Mass. College Lax: Brown Nets 100th Goal, No. 20 Bentley Soars Past Assumption

By NoontimeSports.com 

Bentley University’s Jackie Brown and Kathleen Gillespie combined for nine goals, which helped the 20th ranked Falcons soar past Assumption College on Tuesday afternoon.

Brown – a senior at Bentley – recorded her 100th goal in a Blue and Gold uniform during the first half when the Falcons were on a 4-0 run that provided the hosts with an 8-5 lead at the break.

Courtesy of the Bentley Sports Information Office, here is this afternoon’s release:

WALTHAM, Mass. – Senior Jackie Brown (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) and freshman Kathleen Gillespie (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet) combined for nine goals as the 20th ranked Bentley women’s lacrosse team defeated Assumption 19-10 on Tuesday afternoon. Brown netted her 100th career goal in the first half.

Bentley led from start to finish. They jumped out to a 4-0 lead after eight minutes, and led by as much as six goals, 8-2, in the first half. The team’s biggest lead of 10 goals, at 19-9, came after Brown netted her fifth goal of the afternoon with 2:16 left in the game.

Brown needed four goals to reach 100 for her career, and she accomplished it in the first half. She scored the opening goal 2:59 into the contest. After Assumption’s Camille Auger scored two straight to cut into Bentley’s 4-0 lead, Brown scored three of the next four goals as part of a 4-0 Bentley run. Her goal with 6:35 left in the half to give them an 8-2 lead was number 100.

Assumption scored the final three goals of the half to make it an 8-5 game at halftime, and they scored three of the first four goals of the second half to get to within 10-8 with 19:40 remaining.

But the Falcons took over from that point, going on runs of 4-0 and 9-1 to pull away. Gillespie and sophomore Hannah Lindgren (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin) each had two goals during the extended run, but five others also scored.

In addition to her four goals, Gillespie came down with 10 draw controls.

With the win, Bentley improves to 5-4 overall and 4-3 in NE-10 play. Assumption drops to 7-3 and 3-3.

The Falcons are back in action on Saturday when they host Southern Connecticut.

Mass. College Lax: Brown Leads Bentley Past AIC, 17-5

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of Bentley University’s sports information department, here’s this evening’s release from the women’s lacrosse game against American International College:

WALTHAM, Mass. – Senior attack Jackie Brown (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) had a seven-point day in leading the Bentley women’s lacrosse team to a 17-5 victory over American International in Northeast-10 play Wednesday afternoon.

Brown had four goals and three assists for a career-high seven points. Senior midfielder Carolyn Knyoch (Ashland, Mass./Ashland) and Taylor Bastien (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) each had two goals and two assists. While Hannah Lindgren (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin)Erin O’Connor (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) and Amy Ernst (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) all had two goals.

AIC’s Brittany Flynn opened the scoring 2:43 into the contest to give the Yellow Jackets a 1-0 lead, but Bentley responded by scoring seven unanswered over the next 20 minutes of game time. Brown had three goals during the run and Kynoch had two.

The Yellow Jackets got to within 7-2 on a goal by freshman Jessica Lawler at the 7:03 mark. But Bentley closed the half with goals from O’Connor, freshman Ellie Shuman (Nashua, N.H./Nashua North) and Lindgren to lead 10-2 at halftime.

Bentley continued to pile it on in the second half, building a lead as large as 13 goals at 17-4 after a strike by Ernst with 6:15 left in the game.

With the win, the Falcons improve to 2-3 in NE-10 play and 3-6 overall. They’ll take the field again on Saturday afternoon when they visit Southern Connecticut. Game time is 12:00.