Top 10 Roundup
Six Maraurders score, Golden Rams get seven goals in victories
No. 1 West Chester 7, Adelphi 2
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- Stef Pirri and Alexis Versak each scored two goals as West Chester opened its season with a 7-2 non-league victory against Adelphi on the road.
West Chester scored four goals in the first half to take a 4-1 lead by the break. Adelphi briefly tied the game at one apiece. However, the Golden Rams rattled off three consecutive goals to get command of the contest early.
Lykens scored on a bullet from 10 yards out in the 14th minute. Adelphi's Mary Plotas tied things up two minutes later. But, Stef Pirri, Alexis Versak and Nancy Stehman each scored in succession.
After, Adelphi's Kristen Bagley made it 4-2 early in the second half, Pirri and Versak notched their second goals of the game back-to-back, and Megan Callanan finished out the scoring in the 54th minute.
Freshman goalkeeper Sarah Krause (1-0) made four saves to record her first college win in the cage for the Golden Rams. Adelphi's Kelly Serrao was credited with 10 stops in the loss.
No. 4 Millersville 7, Lindenwood 0
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. -- Millersville opened its season with a 7-0 victory against visiting Lindenwood. The Marauders received goals from six different players.
Millersville won its fourth consecutive season opener and has won those games by a combined 19-1 count. Friday's seven-goal outpouring marked the most in a season opener since 1974 and the most lopsided win in an opener since 1973.
The Marauders peppered Lindenwood keeper Victoria Gil with 23 shots on goal and out-shot the visitors by a 31-3 margin. Lauren Sotzin needed to turn away only two shots to register the 11th shutout of her career. Millersville also totaled 28 penalty corners--the most since 2009.
Margaret Thorwart couldn't have started her collegiate career any better, scoring the first and last goals of the game. Senior Samantha Ruane scored once and added two helpers. Jayde Kauffman tallied one goal and assist. Katelyn Zapp, Alicia Youtz and freshman Arianna Grays also scored.
It took 20:46 for Millersville to break through. Champayne Hess fired a shot that snuck through Gil's pads and Thorwart redirected it from the left side of the cage.
Millersville poured in two more goals--one from Zapp and one from Kauffman--in the next four minutes to take a 3-0 lead into the break.
Lindenwood was held without a shot in the second half while the Marauders scored four goals. Youtz started the scoring just under eight minutes into the period. Grays, Ruane and Thorwart followed in a stretch of nine minutes.