#6 East Stroudsburg Shoots Past #4 Stonehill, 5-0

Becker nets two first half goals to send Warriors on way to victory

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (September 3, 2011) – East Stroudsburg University, ranked sixth in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II preseason poll, posted a season-opening 5-0 victory over 4th-ranked Stonehill College in non-conference field hockey action at Whitenight Field this afternoon.

Junior Alyson Becker (Reinholds, Pa./Cocalico) scored a pair of goals and classmate Lauren Ventrella (Norwalk, Conn./Norwalk) posted a goal and assist to lead East Stroudsburg to victory. The Warriors also got goals from senior Amanda McGuire (Washington, N.J./Warren Hills) and sophomore Gabrielle Seibert (Milton, Pa./Milton) on the afternoon.

Senior Maureen Ordnung (Honesdale, Pa./Honesdale) and junior Sarah Dobroskey (Exeter, Pa./Exeter) combined on the shutout in goal for East Stroudsburg. Ordnung made eight saves over the first 62:13, while Dobroskey was untested in the final 7:47.

Junior Kaitlyn Curtis (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) made her first collegiate start in the cage for Stonehill and finished with six saves in 62:13. Freshman Elizabeth Genovese (Street, Md./North Harford) posted a stop over the final 7:47 of her collegiate debut.

East Stroudsburg finished with a 21-13 advantage in shots for the match, including 14-5 in the opening half. Becker scored the Warriors first two goals of the match, opening the scoring at 17:25, assisted by freshman Becky Gagliardi (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus), before scoring off a Ventrella feed at 32:09. McGuire sent ESU into halftime with a 3-0 advantage her marker with just five seconds left.

Seibert opened the second half scoring 10:27 in, before Ventrella capped the scoring at 54:57.

Stonehill (0-1, 0-0 NE-10) is right back in action tomorrow when it visits No. 3-ranked Bloomsburg University for a match at noon. East Stroudsburg (1-0, 0-0 PSAC) hosts Merrimack College on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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