Top 10 Roundup
No. 2 Millersville cruises; Limestone just misses school mark
No. 2 Millersville 11, Newberry 2
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Millersville received goals from seven players in an 11-2 victory against Newberry on Sunday at the National Training Center.
Millersville improved to 13-1 for the first time in school history with the victory. The team produced a season-high 39 shots and Newberry (0-10) keeper Morgan Downey made 15 saves. Lauren Sotzin played the first half for Millersville and made two saves. Samantha Rumler played the final 35 minutes.
Champayne Hess led the Marauders with three goals. Sarah Bomberger scored twice, and freshman Arianna Grays tallied two goals and two assists. Randi Boyd also scored her first career goal.
Alicia Youtz scored the game winner just 2:47 into the contest. The Marauders took a 4-0 lead before the 15-minute mark and took a 5-0 lead at the half. Newberry picked up a pair of goals in the second.
No. 5 LIU Post 2, Saint Michael's 1
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- A three-point record-setting day by senior forward Carlee Dragon led LIU Post to a 2-1 victory against Northeast-10 opponent Saint Michael's on Sunday afternoon.
The Pioneers' (14-0, 8-0 NE-10) 14th win of the season was a milestone win for head coach Raenee Savin as it was the 100th of her career.
Five minutes into the second half, senior forward Stephanie Ruhle kicked off the scoring. After a scramble in the box, Dragon came up with the ball and passed it to Ruhle at the left flank who tapped it in for the score.
Nearly nine minutes later in the 49th minute, the Pioneers took a penalty corner. Freshman midfielder Lauren Adamusick received the initial pass off the corner and found Dragon to her left at the top of the circle. Dragon drilled the ball past the Purple Knight defense and goalie to tally three points on the game. With those three points, Dragon now has 55 points on the season, passing Amber Limanni who previously held the Pioneer single-season points record with 54.
The Purple Knights answered back in the 53rd minute as Kelly Celata put home a pass from Cassaundra Davis to cut the lead to one. The visitors threatened in the final seconds as they were rewarded a penalty corner with a few ticks left on the clock. The Pioneer defense prevailed, though, without allowing Saint Michael's to settle into a shot.
Freshman Meredith Stocklin picked up her seventh win between the pipes, making two saves in the effort. Her counterpart Sarah Healey totaled nine saves in the loss.
No. 7 East Stroudsburg 4, Seton Hill 3
GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Junior forward Gabrielle Seibert scored the only goal of the second half with 12:30 remaining, lifting East Stroudsburg to a 4-3 win at Seton Hill on Sunday afternoon.
Seibert had two goals and an assist to lead ESU (7-7, 4-2), which enters the final two weeks of the regular season fifth in the PSAC standings with the top six schools qualifying for the PSAC tournament. The Warriors are looking for their second conference postseason appearance since 2003.
ESU led 3-1 late in the first half before Seton Hill (4-9, 1-5) rallied to tie it just before halftime. The road win is the Warriors’ first of the season.
The Griffins opened the scoring 3:55 in on a goal by Dominique Cappello, then ESU scored three consecutive goals to temporarily seize control.
Seibert scored 5:39 in on an assist from junior forward Jessica Lawville, senior midfielder Brielle Kessel scored at the 20:36 mark and sophomore forward Ally Roth, the PSAC’s leading scorer, netted her 17th goal of the year on an assist from Seibert just over two minutes later.
Seton Hill tied it at 3-3 with goals from Ashley Reid 4:05 before halftime, and McDonough Scanlon with 1:18 left until intermission.
No. 8 Limestone 8, Virginia Wesleyan 0
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Taking on the only Division III opponent on its schedule this year, Limestone (11-3, 8-0 ISA) had seven different goal scorers as it dominated Virginia Wesleyan (7-7, 2-5 ODAC) to the tune of 8-0 on Sunday.
After producing one goal against one of the top teams in Division II the day before, junior attack Rachel Goromonzi jump started the Limestone offense as she scored her 16th goal of the season, this one at the 11:15 mark for a 1-0 lead. It wouldn't stay that way for long as senior midfielder Kari DeHof followed with an unassisted score at 19:35 to make it 2-0.
Senior attack Kelsey Barr would then feature prominently in both of the next two goals for the Saints as she took a pass from Goromonzi and connected at 22:07 for a 3-0 lead and then assisted on Limestone's fourth goal, a score by Kayla Marrie at 26:11.
The Saints would pour it on in the second half as it took a little more than five minutes to make it 5-0 as sophomore midfielder Nicolle Grant connected off a pass from sophomore midfielder Rebekah Baker.
Sophomore attack Brittany Carney then came alive on offense as she notched an unassisted score at 51:23 and assisted on Goromonzi's second of the day less than two minutes later. Sophomore attack Allyson Meyer then rounded out the scoring with an unassisted goal at the 66:09 mark.
That 8-0 final represents the second largest margin of victory in program history and the eight goals are the second most all time. Each of those marks trail identical 9-0 wins against Sweet Briar (Sept. 11, 2010) and Trine (Sept. 10, 2011). The Saints had never scored exactly eight goals in a game prior to Sunday.