No. 20 UMass Victorious at St. Bonaventure

ALFRED, N.Y. - Katie Ferris tallied five goals, while Dayna Defliese, Jesse O'Donnell, and Nina Sarcona each scored three to lead UMass to a 16-10 win over St. Bonaventure at Alfred University on Sunday afternoon. The win keeps UMass perfect in the Atlantic 10 (4-0) and in road games this year (7-0).

The Minutewomen (11-2, 4-0 A-10) will host George Washington and Richmond next weekend at McGuirk Stadium. St. Bonaventure falls to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in the A-10.

Haley Smith rounded out the scoring for the Minutewomen with a pair of goals, while Ali Houlis and Jackie Lyons handed out a pair of assists each.

Danielle Drain scored three goals to lead the Bonnies, while Cara Callahan and Christine Hanley each scored two.

Katie Florence earned the win in goal for UMass with five saves, while Karly Kocis took the loss for SBU making 16 saves.

The game opened with each team trading goals until Defliese, O'Donnell and Ferris put together a three-goal run giving UMass a 5-2 lead with 3:48 left in the first half.

St. Bona's Catie Greene scored at the 3:18 mark to stop the run, but Ferris and Smith each scored in the final minute before halftime to put UMass up 7-3 at the break.

The Bonnies closed the gap in the first five minutes of the second half pulling within three, 9-6, after back-to-back goals from Lauren Michaels and Emily Kane.

Ferris, Defliese, and Sarcona each strung together three unanswered goals to push the lead back to 12-6 with 20:22 left and the two teams traded goals throughout the balance of the game.

O'Donnell iced the win with her third goal of the game with 21 seconds remaining.

UMass outshot the Bonnies 39-to-20 for the game including a 21-to-6 effort in the first half. The Minutewomen won the possession battle collecting 21 groundballs and 16 draw controls compared to 9 and 12, respectively, for St. Bona.

2011-04-10



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