WALTHAM, Mass. – Four different players scored, one in every quarter, to lead the Bentley University Falcons to a 4-1 win over Molloy College in Northeast-10 Conference field hockey Saturday afternoon on the Bentley Turf Field.
Scoring in the Senior Day victory were junior forward Sam D'Aquila (Brookfield, Conn./ Brookfield HS), senior Rachel Crowley (Leicester/Notre Dame Academy), senior Tess Anderson (Stow/Nashoba Reg. HS) and sophomore Christine Murray (Westwood/Walpole HS).
D'Aquila staked the Falcons to a 1-0 lead when she scored her first of the season with no time left on the first-quarter clock, off an assist from junior Dimitra Efremidis (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS).
Crowley drove a penalty stroke into the lower left corner of the cage 3:19 into the second for a 2-0 lead and Anderson's rebound shot with 8:58 left in the third made it 3-0. After the Lions tallied their only goal early in the fourth, Murray completed the game's scoring with a second-chance shot with 5:41 to play.
Junior Tatiana Naclerio (Easton, Conn./Joel Barlow HS) earned the win in goal for the Falcons after not allowing a score and making two saves during her three quarters of play.
Bentley (6-8, 4-6 NE10) outshot the visitors 23-9 and had an 11-10 edge in penalty corners, including 10-3 in the second half. Molloy (1-13, 1-9 NE10) was held without a shot in the third while the Falcons had nine in the quarter.
Next up for the Falcons is a Wednesday evening match at Adelphi University.