Top 10 Roundup
No. 1 Montclair State holds off Scranton charge
No. 1 Montclair State 3, Scranton 2
SCRANTON, Pa. -- Montclair State built a three-goal lead then held off a furious charge by Scranton in the final 12 minutes as the top-ranked Red Hawks hung on for a 3-2 victory Wednesday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Field.
Senior back Sierra Rauchbach and freshmen forwards Gianna Moglino and Arielle Galgano scored a goal apiece and senior midfielder Jennifer Tafro had two assists as Montclair State won its fifth consecutive game to improve to 15-1.
Scranton, now 12-3, received a goal and an assist from sophomore forward Krista Osborne, a goal from junior midfielder Alyssa Fania, and an assist from senior forward Megan McLaughlin.
No. 5 Christopher Newport 13, Wilson 0
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Putting its offensive attack on full display, fifth-ranked Christopher Newport set a new program-record with its 16th consecutive victory as CNU rolled to a 13-0 win against Wilson guided by hat tricks from Kelsey Clark and Meghan Sullivan.
During the contest, six Captains found the back of the cage, including five multi-goal efforts. Along with Clark and Sullivan, Belle Tunstall, Marlene Lichty, and Shelby Judkins each scored twice, while Lauren Cheatham added her 13th goal of the year in the first half.
The 13 goals matched the second-most in a single-game in CNU history, while the margin of victory also equaled the second-largest by the Captains. Overall, the win bumps Christopher Newport to 16-0 on the season and extends the NCAA's longest active winning streak. The setback drops Wilson to 6-9.
No. 6 Franklin & Marshall 1, Gettysburg 0
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Megan Kelly's first goal of the season at the 30th minute mark in the first half proved to be all that Franklin & Marshall needed in a 1-0 defeat of Gettysburg on Wednesday evening in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action at Tylus Field.
The Diplomats improved to 14-1 on the season and tightened their hold on the CC lead at 8-0, while the Bullets fell to 8-6, 3-5 CC.
The Diplomats outshout the Bullets at 24-3 for the contest and held the edge on penalty corners at 13-2.
Gettysburg combined for three defensive saves on the evening, led by two from Wright. Goalkeeper Avery Koep (13-1) came away with the shutout victory after stopping a pair of shots. Barlow was charged with the loss after turning away 11 shots from the F&M offense.
No. 8 Salisbury 3, St. Mary's (Md.) 0
SALISBURY, Md. -- Salisbury earned its fourth Capital Athletic Conference win of the season Wednesday night in the final regular season home contest of the year, defeating St. Mary's (Md.) 3-0 at Sea Gull Stadium.
Wednesday's win, coupled with a win by Mary Washington at Wesley College, assured the Sea Gulls of a top-three seed in the upcoming CAC tournament and a first-round bye.
Prior to Wednesday night's victory, the Sea Gulls celebrated the six seniors – Hannah Castelow, Katie Hastings, Stacey Lamboni, Haley Quillen, Jessica Seay and Emily Voshell – who have compiled a 60-12 record in the past four years, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 303-58 and have advanced to three NCAA tournaments.