker as Limestone's defense was solid and did not allow another score the rest of the way. That defensive effort, and the effort to keep the ball in IUP's offensive end, helped the Saints lock up the 3-2 victory.
Jessica Kida and Casey McGowan accounted for the only IUP scoring after they put up nine times that against Newberry the day before. Darian Shuker played all 70 minutes, allowing all three goals and making seven saves to suffer the loss and fall to 1-1.
No. 10 Stonehill 6, No. 9 East Stroudsburg 5
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- Stonehill scored five goals in a span of 13:54 midway through the second half, as the Skyhawks overcame a 3-1 halftime deficit for a 6-5 win against No. 9 East Stroudsburg in non-conference action on Sunday at Whitenight Field.
Erika Kelly scored four goals for Stonehill (2-0) after netting all three in a 3-2 (OT) win at No. 3 Bloomsburg on Saturday, and Emily Sideris scored the game-winner with 12:20 left to cap Stonehill's run.
ESU (1-1) held a two-goal lead at four different junctures -- 2-0, 3-1, 4-2 and 5-3 -- before Stonehill's rally.
Elizabeth Genovese made 12 saves in the cage for Stonehill.