Women’s D2 Roundup

Bentley Drops Opener to Dowling 12-9

SHIRLEY, N.Y. – Despite a career high six goals from senior Kelsey Howard (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough), the Bentley women’s lacrosse team dropped its season opener at Dowling 12-9 on Wednesday afternoon.

Howard had five goals in the first half alone, five of Bentley’s six goals in the half, as the game was tied 6-6 at the break. Dowling though had a 6-3 advantage in the 2nd half to pull away for the win in their season opener as well.

Junior Hannah Lindgren (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin) had a big game as well for Bentley with two goals and three assists, while freshman Melissa Makarius (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown East) had two assists.

Dowling led 6-4 in the final minute of the 1st half, before Howard erased it with two goals in the final 37 seconds, the second of which came with just one second left on the clock to tie the score.

Dowling though opened the 2nd half with four of the first five goals, coming in the first seven and a half minutes, to take a 10-7 lead. A free-position shot goal for Bentley by Erin O’Connor (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) got them to within two goals at 10-8 with 15:23 remaining, but that’s as close as they could get the rest of the game.

Bentley now sets its sights on its home-opener, which is Tuesday against Grand Valley State.


Post Women’s Lacrosse Drops Season-Opener To Queens 16-6

Rodriguez, Deren, and Schwack score for Post 

WATERBURY, Conn. – The Post University women’s lacrosse team was defeated 16-6 by Queens in its season-opener on Wednesday afternoon at LaMoy Field. Sophomore Sam Rodriguez (Wayne, N.J.) scored three times in the game.

The Knights struck first with a free-position goal on their first possession of the day. Post won the ensuing draw control and its first shot of the day was saved by the Queens’ keeper. The Eagles forced a turnover and Rodriguez took it the distance to tie the game 1-1 early in the first half.

Queens opened a 5-1 lead from there, but sophomore Toni Deren (Greenlawn, N.Y.) stopped the run with a free-position goal with 19:57 left in the opening period. The Knights took an 11-2 lead in to the half.

Rodriguez won the opening draw of the second half and quickly scored her second goal of the game. Down 14-4 midway through the period, freshman Savannah Schwack (Manorville, N.Y.) forced a turnover and took it the distance for a goal in traffic. Rodriguez and Deren added late scores for the Eagles.

Freshmen Rachel Lancaster (Plainville, Conn.) and Monica Kochurin (Manassas, Va.) each picked up three ground balls. Kochurin also made 13 stops between the pipes. Junior Nicole Evans (Cortland, N.Y.) won a team-high four draw controls.

Post returns to action on Tuesday, March 8 at Southern Connecticut. Game time is set for 6 p.m.