Bastien nets game-winning goal as time expires to propel Bentley past Molloy
WALTHAM, Mass. -- For a consecutive game, it went down to the wire for Bentley with senior Taylor Bastien notching the game-winner, scoring as time expired to give the No. 7 Falcons a 13-12 victory against Molloy in non-conference action Saturday.
Molloy rallied from 12-8 down in the final 6:10 of the second half, tying the game with eight seconds left on a goal by senior Christie Roell despite being a man down.
Bastien won the ensuing draw control, raced down the field and scored from 10 yards out just as the clock hit zero to give Bentley a dramatic win.
Bentley led by four goals twice in the second half, but each time the Lions rallied. Leading 7-4 at halftime after Megan Wiggins netted a buzzer-beater of her own to end the first half, Bentley went up 8-4 just 13 seconds into the second half after Wiggins scored again.
Molloy scored four unanswered goals during the next six minutes to tie the game at eight, with senior Kaitlynn Kelly getting two of them. But after senior Nicole Mastrianni tied it for the Lions at the 23:37 mark, the Falcons went on a 4-0 run of their own to take the 12-8 lead. Freshman Tori Cerny, Wiggins and junior Carolyn Kynoch had the first three goals of the run. A free-position goal by junior Chelsea Larivee with 10:22 to play capped the run.
Bentley kept Molloy off the scoreboard until a man-up goal by Alexa Toscano at the 6:10 mark, then Mastrianni netted back-to-back goals to make it a 12-11 game with 4:38 remaining. Roell's game-tying goal came after a Bentley turnover with 37 seconds to go.
Wiggins and Mastrianni each had a game-high four goals, while Bentley goalie Ally Dorman made 10 saves to earn the win.