Area colleges: Union field hockey team knocks off No. 20 Babson
BABSON PARK, Mass. — The Union College field hockey team scored three unanswered goals in a span of 5:13 late in the second half Sunday to upset No. 20 Babson, 5-4, in a non-conference game at MacDowell Field.
The upset victory pushed the Dutchwomen’s record to 4-7, and ended Babson’s six-game winning streak.
Babson (9-3) seemed to be in control of the game when Caroline Malone scored her ninth goal of the season at 52:34 to give the Beavers a 4-2 lead.
Junior Nicole Merigliano pulled Union to within one at 51:46, scoring off a long pass from Allison Troy, and Union tied the game at 65:37 when Hannah Najar scored her second goal of the season on a rebound.
Union kept pressuring, and Merigliano scored the game-winner at 66:59, gaining control of a loose ball inside the arc and tipping a shot past Babson goalkeeper Kayla Florence, who was charging out of he net.
Emily Finneran and Troy scored in the first half for the Dutchwomen, helping offset a pair of goals by Babson’s Morgan Lockwood.
Union 2 3 — 5
Babson 3 1 — 4
Union scoring: Emily Finneran 1-0, Allison Troy 1-1, Nicole Merigliano 2-0, Hannah Najar 1-0. Babson scoring: Morgan Lockwood 2-0, Julia Pochini 1-0, Caroline Malone 1-0, Alex Cabreros 0-2, Kelly Walsh 0-1.
Goalkeepers: Union, Molly McCune, 9 saves. Babson, Kayla Florence, 6 saves.
UAlbany 2, Columbia 0
ALBANY — Corrine McConville coverted her third penalty stroke of the season to help the Great Danes, ranked 22nd in the nation, blank the Lions.
Daphne Voormolen scored on a penalty corner at 6:10, as the Great Danes (6-7) controlled the tempo from the outset.
McConville converted a penalty stroke in the 50th minute for the insurance goal.
Kristi Troch made three saves to record her third shutout of the seaon for UAlbany, matching Kimberly Pianucci’s number of saves for the Lions (7-4).
Columbia 0 0 — 0
UAlbany 1 1 — 2
UAlbany scoring: Daphne Voormolen 1-0, Corrine McConville 1-0.
Goalkeepers: Columbia, Kimberly Pianucci, 3 saves. UAlbany, Kristi Troch, 3 saves.
Bryant 5, Siena 1
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Kayleigh Ballantyne scored two goals and also picked up an assist as the Bulldogs rolled over the Saints as Siena began its Northeast Conference season.
Cory dela Gorgendiere scored the only goal for the Saints, who fell to 0-9 overall. Bryant pushed its overall record to 3-9.
Siena 0 1 — 1
Bryant 1 4 — 5
Siena scoring: Cory dela Gorgendiere 1-0, Jessica Smith 0-1. Bryant scoring: Molly Morrison 1-0, Kayleigh Ballantyne 2-1, Rosie Bird 1-0, Abigail Armstrong 1-1, Nicole Plante 0-1, Michelle Fallon 0-1.
Goalkeepers: Siena, Beth Meyers, 13 saves. Bryant, Megan Hancock, 6 saves.
Hartford 2, UAlbany 0
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Striker Amelia Periera scored both of Hartford’s goals as the Hawks locked up a spot in the America East Conference playoffs.
Hartford remained unbeaten in the league at 5-0, and pushed its overall record to 9-2-3. UAlbany dropped to 2-2 in the league and 5-8-1 overall.
UAlbany 0 0 — 0
Hartford 1 1 — 2
Hartford scoring: Amelia Periera 2-0, Arielle Aikens 0-2, Sydney Spremullo 0-1.
Goalkeepers: UAlbany, Alana Brennan, 2 saves. Hartford, Erin Quinlan, 2 saves.
Skidmore 2, Bard 0
ANNANDALE-ON-HUSON — The Thoroughbreds completed a Liberty League sweep by blanking Bard.
Senior Sarah LaBella scored her first goal of the season, and sophomore Morgan Governale had the other goal for Skidmore (3-7-1,
Skidmore 1 1 — 2
Bard 0 0 — 0
Skidmore scoring: Sarah LaBelle 1-0, Morgan Governale 1-0, Rebecca Russo 0-1.
Goalkeepers: Skidmore, Gab Lawrence, 5 saves. Bard, Lena James, 4 saves.
Siena 3, Manhattan 1
LOUDONVILLE — The Saints extended their winning streak over the Jaspers to nine games (7-0-2) with a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory.
Daniel Alderstad and Sindre Ek each had a goal and an assist for the Saints (6-5, 2-0 MAAC).
Manhattan 1 0 — 1
Siena 1 2 — 3
Manhattan scoring: Tommy Amos 1-0. Siena scoring: Daniel Alderstad 1-1, Nathan Alukami 1-0, Sindre Ek 1-1, James Breeston 0-1. Nils Weddig 0-1.
Goalkeepers: Manhattan, George Ellis, 3 saves. Siena, Damian Liesemann, 1 save.
Sage 2, Elmira 1
ELMIRA — Junior forward Scott Jarosz scored both goals as the Gators ran their winning streak to 11 games.
The Soaring Eagles (9-3) got on the board first, when Alexander Poole converted a penalty kick at 67:34.
But Jarosz tied the game five minutes later, and scored the game-winner off an assist from Kevin Dommreis with three minutes to play, giving the Gators their 11th win in 12 starts.
Sage 0 2 — 2
Elmira 0 1 — 1
Sage scoring: Scott Jarosz 2-0, Gustavo Trinidad 0-1, Kevin Dommreis 0-1. Elmira scoring: Alexander Poole 1-0.
Goalkeepers: Sage, TJ Zehner, 11 saves. Elmira, Jordan Dougherty, 3 saves.