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Pressler's two goals help lift Rowan; No. 2 Frank. & Marsh. wins
Rowan 3, No. 1 Montclair State 2
GLASSBORO, N.J. -- Rowan upset No. 1 Montclair State 3-2 in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game on Saturday afternoon.
Forward Jenna Pressler scored the winning goal at 57:48 on a breakaway. She blasted a shot from the right side of the circle that went into the left side of the cage. Pressler ended the game with two goals.
It was the Red Hawks' first loss on the season. Montclair State is 10-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference. Rowan has a 5-5 record with a 1-1 NJAC mark.
Rowan started the game with two consecutive goals. Forward Kellie Campbell had the first one at 2:50, when she tapped in a loose ball. Pressler knocked in a rebound at 6:19 for the second goal.
Midfielder Jennifer Tafro cut the deficit to one at 23:35. She dribbled the ball into the circle after the penalty corner then scored with a shot to the left side. In the second half, midfielder Meghan Weiss tied the score at 48:22 with an assist from forward/midfielder Brooke Hullings.
Profs' goalie Steph Colombo stopped seven shots and Red Hawks' goalie Rebecca Brattole had one save.
No. 2 Franklin & Marshall 3, Haverford 0
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall shut down visiting Haverford 3-0 in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday afternoon at Tylus Field. The Diplomats remain perfect on the year at 10-0, 5-0 CC with the win, while the Fords drop to 5-5, 1-3 CC.
F&M jumped out on top in the sixth minute of play, as Katie Cecere tallied her eighth score of the year with a close-range look at goal on the right side. Lauren Eastman played a diagonal pass from the left to Cecere, who turned and swiped it into the open cage for a 1-0 Diplomat edge.
The Diplomats continued to apply pressure deep in Haverford territory, earning six penalty corners in the ensuing 15 minutes before capitalizing once again in the 23rd minute. With the ball bouncing loose in the box near the goal line, Audrey Buckman collected the ball and touched it home to give F&M a 2-0 cushion heading into the intermission.
After being held to just one shot in the opening 35 minutes, the Fords came out aggressively in the second stanza, but the F&M backline prevented any dangerous chances from occurring in the circle. Haverford's defense was solid as well, however, keeping the visitors within striking distance for much of the second half.
The back-and-forth play continued throughout the early and middle stages of the second, until the Diplomats put the finishing touches on the victory with a tally in the 61st minute. Grace McCurdy rocketed the ball from the top of the circle toward net, where Maria Guarisco was in the right spot to deflect it into the cage for the final 3-0 margin of victory.
No. 3 William Smith 4, Union (N.Y.)
GENEVA, N.Y. -- Junior Kayla Littler produced a career-high five points to lead William Smith to its 10th win of the season, a 4-1 Liberty League triumph against Union (N.Y.) at McCooey Field on Saturday. The win was the 400th of head coach Sally Scatton's Heron career.
The match got off to a slow start, but in the 19th minute, momentum turned in the Herons' favor. The offensive was sparked by the sub-ins of Littler, first-year Katie Meyer and first-year Alessandra Patrizio. The Herons (10-0, 3-0) first goal came at 21:06 on a shot from Alessandra Patrizio. She received a pass from the right corner of the arc from Littler, sticking in her second goal of the season.
The Herons kept the offense going and quickly responded with another goal at 22:28. Littler buried her first goal of the season off a rebound during a scramble in front of the cage. The scoring during the first period was completed by Patrizio's shot from the center of the arc at 25:52, giving her her first collegiate multi-goal game.
Like the first half, it took both teams awhile to get started in the second half. In the 52nd minute, Union sophomore Maggie Ferrari scored on a crossing pass from first-year Sarah Medd.
Both teams had their chances during the second period but the Herons never yielded control of the game. William Smith added the day's final tally just before the final buzzer. The goal came off the stick of Littler, deflecting a shot by senior Margaret McConnell.
Heron first-year Amy Feda made four saves to earn the win in goal, while Molly McCune turned back 10 shots at the other end of the field.
No. 4 Bowdoin 2, Trinity (Conn.) 1
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Colleen Finnerty scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to lift Bowdoin to a 2-1 win against host Trinity (Conn.) on Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears improve to 7-1 (4-1 NESCAC) on the season as Trinity suffers its second consecutive loss, falling to 5-4 (3-3 NESCAC).
Bowdoin tallied its lone regulation-time goal just 1:40 into the opening half off the first penalty corner of the game. Katie Riley directed the insert toward Emily Simonton on the circle who dropped an aerial shot into the Bantams cage. Bowdoin carried the 1-0 lead all the way through the half, despite Trinity taking a 3-2 shot advantage. Hannah Gartner stopped all three shots she faced in the opening half to maintain the Bowdoin lead.
As play resumed in the second half, the Bantam defense began to give way under a mounting attack from Bowdoin. The Polar Bears outshot their hosts 9-3 but Trinity's Sophie Fitzpatrick stopped all six shots she faced, keeping her team in the game. With 15:10 off the clock in the second, Casey Quinn scored the equalizer that sent the two teams into overtime.
The Polar Bears controlled both overtime periods, rifling off six shots in the first overtime period while allowing none from the Bantams. Finnerty finally solved the Bantam's goalie in double overtime as she pulled hard right around the goalie giving her time and space to get off a hard shot.
Fitzpatrick kept the Bantams alive with a 13-save performance, which included five saves in the first overtime period and one in the second. Gartner stopped four Trinity shots to earn the win in net for Bowdoin.
No. 5 Tufts 4, No. 6 Middlebury 2
MEDFORD, Mass. -- Sophomore Rachel Terveer scored two goals as Tufts posted a 4-2 victory against Middlebury on Saturday afternoon at Bello Field.
With the win, the Jumbos improve to 7-1 on the year and 5-1 in conference, while the Panthers suffered just their second loss of the season dropping their record to 7-2 and 4-2 in NESCAC.
The Jumbos were awarded a penalty stroke early in the first half taken by senior Emily Cannon who placed it in the lower right corner, but Middlebury keeper Emily Knapp made a diving save to keep the game scoreless.
At the 29-minute mark, Tufts took a 1-0 lead when sophomore Allison Rolfe gathered a loose ball off a corner and fed it to Terveer who knocked it in for her first goal of the season and the lead at halftime.
The Panthers evened the game in the 40th minute on a give and go at the top of the corner with Catherine Fowler and Katherine Theiss who sent it to the back of the net.
The Jumbos answered back by scoring three unanswered goals in a span of 12 minutes. Terveer added her second goal of the game when she gathered a rebound off the goalkeeper for a 2-1 lead. Sophomore Dakota Sikes-Keilp would then score back-to-back goals, giving her team a 4-1 second-half advantage.
The Panthers would not go away as they continued pressuring the Jumbo defense. Pam Shulman would bring her team within two goals when she drilled a shot from the top of the circle off a corner.
No. 8 Mary Washington 7, York (Pa.) 1
YORK, Pa. -- Sophomore Jenna Steele and freshman Ashlin Jones each scored twice to lead Mary Washington to a 7-1 win at York (Pa.) on Saturday in both teams' Capital Athletic Conference opener. The Eagles improve to 11-0.
Steele started the scoring with 21 minutes left in the first half, on an assist from senior Caitlin Baker. Jones scored with 5:10 left after a rebound from a Haley Kane shot. The Eagles closed the half on a penalty corner score, as Carlee Budd scored on assists from Kane and Kathleen Namey.
In the second, UMW erupted for four goals in a 10-minute span to put the game out of reach. Kane scored 5:29 into the second, after Steele created space in the arc. Jones scored her second goal 2:14 later to up the advantage to 5-0, on a Christine Loehr feed. Three minutes later, Loehr fe Steele for a breakaway score, and Katlyn Taliaferro capped the Eagle outburst on a Nicole Guinn assist.
No. 10 Christopher Newport 2, St. Mary's (Md.) 0
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. -- Christopher Newport captured its 12th consecutive victory as the Captains upended St. Mary's (Md.) 2-0 during a Capital Athletic Conference bout on Saturday afternoon at Seahawk Stadium.
During the contest, Jordan Snider and Hilary St. Mary both scored to give the Captains all the breathing room they would need. In a strong defensive effort, Christopher Newport clamped down on the Seahawk attack and limited the hosts to just one shot on the way to the team's sixth shutout of the year.
With the victory, the Captains move to 12-0 on the season, including 2-0 in conference action. The setback snaps St. Mary's seven-game winning streak and drops the squad to 7-3, including 0-1 in league play.
Although much of the beginning of the game was played toward the middle of the field, Christopher Newport eventually broke free around the 10-minute mark. Less than a minute after the Captains' first shot, they earned a penalty corner. On the play, Belle Tunstall inserted the ball to Snider, who used a gorgeous aerial scoop to bang a shot past SMC's goalie for her second score of the season.
Less than six minutes before halftime, Shelby Judkins blistered a bullet toward the left post. In perfect position, St. Mary quickly deflected the ball and sent it into an open space for her first goal of the season.