No. 4 Stonehill 3, No. 10 American International 1
EASTON, Mass. -- Stonehill, ranked fourth in this week's Division II poll, opened its home schedule with a 3-1 victory against 10th-ranked American International College in non-conference field hockey action at Timothy J. Coughlin Memorial Field at W.B. Mason Stadium tonight.
Stonehill is off to a 5-0 start, with its third win against a nationally-ranked opponent, for the first time since winning its first seven contests in 2007. Senior All-American Devin Ingersoll dished out two assists on the Skyhawks first two goals of the contest, including the Northeast-10 Conference-leading 11th marker of the year by sophomore Erika Kelly that broke a 1-1 tie 14 minutes into the second half. Stonehill also got goals from seniors Kelly Gouveia and Kelsey Davis.
Junior goalkeeper Elizabeth Genovese made one save in the Stonehill cage as the Skyhawks posted a 28-7 advantage for shots and claimed a 13-5 edge for penalty corners. Stonehill got strong defensive play from seniors Gina Sheehan, Chelsea Emery and Emily Coholan, holding American International to just two shots on goal.
No. 5 C.W. Post 10, Dowling 1
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- C.W. Post, behind a seven-point effort from sophomore Keliann Margiotta, downed Dowling, 10-1 on Thursday afternoon in its home opener at Hickox Field in Brookville, N.Y.
With the win, the Pioneers improve to 4-0, while the Golden Lions drop to 0-3.
The Pioneers took a 5-0 advantage in the first half behind two Lyn-Marie Wilson goals and a goal apiece from Margiotta, senior Carlee Dragon and sophomore Catlynn Kundrat. Margiotta assisted on two goals, while graduate Dani Crouse and Wilson also chipped in with helpers.
The second half was much of the same as the green and gold tacked on another five goals, this time coming off the stick of five different Pioneers. Dragon scored the first goal, her second of the game, off a pass from Crouse, and freshman Melissa Quintanilla followed eight minutes later with her second goal of the season off Margiotta's third assist of the game. Less than a minute later, senior Stephanie Ruhle put away an unassisted tally for the Pioneers. Three minutes later, Crouse found the back of the net off a cross from Dragon; then assisted Margiotta on the Pioneers final goal of the game bringing the score to 10-0.
With 1:07 remaining to play, Dowling's Sarah Shams-Kollar scored off a penalty corner taken by Elizabeth Athing to break-up the Pioneer shutout.
For the contest, the Pioneers out-shot the Golden Lions by a 49-1 margin. They also held a 16-3 clip in penalty corners.
Margiotta finished the contest with seven points (two goals, three assists), while Dragon and Wilson each finished with five points (two goals, one assist). Freshman goalie Ericka Parks played the first half to secure the win without even facing a shot attempt, while freshman Meredith Stocklin played between the pipes for the second half.