No. 8 Bentley Starts Fast and Tops Assumption

WORCESTER, Mass. Eighth-ranked Bentley led 7-1 at halftime and 11-3 after 50 minutes on its way to a fourth straight win and fifth in six games with a 13-8 victory over Assumption on Saturday in Northeast-10 play. Sophomore goalie Ally Dorman (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made a career-high 21 saves.

Assumption scored the first goal of the game from Lindsay Hagerman 6:27 into the contest, but after that, Bentley took over. They scored seven straight goals over the rest of the first half and nine unanswered overall into the second half to lead 9-1.

Senior attack Megan Wiggins (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) had a dominant first half with four goals to help give Bentley its big lead at the break. Junior Taylor Bastien (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) had three assists in the opening 30 minutes.

The first 10-plus minutes of the second half were scoreless, until Cori Geiger (Agawam, Mass./Agawam) broke the stalemate at the 19:38 mark to give Bentley an 8-1 lead. Alex Carney (Providence, R.I./The Wheeler School) added another less than a minute later.

The Greyhounds netted two straight to cut the deficit to 9-3 with 17:04 left in the game, but Geiger and Carolyn Kynoch (Ashland, Mass./Ashland) restored the lead to eight with consecutive goals. Assumption scored five of the game's last seven goals over the final 8:22, but the game was out of reach by then.

Bentley, now 9-4 overall and 7-2 in the NE-10, put its four-game winning streak on the line tomorrow at Queens (N.Y.). Start time is noon.

2012-04-14



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