Turnovers key as Winona State eases by No. 9 St. Cloud State
Winona State forced turnovers on five of St. Cloud State’s seven second-half possessions to earn a 29-16 victory against the No. 9 Huskies on Saturday as it beat a top-10 team for the third consecutive season.
A Thomas Kinney field goal and seven-yard touchdown run by Rayon Simmons put WSU up 10-3 after the first quarter. St. Cloud State responded with a pair of touchdowns in the second period to stake itself to a 16-12 lead at intermission.
Winona State then dominated the second half. It forced four fumbles and intercepted a pass in the half, with the other two SCSU drives ending in punts. Winona State also recorded a safety in the first period on a misplayed snap on a punt in the end zone as part of the defensive-themed victory.
Simmons scored his second touchdown of the game with 6:54 to play in the third quarter, putting WSU up for good. WSU added a touchdown run by Curtis Dewberry to go up by 10 points just three minutes later. The Warrior offense rushed for 222 yards as a team, with Simmons accounting for 150 yards. Simmons is now fourth on the all-time WSU rushing charts with 2,463 yards. His 29 career touchdowns are also 10th in school history.
Northern Iowa wins top-15 battle and hands Iowa State its first loss in front of record crowd
No. 15 UNI defeated No. 12 Iowa State in three sets (26-24, 25-16, 25-18) as the Panthers handed the Cyclones their first loss of 2011. The Panthers raced to the victory in front of school-record crowd of 6,490 fans at the McLeod Center.
|No. 12 Iowa State at No. 15 UNI|
Iowa State struggled on offense throughout the match, never hitting above .111 after the first set and finished the match with a .093 average, the team’s lowest hitting percentage since hitting .089 at Nebraska last season.
The Panthers were the first team this season to out-dig the Cyclones, winning the battle 53-46 while posting 13 blocks to Iowa State’s four. The balanced attack by UNI included eight kills each from Krista DeGeest and Megan Lehman. Payton finished with seven kills for the match and collected 30 assists, one solo block and three block assists.
It was the first of consecutive losses for the Cyclones, who lost in three sets Saturday at Nebraska in front of more than 10,000 fans.
School-record setting scoring outburst fuels Tampa
Tampa defeated Mercy College 11-0 for its first shutout of the season while breaking two school records.
The scoring outburst re-wrote the record book as the Spartans set new marks for goals scored in a game and score differential. The original marks were set on Sept. 18, 1999, at Thomas College when Tampa won 10-0.
The Spartans got out to a quick start, scoring on a breakaway at the two-minute mark. A total of 10 Spartans contributed points to the impressive offensive display. Caroline Simon and Jenny Karl added three goals each while Gabby Russo contributed two goals and one assist.
Another Marlborough hat trick gives Nebraska first win in any sport as member of Big Ten
Nebraska notched a win in its first Big Ten Conference event for any sport with a 3-1 victory against Northwestern.
Junior Morgan Marlborough made her conference debut in dramatic style with her second hat trick of the season and the fourth of her career. She also became just the fourth Husker in school history to score 50 or more goals in a career and now sits third on Nebraska’s career list with 51 goals, trailing Christine Latham (69) and Kim Engesser (53).
With the win, the Huskers are now 8-0-0 when opening conference play at home and are 16-1-0 in conference openers overall. John Walker’s squad also improved its all-time record against Big Ten teams to 17-5-2.
Marlborough got the Huskers on the board at 14:46 when fellow junior Jordan Jackson earned her fifth assist on the season by putting the ball into the box and then Marlborough did the rest. The Lee’s Summit, Mo., native got by two Northwestern defends before pulling the goalie away from the net for a chip shot to put NU up 1-0. Marlborough added a second goal less than 10 minutes later when senior Katie Goetzmann booted a perfect ball from 40 yards out to senior Molly Thomas, who set up a cross that was deflected in by Marlborough. She added her third goal in the second half as Nebraska eased to the win.
No. 12 Mary Washington falls to Wesley on strokes
Wesley College needed strokes and big defensive efforts from Elizabeth Groom and Dana Keller to knock off No. 12 Mary Washington 4-3.
Regulation was a back-and-forth battle as neither team held more than a one-goal lead from the start. Once it reached overtime, Mary Washington held a 14-6 advantage in shots, but Groom and Keller kept the Eagles off the scoreboard. Groom made 10 of her 23 saves during extra time and Keller was credited with two defensive saves.
From there, the game went to strokes. After each team missed its first attempt, Danielle Tearl and Katilyn Ripley converted. Rachel Joyner put Wesley up 3-1. Mary Washington missed twice around a Wolverine miss to set up an attempt for Wesley’s Victoria Dunbar. The sophomore beat Clair Gianelle to give Wesley the dramatic win.
Big blocks lead to comeback as Cal Poly Pomona rallies for road win
Down 2-1 on the road, Cal Poly Pomona rallied for a thrilling 3-2 victory at San Francisco State to secure the team’s first conference win.
The Broncos recorded 17.0 team blocks, as Courtney Alberi and Taylr Kreutziger collected seven total blocks apiece. That team total is the highest for the program since Nov. 8, 2008. The work on the front line stifled the Gators’ attack, as the hosts managed just a .139 hitting percentage.
Diana Lake also contributed an impressive performance for the visitors, leading the team in kills (15) and digs (22). Jessica Doerner, limited to just one set through the season’s first six matches as she battled back from injury, played all five vs. SFSU and added 11 kills.
Late field goal ends tight contest between top-20 teams
Place-kicker Cameron Starke hit a career-long 40-yard field goal to lift No. 13 James Madison to a 27-24 victory at No. 20 Liberty. With the win, the Dukes snapped the Flames’ nine-game home win streak.
Midway through the fourth quarter, the game was tied at 24 when the Dukes got the ball on their own 25-yard line with 2:11 to play.. On 3rd-and-4, junior quarterback Justin Thorpe hit senior Kerby Long with a 32-yard pass down the middle to move it to the Liberty 37. Another JMU first down and a 4-yard rush got the ball to the Flames’ 23 with two seconds to play. LU called a timeout to try to ice Starke, but the sophomore split the uprights to get the win.
The game was marred by penalties with the teams combining for more than 200 yards on miscues. The Dukes were outgained 372-314, though JMU had one of its most-balanced games in recent history with 173 yards on the ground and 141 yards through the air. The defense limited Liberty’s ground game to just 74 yards on the night.
Redshirt-sophomore Dae’Quan Scott led the Dukes with his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game as he had 29 carries for 126 yards and three scores. Thorpe was 13 for 18 through the air for 141 yards while having 11 carries for 30 yards. Long had a season-high six catches for 61 yards.
Score in final three minutes of overtime gives No. 14 Panthers win vs. Wisconsin
Sarah Hagen scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 97th minute, to lead 14th-ranked Milwaukee to 2-1 win against Wisconsin in overtime. The Panthers produced their best start in school history at 7-1 and defeated the Badgers for the fourth time in six years (4-2-1).
Hagen bookended the scoring in the game, putting Milwaukee on the board in the 10th minute and striking for the golden goal in overtime. Her first goal came off a Keara Thompson corner kick. Hannah Kaul had her initial shot deflected by a defender and Hagen finished the loose ball.
The winner was quite different, as Mary Wandolowski played a ball out of the back to Hagen at the top of the penalty area. She settled the ball and stuck it into the far upper corner. She finished with a school record-tying 12 shots in the game, putting five on goal, while pushing her goal total this season to nine in just eight games.
The Panthers looked in control for much of the match, outshooting the Badgers 24-10 and forcing all five of the game’s corner kicks. Ten of Milwaukee’s shots were on goal, forcing Michele Dalton and the visiting defense into eight saves.
Big Green rally for tie vs. No. 11 South Florida
Dartmouth used a goal from sophomore midfielder Patrick Murray to force extra time as the Big Green tied No. 11 South Florida in a 3-3 double overtime contest. Senior captains Lucky Mkosana and Nick Pappas earned offensive and defensive most valuable player honors for the tournament.
Murray provided the late-game drama for Dartmouth in the 89th minute of action. Following an offsides call on South Florida with just 2:01 remaining in regulation, the Big Green moved the ball up the field and into the South Florida box. There was a battle to get the ball from both sides and Murray connected with a short pass from Pappas for the equalizer to force overtime.
Mkosana and freshman midfielder Robin Alnas led the Dartmouth offense withthree shots while Mkosana posted a team-best three-point afternoon with a goal and an assist. Playing in his second double overtime game this season, goalkeeper Noah Cohen made three saves in 110 minutes of action in the net.
The Big Green took a 2-1 lead into the halftime break behind first-half goals from Mkosana and freshman forward Alex Adelabu after South Florida opened the scoring with a goal in the eighth minute of action from leading scorer Dom Dwyer.
Game information and photos compiled from respective athletic department websites.