Top 10 Roundup
No. 9 East Stroudsburg falls to Mercyhurst, No. 3 Bloomsburg wins
September 15, 2013 2:52 GMT
No. 3 Bloomsburg 5, Lindenwood 0
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Bloomsburg concluded its trip to the Bluegrass State with a 5-0 win against Lindenwood on Sunday.
Bloomsburg jumped out to an early lead when Brittany Mathews scored on a Stephanie Halsted assist in the game’s seventh minute. About eight minutes later Mathews made a pass to the right of the goal to Felicia Domenici who hit the back of the cage to make it 2-0.
Early in the second half the Huskies took advantage of a penalty corner to make it 3-0. Nikki Black fed Candice Smith on the play who scored in the fourth minute of the second period.
The Huskies closed out the scoring with Sam Peters getting a goal in the 59th minute, while Nikki Gattone scored from Black’s second assist to make the final 5-0.
In goal the Huskies Megan Eppley stopped four shots in more than 61 minutes of work, while Lindsay Cassel played the final eight and a half minutes.
Mercyhurst 4, No. 9 East Stroudsburg 2
ERIE, Pa. – Mercyhurst beat East Stroudsburg 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at Tullio Field. Marissa Faso had two goals and Blair Pembleton scored the game-winner as the Lakers recorded their first win against a nationally ranked foe since 2009.
The teams were even at two after the first half. ESU controlled possession early in the second half, but Mercyhurst kept the Warriors off the board. East Stroudsburg was set to clear the ball from its zone, but Pembleton stole a crossing pass and faced a one-on-one with Warrior goalkeeper Danielle Ard. Pembleton settled the ball and fired a rocket from 10 yards out, putting the Lakers ahead 3-2 at the 49:11 mark.
After Mercyhurst fended off four ESU penalty corners, including a Jess Wess save in the 59th minute, the Lakers earned a corner try of their own. Pembleton’s shot hit the post, but a Warrior miscue gave the hosts a penalty stroke at the 60:55 mark. Faso cashed in the opportunity, beating Ard on the left side to seal the Lakers’ victory.
Mercyhurst head coach Stacey Gaudette’s squad got off to a quick start in the first 10 minutes. After two penalty corners and two shots, Faso poked a loose ball past the Warrior defense, putting Mercyhurst ahead 1-0 after 3:22 of play. Another penalty corner led to the Lakers’ second score. ESU’s defense held strong on three shots, but a Tracey Mason shot from high on the right side found its way into the cage, giving the home team a 2-0 advantage at the 15:20 mark.
Ally Roth quickly responded to get the Warriors back in the contest. She scored at the 17:11 mark and then tied the match 10 minutes later with her seventh goal in five ESU games.
Faso scored twice, while Pembleton and Mason each had a goal. Wess posted six saves in goal. Roth led ESU with two scores, while Ard made three saves in net.
Mercyhurst improved to 2-1 this season, while East Stroudsburg fell to 2-3. The Lakers last beat a ranked team — No. 3 Indiana (Pa.) — on Sept. 5, 2009.