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Roundup: Stonehill moves to program-best 8-0

No. 1 Shippensburg 1, No. 8 Bloomsburg 0 2OT

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- A game-winning goal from senior Megan Jett with 8:38 left in the second overtime on Saturday afternoon gave Shippensburg a 1-0 sudden-death victory against long-time rival Bloomsburg from Robb Sports Complex.

The overtime contest was SU's (9-0, 2-0 PSAC) first since a victory against East Stroudsburg on October 23, 2010, and the first to extend into double-overtime since a win at Indiana (Pa.) during the 2008 season.

Jett's strike came nearly midway through the final overtime period when she sent in a corner that found senior Bre White, who made a move and sent in a pass to the left post where an open Jett awaited to tap in her third game winner of the season and seventh goal overall.

The Raiders and Huskies (4-4, 0-1) added another installment to their competitive rivalry with a defensive battle that included six cards and left few scoring opportunities for either team. The teams combined for just one shot in the first 20 minutes of play, and the first penalty corner of the game didn't occur until there were under two minutes remaining in the first half.

No. 2 Millersville 4, Mansfield 0

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. -- Millersville poured in three goals in a five-minute stretch to pull away with a 4-0 win against visiting Mansfield on Saturday afternoon at Chryst Field at Biemesderfer Stadium.

Millersville ran its record to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the PSAC and secured its fourth shutout of the season. Millersville outshot the Mountaineers 37-2 and held a lopsided 22-2 edge in penalty corners. The shot total was the most by a Millersville team in at least 10 seasons. Kristie Rollman made 15 saves for the Mountaineers.

Lauren Sotzin had a quiet day at the other end of the field. She needed to make only one save to notch her 12th shutout in 31 career starts.

The Marauders' continued their attack with uncanny balance. Four players accounted for the four goals and three players added assists. Champayne Hess, Lauren Gerhart, Katelyn Zapp and Samantha Ruane all scored for the third time this season.

No. 3 West Chester 10, Seton Hill 3

WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- Kelsey Cheek opened the scoring less than two minutes into the contest, and West Chester never looked back in capturing a 10-3 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference victory against Seton Hill on Saturday afternoon at Vonnie Gros Field.

The Golden Rams (6-2, 2-0 PSAC) controlled play in the first half and led 5-0 at the half. Seton Hill (3-6, 0-2 PSAC) was able to put more pressure on and scored three times in the second half.

Alexis Versak widened the lead from Stef Pirri, then Hannah Davies converted a Pirri pass to make it 3-0.

Cheek finished with a pair of goals, while Pirri added a goal to her two assists on the afternoon. Audree Bonavita picked up the victory stopping one shot in the game. Sarah Krause also saw action and made two saves in the West Chester net. Autumn Reid faced a barrage of shots from beginning to end, made 15 saves in goal for Seton Hill.

No. 4 Stonehill 5, Saint Michael's 1

EASTON, Mass. -- Stonehill has won its first eight games of the season for the first time in program history after firing past Saint Michael's 5-1 in non-conference action at Timothy J. Coughlin Memorial Field at W.B. Mason Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Stonehill's 8-0 start surpasses the 2007 squad which won its first seven games of the season. Senior Kelly Gouveia and sophomore Erika Kelly both netted a pair of goals to lead the Skyhawks, while sophomore Lauren Giordano chipped in with a goal as well. Senior All-American Devin Ingersoll and sophomore Elizabeth Thornton each collected assists on the afternoon.

Junior Elizabeth Genovese finished with four saves, including three in the first half, in the Stonehill cage. The Skyhawks posted a 27-8 advantage for shots, including 17-3 in the second half, and held a 12-4 edge in penalty corners in the game.

Kelly gave Stonehill a two-goal lead with her nation-leading 14th and 15th markers of the season. She opened the scoring at 13:54 with a nice individual effort off a counter attack down the right side. Kelly slipped the ball past the last defender and broke in one-on-one with Healey before depositing a low shot into the right side. She doubled the Skyhawks' lead at 24:11 during a scramble in front of the cage, chipping a loose ball past the keeper. Kelly's 15 goals in seven games played is now just five shy of Claire Hourihan's program single-season record of 20 goals set in 2008 and matched in 2009.

No. 6 Limestone 4, Bellarmine 2

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Four different players found the back of the cage as Limestone (7-2) dropped Bellarmine (1-5) by a 4-2 score on Saturday.

The teams battled through more than 20 minutes of scoreless play before sophomore attack Jill Funkhouser blasted a shot from the far right wing to make it 1-0 at the 24:24 mark. With that score, the flood gates opened as it was Funkhouser that found senior attack Kelsey Barr off of the right wing for a second goal, this one with 28:53 on the clock.

Funkhouser had a goal and an assist to pace the Saints and Rachel Goromonzi, Barr and Jaydene Penning each had solo goals. Tyller Butler and Allyson Meyer added an assist each and senior goalkeeper Lindsay Hinton  played all 70 minutes in goal, allowing just the two scores and making four saves. She improves to 7-2 on the season.

No. 7 Mercyhurst 6, Dowling 0

OAKDALE, N.Y. -- Mercyhurst won 6-0 at Dowling on Saturday afternoon. The Lakers scored six second-half goals to pick up a non-conference road win.

In the first half, the Lakers dominated possession. They earned eight penalty corners in the first 20 minutes. On the eighth try, Tracey Mason inserted to Katlyn Heitzhaus, who put a shot on goal. Emily Koestler then came in and knocked the ball into the cage, giving Mercyhurst a 1-0 edge midway through the period.

Mason inserted another penalty corner in the opening minutes of the second half. This insert found Kelsey Lovelace, who drilled a shot into the net, making it 2-0 1:34 into the frame. Just more than two minutes later, Lovelace scored again, deflecting a shot past the Dowling goal for a 3-0 lead.

The Lakers' momentum continued, as another Mason penalty corner led to a Meghan Smith goal in the 41st minute.

Blair Pembleton got in on the scoring soon after, putting the visitors ahead 5-0. In the 55th minute, another penalty corner led to a Laker goal. Samantha Siegferth cashed in, scoring from 10 yards out for a 6-0 margin.

The Lakers outshot Dowling 21-1 and recorded 23 penalty corners to just one for the Lions. The 23 corner attempts are the most by a Laker unit in at least 10 seasons.

Indiana (Pa.) 4, No. 9 Kutztown 2

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Down 2-0 after the first half, Kate Bruce opened up the scoring for Indiana (Pa.) and led it to a 4-2 victory against Kutztown on Saturday afternoon.

Five minutes into the second half, Bruce netted her first goal of the game. She followed that up 11 minutes later, scoring another and tying the game at 2-2.

Freshman Kendra Blantz would give the Crimson Hawks the lead, putting one past Kutztown goalie Kayla Denlinger at the 57:42 minute mark. Ericka Griffith closed out the scoring for IUP, sealing the 4-2 victory at the 69:01 minute mark on a goal assisted by Dani Edwards.

The Crimson Hawks pressured Kutztown the entire game, outshooting the Golden Bears 29-10 and forcing Denlinger to make 16 saves. For IUP, goalie Darian Shuker made five saves, all coming in the first half. Kutztown only managed to get off one shot in the second half of play, as the Crimson Hawks defense was strong.

East Stroudsburg 4, No. 10 Slippery Rock 3 OT

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- Sophomore forward Ally Roth scored the game-winning goal 2:43 into overtime, lifting East Stroudsburg to a 4-3 win against Slippery Rock and a 2-0 start to its PSAC schedule on Saturday afternoon at Whitenight Field.

Roth's second goal of the game, on the third assist of the game from junior forward Gabrielle Seibert, gives the Warriors a 5-4 overall record and 2-0 mark in the PSAC after they opened conference action with a 3-1 win against Mercyhurst on Friday afternoon.

ESU led 2-1 at halftime before Slippery Rock sent the game to overtime on a goal by Lindsay Brown with 2:53 left in regulation.

Junior forward Katie Barbato scored for the second time in as many games, assisted by Seibert and junior forward Jessica Lawville, to give ESU an early lead 8:44 into the game. Allison Shade tied it for Slippery Rock at the 15:22 mark of the first half, before junior midfielder Becky Gagliardi's first goal of the season put the Warriors ahead 2-1 just 11 seconds before intermission.

Brown pulled Slippery Rock even 3:22 into the second half, then Roth scored her first goal (assisted by Seibert) with about 20 minutes to play.

Sophomore goalkeeper Alexis Charles had eight saves for ESU, which had a 19-13 advantage in shots and a commanding 19-7 lead in penalty corners.