HICKORY, N.C. — In a match-up between two programs currently ranked among the top 10, No. 3 Florida Tech defeated No. 7 Lenoir-Rhyne 2-1 Friday evening at the Moretz Sports-Athletic Complex.
The Panthers’ (4-0) win ended the Bears’ (1-1) nine-game winning streak at home, which dated back to 2009. It also marked Lenoir-Rhyne’s first loss since Oct. 23, 2010, a span of 10 matches.
“I thought the girls passed a big test, defeating one of the top-ranked teams on the road following a nine-hour bus ride,” Tech head coach Fidgi Haig said. “So many factors made it a very difficult game for us. We dug deep, fought hard and displayed the energy needed to win tonight. Everyone contributed and I’m proud of them.”
Kelly Whittaker scored the game’s first goal in the 44th minute. The match would remain 1-0 until Carly Hunt snuck the ball behind the Bears’ goalkeeper with less than six minutes to go. A penalty kick conversion at the 85:22 mark by Catherine Hauck cut Lenoir-Rhyne’s deficit to one, but that would be as close as they would get.
No. 4 St. Edward’s 2, Missouri Southern State 0
AUSTIN, Texas — St. Edward’s downed Missouri Southern 2-0 Friday evening in Austin, Texas.
Southern managed five shots against St. Edward’s, all five were taken by different players. Seniors Lindi Spilchen and Brianna McKenzie, junior forward Candis Clark, and freshmen Kelsey Haist and Samantha Zoltanski took the five shots.
St. Edward’s got a goal in the 10th minute from forward Rachel Murray and an own goal in the 36th minute to round out the scoring.
No. 1 St. Rose 1, UMass-Lowell 1 (2OT)
ALBANY, N.Y. — Freshman forward Brittany Russo scored her third goal in four matches to lead UMass Lowell to a 1-1 overtime deadlock against No. 1 College of Saint Rose Friday night at Sullivan Field.
With the draw, UMass Lowell stands at 2-1-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the Northeast-10 Conference entering Wednesday’s clash at Stonehill .
Saint Rose leveled in the 39th minute when freshman forward Brittany Barry ran on to a through-ball down the left side between a pair of defenders, and beat sophomore Jill Carlson to the near post.
No. 5 UC-San Diego 1, Cal State Los Angeles 0
LOS ANGELES – Sarah McTigue headed-in a corner kick from Hayley Johnson in the third minute as the No. 5 UC San Diego women’s soccer team held-off No. 11 Cal State L.A. in California Collegiate Athletic Association play on Friday night at Jesse Owens Stadium.
UCSD (2-0-1, 1-0) is now 2-0 against top-25 teams this season, having already taken a 2-0 victory against then-No. 10 Seattle Pacific on September 3. The goal marked McTigue’s second score of the young season, while Johnson’s assist was her second off a corner kick in 2011.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.