STONEHILL FIELD HOCKEY
Thursday, October 12, 2006
W.B. Mason Stadium, Easton, Mass.
FINAL: STONEHILL 2, BENTLEY 0
1 2 Total
Bentley (10-4, 8-3 Northeast-10) 0 0 - 0
Stonehill (10-3, 8-2 Northeast-10) 1 1 - 2
STO: Aly Boulis (Jackie Ladino) 33:59 1st
STO: Boulis (Ladino) 54:14 2nd
BEN: Alyssa Sliney-11
STO: Dani Ryder-1
EASTON, Mass.-- Junior Aly Boulis (Lincoln, R.I.) scored a pair of goals as sixth-ranked Stonehill won the battle for first place in the Northeast-10 Conference field hockey standings with a 2-0 victory over second-ranked Bentley Thursday evening at W.B. Mason Stadium.
Boulis netted both of her markers on assists from freshman Jackie Ladino (North Dartmouth, Mass.) to give the host Skyhawks (10-3, 8-2 Northeast-10) a half game lead over the visiting Falcons (10-4, 8-3 Northeast-10) and avenge an earlier 2-0 setback suffered to Bentley back on September 14th in Waltham.
Boulis, who also scored the game-winner in Stonehill's last victory over Bentley, a 1-0 triumph in the 2005 NCAA Division II national quarterfinals last November, converted a Ladino feed on a scramble in front of the cage with 1:01 to play in the first half to give the Skyhawks the only goal they would need and a 1-0 advantage at the break. The two hooked up once again with under 16 minutes remaining in the match, as Boulis knocked in a Ladino crossing pass from the left side of the goal to close out the scoring.
Junior Dani Ryder (Gloucester, Mass.) made one save to pick up her sixth shutout and 10th victory of the season in goal for Stonehill, while freshman Alyssa Sliney (Brewster, Mass.) made 11 stops in net on the night for the Falcons, including five in the first seven-plus minutes of the match as the Skyhawks outshot Bentley by a commanding 15-2 margin while holding a 9-2 edge in penalty corners in claiming their fifth triumph in the last six meetings between the two squads dating back to September 2005.
Stonehill heads to New Haven, Conn. on Saturday afternoon to take on Southern Connecticut in a Northeast-10 outing that begins at 1:00 p.m., while Bentley travels to Springfield, Mass. on Saturday afternoon to take on American International in a league match that begins at Noon.