Top 10 Roundup
Mary Washington downs Lynchburg in tourney rematch
No. 1 Montclair State 3, Stevens 2
MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Senior midfielder Allison Jillions scored with 9:08 remaining in the second half to lift top-ranked Montclair State to a 3-2 victory against Stevens at Sprague Field on Wednesday evening.
Senior midfielder Jennifer Tafro and freshman Danielle Butrico each had a goal for the Red Hawks, who improved to 10-0 with their 22nd consecutive home victory.
Senior defender Megan Traub and senior forward Rachel Chavez each had a goal for Stevens, which had its five-game winning streak snapped. The Ducks fell to 6-3.
Montclair State also improved to 5-1 in the brief series history between the teams, including the last four games. Five of the games have been decided by a goal with the last three coming by the identical 3-2 scores.
No. 2 Franklin & Marshall 3, Johns Hopkins 0
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Katie Cecere tallied a pair of first-half scores to lift No. 2 Franklin & Marshall to a 3-0 victory against Johns Hopkins on Wednesday night in Centennial Conference (CC) action. The Diplomats remain perfect at 9-0, 4-0 CC with the win, while the Blue Jays fall to 5-4, 3-1 CC.
Cecere gave F&M a 1-0 advantage in the 14th minute of play. Cecere, a senior forward, stripped a Hopkins defender of the ball at the top of the circle, dribbled towards goal, and buried the shot for her sixth score of the year.
Five minutes later, Cecere again delivered an unassisted tally as she collected a loose ball in the circle, dribbled in, and rifled a strike into the cage for the 2-0 Diplomat edge.
Maria Guarisco put the finishing touches on the win for F&M in the 69th minute, finishing a back-handed shot from the top of the circle for the final 3-0 margin of victory.
No. 7 Salisbury 3, Rowan 0
SALISBURY, Md. -- Salisbury earned a 3-0 win against Rowan on Wednesday night at Sea Gull Stadium.
The Sea Gulls (7-2) got a pair of goals from sophomore Courtney Jantzen and a strong defensive effort throughout the contest, led by sophomore Amanda Cooper, to claim the win.
Junior Rachel Clewer made three saves in goal to earn her second solo shutout of the year. Her toughest tests came on back-to-back plays, stopping Jenna Pressler's try in the 48th minute before a penalty corner. On the ensuing corner, Erika Mecchella got a shot off from the top of the circle, which Clewer calmly kicked away.
No. 8 Mary Washington 5, Lynchburg 4
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Sophomore Haley Kane scored three goals, and senior All-American Caitlin Baker scored the game winner in overtime to give eighth-ranked Mary Washington a 5-4 win at Lynchburg on Wednesday in a rematch of last year's NCAA tournament quarterfinal. The Eagles improve to 10-0 on the season.
The Eagles found themselves down 2-0 in the opening minutes, as Lynchburg's Katie Kline scored twice to give the Hornets a two-goal advantage. Kane scored with 19:46 left in the first half on a Mallory Peebles assist to cut the deficit in half, and sophomore Carlee Budd scored on a penalty stroke to tie the affair at two with 9:50 remaining.
The Hornets answered with a goal with less than seven minutes left in the half, and led, 3-2, at halftime. Kane scored her second goal of the night 11:24 into the second half on a Kathleen Namey assist, and that pair connected again six minutes later to give UMW a 4-3 lead.
Lynchburg's Taylor Quillen tied the score at four with 8:48 remaining, and despite a late barrage of shots from UMW, the game moved to overtime. Baker scored the game-winner 5:35 into the first extra period on an assist from sophomore Jenna Steele.
No. 10 Christopher Newport 3, No. 18 Catholic 2
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Christopher Newport battled back from an early two-goal deficit and capitalized on a huge evening by Belle Tunstall to storm past No. 18 Catholic, 3-2, on a sweltering Wednesday night at Captains Turf Field.
After the Cardinals opened the scoring with a pair of goals in the first 12 minutes of action, Tunstall put on a show. Tunstall, a junior speedster, collected CNU's first goal of the game and later added assists on a pair of second-half scores to lead the Captains to their 11th consecutive victory.
In addition to Tunstall, Marlene Lichty notched a goal and an assist, while Lauren Cheatham also chipped in with her team-leading 12th score of the year. On the defensive end, Bailey Lien bounced back from a tough start to earn her 10th win behind six crucial saves.