No. 1 St Lawrence tops Vassar
Roundup: No. 3 Christopher Newport, No. 4 Amherst get shutouts
ARLINGTON, N.Y. -- Junior J.J. Tipton scored his first career game-winning goal on a corner kick just over 15 minutes into the second half as top-ranked St. Lawrence won its 10th consecutive game with a 1-0 win at Vassar.
The Saints recorded their sixth consecutive shutout, although Saint goalie Brian Abernethy did not have to make a save. St. Lawrence outshot Vassar (7-3-1, 2-1) 14-7 and had five corner kicks to two for the Brewers. Vassar goalie Ryan Grimme made five saves as the Saints had six shots on goal to none for Vassar.
The game-winning goal came as Tipton, who was inserted in a corner kick role a week ago, curled the ball into the net with Brian Gilloran screening the goalie.
No. 3 Christopher Newport 1, Ferrum 0
FERRUM, Va. -- After a 10-day layoff, second-ranked Christopher Newport (7-0-1, 1-0-0) showed no signs of rust as they topped Ferrum College (2-7-2, 0-1-0) in the USA South opener, winning 1-0 while outshooting the Panthers 25-3.
Junior Sean Moriarty tallied the lone score of the contest on a free kick late in the game. In the 76th minute, Moriarty lined up the shot and put away his first goal of the season. It was one of 12 shots on goal for the Captains in the game.
Ferrum threatened to tie with less than two minutes remaining on the clock after the Captains were called for a handball in the box, forcing a penalty kick. Senior goalkeeper Justin Wolfe read the play, though, and dove to his right making the save to keep the home team off the board. It was the only shot on goal in the game for the Panthers. Wolfe played the full 90 minutes to earn his fourth shutout this season.
No. 4 Amherst 3, Tufts 0
AMHERST, Mass. -- Buoyed by a trio of second-half scores, fourth-ranked Amherst earned a win against visiting Tufts. With the win, Amherst improved to 7-0-0 overall on the year with a 4-0-0 league ledger.
After a scoreless first half, Max Fikke sent a cross into the middle of the box for Jae Heo headed it into the left corner to give Amerst a 1-0 lead with his fifth score of the season.
Just 4:12 later, senior co-captain Thebe Tsatsimpe served another cross from the right side of the pitch into the box. Spencer Noon tracked down the pass on the near post, heading it into the right corner.
With just over 30 minutes remaining, Alejandro Sucre capped off a string of three Jeff scores in just 11:34 of game action.