IRVINE/LONG BEACH, Calif. -- No. 16-nationally ranked Hartwick College took down No. 10 Long Beach State University, 8-6, but fell to No. 13 University of California-Irvine, 14-7, to conclude a West Coast trip with a 7-2 record.
Against Long Beach, the Hawks outscored its host 2-0 in the final period to emerge with the victory. Charlotte Mensink and Shannon Leonard notched the fourth-quarter tallies.
The Hawks and 49ers each scored three times in the opening quarter. Hartwick gained the upper hand in the second as Allyssa Analytis scored the only goal to put her team up at the half, 4-3.
LBS outscored the Hawks 3-2 in the third quarter to even the score at six before Hartwick sealed the win in the fourth. Jessica McKee scored twice to lead Hartwick. Sasha Freeborn, Sami Capparelli and Lisa Bass also scored. Goalkeeper Jess Dorman made five saves.
Earlier in the day, the Hawks were in Irvine, California to play the UC-Irvine Anteaters for the second time this season. In mid-February, UCI came away with a 12-9 win over Hartwick at the Universit of California-San Diego Triton Invitational.
Both teams scored five goals in a wild first quarter. The Eaters, however, netted nine of the final 11 goals the rest of the way to secure the 14-7 victory. UCI would score three times in each of the final three quarters while Hartwick only mustered one tally in the second and one in the fourth.
Capparelli scored twice for Hartwick. Analytis, McKee, Leonard, Lily Gall and Lily Martinez contributed one goal apiece. Dorman made 11 blocks in goal.
Release courtesy Hartwick Athletic Communications