Top 10 Roundup
Hopkins' Kronick sets scoring record; William Smith, Ithaca win
No. 1 Wheaton (Ill.) 2, No. 25 Illinois Wesleyan 0
WHEATON, Ill. -- Wheaton (Ill.) remained undefeated in conference play on Saturday night with a 2-0 blanking of Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday night. With the victory, Wheaton moves to 13-0-2 on the season and 4-0 in CCIW play while the Titans fall to 9-2-4 overall and 2-1-1 in the CCIW.
In a tightly contested match that was scoreless at halftime, the Thunder held a 12-8 advantage in shots and 3-1 edge in shots on goal. Illinois Wesleyan managed seven corner kicks with Wheaton earning four.
Zoie Samaan made one save and allowed two goals for the Titans while Kelsey Graham made one save in a clean sheet effort for the Thunder.
Breaking a scoreless game early in the second half, Sarah Guidera found the net first with a header into the net off a crossing pass from Samantha Frank at the 50:53 mark to give Wheaton a 1-0 lead.
That lead was doubled about 20 minutes later when Leah DeMoss manged to convert on a shot from a difficult angle that Samaan was barely able to get fingertips but was unable to stop. DeMoss' sixth goal of the season gave Wheaton a 2-0 lead that would become the final.
No. 4 William Smith 2, No. 16 Skidmore 0
GENEVA, N.Y. -- William Smith senior Olivia Zitoli scored what proved to be the game-winning goal on senior day as the No. 4 Herons topped No. 16 Skidmore 2-0 in a Liberty League match played on Saturday afternoon on Cozzens Field.
With its 12th consecutive win, William Smith is now 12-1-0 overall and 6-0-0 in league play. The Herons also clinched a spot in the Liberty League tournament with Saturday's victory. The Thoroughbreds (10-1-2, 5-1-0) suffered their first loss of the season.
The Herons had several scoring chances early in the match. In the ninth minute, junior Madeline Buckley fired a low shot on goal after a cross from classmate Krista Longo, but Skidmore goalie Gab Lawrence was there to make the diving save. Lawrence finished with six saves in all 90 minutes in goal for the Thoroughbreds.
In the 31st minute, William Smith took a 1-0 lead. First-year MacKenzie Smith sent in a corner kick, and Zitoli was there to drill a low hard shot into the back of the net. It was her first goal of the season.
The Herons came out strong in the second half, continuing to control the momentum of the match. In the first minute of the second half, Buckley put a shot on goal that sailed inches over the top of the crossbar. In the 65th minute, Buckley chipped in an insurance goal. Longo fired an initial shot that was blocked by a Thoroughbred defender. Buckley was there to put the rebound into the back of the net. It was her seventh goal this season.
The Herons enjoyed a 17-12 advantage in shots and a 8-3 lead in corners. Senior goalie Chelsea Dunay stopped all seven shots she faced to clinch her eighth shutout this year. As a team, William Smith has logged 10 shutouts this season.
No. 5 Ithaca 1, Nazareth 0
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Fifth-ranked Ithaca (12-1-0, 5-0-0 E8) defeated Nazareth on Saturday afternoon, dropping the Golden Flyers by a score of 1-0 at Golden Flyer Stadium.
Sophomore Kelsey King scored the lone Bomber goal, while fellow sophomore goalkeeper Beth Coppolecchia made six saves on six shots in the victory. Coppolecchia's shutout marks her sixth of the season.
Both goalkeepers were perfect in the first 45 minutes of play, as neither team was able to score in the opening frame. Nazareth outshot the Bombers in the first half, holding a 4-3 advantage in shots on goal.
The contest's only score came with just under 10 minutes to go in the game. Senior Anna Gray started the play, sending a corner kick towards the front of the Golden Flyer net. King took possession and beat the Nazareth goalkeeper for her team-leading ninth tally of the season.
The Bombers held strong defensively for the remainder of the game, not allowing another shot on net to secure the 1-0 victory.
No. 6 Johns Hopkins 9, Bryn Mawr 1
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Junior Hannah Kronick scored her 56th career goal to become Johns Hopkins' all-time leading scorer on Saturday. After playing one-touch pass to Christina Convey on the wing, Kronick received her teammate's cross in the box and powered a header past the Bryn Mawr keeper.
Seven other Blue Jays scored in a 9-1 victory against Bryn Mawr, the most goals in a single game for Hopkins since Sept. 15, 2007. Kronick's goal in the 15th minute got things started for the Jays, and freshman Vania Ludman led Hopkins with her first multi-goal performance of her career, notching scores in the 48th and 74th minutes. Kelly Baker, Alexa Rangecroft, Meg Van de Loo, Jennie Hall, Kylie Fuller and Kaitlin Brooks all added goals for the Blue Jays, as the team improved to 12-1-1 on the season and 5-0-1 in the Centennial Conference.
The offense was firing on all cylinders for Hopkins, as Baker gave Hopkins a 2-0 lead after dribbling past several defenders and scored on an empty net in the 20th minute. Midfielder Alexa Rangecroft scored her second goal on the season off an indirect kick in the box in the 30th minute. Junior Sydney Teng was quick to set up the freshman in the center of the box, and she put a shot over the goalie's head to put JHU up 3-0. Teng added her second assist of the day on a goal from freshman Meg Van de Loo in the 40th minute. Van de Loo collected the through ball on the right wing and buried a shot to score her eighth goal of the season and fifth in three games.
Hopkins did not miss a beat in the second half, as freshman Vania Ludman took a through ball from Pamela Vranis and scored in the 48th minute. Three minutes later, Hall took a cross from Allie Baker and one timed a shot from the left side of the box to notch her first goal of the season. Fellow senior Kylie Fuller added another in the 56th minute. She ripped a shot from outside the 18-yard box, which fit perfectly into the top right corner to notch her first goal of the season. Ludman (72') and Kaitlin Brooks (84') rounded out the scoring for the Blue Jays in the second half.
On Oct. 16, Kronick tied Erica Suter's ('12) mark of 55 career goals in the team's victory against Dickinson. On Saturday she surpassed her former teammate, but was quick to recognize the influence Suter had on her game.
"Playing with [Suter] freshman year was a really cool experience for me, because I got to see the way she did everything," Kronick said. "I never would have thought I would be following in her footsteps so quickly, but I learned so much from the way she played and the way she composed herself on the field. I think I've tried to incorporate a lot of that into my game, and I think that's helped me be successful this year."
No. 8 Montclair State 4, New Jersy City 0
MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Sophomore Martina Landeka and junior Kaila Fasano scored 18 seconds apart in the first two-plus minutes of the game as Montclair State cruised to a 4-0 victory against New Jersey City at MSU Soccer Park on Saturday evening.
Freshman Jennie Hornstra and junior Kerry Glynn each added goals as the Red Hawks remained unbeaten at 15-0, 7-0 in the NJAC with their 18th win against the Gothic Knights in 20 all-time meetings.
Junior goalkeeper Brittany Hoffman had 14 saves for NJCU, which fell to 1-9-1 overall, 0-7 in the NJAC.
Montclair came out flying and scored on each of its first two attempts. Landeka got the first goal 1:52 into the game as she finished off a feed from Fasano inside the left post for her third of the year giving MSU a 1-0 lead. It grew to 2-0 as Fasano made it a two-goal lead in the blink of an eye. Senior Jenna Carroll collected a ball on the left side sending it through to the six-yard line where Fasano tapped it in for her sixth goal of the year.
The Red Hawks would outshoot the Gothic Knights 18-0 in the first half however it was Hoffman, ranked fourth in the nation in saves per game, who kept the game close with several solid stops as she made 11 saves in the first 45 minutes. MSU added a final goal in the first half when Kendel Bernardini assisted on Hornstra's goal with 3:29 to go in the first half.
Glynn tallied her fifth of the season in the 77th minute on an assist from Janae Geonnetti.
Freshman goalkeeper Meghan Calcaterra recorded a win and shutout in her first career start. The shutout was the 13th for the Red Hawks in 15 matches this season. Montclair currently leads the nation in goals-against average and is second in shutout percentage.
No. 9 Messiah 4, Stevenson 0
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Messiah scored two goals in each half and delivered another dominant defensive performance in a 4-0 shutout of Stevenson on the Falcons' homecoming day. With the win Messiah improves to 11-3 overall and 4-0 in the Commonwealth Conference. Stevenson falls to 9-6-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the conference.
Macaulay Soto provided the game winner in the 22nd minute off a cross from Emily Schneider. The goal for Soto and the assist for Schneider was each their fourth of the season.
Less than five minutes later Ali Rogers scored her first goal of the season with a lofted shot from 15 yards out on the right side. Mustangs keeper Annie McCoach, thinking she was closer to the right post than she actually was, shied away from grabbing the ball only to turn and see it land over the goal line for a 2-0 Messiah lead.
Messiah outshot the Mustangs 11-0 in the first-half as they were on their way to keeping an opponent without a shot on goal for the seventh time this season.
In the second half Corinne Wulf scored her fifth goal of the season — all which have come in the past six games — after taking a feed from Schneider in the middle of the box and spinning off her defender. Marisa Weaver finished the scoring for the hosts in the 81st minute after following up a saved shot from Trisha Tshudy. The goal was Weaver's second in as many games.
McCoach and backup keeper Alicia Greene each collected three saves for the Mustangs who have now gone winless in three consecutive conference games.
Messiah moves their unbeaten streak to 11 games (10-1) since losing two consecutive in early September.