Top 10 Roundup
No. 1 Ohio Wesleyan wins; Messiah wins by eight
No. 1 Ohio Wesleyan 2, Wabash 0
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. -- Sophomore midfielder Brian Schaefer scored twice to lift top-ranked Ohio Wesleyan by Wabash in North Coast Athletic Conference action on Wednesday in Crawfordsville, Ind.
The win increased Ohio Wesleyan's record to 15-0-0, continuing the Bishops' best start since 2005.
Ohio Wesleyan outshot Wabash, 27-9. Beemiller finished with 3 saves in the Bishop goal. Jennings made 4 saves for Wabash.
T2 Messiah 8, Alvernia 0
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Five different Falcons scored goals in the first-half to lead Messiah to an 8-0 victory against Alvernia on Wednesday night. The win moved Messiah to 13-1 on the season.
The Falcons scored early and often against the Crusaders to the tune of five goals in the first 18:18. Jeremy Payne scored his 10th goal of the season to start the onslaught, putting one touch on a square pass into the middle of the box from Mike Kovach.
The Falcons finished with a 24-2 edge in shots, with and incredible 18 of their shots going on net. Giannini and Wells combined for 10 saves with Messiah's three keepers—Brandon West, Aaron Hennigan, and Jonathan Weaver—going untested.
The win also moved Messiah to 4-0 in the Commonwealth Conference. Alvernia falls to 4-8-2 overall and 1-2-1 in the conference.
No. 4 York (Pa.) 3, St. Mary's (Md.) 0
YORK, Pa. -- York (Pa.) kept rolling as it blanked St. Mary's (Md.) 3-0 in a Capital Athletic Conference match on Wednesday in York. The victory runs the Spartans' win streak to nine as they improve to 13-1 overall and 5-0 in the CAC. The Seahawks fall to 4-6-2 overall and 1-2 in the league.
The win keeps the Spartans perfect.
The Spartans finished the game with a big 34-7 advantage in shots including a 16-3 margin in shots on goal. The Spartans also held a 9-1 bulge in corner kicks.
Brad Schmidt earned his sixth shutout of the year as he registered three saves for the day. Austin Brown was fantastic for St. Mary's as he notched 13 stops for the guests.
No. 8 Rutgers-Camden 1, Haverford 0
HAVERFORD, Pa. -- Senior back Bobby Foster headed home the lone goal of the game late in the second half to power the No. 2 Rutgers-Camden against Haverford 1-0 in a non-conference game on Wednesday afternoon.
Rutgers-Camden improves to 13-0-2. The Scarlet Raptors extended their two-year undefeated string to 27 games (22-0-5), tying for 15th place on the all-time Division III list of consecutive games without a loss. They tied Ohio Wesleyan, which had a 27-game run from Sept. 13, 1988-Sept. 7, 1989.
Haverford falls to 8-4-1.
The two teams played to a scoreless halftime tie, with Rutgers-Camden holding slight edges in shots (8-6) and corner kicks (3-2) in the first half. Both goalies – Haverford freshman Sam Miller and Rutgers-Camden senior Mike Randall had two saves in the opening 45 minutes.
The Scarlet Raptors finished with an 18-13 edge in shots, while the Fords had five corner kicks to the Raptors’ three. Both goalies had seven saves, with Randall earning his eighth shutout of the season.
No. 9 Wheaton (Ill.) 3, Wisconsin-Plattville 0
WHEATON, Ill. -- Starting a rare stretch of three games in four days, Wheaton (Ill.) cleared its first hurdle with a 3-0 victory against Wisconsin-Platteville on Wednesday. With tonight's victory, Wheaton improves to 10-3-1 on the season and secured its fourth consecutive shutout.
A one-sided match from the beginning, Wheaton outshout the Pioneers 25-4. Derek Babb recorded his sixth shutout of the season by making two saves, both in the first half. Platteville's Ian Christensen allowed three goals and made seven saves.