No. 1 Messiah roars back to win
Roundup: No. 2 William Smith shuts out RIT for 1-0 win.
ST. DAVIDS, Pa. -- No. 1 Messiah was down by a goal to Eastern for most of the first half on Wednesday afternoon. Junior Corinne Wulf and sophomore Alicia Frey both scored and helped propel Messiah to 2-1 victory. Junior Alex Brandt added two assists in the game against the Eagles.
Eastern struck first with crosskick score from Kelly Doutrich 20 minutes into the first half. Even with the 7-2 shot advantage Messiah could not narrow the gap going into the break.
At the 50-minute mark the Falcons finally tied the game when Wolf received the assist from Brandt and blasted in the goal at the six-yard line. Twenty minutes later Frey put the winning shot in the top right corner of the goal off another Brandt assist.
No. 2 William Smith 1, RIT 0
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- No. 2 William Smith scored early in the second half to defeat host Rochester Institute 1-0 in a Liberty League game played Wednesday.
The Herons improved to 10-0-1 (4-0-0 conference) play and earned their 10th shutout this season. The Tigers fell to 4-7-0 and 1-3-0 in league play. Senior goalie Amanda Davis stopped the only shot she faced in goal for William Smith to post her seventh clean slate this year.
Senior Kate Redmond had a scoring chance early in the first half, but she banged a shot off the left post. The Herons broke the scoreless tie 7:59 into the second half. This time Redmond set up the play, when she crossed a pass from the right corner to find first-year Dineo Mmutla at the left side of the goal. Mmutla sent a shot past the keeper for her third score of the season.
No. 4 Wheaton (Ill.) 2, DePauw 0
GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- No. 4 Wheaton (Ill.) was a 2-0 winner at DePauw on Wednesday night. Wheaton is now 11-0-2 overall, while the Tigers fall to 4-7-0 on the year.
Senior Katelyn Kishkunas gave the Thunder a 1-0 lead at the 27:51 mark when she took a Jaime Orewiler assist and scored. Wheaton held onto its 1-0 lead for the remainder of the first half, holding the 1-0 edge at halftime. Orewiler scored her sixth goal of the year in the 79th minute when she put the ball into the net off of a Val Lelle assist to account for the Thunder's second score.
Wheaton out-shot DePauw 19-5 in the match and the Thunder held a 7-2 edge in corner kicks. Wheaton goalkeeper Kelsey Graham recorded her third shutout of the season, making two saves with no goals allowed. DePauw goalkeeper Caroline Kerr made eight saves and allowed two goals in the Tigers’ net.
No. 5 Johns Hopkins 5, Franklin & Marshall 0
BALTIMORE -- Franklin & Marshall came to Homewood Field having allowed just five goals in its first eight games. After a scoreless first half, the bubble finally burst on the stingy Diplomat defense as No. 5 Johns Hopkins netted five goals in a litte over 19 minutes early in the second half of a 5-0 Blue Jay victory Wednesday night. The win improves their record to 10-0 overall and 4-0 in the Centennial Conference, while the Diplomats had a five-game winning streak snapped and slip to 5-3-1 (3-2, conference).
The 10-game winning streak is the longest to open a season in Johns Hopkins history.
Despite outshooting Franklin & Marshall 7-1 in the first half, the Blue Jays couldn't solve F&M goalkeeper Amanda McGowan, who made four of her seven saves before intermission to keep the game scoreless through 45 minutes.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.