No. 8 Bentley tops No. 7 New Haven
Geiger finishes off Chargers with three-goal fourth quarter
WALTHAM, Mass. -- No. 8 Bentley scored four times in a span of 2:30 late in the game to come away with a 13-11 victory against No. 7 New Haven in Northeast-10 women’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.
With the score tied 9-9 after New Haven’s Alexis Gabbe scored a man-up goal on a free-position shot with 9:20 left in the game, Bentley scored the next four goals to pull away. Cori Geiger scored three in a row during the run.
Jackie Brown gave the Falcons a 10-9 lead with 4:38 remaining. That’s when Geiger, who had been held scoreless all afternoon, took control of the game. She scored Bentley’s final three goals, starting with one at the 3:27 mark with Taylor Bastien on the assist.
One minute later Geiger netted an unassisted goal to make the score 12-9 in favor of Bentley, and 29 seconds later she found the back of the net again to give the Falcons a four goal cushion with a little more than two minutes remaining.
The win improved Bentley’s record to 7-4 overall and 5-2 in the NE-10, while New Haven’s winning streak was snapped at seven game, dropping its records to 8-2 (3-2, NE-10).
A back-and-forth first half ended with the score tied at five. The biggest lead of the half was 5-3 for Bentley at the 10:34 mark after a Margeaux Guercia goal.
With the score tied at six early in the second half, a goal by Chelsea Larivee started a 3-0 run for the Falcons that gave them a 9-6 advantage with 15:54 remaining. Bastien and Carolyn Kynoch had the other two goals during the run.
However, New Haven climbed back in the game and tied it at nine with its own 3-0 run.