Waltham, Mass. – Sophomore Julia Glavin (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich) scored a career-high seven goals to lead 19th ranked Bentley past Saint Michael's 16-10 on Tuesday.
The Falcons improved to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the Northeast-10 with the win.
Glavin scored three times in the 1st half to help Bentley jump out to a 7-1 lead after less than 13 minutes, and a 9-5 lead at halftime. She and Cara McCarthy (Salem, N.H./Central Catholic) scored the first two goals of the game inside of three minutes for an early 2-0 lead.
After Saint Michael's Kaelyn Oliver got the visitors on the board at 25:43, Bentley went on a 4-0 run to go up 7-1 with just over 17:00 left in the half. Glavin, Sandrine Heller (Weggis, Switzerland), MaryKate Staines (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) and McCarthy had the goals during the run.
Bentley started the 2nd half with goals by Glavin and Christine Fish (Slingerlands, N.Y./Guilderland) to take an 11-5 lead with 6:39 gone. Saint Michael's though crept back in with a 3-0 run, which was finished with two straight goals by Kate Martin, to bring them to within 11-8 with 17:18 remaining.
But Bentley did not allow another goal for close to 13 minutes, and went on a 3-0 run of its own to pull away. Glavin had two of the goals, and sophomores Jillian Lynch (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) the other to give Bentley a 14-8 lead with just over six minutes left.
Eliza Bresler (Newton, Mass./Newton North) made 14 saves in the cage and had four ground balls to earn her 7th win of the season.
The Falcons, who have won three straight, will look to keep their winning streak going on Saturday when they host Southern Connecticut.