No. 5 Grand Valley State wins 1-0
Roundup: Carpenter scores two in No. 4 Abilene Christian win
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Freshman Charlie Socia’s second-half goal led No. 5 Grand Valley State to a 1-0 win at Ohio Dominican on Sunday afternoon at Panther Field.
Grand Valley State improves to 9-0-2 on the season and 8-0 in the GLIAC, while Ohio Dominican falls to 2-6-2 overall and 2-4-2 in conference play. The Lakers extend their unbeaten streak to 27 games and notch their sixth shutout of the season.
The Panthers held the Lakers to their lowest shot total of the season (12), but allowed nine corner kicks, which was what Grand Valley State needed to take the lead. Senior Erin Mruz’s corner kick to the back post connected with Socia as she headed the ball into the net at 52:25.
No. 2 UC San Diego 5, Cal State East Bay 1
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Second-ranked UC San Diego scored four goals in the second half as the Tritons pounded Cal State East Bay 5-1 in California Collegiate Athletic Association play on Sunday afternoon at Triton Soccer Field.
UCSD remains undefeated on the year, improving to 8-0-2 overall and 7-0-1 in CCAA play. The Tritons are the only unbeaten squad in the conference and they lead the CCAA South with 22 points, eight points ahead of second-place Cal State L.A.
UCSD nearly broke it open early, as Sarah McTigue fed a wide-open Jessica Wi across the box in the first minute. Wi pounded a shot straight to the keeper's hands and her rebound was blocked on a slide by a CSUEB defender.
The Tritons found themselves trailing for the first time since September 16 when Eugenie Foote curled a shot upper-v to give CSUEB a 1-0 lead 12 minutes in. Foote's strike snapped UCSD's streak of 429 minutes without surrendering a goal.
Britnee Chesney registered the first goal of her Triton career in the 31st minute to tie it at one apiece. Chesney made a looping back-door run on a free kick by Hayley Johnson, beating her defender to the left post to volley the cross into the top of the net.
No. 4 Abilene Christian 4, Texas A&M-Commerce 1
ABILENE, Texas -- Andrea Carpenter scored two goals and Ashley Craig provided two assists in No. 4 Abilene Christian win against Texas A&M-Commerce on Sunday 4-1.
The Lions had no answers for a Wildcat offense that's averaging a conference-best 2.9 goals per match even though their defense was packed with four backs and five midfielders. Abilene Christian countered the pressure by remaining patient on its attack and capitalized on several cross and fire shots in the 13th, 36th, 50th and 79th minutes.
The Wildcats' four-goal effort was its fourth of the season and the Wildcats have scored two or more goals in all but one match.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.