Bowdoin downs Trinity (Conn.)
Roundup: No. 1 Salisbury wins in nine-goal rout, still unbeaten
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ella Curren scored the game-winning goal with 12:25 remaining in regulation to give the Bowdoin a 1-0 win at Trinity on Saturday afternoon. The victory clinches first place in the conference standings for the Polar Bears (13-0), who will be the top seed for the 2011 NESCAC Tournament.
Despite winning two of the last three NESCAC titles, the Polar Bears have not been the top seed and host for the tournament since 2007.
Bowdoin held a 6-1 edge in shots in the opening period but couldn't find the back of the net until well into the second half. The Polar Bears earned a penalty corner and McKenna Teague played the ball into the circle to Ella Curren, who blasted a shot that was tipped in front by a Trinity defender and past goaltender Gina Dinallo with under 13 minutes to go.
No. 1 Salisbury 9, Frostburg State 0
SALISBURY, Md. -- Salisbury celebrated its eight seniors on Saturday afternoon, in their last regular season home game at Sea Gull Stadium, by scoring a plethora of goals against Capital Athletic Conference opponent Frostburg State. The Sea Gulls earned their 15th consecutive win and ninth shutout in a 9-0 victory.
The Sea Gulls (15-0, 7-0 CAC) got on the board just six minutes into the first half as senior Caitlin Walker sent a pass into the circle, hitting senior Tara McGovern, who cut toward the stroke mark, slamming the ball into the cage for the 1-0 advantage.
No. 3 Lynchburg 7, Eastern Mennonite 0
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Six different Lynchburg players scored goals on Saturday as Lynchburg defeated Eastern Mennonite 7-0 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play. Reigning ODAC player of the week Lindsay Leonard scored two goals and added an assist in the win.
Lynchburg outshot the Royals 28-6 in the game and held a 12-4 advantage in penalty corners. Senior Tiffany Frye made two saves in the first half to keep the Royals off the board and made four saves total in the game.
No. 4 Franklin & Marshall 2, Washington College 1
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Becky Willert scored twice to lead the fourth-ranked Franklin & Marshall past Washington College 2-1 in a crucial Centennial Conference (CC) matchup on Saturday afternoon.
With the victory, the Diplomats (13-2, 8-0 CC) snap a three-game losing skid to the Shorewomen and now need just one win in their remaining two regular season contests to secure home-field advantage in the CC playoffs. Washington (9-6, 5-3 CC) falls for the second time this week to a ranked opponent -- having also lost to No. 11 Ursinus earlier in the week -- and now sits in a third-place tie with Gettysburg in the CC standings.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.