Wheaton (Ill.) drops No. 9 Wartburg
Roundup: Rensselaer is first team to score on William Smith
WAVERLY, Iowa -- No. 3-ranked Wheaton (Ill.) scored right away in the first half and added another right before halftime to beat No. 9-ranked Wartburg College 2-1 on Saturday.
The Thunder improve to 10-0 and the Knights fell to 8-1-1 in a matchup of top-10 teams.
Wartburg came into the game with seven-consecutive wins while Wheaton had won nine in a row to start the season. Senior forward Ali Kopelman got the Thunder off to a lightning-quick start by scoring in the first three minutes of the game.
The hosts netted the equalizer about 10 minutes later via Anna Aquino to make it 1-1. However, senior defender Esther Tan ended up with the game-winning goal with three seconds remaining in the first half.
Both teams were held scoreless in the second half. Wheaton ended up with the 10-6 shot advantage.
No. 2 William Smith 2, Rensselaer 1
GENEVA, N.Y. -- No. 2 William Smith survived a scare from Rensselaer on McCooey Field this afternoon. The Engineers became the first team to score on the Herons this season, but ultimately fell by a 2-1 count in a Liberty League match.
Rensselaer (3-6-1, 1-2-0) opened the scoring in the 21st minute, taking advantage of a rare miscue by the William Smith defense. Senior goalie Amanda Davis misplayed a ball right to sophomore Sara Rothchild, who converted a chip shot for a 1-0 lead. The goal stopped the Herons' shutout streak at 851:36, 20:06 short of the school record to start a season.
William Smith's best chance to break the scoring column in the first half was a penalty kick in the 41st minute, but RPI goalie Stephanie Vargas made the save to preserve the lead.
William Smith (9-0-1, 3-0-0) still trailed at halftime, despite holding an 8-4 lead in shots and a 3-0 edge in corner kicks.
After the break, the Herons extended their lead in shots, eventually breaking through in the 65th minute. Junior Whitney Frary used a nifty backheel pass to set up Kate Redmond's strike that evened the match. Fifteen minutes later, senior Leah Shatkin converted a penalty kick for the game-winner.
Davis earned the victory with three saves, while Vargas finished the day with six stops.
No. 4 Emory 1, No. 20 Chicago 1
In the team's opening contest of University Athletic Association (UAA) play on Saturday, fourth-ranked Emory played to a 1-1 tie with 20th-ranked Chicago.
Emory freshman Charlotte Butker got the Eagles off to a quick start, scoring just 44 seconds into play on a shot from within the box, past the Chicago keeper. It was the third goal of the season for the forward, who is now tied for second on the squad with 11 points this season. Senior Claire Rubel picked up her first assist of the year on the play.
The score remained 1-0 all the way until the 76th minute, when a penalty kick was awarded to Chicago's Natalia Jovanovic, who was able to convert the opportunity and even the match at a goal apiece.
With the tie, Emory moved to 8-0-2 on the season, and to 0-0-1 in UAA play. Chicago is now 5-3-1 on the year, including a 0-0-1 mark in conference matches.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.