No. 1 Montclair State 3, Richard Stockton 1
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Freshman Gianna Moglino scored the first and the last goal for Montclair State as the Red Hawks got past Richard Stockton 3-1 in an NJAC matchup on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Jennifer Tafro had a goal for the Red Hawks, who improved to 16-1 on the season, 4-1 in the NJAC as the Red Hawks pulled within a half-game of TCNJ for first place. Montclair will face Kean on Tuesday, and with a win can clinch the league's regular-season title and No. 1 seed in the NJAC tournament which begins on Nov. 6.
Moglino snapped a scoreless tie at the 20:22 mark of the first half flipping a shot past the goalkeeper for her 13th goal of the season and a 1-0 Montclair State lead that was extended in the second half. Tafro blasted a feed from Emily Burd into the back of the cage giving the Red Hawks a 2-0 advantage.
Stockton cut the margin back to a goal 72 seconds later however Moglino scored again with 12:17 to play smacking in a centering pass from senior Brooke Hullings.
No. 2 Bowdoin 4, Colby 0
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Bowdoin collected its record-breaking 40th consecutive home win, dating back to 2010, this afternoon with a 4-0 second-half push against Colby.
The Polar Bears improved to 12-1 (8-1 NESCAC) with Saturday's win. Bowdoin holds the longest active home winning streak in Division III field hockey, and bested its personal record set between 2004-08. Colby falls bellow .500 in conference play, to 4-5, with an 8-5 overall record.
Despite outshooting Colby 7-1 and holding a 9-0 edge in corners in the first half, Bowdoin was unable to break through the Mules defense and score. Bowdoin finally broke through in the 49th minute of the game with a well-executed corner. Following the insert, Colleen Finnerty dished the ball to her left side where Emily McColgen one-touched it for Bowdoin's first goal.
Barely three minutes later Rachel Kennedy netted her first of the game, with a move in front of Colby goalie Sarah Evans. Kennedy scored her team-leading 16th goal of the season four minutes later, as she tipped a pass from Olivia King.
Bowdoin scored all four second half goals within a 10-minute stretch, finished off by a shot from Katie Riley.
No. 3 Tufts 2, Hamilton 0
CLINTON, N.Y. -- Tufts scored a pair of goals early in the second half and the Jumbos shut out the Hamilton Continentals 2-0 in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Campus Road Athletic Field on Saturday.
Tufts (12-1, 8-1 NESCAC) recorded its seventh consecutive win and remained in a three-way tie for first place in the conference standings with Amherst and Bowdoin with one game left in the regular season. The Jumbos have won all three matchups in the all-time series with the Continentals.
Emily Cannon scored her fifth goal this year and Stephanie Wan notched her first for Tufts. Brianna Keenan needed to make one save en route to her sixth shutout.
After a scoreless first half, it took the Jumbos 98 seconds to grab a 1-0 lead in the second half. Cannon had possession after a restart, carried the ball just inside the circle and unleashed a hard, bouncing shot through traffic into the left side of the cage.
Tufts made it 2-0 with 27:21 left in the half. Alexandra Jamison entered the ball on a penalty corner and eventually Dakota Sikes-Keilp smacked a shot that was saved by Trentini. The loose ball caromed out to Wan, who directed a long shot toward the cage that appeared to bounce off a couple defenders before it went in.
No. 4 Middlebury 3, Wesleyan (Conn.) 1
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Chrissy Ritter provided a big spark off the bench, notching her first goal of the season with an assist to lead visiting Middlebury to a 3-1 win against Wesleyan (Conn.) on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers (12-2, 8-2) have clinched at least the fourth seed for the upcoming NESCAC tournament and will host a quarterfinal game next Saturday.
Wesleyan (5-8, 3-6) took a 1-0 lead with 12:42 left in the first half on a goal by Amber Bruckner when she redirected a long crossing pass from fellow a Ingraham for her sixth goal of the season.
Middlebury tied the game with no time on the clock at the end of the first half on a penalty corner as time expired. Off the corner, Bridget Instrum blasted a shot at Wesleyan goalie Sara Grundy, who kicked it aside. Catherine Fowler was there to clean up the rebound and knocked in her 17th goal of the season.
Middlebury used a couple of fresh legs to take a 2-1 lead with 23:07 remaining. Ritter and Hannah Deoul had both just subbed into the game when Ritter found Deoul in front her third goal of the season.
The Panthers got an insurance goal with 16:29 left when Ritter scored her first of the season after a pass from Alyssa DiMaio.
Middlebury outshot Wesleyan 11-1, with a 10-3 advantage in penalty corners. Emily Knapp made one save in goal to earn the win, while Sara Grundy made eight stops for the Cardinals.
No. 5 Christopher Newport 7, York (Pa.) 2
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Belle Tunstall recorded her first career hat trick and Allie Hackbarth posted a pair of assists to help lift Christopher Newport to its 17th consecutive victory as CNU toppled York (Pa.) 7-2 in a Capital Athletic Conference battle on Saturday afternoon at Captains Turf Field.
In addition to their junior standouts, the Captains also received big efforts from the veterans on senior day. Marlene Lichty, Meghan Sullivan, and Shelby Judkins all found the back of the cage, while Sarah Smith and Marcy Hoath chipped in with assists. Julie Collins also made a save during 18 minutes of action to help seal the victory.
With the win, Christopher Newport improves to 17-0, including 5-0 in the CAC. York falls to 4-11 overall and 1-4 in league action. The victory also extends CNU's program-record winning streak, which also stands as the longest active roll at any level in the NCAA.
In addition to the three goals from Tunstall, the Captains also received a goal apiece from Marlene Lichty, Shelby Judkins, Meghan Sullivan and Taylor Williams.
Bailey Lien and Collins split time in cage and each made one save on two shots.
No. 6 Franklin & Marshall 3, Dickinson 1
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall held off a late Dickinson charge en route to a 3-1 victory on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) action. The Diplomats improved to 15-1 overall and remained in control of the conference standings at 9-0, while the Red Devils fell to 12-4, 7-2 CC.
With the victory, F&M head coach Melissa Mariano tied the school win's record with 76 in her career. Mariano, in her sixth year as the head coach, is now even with Sue Kloss (1981-87) atop the standings.
Juliet Dalton got the scoring underway for F&M three minutes into the opening half, deflecting in a Maria Guarisco shot from the top left of the circle for her second goal of the season.
Six minutes later, the Diplomats made the score 2-0 when Guarisco sent a cross from the right side of the field to Lauren Eastman, who fired a shot from five feet out for her sixth of the year.
At the 55-minute mark in the second, sophomore midfielder Tamara Mills put the contest out of reach with the first goal of her career when she deflected a Tess Reinhold shot from the top right of the circle and into the back of the cage.
Dickinson challenged late when Alexandra Becker sent in a shot from just inside the circle to make the score 3-1 at the 67th minute, but strong defense from the Diplomats held off the charge. F&M goalkeeper Avery Koep (14-1) earned the victory after turning back four shots.