Johns Hopkins rolls by Ursinus
Five first-half goals propel No. 5 Blue Jays to easy victory
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. -- Six different Blue Jays scored as No. 5 Johns Hopkins used its second highest goal total of the season to shut out Ursinus 6-0 in Centennial Conference soccer action on Saturday afternoon.
The Blue Jays remain unbeaten on the season, sitting at 11-0 and 6-0 in league play while Ursinus falls to 4-7-1 overall and 2-4-1 in conference action.
Freshman Hannah Kronick started the first half scoring flurry early by netting her 11th goal of the season in the second minute taking a pass from senior Paulina Goodman to put the Blue Jays up, 1-0.
Sophomore Kelly Baker scored her second goal of the season in the 16th minute to start a three-goal run over the next 12 minutes. Baker took an unassisted shot in front of the net to push the Johns Hopkins lead to 2-0. Senior Erica Suter scored just four minutes later to extend the lead taking a one timer into the back of the net. Freshman Sydney Teng took a volley from Kronick to net her fourth goal of the season and increase Hopkins' lead to 4-0 in just the 28th minute of the game. With less than seven minutes to go in the half, Teng sent a pass into the middle of the box for sophomore Pamela Vranis to put in the back of the net to give the Blue Jays a 5-0 lead going into the break.
Hopkins scored its last goal of the game in the 63rd minute as senior Christina Convey took a pass from Goodman through the middle to beat the goalie and give the Blue Jays a 6-0 win.
The Blue Jays outshot the Bears 20-6, with 16 of them coming in the first half. Senior Kristen Redsun and Kelly Leddy split time in the net for the Blue Jays each making two saves in the shutout. Saturday's win was the seventh shutout of the year for the Blue Jays and they have now outscored opponents 46-5 on the season.
No. 1 Messiah 6, No. 24 Arcadia 0
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- No. 1 Messiah moved to 2-0 in Commonwealth Conference play by defeating No. 24 Arcadia 6-0 on Saturday night. Junior Corinne Wulf scored four first-half goals for the Falcons, two of which came on penalty kicks.
In the first half, senior Erin Hench found Wulf on the top of the 18-yard line for a clean shot to the lower left corner of the net. The goal, scored in the 15th minute of action, was Wulf’s eighth on the season. Two minutes later that Wulf would score on her first penalty kick attempt after an Arcadia defender took down the Messiah attacker just inside the left corner of the box.
With the score already at 2-0, the Falcons would open the game up with three more scores in the next ten minutes.
The third goal came off an assist by senior Liz Phillips, a header by Wulf past the Knights’ starting keeper Jackie Law.
Wulf’s fourth goal, another penalty kick, came off a foul six yards in front of the goal. The call was heavily argued by the Knights’ bench, nevertheless, Messiah found themselves with a 4-0 lead.
Alex Brandt received possession 25 yards out, left of the center field, where she would cut the ball from right to left past a Knight defender. After touching the ball forward to just inside the 18-yard line, Brandt’s strike off her left foot would curl to the far post just over the extended arms of Law for the fifth goal of the evening.
The score would remain unchanged until the final minute of the first half, when junior Rachel Scheibeler received a cross through the box from senior Lisa Wingard. Scheibeler’s uncontested strike would give the Falcons their final tally.
No. 2 William Smith 3, St. Lawrence 0
CANTON, N.Y. -- Junior Renee Jensen scored two goals to lead No. 2 William Smith to its 11th shutout of the year with a 3-0 win against host St. Lawrence in a Liberty League match played Saurday afternoon. The Herons improved to 11-0-1 and 5-0-0 in the Liberty League, while the Saints are now 5-3-2 and 2-1-1 in league play.
Jensen started things off 10:33 into the match, when she took a pass from senior Jamie Sawyer at the top of the box. Jensen then dribbled in, and sent a shot into the back of the goal for her first tally of the season.
Jensen struck again in the 56th minute this time off an assist from Dineo Mmutla as she fired a shot from the top of the box into the top right corner of the goal. Mmutla now leads William Smith with three assists on the season. Junior Whitney Frary broke open the game with 4:30 remaining, capitalizing on a penalty kick. She leads the team with seven goals this season with three coming on penalty kicks.
Senior goalie Amanda Davis stopped the two shots she faced to earn her eighth shutout this fall. St. Lawrence's Abby van Geldern finished with 14 saves.
The Herons enjoyed a commanding 24-7 advantage in shots. Each team recorded three corner kicks.
No. 3 Wheaton (Ill.) 4, North Park 0
WHEATON, Ill. – No. 3 Wheaton (Ill.) opened conference play on Saturday night with a 4-0 victory against North Park at Joe Bean Stadium. The Thunder are now 12-0-1 on the year, with a 1-0-0 record in conference play.
Thunder freshman Anna Seabolt gave Wheaton a 1-0 lead at the 18:34 mark of the match when she ran down a Keri Shannon pass from midfield and scored from 20 yards out. Seabolt extended the Thunder lead to 2-0 with a goal at the 26:55 mark of the contest. The goal was setup by a long Jaime Orewiler pass to Val Lelle whose initial shot rebounded to Seabolt who netted her second goal of the night. Wheaton held a 3-0 lead at halftime thanks to a goal by Shannon at the 29:39 mark of the match. Shannon’s goal was setup by an Orewiler assist of the night.
Freshman Sarah Guidera extended Wheaton’s lead to 4-0 at the 56:52 mark of the match with her sixth goal of the year. The goal was setup by Orewiler’s third assist of the night as she ran up the left side of the field and found a wide open Guidera in front of the net for the goal.
Wheaton controlled possession throughout the match as the Thunder out-shot the Vikings 20-3 and the hosts held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. Kelsey Graham started the match in goal for the Thunder, making two saves in 45 minutes of work. Hilary Barreto made one save in 45 minutes of action. North Park netminder Katie Ibarra made four saves and allowed four goals in 90 minutes in the net.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.