ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – Seniors Carolyn Kynoch (Ashland, Mass./Ashland) and Jackie Brown (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) each had a hat trick as the Bentley women's lacrosse team earned its first of the season, 11-6 over Molloy in a non-conference game on Long Island Friday night.
Bentley closed out the game with a 5-2 run over the final 21 minutes to put the game away. Included in the run were three straight goals, starting at the 21:46 mark with a goal from Brown. Freshman Taylor Lunden (Agawam, Mass./Agawam) found the back of the net on a free-position shot at 15:30, and senior Taylor Bastien (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) followed with her first goal of the night with 14:35 remaining.
After Molloy's Candice Noakes scored with 11:01 left to make it 9-5, Bentley received goals from sophomores Erin O'Connor (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) and Tori Cerny (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) at 10:08 and 8:34 respectively, to take an 11-5 lead.
Bentley led 3-1 after eight-plus minutes of the first half, but Molloy rallied with consecutive goals from senior Samantha Arlotta. However, the Falcons netted the final three goals of the half. Those three goals came just under a minute apart with Kynoch bookending the run, and Brown scoring in between her two goals. The last goal from Kynoch came with 10:36 left in the half and gave Bentley a 6-3 lead.
Senior goalie Ally Dorman (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) made 12 saves for Bentley, which improves to 1-4 on the season. Molloy falls to 4-4. Bentley is back at it Sunday afternoon when they visit Dowling for a 1:00 pm start.