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Resounding win

No. 2 Millersville 9, Newberry 0

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. -- Millersville scored seven first-half goals en route to a 9-0 win against Newberry on Sunday afternoon.

Millersville (10-1) had seven different players score in the game, while sophomore Jayde Kauffman and freshman Arianna Grays each netted a pair of goals in the game. Kauffman finished the game with six points on two goals and two assists. The Marauders 24 total points were the most the team has totaled this season and the nine goals is the most the Black and Gold have scored since defeating Seton Hill 9-0 in 2009.

The Marauders jumped on the Wolves early, going up 3-0 after eight minutes of action. Starters Rachel Dickinson and Samantha Ruance each scored in the first 5:24 of play and Kauffman punched in her second goal of the season at the 7:45 mark.

In the 16th minute of the contest Millersville scored two goals in the span of 33 seconds. At 15:21 Megan Donlan sent in a pass from Mary Atkins and then at the 15:54 mark Jayde Kauffman assisted Margaret Thorwart third goal of the year.

In the 23rd minute Olivia Hershey scored her first collegiate goal to put Millersville up 6-0. Kauffman scored her second goal of the game five minutes before the half and helped the Black and Gold enter the break up 7-0.

In the final period, Grays was the only Marauder to score. She tallied two goals on assists from Atkins and Kauffman.

Goalkeeper Lauren Sotzin only played in the first half and made eight saves in the victory.

No. 3 West Chester 6, Ursinus 3

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. -- Kelsi Lykens scored a pair of goals and assisted on two others to lead West Chester to a 6-3 victory against host Ursinus in the 35th annual Eleanor Snell Cup series between the two regional powers.

West Chester (8-3) now holds a 16-15-4 advantage in the overall Snell Cup series while taking a 30-25-12 lead in the overall series between two of the oldest intercollegiate field hockey programs in the country.

Lykens helped stake West Chester to a 4-1 lead by halftime when she assisted on Stef Pirri's goal just 1:12 into the contest. She later scored in the 13th minute to push the Golden Rams' lead at the time to 3-1. Five minutes later, Lykens assisted on a Alexis Versak goal that pushed the visitor's lead to 4-1. She would also score on a penalty corner in the 62nd minute that gave the Rams a 6-2 advantage with eight minutes remaining in the game.

Pirri finished with one goal and one assist. Marnie Kusakavitch and Alayna Brown scored West Chester's other two markers on the afternoon.

Audree Bonavita made seven saves in 66 minutes in the cage for West Chester. She picked up the win while Ursinus' Danielle DeSpirito recorded 15 stops in a losing effort. The Golden Rams outshot the Bears by a 29-13 margin. The game saw 31 penalty corners called with West Chester holding a slim 17-14 advantage.