No. 1 Messiah downs Lebanon Valley
Roundup: No. 2 William Smith slips past Vassar 1-0
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Corinne Wulf tallied goals in each half as top-ranked Messiah picked up a 2-0 victory against Lebanon Valley in Commonwealth Conference action on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons improved to 12-0-1 on the season, including a 4-0 mark in league play. With the loss, Lebanon Valley falls to 9-4-3 overall, with a 2-1-1 record in conference action.
Wulf's initial goal for Messiah came in the 25th minute of play in the first-half off a penalty kick to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead. Wulf, a junior forward, extended Messiah's lead to 2-0 in the 68th minute with her second goal of the game, and team-leading 13th of the season.
The Falcons outshot the Dutchmen 20-4. All four of Lebanon Valley's shots came off the foot of sophomore forward Heather Tran.
Autumn Reilly recorded her 11th shutout of the season for Messiah as she only had to make one save on the afternoon. Sami Young took to defending the net for the Dutchmen and made six saves.
No. 2 William Smith 1, Vassar 0
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Second-ranked William Smith earned its 12th shutout with a 1-0 win against Vassar in a Liberty League match played Saturday at Gordon Field.
William Smith improved to 12-0-1 and 6-0-0 in conference play. They're in first place in the Liberty League with 18 points and have clinched a spot in the conference tournament. The Brewers (6-7-1, 1-4-1 Liberty) are in seventh place in the Liberty League with four points.
The Herons dictated the game’s tempo and held a 29-3 advantage in shots. The William Smith defense did not allow a single shot on goal. Senior Amanda Davis played all 90 minutes in net for the Herons, and notched her ninth shutout of the season.
In the 36th minute, the Herons took a 1-0 lead as junior Whitney Frary fired a pass on the ground into the box. Freshman Madeline Buckley collected the ball with her back to the goal eight yards out, turned, and drilled a low shot for her first goal of the season. Frary now leads the team with 19 points on seven goals and five assists.
Vassar’s best scoring opportunity came in the 29th minute when Kelsey Domb broke free and headed a cross off the back post. The rebound went right back to her but her volley attempt went wide. Vassar’s Lily Lanier made eight saves in the losing effort.
No. 4 Wheaton (Ill.) 3, North Central (Ill.) 1
WHEATON, Ill. -- Fourth-ranked Wheaton defeated North Central 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Wheaton’s Joe Bean Stadium. Wheaton improves its record to 14-0-1 on the year, with a 3-0-0 mark in CCIW play with the win. North Central is now 5-7 overall and 0-4 in conference action.
North Central struck early in the match as Hope Stayer scored on a shot from 15-yards out from the left corner of the box. Stayer’s goal gave the Cardinals a 1-0 lead, just 1:39 into the match. The Thunder tied the contest at 1-1 when a pair of quick passes from Val Lelle and Jaime Orewiler was volleyed into the net by freshman Anna Seabolt. Seabolt’s goal at the 20:02 mark of the match tied the contest at 1-1 and the score would remain 1-1 for the rest of the first half.
Wheaton took a 2-1 lead a little more than five minutes into the second half when Keri Shannon headed the ball into the net off of a cross from Lelle at the 51:26 mark of the match. Wheaton was awarded a penalty kick in the 77th minute when a hand ball was charged to the Cardinals in the box. Thunder senior Jaime Orewiler converted the penalty kick to extend Wheaton’s lead to 3-1, which would become the final score.
Wheaton out-shot the Cardinals 24-4, with the Thunder holding a 6-0 edge in corner kicks. Wheaton goalkeeper Kelsey Graham made one save and allowed one goal, playing the first half in net. Junior Hilary Barreto played the final 45 minutes of the match for the Thunder, with no shots on goal against her. North Central netminder Amy Frazzini made 10 saves and allowed three goals for the Cardinals.
No. 5 Johns Hopkins 5, Haverford 1
HAVERFORD, Pa. -- Fifth-ranked Johns Hopkins extended its winning streak to 13 games and is now the only unbeaten team in the Centennial Conference after a 5-1 victory against Haverford on Saturday afternoon. Coming into the game, both the Blue Jays and the Fords had not suffered a loss this season.
The Blue Jays improve to 13-0 on the year and 6-0 in the Centennial while the Fords move to 8-1-4 overall and 3-1-2 in the CC.
Sophomore Kylie Fuller got the Blue Jays on the board first in the seventh minute taking possession of the ball inside the box and shooting the ball inside the left post for her first goal of the season.
Keeping her now team-leading streak of eight consecutive games with a goal, freshman Hannah Kronick took a pass from sophomore Pamela Vranis and put the Blue Jays up 2-0. Kronick's goal proved to be her fifth game-winning goal of the season.
Sophomore Kelly Baker took a pass from senior Erica Suter deep in the box and beat the goalie to net her second goal of the season and give the Blue Jays some breathing room in the 36th minute. The Blue Jays would lead 3-0 at the half.
Freshman Maria Touloumes scored her first goal of the season to push the lead for the Blue Jays to 4-0. Senior Paulina Goodman netted the final tally for Hopkins in the 68th minute to give the visitors a 5-0 lead.
The Fords got one back just under seven minutes later and cut the lead to 5-1.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.