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Sikes-Keilp nets hat trick in 4-2 win for No. 2 Tufts
No. 2 Tufts 4, Babson 2
MEDFORD, Mass. -- Sophomore Dakota Sikes-Keilp registered a hat trick in the first half as No. 2 Tufts earned a 4-2 victory against Babson in a non-conference game Tuesday afternoon at Bello Field.
Babson would take a 1-0 lead when Morgan Lockwood converted a penalty stroke past diving Tufts goalkeeper Bri Keenan just eight minutes into the game.
The Jumbos answered right back when Sikes-Keilp scored three unanswered goals to give her team a 3-1 lead. Her first goal came off a corner and was a straight shot from the top of the circle assisted by Emily Cannon with 15:10 on the clock. Just seven minutes later, she collected the rebound from Babson goalkeeper Kayla Florence and put it in the back of the net for the lead. Sikes-Keilp completed the hat trick when she scored on a pass by Annie Artz.
Chelsea Yogerst gave the Jumbos a 4-1 halftime lead off the assist by Cannon.
Elizabeth Holmes scored the lone goal of the second half for both teams when she scored unassisted for the Beavers in the 41st minute.
The Jumbos dominated play for most of the game, finishing with a 30-8 advantage in shots and 11-3 in penalty corners. Florence kept her team in the game by making 17 saves. Keenan made five saves for the win in net.
No. 10 William Smith 5, SUNY Genesco 2
GENEVA, N.Y. -- Tenth-ranked William Smith had goals from five different players and rolled to its third consecutive win, defeating SUNY Geneseo 5-2 on a muggy night at McCooey Field.
The Herons (3-0) put a pair of goals on the board to carry a 2-0 lead into halftime. In the sixth minute, William Smith was awarded a penalty stroke when a Knight stopped a would-be goal with her body. Senior Morgan Atanasio converted for a 1-0 lead.
Twice in the next 20 minutes of play, the Herons made a bid to double their lead only to be thwarted by defensive saves. William Smith finally took a 2-0 lead in the 31st minute when senior Margaret McConnell drove home a penalty corner insertion from senior Taylor Cappello.
The Herons padded their lead in the 43rd minute when senior Julia Simmons collected a long cross from classmate Melanie O'Connor. She tapped the bouncing ball out of the air and then swept it through the keeper's pads for a 3-0 lead. Eight minutes later, O'Connor got a goal of her own, batting in a rebound for a 4-0 edge.
Junior Kayla Littler made a bid for a 5-0 lead, but McGovern again saved the Knights, clearing the shot off the goal line. Geneseo (2-2) broke up the shutout in the 58th minute. Sophomore Elena Hingston's penalty corner goal was assisted by McGovern. The Knights scored again five minutes later. Sophomore Kailey Suhr sent a shot toward the left post that senior Kerry Hosford tipped in to make it a 4-2 game.
William Smith closed out the evening's scoring in the 64th minute with another penalty corner goal. Cappello sent the insertion to junior Sarah Tompson who laced a shot into the lower left corner of the cage.