DURHAM, N.H. — Senior forward Whitney Frates scored two goals to propel New Hampshire to Friday afternoon’s 3-0 victory against Maine in America East action.
UNH improved to 14-3 overall, 7-1 at home and 4-0 in America East with its 11th consecutive conference victory and fourth win against a nationally-ranked team this season. The Wildcats sit atop the America East standings as the lone remaining unbeaten team and will capture their second consecutive league regular-season title with an Albany loss Saturday at Boston University or by defeating Albany on Oct. 29.
Maine leads the nation in offense (5.13 goals per game) and is now 14-3, 2-2.
No. 1 Old Dominion 7, James Madison 1
NORFOLK, Va. — Old Dominion exploded for a season-high seven goals and the top-ranked Lady Monarchs routed James Madison, 7-1, to clinch the top-seed in the upcoming Colonial Athletic Association Tournament.
The Lady Monarch win coupled with a Hofstra loss Friday against Northeastern means ODU will host the CAA Tournament in Norfolk November 3-6.
Senior Rebecca Condie and junior Maartje van Rijswijk each netted a pair of goals and senior Stephanie Kratzer dished out a career-high three assists as Old Dominion improved to 16-1 overall and 6-0 in CAA action.
No. 6 Syracuse 3, No. 12 Boston College 2 OT
NEWTON, Mass. — Leonie Geyer’s goal in overtime lifted Syracuse to a 3-2 victory at Boston College on Friday night. The Orange, which trailed 2-1 with 4:59 left in regulation, received a goal from Kelsey Millman to force overtime. Syracuse will travel to Storrs, Conn. for a matchup with No. 4 Connecticut on Sunday at noon with the chance to clinch a share of the Big East regular season title.
Geyer’s goal, her 10th of the season, resulted when she dribbled through the Boston College defense before depositing the ball under the top of the cage.
Syracuse held a 17-7 shot advantage against the Eagles, while only generating six penalty corners on the night.
No. 7 Michigan 2, Michigan State 0
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan had a pair of second-half goals and held Michigan State without a shot in a 2-0 road win on Friday afternoon at Ralph Young Field. Michigan now improves to 4-1 in Big Ten play with one conference game remaining and wins its sixth contest in a row.
Michigan, which had 10 shots apiece in each half, had most of the possession in the first 35 minutes, but the game was scoreless at the break. Michigan State’s Molly Cassidy had six saves in the first period, keeping the Maize and Blue off the scoreboard.
Haley Jones picked up her sixth win of the season in net, as she did not face a shot. Cassidy ended the game with nine saves.
No. 9 Stanford 5, UC Davis 0
STANFORD, Calif.- No. 9 Stanford posted its third consecutive win and fourth shutout of the year on Friday night, routing UC Davis 5-0 at the Varsity Turf to close out conference play with an undefeated record.
Playing its only match of the week, Stanford (13-2, 6-0 NorPac) completed a season sweep of UC Davis (3-10, 1-3 NorPac), after also defeating the Aggies 3-1 back on Sept. 25.
The Cardinal received goals from five different players, and thoroughly dominated the game with a commanding advantage 21-2 shot edge, including a 12-0 cushion throughout the final 35 minutes.
Becky Dru opened the scoring with her team-leading 13th goal in the 11th minute, scoring unassisted following a penalty corner. Dru has now scored 13 goals in each of her first three seasons, giving her 39 for her career.