Top 10 Roundup
Grand Valley State wins seventh consecutive shutout
No. 1 Grand Valley State 5, Northwood 0
MIDLAND, Mich. -- Through six matches much of the focus has been on Grand Valley State's defense, but its offense showed it could be just as dominant in a 5-0 rout of Northwood on Sunday. The No. 1 Lakers scored five goals in a 36-minute stretch to put away the Timberwolves shortly after halftime.
Junior midfielder Charlie Socia broke things open with a goal at the 10:29 mark of the opening half. Katy Woolley delivered a pass from 50 yards out to Socia for an easy put-away.
In the 24th minute, redshirt freshman forward Olivia Emery chipped a ball over goalkeeper Samantha Cook to give GVSU a 2-0 lead. Less than one minute later, freshman forward Kendra Stauffer scored to extend the Lakers' advantage. Stauffer notched her third goal of the season, and second of the match, in the 41st minute after a pass from Michelle Foote allowed her to find the bottom left corner of the net.
Midway through the 46th minute, Erika Bradfield added another goal courtesy of a pass from Stauffer.
Although the offense grabbed all the attention, GVSU's defense continued to play well. Northwood managed just four shots, only two of which were on goal.
The Lakers have yet to surrender a goal this season and have recorded seven consecutive shutouts to open a campaign.
No. 5 Fort Lewis 3, Colorado State-Pueblo 1
PUEBLO, Colo. -- Coming off of its first loss of the season this past Friday at Western State, Fort Lewis rebounded to post a 3-1 win at Colorado State-Pueblo on Sunday afternoon.
The Skyhawks were led by Sam Weiss, who recorded her third career hat trick. Weiss netted the first three goals of the game before CSU-Pueblo denied the Skyhawks their sixth shutout of the season.
Weiss' first goal came just four minutes into the game when she put the ball in the middle of the goal from Therese Romero. Six minutes later Emma Cannis assisted on a breakaway with Weiss who scored to the back left of the goal, giving Fort Lewis a 2-0 lead at the half. Weiss struck for the third time at 52:28. Romero passed to Weiss from 40 yards out, and Weiss booted the ball in from the left side to give Fort Lewis a 3-0 lead. With eight minutes to play in regulation, the ThunderWolves Abigail Chris put CSUP on the scoreboard from a corner kick.
The Skyhawks defense allowed only six shots by CSU-Pueblo, two of which were on target. Fort Lewis posted 12 shots in the game, six of which were on goal.
No. 6 Minnesota State-Mankato 2, Northern State 1
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- Sophomore Korey Kronforst scored a pair of goals less than two minutes apart, giving her four on the weekend, as sixth-ranked Minnesota State defeated Northern State 2-1 to remain unbeaten in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play on Sunday afternoon at Jerde Field.
MSU improves to 7-1-0 overall, 5-0-0 in the NSIC and stretches its conference unbeaten streak to 25 matches, the 16th longest in NCAA Division II history. NSU falls to 6-2-0 overall and 3-2-0 in the circuit.
The Maverick was offense was strong from the start, peppering the Northern State defense for the first 25 minutes. That pressure paid off in the 28th minute when junior Emily Moris split the NSU back line with a perfect pass to senior Tori Meinhardt who connected with Kronforst in the center of the box giving the Mavericks an early lead. Meinhardt struck again two minutes later as freshman Maddy Smith played a ball into the box that hit the hands of junior goalkeeper Shaina Stein but was knocked free by Kronforst and driven into the back of the net extending the MSU lead to 2-0.
Northern State responded with a goal of its own in the 39th minute as senior Hilary Peterson's header off a corner kick got past sophomore Lauren Hoeppner slicing the lead in half. At the break, the Mavericks held a 14-8 edge in shots and 7-4 edge in shots on goal.
Minnesota State controlled a majority of the play in the second half outshooting the Wolves 11-8 in the final 45 minutes and not allowing a shot on goal. However, MSU was unable to find the third goal as the match ended 2-1.
For the match, Moris fired a team-high seven shots for the Mavericks whom held a 25-16 advantage in shots and an 8-3 lead in corner kicks. Hoeppner set a new career-high with three saves in the victory, while Stein posted a match-high four saves for the Wolves.
No. 10 Quincy 0, Indianapolis 0, 2OT
INDIANAPOLIS -- Senior goalkeeper Jodi Chapie became Quincy's all-time leader in shutouts with the 33rd of her career on Sunday afternoon in a 0-0 draw at Indianapolis.
Chapie made two saves in 110 minutes as the Lady Hawks remained unbeaten in 2013, despite not being able to find the back of the net. Chapie passed Toni Eye (2006-09) on the QU shutouts list and ranks 14th all-time at the Division II level.
On Sunday, the 10th-ranked Lady Hawks (6-0-2, 5-0-1 GLVC) outshot the Greyhounds (2-4-2, 1-3-2 GLVC) 17-5, but could not break through on the scoreboard.
Indianapolis goalkeeper Megan Fee held Quincy scoreless, making 10 saves, including eight in the second half and overtime periods.
The Lady Hawks had six shots in the final 10 minutes of the second half as they peppered Fee. Sophomore midfielder Ashley Burton had her header off a corner kick saved in the 82nd minute. Two minutes later, Fee saved a shot by junior Kayla Nurnberger as the Lady Hawks went on the counterattack after a save by Chapie at the other end.
At the 84:19 mark, senior forward Jaclyn Mastroianni had an opportunity with a header, but Fee made the stop. With three minutes left in the second overtime, junior forward Taylor Wakeland had her effort denied.
The Lady Hawks led on corner kicks, 6-2, on Sunday.