Bentley Wins at So. New Hampshire 13-7

Lauren Ochs
Lauren Ochs

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Five different players had multiple goals, and senior goalie Lauren Ochs (Rochester, N.Y./Irondequoit) made a season high 12 saves, in Bentley's 13-7 road victory over Southern New Hampshire on Saturday.

A 5-0 run in the opening 6:45 set the Falcons on their way in a game they never trailed.

The Penmen used a brief 3-0 run to cut Bentley's lead to 5-3, but Alexa Bedell's goal at 19:35 was the last they scored until early in the second half.

Bentley closed the first half on a 4-0 run, three of the goals came in the last 2:02. Senior Hannah Lindgren (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin) scored on a free-position shot, which was followed by an unassisted goal from senior Ciara Morley (Irvington, N.Y./Irvington), her second of the half. Freshman Emma Smith (Portland, Maine/Scarborough) then scored a man-up goal at 1:21 to give Bentley a 9-3 lead at the break.

Junior Emily De Marinis (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown East) led Bentley's defensive efforts with four ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Ochs made eight of her 12 saves in the first half as she claimed her fifth win of the season.

In the second half, Bentley received goals from MaryKate Staines (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus), Ellie Shuman (Nashua, N.H./Nashua North), Lindgren and Morley to see the game out.

The Falcons improved to 4-5 in Northeast-10 games with the win, and are back on the field Tuesday night at Franklin Pierce.