Waltham, Mass. – LIU Post's Brianna Feldman and Alyssa Mallery had big games to lead No. 9 ranked LIU Post to a 20-9 victory over Bentley University in a non-conference game on Thursday.
Feldman had seven goals and Mallery, who came into the game among the national leaders with 60 goals, had six on the day.
Bentley's Julia Glavin (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich) led the way for the home team with three goals to raise her season total to 45. Sophomore Cara McCarthy (Salem, N.H./Central Catholic) and Caroline Boudreau (Foxborough, Mass./Foxborough) each had two goals.
Feldman scored the first two goals of the day, inside the first four minutes, and goals also came from Trish Brisotti and Mallery for a 4-0 lead after seven-plus minutes.
Boudreau helped Bentley respond as she netted two straight goals, one assisted by senior MaryKate Staines (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus), the other on a free-position shot, to cut the deficit to 4-2 at 20:28.
LIU though scored three in a row, and five of the next six, to take a 9-3 lead with 8:28 remaining in the half. A goal by McCarthy just 18 seconds later interrupted their run, but Mallery and Feldman then scored back-to-back to make it an 11-4 game with just over five minutes left in the half.
Glavin helped Bentley fight back with consecutive goals at 4:39 and 4:07 to make it 11-6, both on free-position shots, but LIU closed the half with two goals to lead 13-6 at halftime.
In the second half, Bentley received goals from Glavin, Christine Fish (Slingerlands, N.Y./Guilderland) and McCarthy.
Bentley, which was ranked 6th in the NCAA East Region in the latest rankings, dropped to 9-4 on the season overall. The Pioneers improved to 12-3 overall.
Bentley's next game is Saturday at home against No. 1 ranked Le Moyne, for its final home game of the regular season.