Big Weekend For Bentley Lacrosse

Brown Scores Four to Lead No. 9 Bentley Women Past Lenoir-Rhyne 18-7

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Sophomore Jackie Brown (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) scored four goals as Bentley University bounced back from a tough season-opening loss to defeat Lenoir-Rhyne 18-7 in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game Friday afternoon.

Senior Taylor Bastien (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) had a game-high five points for Bentley on a goal and four assists, while junior Carolyn Kynoch (Ashland, Mass./Ashland) had two goals and two assists and freshman Tori Cerny (Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) had a goal and three assists. Freshman Erin O’Connor (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) also had a hat trick.

The Falcons only briefly trailed in the first half before a 3-0 run that spanned eight minutes put them up for good at 6-4. They trailed 4-3 at the 17:04 mark after a goal by Lenoir’s Hayley Beattie, but tied it up four minutes later on a goal by freshman Kelsey Howard (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough). Just 29 seconds later junior Chelsea Larivee (Amherst, N.H./Souhegan) gave Bentley a 5-4 lead.

Another goal wasn’t scored for almost seven minutes, but the next one was scored by Brown, her third of the half, to give Bentley a 6-4 advantage. However, Beattie scored for Lenoir with just 35 seconds left in the half to make it 6-5 at halftime.

Bentley though started the second half on fire, a 6-0 run that took less than six minutes, to take a 12-5 lead. Six different players scored during the run.

Lenoir’s last goal of the game came with 16:12 left, off the stick of Sarah Gioconda, that made the score 14-7. Bentley though finished strong with the game’s final four goals to put the contest away.

The Falcons improve to 1-1 on the season with the victory, while the Bears drop to 3-3. Bentley will next host Le Moyne on Sunday at 12:00 pm for its home and Northeast-10 opener.

Big Plays by Kynoch, Dorman Help No. 9 Bentley Women Upset No. 5 Le Moyne 10-9 in OT

WALTHAM, Mass. – Junior Carolyn Kynoch (Ashland, Mass./Ashland) scored the game winning goal with 50 seconds left in overtime, and junior goalie Ally Dorman (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made a last second save as No. 9 Bentley University defeated No. 5 Le Moyne 10-9 in overtime Sunday afternoon in  Norrtheast-10 women’s lacrosse.

Le Moyne trailed 9-6 with 13:41 remaining in regulation after Bentley’s Erin O’Connor (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) scored. But the Dolphins cut the lead to 9-7 with 12:59 remaining on a goal by Kathleen Conese.

The score stayed that way for more than 10 minutes until Le Moyne scored twice in the final 2:16 of regulation to send the game to overtime. Conese scored at the 2:16 mark to make it 9-8, then freshman Maggie Monnat tied it at nine with 1:25 to play.

Le Moyne had the final possession of regulation after a shot by Bentley’s Megan Wiggins (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) was saved by goalie Molly Marbut with 52 seconds left, but did not do anything with it.

In overtime, the team’s traded possessions without scoring until Kynoch put Bentley in front with 50 seconds to play in the extra session, with senior Taylor Bastien (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) on the assist.

Le Moyne then won the ensuing draw control and wound the clock down, setting up for the last shot. A foul on Bentley with 10 seconds left set up a free-position shot for Le Moyne’s Brenna Bauer, but Dorman came up with the huge save. Dorman then ran the final seconds off the clock and Bentley held on for the win.

The game went into halftime tied 3-3 after Kynoch scored with just one second left in the first half. The Dolphins scored two of the first three goals in the second half to take a 5-4 lead, but Bentley responded with two straight goals from senior Cori Geiger (Agawam, Mass./Agawam) and Wiggins to lead 6-5 at the 20:37 mark.

Le Moyne tied it three minutes later on a goal by Victoria Nies, but Bentley went on a 3-0 run over the next four minutes to take the 9-6 advantage. Geiger, Bastien and O’Connor had the goals during the run.

Bastien had a game-high six points on two goals and four assists, while Dorman made 10 saves to earn the win.

Bentley, now 2-1 on the season and 1-0 in the NE-10, hosts Saint Anselm on Wednesday night.

Brigham Scores Four to Lead Bentley’s Rout of AIC, 15-3

WALTHAM, Mass. – Freshman attack Matt Brigham (Portsmouth, R.I./Portsmouth Abbey) scored four goals to lead the Bentley University men’s lacrosse team to a 15-3 victory over American International in the Falcons’ Northeast-10 opener Sunday afternoon.

Bentley led from nearly start to finish to earn its first win of the season and to improve its record to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the NE-10. The Yellow Jackets fall to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in the NE-10.

Brigham got started early, scoring just 3:03 into the first quarter with Steve Caditz (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) on the assist, one of four on the day for him. The Falcons scored three more times in the last 3:11 of the first quarter, and twice in the last 56 seconds, to lead 4-1 after 15 minutes.

Bentley outscored the Yellow Jackets 4-0 in the second quarter to lead 8-1 at halftime. Brigham scored the first goal of the quarter in a man-up situation. Sophomore Doug Mahony (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) had a goal in the quarter and junior Jason Knight (Portland, Maine/Portland) had two.

AIC got the first goal of the second half from sophomore Jeff Sienkiewicz at the 10:05 mark to cut the deficit to 8-2. They temporarily kept Bentley off the scoreboard until Brigham scored two more just 38 seconds part towards the end of the quarter to give the Falcons a 10-2 lead heading into the fourth.

Bentley continued to pour it on the final quarter, getting a man-up goal from Nick Astarita (Bedford, N.H./Bishop Guertin) and a goal from Caditz, among others. Astarita was one of four Falcons, along with Brigham, Knight and senior Tim Matheson (Reading, Mass./Reading Memorial) to score multiple goals.

Bentley is back in action on Saturday when they travel to Syracuse to take on Le Moyne.