No. 3 Otterbein tops Rowan in opener
Roundup: No. 2 Messiah rolls to victory against Wittenberg
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- No. 3 Otterbein topped Rowan 1-0 in the first round of the Centenary College Tournament on Friday afternoon in the season opener for both squads.
Midfielder Morgan Hendrickson scored the winning goal for the Cardinals at 11:26 mark of the first half. Hendrickson knocked in a corner kick by midfielder Rachel Denz.
Otterbein ended the game with 11 shots while Rowan took eight. In the Cardinals goal, Sarah Uhlenbrock played the first half while Melissa Zang made one save in the second. For the Profs, goalkeeper Lyndsie Bernardini stopped four shots on the day.
No. 2 Messiah 7, Wittenberg 0
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- No. 2 Messiah cruised past Wittenberg by the score of 7-0 on Friday night. Six different players tallied the seven goals for Messiah, with four different players collecting assists.
The scoring came early and often as senior Corrine Wulf slotted the first goal into the right corner of the net off a through pass from Hench at the 10:50 mark. Less than nine minutes later, senior Kelsey Gorman rebounded her own shot off the Wittenberg keeper to give the Falcons a 2-0 lead. Wingard would score the third goal in similar fashion at the 28:03 mark, and the Falcons never looked back. With just under three minutes left in the half, junior Anne Trapp completed the first-half scoring by punching in a shot from a mess in the box.
The Hench goal, which resulted from assists from Wingard and Sipe, highlighted the offensive attack of the evening. Hench would return the favor to Sipe just two minutes later, with Sipe pounding the ball into an open net on a cross from the right side. With 68:00 on the clock, Wulf knocked in her second goal of the game on an assist from freshman Hannah Weyland to complete the scoring.
Messiah collected 14 shots in the first half, and finished with 29 shots in the game. Wittenberg was held without a shot by the Falcon defense. Wittenberg keeper Melissa Gartner collected eight saves on the night.
Game information compiled from respective athletic department websites.