No. 1 Shippensburg 1, No. 2 Millersville 0 (OT)
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — In a Saturday afternoon matchup of the top two teams in the nation, it took the second golden goal of the season from senior Megan Jett to propel Shippensburg to a 1-0 victory against Millersville at Robb Sports Complex.
Jett scored her ninth goal of the season with 7:05 remaining in the first overtime by converting her own rebound on a breakaway. A two-on-one rush developed at midfield after senior Bre White took possession and drew a defender. White responded with a head-long pass to Jett, whose initial shot was stopped by the Millersville keeper. Jett then sent a shot long the end line that trickled its way into the goal.
Shippensburg (12-0, 5-0 PSAC) posted a 15-7 advantage in penalty corners on Saturday, including an 8-2 margin in the second half and a 4-1 margin in overtime. Millersville (9-1, 4-1) held a 5-4 shots advantage at halftime but the Raiders limited the Marauders to two shots in the second half and overtime.
Both teams put forth a stellar defensive effort in the contest. The Marauders had allowed just four goals in nine games entering Saturday's contest and only yielded the overtime strike. The Raiders got five saves from senior goalkeeper Carenna Neely, who remains unbeaten in her collegiate career.
The victory extended SU's regular-season winning streak to 22 consecutive matches and its home winning streak to 16 consecutive matches.
No. 4 Stonehill 3, Adelphi 0
EASTON, Mass. -- Stonehill posted its first shutout of the season with a 3-0 decision against Adelphi in Northeast-10 Conference action at Timothy J. Coughlin Memorial Field at W.B. Mason Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore forward Erika Kelly added another program record to her season as she led Stonehill to the win with a pair of goals, giving her a school-record 49 points this season. Kelly, who has posted a program-record 24 goals and an assist, surpasses Claire Hourihan's previous record of 48 points set in 2008. Kelly also inches closer to the Northeast-10 single-season record of 30 goals and moves into fifth place on the Skyhawks career list with 32 career goals.
Sophomore Elizabeth Thornton also netted a goal for Stonehill, while senior All-American Devin Ingersoll chipped in with an assist. Junior Elizabeth Genovese made five second-half saves to keep Adelphi off the scoreboard for her second career shutout. The Skyhawks defensive backline of seniors Gina Sheehan, Chelsea Emery and Emily Coholan held the Panthers to six shots on goal and 12 shots overall in the shutout effort.
Sophomore Kelly Serrao finished with seven saves in the cage for Adelphi. Stonehill finished with a 15-12 edge in shots, but the Panthers held a 10-5 advantage for penalty corners, including 8-1 in the second half.
No. 5 LIU Post 3, No. 9 Bentley 0
WALTHAM, Mass. -- LIU Post registered another win, its 11th consecutive to open the season, as the squad shutout Northeast-10 opponent Bentley 3-0 on Saturday morning in Waltham, Mass.
Three different Pioneers scored on the game, with the first goal coming off the stick of sophomore midfielder Cindy Russell. She buried her third penalty stroke of the season after a little more than 11 minutes had passed in the first half. The visitors took 11 shots to one by the home squad in the first half, but the penalty stroke was the only shot to find the back of the cage for either side during the opening period of play.
The Pioneers tacked on two insurance goals in the second half, with senior forward Carlee Dragon finding freshman forward Melissa Quintanilla for the tip-in in the 65th minute. Shortly after, Dragon added another assist, this time ripping a shot that sophomore forward Keliann Margiotta tipped in for the score.
Freshman Meredith Stocklin recorded her second shutout in goal, making two saves. On the other side, Katie Kelley turned aside three shots, while allowing three goals.
No. 6 Bloomsburg 3, Kutztown 0
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Bloomsburg scored twice in a one-minute span right before the end of the first half to help lead the Huskies to a 3-0 lead against Kutztown on Saturday afternoon.
Brittany Mathews got the scoring started off of a penalty stroke at the 42:36 mark of the first half. it was Mathews' seventh goal of the season.
About 40 seconds later, Mathews was involved in another goal. This time, Mathews passed the pall to Felicia Domenici who was waiting near the front of the goal to tap it in. It was Domenici's 12th goal of the season.
Bloomsburg finished the scoring on Nikki Gattone's second goal of the season seven minutes into the second half.
Kutztown was held without a shot on goal. Megan Eppley played the first 56 minutes before giving way to both Emiley Maiorana and Lindsay Cassel.
No. 7 East Stroudsburg 9, Mansfield 2
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- Junior forward Jessica Lawville and sophomore forward Ally Roth both had their second career hat tricks as East Stroudsburg posted a 9-2 win against Mansfield on Saturday afternoon at Whitenight Field.
Roth's three goals give her 15 on the season, and three other players found the cage for ESU (6-6, 3-2), which had its eighth consecutive win against Mansfield -- including nine goals in a game for the third time in that streak.
Lawville opened the scoring, Roth scored twice in the first half and junior forward Gabrielle Seibert and senior midfielder Brielle Kessel also scored first-half goals for the Warriors.
Lawville added two more goals in the first five minutes of the second half to complete her hat trick. She also had three goals in a 7-6 (OT) win against Stonehill last season.
Roth also closed her hat trick early in the second half to make it 8-0, and freshman forward Sabrina Burke closed ESU's scoring with her first career goal. Tori Malatesta and Brianna Velepec scored goals for Mansfield in the second half.
Seibert, Roth, sophomore forward Rebecca Snyder and junior midfielder Alexis Good had assists for the Warriors. Roth's previous hat trick came in last year's OT win against Stonehill as well, when she scored four goals with Lawville adding three.