Top 10 Roundup
Stonehill sets record for wins to open a season; Millersville wins
No. 1 Shippensburg 8, Mercyhurst 0
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Seven different Raiders scored goals on Saturday afternoon as Shippensburg senior day with an 8-0 shutout of Mercyhurst from Robb Sports Complex.
The nine-member senior class was honored before the game and stole the show on the field, as six of the eight Raider (14-0, 7-0 PSAC) goals were scored by a senior. The entire team was strong throughout, posting totals of 27 shots and 16 penalty corners.
The shutout of Mercyhurst (6-7, 2-4) was SU's fourth of the season as the squad has now out-scored its opponents 50-14 on the year.
The eight goals were the most Shippensburg has scored in a game since also scoring eight at Saint Michael's in a shutout in the second game of the 2012 season. It was the highest scoring home game for SU since a 10-2 win against Mansfield on Sept. 24, 2011.
Senior Bre White scored twice -- giving her a team-leading 12 goals on the season -- and added an assist on the first score of the game on a rocket toward the right post that senior Lauren Taylor knocked in. Taylor added an assist on a goal from senior Megan Jett in the final goal of the first half.
Senior Katie Shoop scored her first goal of the season 11 minutes into the second half while senior Taylor Bender added a goal and assisted freshman Cassie Rawa on her first career goal.
Senior Brittany Jett also added an assist while freshman Suzanne Muller closed out the scoring with under eight minutes left with her third goal of the season.
Senior goalkeeper Carenna Neely had another stellar effort in the cage, turning away three shots in nearly 46 minutes of action. Sophomore keeper Taylor Webster played the final 24 minutes in relief and made two saves.
No. 2 Millersville 2, No. 8 Limestone 1
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Millersville's Champayne Hess and Arianna Grays scored second-half goals four minutes apart to break a scoreless tie and lift Marauders past Limestone 2-1.
Limestone (10-3) and Millersville (12-1) played to a dead heat for the first 35 minutes, and Saints' goalkeeper Lindsay Hinton even saved a Katelyn Zapp penalty stroke with no time left on the clock to keep the game scoreless. The Marauders, however, took control in the final 35. And during an offensive onslaught that included five shots in about two minutes, Hess scored her fifth goal of the season by following her own shot that was initially saved.
Millersville kept the pressure on Hinton, picking up four penalty corners between 47:34 and 50:13. On the fourth corner, Rachel Dickinson's shot was blocked, Zapp's was saved, but Grays, who was positioned on the right post, knocked the ball into the corner, giving the Marauders a 2-0 lead.
Limestone drew within one with 10:30 to go on a goal from Rebekah Baker and assist from Jill Funkhouser.
Millersville held a 12-2 edge in shots in the second period and took the first 12 of the half. The Marauders also used a 7-2 edge in corners in the period.
Millersville's Lauren Sotzin made both of her saves in the first half. Hinton stopped 10 shots for the Saints. Twelve of Millersville's 16 shots were on goal.
No. 3 Stonehill 8, Southern Connecticut State 4
EASTON, Mass. -- Stonehill posted an 8-4 victory against Southern Connecticut State in Northeast-10 Conference action at Timothy J. Coughlin Memorial Field at W.B. Mason Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Erika Kelly led Stonehill to its record 14th consecutive win to open the season with four goals for her school-record sixth hat trick of the season. Her program-record and nation-leading 28 goals are just two shy of the NE-10 single-season record of 30 set by Bentley's Jen Bunce in 1998 and matched three times since and she also stretched out her program record for points in a season to a nation-best 57 with the eight points today.
Sophomore Lauren Giordano added four points for Stonehill with a goal and two assists in the second half as the Skyhawks broke open a 2-2 game at halftime with six goals during the final 35 minutes. Senior Kelly Gouveia added two second half goals for the Skyhawks, while freshman Shea Healy chipped in with her first collegiate goal.
Junior Elizabeth Genovese finished with one save during the opening 53:45 in the Stonehill goal before giving way to freshman Dana Dhami who added a save in her collegiate debut during the final 16:15. The Skyhawks posted a 37-9 advantage in shots on the day, including 20-3 in the opening half, and held an 11-4 edge for penalty corners.
No. 4 West Chester 2, No. 6 Bloomsburg 0
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Megan Callanan scored twice to lead West Chester to a 2-0 road Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference victory at Bloomsburg on Saturday night.
The Golden Rams (9-4, 4-2 PSAC) opened the scoring with under three minutes remaining in the first half, when Callanan netter her eighth of the year. She closed out the scoring in the 59th minute, converting a pass from Kelsi Lykens. Bloomsburg (8-5, 4-2 PSAC), had its four-game winning streak snapped with the defeat.
Audree Bonavita did not need to make a save to record her first career shutout. Bloomsburg keeper Megan Eppley made three saves, including thwarting Lykens on a penalty shot a minute before Callanan scored her first.