Top 10 Roundup
No. 1 West Chester avoids second consecutive loss with late rally
No. 1 West Chester 3, No. 6 Indiana (Pa.) 2
INDIANA, Pa. -- Nancy Stehman's goal in overtime delivered a 3-2 victory for West Chester against No. 6 Indiana (Pa.) in Indiana, Pa., on Saturday afternoon.
West Chester (3-1) rebounded from its first loss of the season to No. 2 Shippensburg earlier in the week to pick up the win away from home against IUP (1-3).
Stehman lifted a shot from the left side into the right-hand side of the net off a corner 1:12 into the extra session to give the visitors a come-from-behind victory. West Chester trailed 2-0 with 15 minutes left in the contest, before scoring three unanswered goals to secure the win.
Lauren McGinley poked in a loose ball during a mad scramble in front of the IUP net at 58:15 to finally get the Golden Rams on the board. With five minute left, Megan Callanan then converted a penalty corner to tie the game. Stehman's game-winner in OT came off an assist from Kelsey Cheek.
Sarah Krause (3-1) picked up the win in goal.
No. 2 Shippensburg 5, Mansfield 1
MANSFIELD, Pa. -- In front of a record capacity crowd at Mansfield's Van Norman Field on Saturday afternoon, Shippensburg used three first-half goals -- including two from junior Tori Ricker -- to spark a 5-1 victory against the Mountaineers and improve to 4-0 on the season.
In the inaugural game on Van Norman Field's new AstroTurf surface, Mansfield's (2-2) attendance of 2,011 was an NCAA Division II record and the third-highest NCAA attendance overall.
Saturday's contest was the second multi-goal game of Ricker's career, as she previously scored two in a 5-0 win at Mercyhurst on Oct. 17 last season. Her two goals were her first of this season and the eighth and ninth of her career.
Senior Bre White assisted on Ricker's second goal and also added a goal of her own -- her fifth of the season -- nearly five minutes into the second half.
Senior Taylor Bender opened the scoring with her third of the season off an assist from senior Katie Shoop. Bender also assisted freshman Kendall Beck on her first career goal that closed out the game's scoring with eight minutes left.
No. 3 Bloomsburg 4, Bellarmine 0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Felicia Domenici scored three goals to lead the Bloomsburg to a 4-0 win against Bellarmine on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
The Huskies wasted little time in grabbing the lead when Brittany Mathews scored just 5:22 into the contest slapping the ball in from the right side. Bloomsburg made it 2-0 in the 28th minute when Domenici scored off an assist from Nikki Black.
In the second half Bloomsburg made it 3-0 when Domenici took a pass from Samantha Facciolla in the 44th minute. The Huskies final goal came just about five minutes later when Domenici completed the hat trick with the assist going to Courtney Heverly.
Megan Eppley started and played the first 54 minutes making four saves with Emiley Maiorana closing out the final 16 minutes in the cage.
No. 4 Millersville 4, Seton Hill 0
GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Two goals from Rachel Dickinson and a dominating second half effort led the way for Millersville's 4-0 road win against Seton Hill on Saturday.
The Marauders improved to 3-0 for the first time since 1985 -- the year the program reached the Division III championship game -- and for only the sixth time in their 68 years of field hockey. Two of Millersville's three wins this season have come by shutout.
Seton Hill (1-3) knocked off No. 6 Indiana (Pa.) on Tuesday, but Millersville made sure the Griffins didn't pull off two upsets in the same week. Sarah Bomberger scored on an assist from Samantha Ruane to put Millersville up early, but that 1-0 lead remained until the second half.
Millersville roared out of the break with three, second half goals. Dickinson scored unassisted and tacked on another on an assist from Olivia Hershey. The goals were Dickinson's first two of the season. Senior Champayne Hess boosted the Marauders' lead to four with her team-leading third goal of the season.
The Marauders controlled play throughout and surrendered only one penalty corner to Seton Hill in the entire game. Even that corner came in the waning minutes.
Millersville has scored at least four goals in all three games after scoring four or more only three times in the entire 2012 season. The team's 15 goals have come from 11 different players. Ruane leads the team with three assists.
Millersville improved to 8-0 all-time against Seton Hill.
Adelphi 5, No. 5 Merrimack 1
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- Adelphi picked up its second win of the season in a 5-1 non-conference contest against No. 5 Merrimack. The victory improves the Panthers record to 2-1 overall and drops the Warriors to 2-2.
Sophomore Kristen Bagley was the first to attack the Warrior defense, scoring less than 10 minutes into the start of the first half on an assist from senior captain Jamie Ackerman. Just minutes later, the Warriors would answer with their only goal of the game by senior Candace Waldie.
Answering the attack by Merrimack two minutes later would be sophomore Molly Cuevas with her first goal of the season. The second half proved to be a one-sided affair, with two goals by freshman Lena Pollich and another by Cuevas.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Serrao only had to defend four shots on goal and had three saves in the victory. Junior Gina Rosinski, in the cage for the Warriors, tried stopping the Panthers but was only able to save seven of the 12 shots on goal.
No. 7 C.W. Post 5, Saint Anselm 5
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Senior Carlee Dragon and sophomore Keliann Margiotta each scored a pair of goals to lead C.W. Post to a 5-0 victory against Saint Anselm in a Northeast-10 contest on Saturday afternoon.
C.W. Post improves to 2-0 overall, while Saint Anselm dips to 1-2.
The Pioneers tallied their first goal in the final seconds of the first half when Margiotta came up with the shot after a scrum in front of the cage off a feed from Melissa Quintanilla.
In the second half, the Pioneer offense stayed aggressive and scored four goals in an 11-minute span, beginning when junior forward Lyn-Marie Wilson tapped in her second goal of the season on a pass from Dragon in the 53rd minute.
Five minutes later, Margiotta netted her second goal of the game from the left side on a reverse stick slash.
Dragon followed with two goals in just under a two-minute span putting the game away with under seven minutes left to play. First, Dragon was able to take a shot from the right side that ricoched off the Hawk defender and into the back of the net. A few moments later, freshman Lauren Adamusik fed a long through ball that Dragon tracked down near the right side of the endline and was able to drill inside the far post.
Meredith Stocklin recorded five saves during 55:29 minutes to preserve the shutout. Saint Anselm's Shauna Whittemore made nine stops in goal.
No. 8 Bentley 2, Southern Connecticut State 0
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Goals from junior Gina Lirange and sophomore Meghan Talerman during the first 11 minutes of the second half propelled Bentley to its third consecutive shutout victory 2-0 against Southern Connecticut State in non-conference play Saturday afternoon at Bentley.
The shutout was recorded by sophomore Katie Kelley, who made four saves.
After a scoreless first half that saw Bentley outshoot the visiting Owls 12-3, Lirange netted her fifth of the year before the second stanza was 30 seconds old. Talerman sent the ball inside to sophomore Sally James, who found an open Lirange on the other side of the cage.
Lirange, who assisted on Talerman's goal later in the game, had her third consecutive game with at least three points, a stretch in which she has five goals and an assist for 11 points.
Talerman's goal, with 24:25 left in the second, was her third of the season.
Sophomore Audrey Dolloff was credited with nine saves for Southern, which was outshot 25-5 overall.
Limestone 2, No. 9 East Stroudsburg 1
ERIE, Pa. -- A pair of first half goals led Limestone (3-1) to the second win against a ranked opponent in the past week as it downed No. 9 East Stroudsburg 2-1 on Saturday. The Saints had previously knocked off No. 6 Indiana (Pa.) by a 3-2 score last Sunday.
The Warriors got on the board first as Jessica Lawville delivered at the 5:46 mark to make it 1-0. Sophomore midfielder Rebekah Baker found the back of the cage at 17:52 of the first half, tying the score at 1-1.
That goal jumpstarted the Limestone offense as sophomore midfielder Nicolle Grant gave the Saints the lead at 2-1 with her third goal of the season, this one coming at 20:59. They would take that lead into the half and use their defense to make it stand up for the third win against a ranked opponent in program history.
Baker and Grant led Limestone with a goal apiece while sophomore attack Jill Funkhouser notched an assist. Senior goal keeper Lindsay Hinton played all 70 minutes, allowing just the one early goal and making eight saves to collect the win and move to 3-1 on the season
For ESU, Jessica Lawville had the lone score and Madelyn Craver played the entire game in goal, allowing both goals and making three saves.
No. 10 Stonehill 4, St. Michael's 2
COLCHESTER, Vt. -- Devin Ingersoll scored the first of her two goals in the 39th minute to break a 1-1 tie and spark Stonehill to a 4-2 victory Saturday against St. Michael's.
Ingersoll scored again seven minutes later to give the Skyhawks a two-goal cushion.
Elizabeth Thornton opened the scoring for Stonehill at exactly the 23-minute mark with a back-hand shot to the right. Kelsie Miller then tied the game for St. Michael's off of a corner with an assist to Gina Sheehan and Kelsey Davis.
Lauren Giordano would score Stonehill's final goal in the 54th minute. Cassaundra Davis closed out the scoring with a goal for St. Michael's in the 60th minute.