WALTHAM, Mass. – Junior forward Tess Anderson (Stow/Nashoba Reg. HS) posted a hat trick and took over the Northeast-10 Conference scoring lead as Bentley University extended its winning streak to three with a 5-2 conference win over Southern Connecticut State in college field hockey action late Friday afternoon.
Anderson's big day boosted her season totals to seven goals and 15 points in only five games. She tied the game up at 1-1 with 15:12 left in the first half, gave Bentley a 3-1 lead when she knocked in a deflection 81 seconds into the second half and completed the game's scoring with 10:40 to play, off an assist from junior Keally Ingersoll (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge HS).
Sophomore back Sam Simione (Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire HS) was involved in Bentley's first two goals, assisting on Anderson's first before giving the Falcons a 2-1 lead with 6:06 left in the opening half on a penalty corner. She drove the ball into the cage from the top of the arc, with senior forward Rachel Crowley (Leicester/Notre Dame Academy) providing the assist.
The other goal scorer for Bentley (4-1) was junior Christa Knell (Watertown/Watertown HS), her first of the season coming with 20:27 left in the second half from close range after a rebound.
Senior Jana Mones (Ramsey, N.J./Ramsey HS) earned the win in net for the Falcons after making four saves.
Bentley had nearly five times as many shots as the 0-4 Owls, 29-6, and also finished with a 14-3 advantage in penalty corners.
Bentley will be back at home Wednesday night for a Northeast-10 contest against Southern New Hampshire (6 pm).