CALIFORNIA, Pa. — No. 4 California (Pa.) completed the first unbeaten regular season in program history following a 4-1 win against Shippensburg in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference play Saturday.
With the victory, the California finishes the regular season with a 15-0-2 overall record and a 12-0-2 mark in league action. The top-seeded Vulcans will now host eighth-seeded Bloomsburg in the quarterfinals of the PSAC Tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Shippensburg finishes the year with a 5-10-3 mark.
The Vulcans took a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute when senior Breeanna Robinson scored her 15th goal of the season with assists from fellow seniors Sara Di Benedetto and Kelsey Fisher. Shippensburg tied the game at 36:22 when Michal Sanders scored an unassisted goal to make it 1-1.
Following the break, junior Kayla Fransko posted her second goal of the year in the 54th minute. Senior Kristen Orrett recorded her career-high sixth goal of the season at 65:44 off feeds from fellow seniors Darija Davidson and Jodi McDonald. In the 81st minute, senior Kayla Klimasko tallied her first goal of the year with an assist from Fransko.
No. 3 Grand Valley State 1, Ferris State 0
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — No. 3 Grand Valley State scored its lone goal 11 minutes into play, closing out the GLIAC regular season undefeated with a 1-0 win at Ferris State on Saturday.
GVSU now prepares to host the semifinals of the GLIAC tournament on Friday at the GVSU Soccer Field. GVSU will face the winner of the No. 4 and No. 5 quarterfinal game that takes place on Tuesday.
The Lakers extend their unbeaten streak to 36 games while finishing the season with a 16-0-2 record and a 15-0 ledger in the GLIAC, marking the first time since 2008 in which they won every conference game.
No. 5 Lenoir-Rhyne 2, Tusculum 1
HICKORY, N.C. — Lenoir-Rhyne (15-1, 9-0) rolled through a perfect South Atlantic Conference regular season with a 2-1 victory against Tusculum (10-7-1, 5-4) on Saturday.
The Bears, who ran their winning streak to a school-record 14 matches, rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to take the win.
Senior forward Laura Linehan scored the game-winning goal for Lenoir-Rhyne, who is ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division II.
The Bears also claimed their first conference title outright in school history after sharing the championship with Carson-Newman last year.