Top 10 Roundup
Tunstall adds five points as Captains defeat DePauw
No. 4 Bowdoin 1, Wellesley 0
WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Katie Riley scored the game-winning goal with 15 seconds remaining to lift Bowdoin to a 1-0 win against host Wellesley on Sunday afternoon, giving head coach Nicky Pearson her 250th Bowdoin victory.
The Polar Bears improve to 2-0 after sweeping their opening weekend of play and dropping Wellesley to 3-1.
The game was close throughout, as the midfield battle was not clearly won. Bowdoin started the game strong, recording the first four shots and two corners, before the Blue took a pair of strong shots in the 23rd minute.
Late in the first half, Bowdoin's Adrienne O'Donnell and Kelsey Mullaney each recorded shots after corners, but Wellesley keeper Brit Mscisz picked up both saves, keeping the game scoreless. In the final minute of the period, Wellesley's Meghan Peterson ripped a shot from the top of the circle, but it went just wide, sending the game into the break at 0-0.
The second half was much of the same, with both teams having several good chances to score. Bowdoin's best chance before its goal came in the 60th minute, when a Colleen Finnerty attempt was turned aside by Mscisz. Wellesley also had a 67th-minute penalty corner, but couldn't get off a shot, setting up Bowdoin's last-second goal.
Riley scored after a hit in from the left side threaded its way in front of the Blue's goal. As time ticked off the clock, a scramble developed in front of the keeper, from until Meaghan Dwan was able to tap the ball out of the crowd to be redirected by Riley.
No. 9 Christopher Newport 3, No. 11 DePauw 0
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Behind a stifling defensive effort and a five-point outburst by Belle Tunstall, Christopher Newport continued its early season surge with a 3-0 victory against No. 11 DePauw on Sunday afternoon at Captains Turf Field.
Making the squad's first appearance at home in 2013, the team shut out its second consecutive ranked opponent after taking down No. 13 Lynchburg 1-0 on Friday. It marks the first time in program history that the Captains have blanked two consecutive squads ranked in the NFHCA Top 20.
At the forefront of the defense was freshman Bailey Lien, who made nine saves to earn the victory. She was aided on the back end by a host of standouts, including Chelsea Hines, who picked up a pair of defensive saves. Shelby Judkins also added a stop while chipping in with an assist on the offensive end as well.
While the defense was clamping down on the DePauw attack, Tunstall led the Captains with two goals and an assist. With that helper, she moves into sole possession of third place on the program's all-time list with 20. She is now two shy of second place and 10 away from the mark held by Haylie Black.
In addition to Tunstall, Lauren Cheatham scored for the fourth consecutive game, while Allie Hackbarth added an assist as well.