Top 10 Roundup
No. 8 Tampa takes 98 shots in 10-0 win, No. 3 UCSD loses
No. 12 Western Washington 1, No. 3 UC San Diego 0
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Forward Jessica Bertucci scored with just more than a minute remaining as Western Washington opened its 2013 season with a 1-0 upset victory against UC San Diego on Saturday at Triton Soccer Stadium on the UCSD campus.
Bertucci took a through ball from Stephanie Hamilton and deposited a low shot on a sliding finish past the goalkeeper in the 89th minute. Catherine Miles began the sequence with an interception at midfield for the Vikings.
"This group loves playing these kind of games," WWU head coach Travis Connell said. "They come to battle. We didn't play our best tonight, but there was no shortage of effort or commitment... This was a great way to start the season."
WWU had a 12-8 advantage in shots and a 4-2 edge in corner kicks. Goalkeeper Alyssa Beauchamp, making her first collegiate regular-season appearance, had four saves for the Vikings.
The two teams last met at last year's west regional championship when UCSD prevailed 2-1 in overtime. The Tritons went on to reach the national title contest. The win was WWU's first against UCSD in their series, the Vikings losing five and tying one of the previous six meetings.
No. 4 Saint Rose 4, Felician 0
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Saint Rose scored three times in the opening 19 minutes of the second half to upend Felician 4-0 in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Field at the Plumeri Sports Complex.
For the second consecutive game the Golden Knights (2-0) controlled the pace of play throughout the entire contest. Saint Rose, ranked No. 4 in the NSCAA preseason poll, outshot the Golden Eagles (0-1) by a 23-0 margin and engineered 13 corner kicks, without yielding any.
Sophomore midfielder/back Amanda Vasquez scored two goals, including what held up as the game-winner in the sixth minute, and senior forward Carmelina Puopolo set up three of the strikes. Sophomore midfielders Kristin Carr and Jennifer Busk accounted for the other two tallies, while sophomore back/midfielder Joani Medero also picked up an assist.
The Golden Knights asserted themselves from the start as Vasquez collected a feed from Puopolo and slipped her shot inside the left post to make it 1-0 for Saint Rose.
Medero then found Carr who drove home a header in the opening seven minutes of the second period. Ten minutes later, Busk touched in a corner from Puopolo before Vasquez closed out the scoring in the 71st minute after Puopolo ricocheted a shot off the crossbar that Vasquez subsequently headed behind the goal line.
Kutztown 3, No. 7 West Chester 2
KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Kutztown defeated seventh-ranked West Chester 3-2 in the first home game of the season at Keystone Field on Saturday afternoon, led by forwards junior Sam Costello and freshman Alaina Curry with a combination of goals and assists.
In the first half, the Golden Bears (1-1, 1-1 PSAC) held off the offensive advance by West Chester (1-1, 1-1 PSAC), catching the Golden Rams offsides twice before a free kick by Dana Hunt lofted the ball in front of goal where Ashley Sayor scored the first goal of the game in the 11th minute.
The Golden Bears opened the second half with high intensity and secured a complete turnaround. A shot by Costello was blocked by Golden Ram keeper Alex Srolis, but Curry was quick to act on the rebound and scored at 65:52 to tie the game.
Costello tallied two more shots, including a header, before she scored the second goal for KU from 25 yards out to put the Golden Bears ahead 2-1 in the 71st minute.
KU goalkeeper Alina Rakiewicz made three more saves to keep Kutztown in the lead. In the 89th minute, a cross from Costello gave opportunity to Curry to score the third goal for KU off a header.
With less than a minute remaining in the game, the Golden Rams utilized a break away by Cara Deola to score a second goal, but ultimately fell 3-2.
No. 8 Tampa 10, Georgia Southwestern 0
TAMPA, Fla. -- The No. 8 Tampa Spartans (2-0) defeated the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes (0-2) on Saturday by a score of 10-0 at Pepin Stadium. The victory marks the 200th win in program history.
It did not take long for the Spartans to get on the scoreboard as Gabby Russo scored her second goal of the season 10 minutes into the game. Candice Shields scorched a goal from almost mid-field to put the Spartans up 2-0. Shannon Walisch added a goal in the 22nd minute to stretch the lead to 3-0 at the half.
The Tampa offense erupted for seven goals in the second half. Walisch ended the game with a hat trick. Cici Gonzalez and Chelsea Martin also added two goals apiece for the Spartans. Russo, Jenny Karl and Kaley Ward each contributed with two assists.
Tampa concluded the match with a school-record 98 shots, demolishing the previous record of 47, set last season against Florida Memorial.
No. 9 Colorado Mines 3, West Texas A&M 0
CANYON, Texas -- Led by a stout defensive presence and a trio of second-half goals, No. 9 Colorado Mines shut out West Texas A&M 3-0 Saturday afternoon at the Buffalo Sports Park in Canyon, Texas.
Mines (2-0, 0-0 RMAC) limited the host Lady Buffs to just six total shots and two shots on goal to bump its program-record unbeaten streak to 16 in a row. With the shutout, CSM raised its consecutive minutes total without facing a deficit to 799:59.
Offensively, the Orediggers were in full control, peppering 21 shots and 13 shots on frame, including a 13-4 shots advantage in the decisive second stanza. Despite outshooting WTAMU (0-2) 8-2 in the first half and placing six shots on target, the Orediggers did not open the scoring until 2:51 into the second when sophomore Rachael Turner recorded her first of the season off a feed from classmate Mel Westhoff.
The Orediggers ceased to slow their offensive pressure and in the 81st minute added an insurance score as freshman Jaclyn Knott earned her first collegiate goal with fellow newcomer Cari Smith providing the assist. Less than six minutes later with 3:51 remaining, Knott found the scoring column for a second time, heading in a pass from freshman Michelle Teramura for the game's ending margin.
Turner and senior Anna Evans shared the team lead with four shots on goal, while Knott landed two of her three shots on net. Sophomore Jayln Yates (2-0) collected two saves in the shutout, her seventh clean slate in nine games.
No. 10 Metro State 0, No. 14 Dallas Baptist 0
CANYON, Texas -- No. 10 Metro State and No. 14 Dallas Baptist played to a scoreless tie on Saturday. MSU Denver fell to 1-0-1 and DBU improved to 0-1-1.
The Roadrunners came through with plenty of scoring chances, but were just unable to put one past goalkeeper Kerry Edwards, who made 10 saves for the Patriots.
The best scoring chance came in the 89th minute when Karisa Price ripped a shot off the crossbar. Price and Brandi Farley led the Roadrunners with six shot attempts each as Metro State outshot DBU 20-13.
Freshman goalkeeper Nicole Jablonski made six saves for her second consecutive shutout to begin her college career.