No. 1 Shippensburg 5, No. 7 Mercyhurst 1
ERIE, Pa. -- Behind a pair of goals from senior Lauren Taylor on Tuesday afternoon, the undefeated and No. 1-ranked Shippensburg defeated No. 7 Mercyhurst, 5-1, from the Lakers' Tullio Field.
With the victory, SU (7-0, 0-0 PSAC) has now scored at least four goals in each of its first seven games of the season. The last time the Raiders accomplished such a feat to start the season was in 2005, when the team scored at least four goals in each of its first eight games.
Taylor opened the scoring 15 minutes into the game with a redirect off a pass from junior Ari Saytar, who would later in the game add her own goal, unassisted.
No. 5 LIU Post 8, Southern Connecticut State 2
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- With a 10-point performance from senior forward Carlee Dragon, the No. 5 LIU Post field hockey team upended Southern Connecticut State, 8-2, Tuesday afternoon at Hickox Field in Brookville, N.Y.
With the win, LIU Post improves to 6-0, while Southern Connecticut drops to 0-6.
With seven points in the first half on three goals and one assist, Dragon led all players in scoring. In the seventh minute of play, Dragon kickstarted the offense with a deflection into the lower left corner of the net, off an initial shot by freshman Lauren Adamusik.
Just a minute later, Dragon was at it again, as sophomore Keliann Margiotta started a breakaway up the right side of the field and hit Dragon at the top of the circle, who spun around and blasted the ball into the lower right corner of the cage for her second goal of the game.
No. T7 Bloomsburg 5, Kutztown 0
KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Sam Peters scored three times to lead eighth-ranked Bloomsburg to a 5-0 win against ninth-ranked Kutztown Tuesday night.
After neither team got a shot off in the first 19 minutes Peters got the Huskies offense going hitting the back of the cage in the 27th minute to make it 1-0.
Bloomsburg made it 2-0 just 1:24 later taking advantage of penalty corner. On the play Candice Smith fed Brittany Mathews who directed a pass to Samantha Facciolla who scored from the right side of the circle. For Facciolla, who did not have a point in her first three years with the Huskies, it was her second consecutive game with a goal.
In the second half it was all Peters as she scored three goals in just under 11 minutes of play. Her second goal of the game came in the 55th minute when she scored unassisted. Her third goal came on an assist from Felicia Domenici in the 61st minute for a 4-0 lead. The game's final goal came unassisted from Domenici, her team-high ninth goal.