Top 10 Roundup
No. 1 West Chester handed first loss of season
No. 2 Shippensburg 4, No. 1 West Chester 2
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Host No. 2 Shippensburg scored a pair of second-half goals to come away with a 4-2 victory against visiting West Chester in a non-league field hockey contest Tuesday afternoon at Robb Sports Complex.
West Chester (2-1) suffered its first loss of the season while Shippensburg (3-0) remained undefeated on the young year.
With the game knotted at two at halftime, Shippensburg's Megan Jett poked in a rebound early in the second frame to put the Raiders on top for good, 3-2. Lauren Taylor then finished off a feed from Bre Wihite into an open net in the 68th minute to put the game away for the hosts.
Nancy Stehman and Kelsi Lykens scored five and a half minutes apart in the first half to give the Golden Rams a short-lived 2-1 advantage. Lykens' goal came on a penalty stroke in the 25th minute. However, Shippensburg tied the game in the 33rd minute on a penalty stroke of its own to send the game into the break all tied up.
Shippensburg's Taylor Bender re-directed a reverse-stick pass from Bre White past West Chester goalkeeper Sarah Krause four minutes into the contest to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead.
Krause (2-1) made two saves in the loss. Shippensburg's Careena Neely (3-0) also stopped a pair of shots to pick up the win.
No. 5 Merrimack 5, Saint Anselm 1
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- Sophomore forward Katrina Squeri tied a career high with two goals, and fifth-ranked Merrimack ripped off five unanswered goals after giving up the game's first goal en route to a 5-1 victory against Saint Anselm on Tuesday night at Martone-Mejail Field.
After giving up the game's first goal just 2:24 in to regulation, the Warriors responded with their most impressive offensive display of the season, scoring the last two goals of the first half before building their lead to 5-1 with a five-minute, three-goal span early in the second half to put away the Hawks.
Seton Hill 3, No. 6 Indiana (Pa.) 0
INDIANA, Pa. -- The No. 6 Crimson Hawks were held off the scoresheet in their home opener, falling to Seton Hill 3-0 in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference field hockey battle Tuesday.
Through 34 minutes of play, both teams were unable to score, registering six shots total. At the 34:01 minute mark, Seton Hill's Lauren Mariano scored on a penalty shot to open up the scoring and give the Griffins the 1-0 lead.
Ashley Reid got things going for Seton Hill in the second half, scoring from the left wing off a corner at the 39:13 minute mark. The Griffins would add one more goal at the 50:15 mark when Alisha Bell scored during a scramble in front of the cage.
Although the Crimson Hawks could not put one behind Seton Hill's goalie Autumn Reid, they outshot the Griffin's 10-7, led by defenseman Melanie Simmons who posted four. Dani Edwards had two shots, followed by Keira Huntsman, Chelsea Wanamaker, Casey McGowan and Jessica Kida who each registered one.
For the Griffins, Reid made five saves in her shutout effort. On the opposing end, IUP goalie Darian Shuker made three saves and allowed three goals.