Top 10 Roundup
No. 2 Emory wins opener, Johns Hopkins wins invitational
Saturday: No. 1 Messiah 2, Scranton 0
Nikki Elsaesser scored in the ninth and 79th minutes of the Falcons game against Scranton, leading Messiah to its second win in as many days to start the season.
Elsaesser's first score came off a deflection in the Royals' box, with her shot from near the right post going past Scranton's keeper and to the left post. Her second score came off a feed from Marisa Weaver, this time 10 yards out from the left post after Weaver fed the ball from the endline.
Scranton falls to 0-2 on the season while No. 1 Messiah moves to 2-0.
Friday: No. 1 Messiah 2, Alma 0
Kyele Bridel and Nikki Elsaesser each scored for the Falcons, with Bridel's goal breaking a scoreless tie in the 79th minute of play. The sophomore corralled a loose ball just inside the right corner of the 18-yard box and put a left-footed strike to the far side of the net. Her shot curved just out of the reach Alma keeper Julie Debus and inside the post for a 1-0 advantage.
Elsaesser completed the scoring for Messiah in the final minute of action when, after taking a pass up the field from Marisa DeMonte, she found herself one-on-one with Debus on the right side. A quick touch left put her past the keeper for an easy tap over the goal line.
Messiah's late output resulted from a determined offensive effort; the Falcons launched 15 shots in the second half while limiting the Scots to one shot during the same timeframe. In total, Messiah took 19 shots to Alma's three, and also took all five of the game's corners—all of which came after the intermission.
Sunday: No. 2 Emory 2, No. 16 Wheaton (Mass.) 1
Behind goals from seniors Kelly Costopoulos and Clare Mullins, second-ranked Emory opened the 2013 season with a 2-1 road victory against Wheaton (Mass.).
Costopoulos put the Eagles on the board early in the contest, scoring in the ninth minute after collecting a loose ball inside the box and shooting it into the upper right corner for the goal.
The Eagles added to their lead in the 66th minute, when Mullins launched a shot from the middle of the field 20 yards out into the top left corner, boosting Emory's advantage to 2-0. The Mullins goal would prove to be the game-winner, the eighth of the senior's career, moving her into a tie for ninth place in school history.
Less than a minute later, Wheaton got on the board when Kaitlin Montoya chipped a ball over the head of Emory junior goalkeeper Gabrielle Pelura. However, the Eagles defense maintained the one-goal advantage for the remainder of the game to claim the victory.
Saturday: No. 3 Wheaton (Ill.) 1, Redlands 0
The Thunder picked up its first win of the 2013 season in a delayed start to the year as Wheaton (Ill.) was a 1-0 winner against Redlands (0-2). Wheaton is now 1-0 after Friday's original season opener against Montclair State was canceled due to lightning.
Wheaton's critical shot came in the 72nd minute when sophomore Ally Witt collected a deflection off the hands of Redlands goalkeeper Sabrina GrandkeBaw on a shot attempt by Samantha Frank.
Wheaton goalkeeper Kelsey Graham posted the shutout for the hosts as she made 13 saves in the Thunder net. GrandkeBaw made three saves and allowed one goal. Redlands was awarded five corner kicks in the match and Wheaton had three.
Saturday: No. 4 Washington (Mo.) 5, Mississippi College 0
Senior Kate Doyle scored a pair of second-half goals as Washington (Mo.) rolled past Mississippi College 5-0 in Memphis, Tenn.
Washington, who has found the net 12 times in its first two games of the season, scored three times in a span of 15 minutes in the second half to break open the game.
Mississippi College (0-2), which allowed just 14 goals in 20 games a year ago, has not allowed five goals in a game since a 5-0 loss at Hardin-Simmons Sept. 30, 2011. Washington outshot Mississippi College 20-5 for the game and had a 14-3 advantage in shots on goal.
Friday: No. 4 Washington (Mo.) 7, Rhodes 0
The No. 4 ranked Washington (Mo.) women’s soccer team won its 2013 season opener with a 7-0 victory at Rhodes in Memphis, Tenn.
Washington University had six players find the back of the net in the win, including a pair of goals by freshman Katie Chandler in her first collegiate game.
Sunday: No. 5 Carnegie Mellon, Baldwin-Wallace cancelled
The Tartans held a 1-0 lead when the game was stopped in the 38th minute due to lightning. The game was eventually cancelled.
Saturday: No. 5 Carnegie Mellon 3, Capital 2
Carnegie Mellon opened the season with a 3-2 victory against Capital at the Penn State Behrend Invitational. Junior Lucy Havens put in the game winner late in the game to give the Tartans the season-opening win.
Cecilia Zischkau opened the scoring at the 35:03 mark, taking a one-touch shot from a cross by senior Rachel Contopoulos. The Tartans caught the Crusaders off guard at the kickoff following Zischkau's goal and Bartoshuk took advantage slotting in her first career marker 20 seconds later.
Capital came back to tie the game at 2-2, and the game stayed tied until Havens' goal in the 84th minute. Junior Savina Reid sent a cross into the box from the right that Havens headed home for the game-winner.
The Tartans finished with 13 total shots as Capital denied four. Senior keeper Anna Albi recorded one save in the win.
Saturday: No. 6 Hardin-Simmons 4, Luther 1
Hardin-Simmons scored three first-half goals and beat Luther 4-1 at McGinlay Field in San Antonio.
Devon Howard put the Cowgirls on the board in the 11th minute on a double assist from Taylor Thigpen and Julianne Kucera. Thigpen then found Caitlin Cramer in the 28th minute on a corner kick and Cramer buried it to make it 2-0. Howard scored again on a double assist from Cramer and Thigpen in the 38th minute.
Luther scored its only goal in the 40th minute when Melissa Chase scored unassisted. Thigpen then added a goal to go with her three assists in the 52nd minute.
Lexi Stinson earned the win in goal with a save in the first half. Abby Blunt worked a scoreless second half for the Cowgirls in goal. Molly Hilgart had 11 saves for the Norse.
Hardin-Simmons outshot Luther 29-9 in the game and 16-3 on goal. The Cowgirls also had 13 corner kicks in the game.
Friday: Puget Sound 1, Hardin-Simmons 0
Puget Sound pulled out a 1-0 victory against No. 6 Hardin Simmons. The Loggers had just one opportunity in the first half and it came off the foot of freshman Grayson Williams-Krebs. Williams-Krebs’ shot found the back of the net and gave the Loggers a 1-0 lead at the 39:46 mark despite being outshot 6-1 in the first half. Sophomore Haley Rosenberg assisted on the goal.
Cowgirls goalie Abby Blunt made three saves to keep Hardin-Simmons in the match but Casey Thayer was equal to the task. Thayer made two saves in the second half and three in the match to secure the shutout.
Sunday: No. 7 Johns Hopkins 4, Methodist 0
Freshman Meg Van de Loo scored two goals in her second career game as Hopkins defeated Methodist 4-0 in the final game of the 2013 JHU Invitational. Senior Kelly Baker put away her first goal of the season in the match, while junior Sydney Teng scored the go-ahead goal late in the first half.
The Blue Jay defense was strong for a second consecutive day, allowing just four shots from Methodist and only one shot on goal in the game.
Van de Loo put the game out of reach late in the second half, scoring two goals assisted from Sydney Teng and freshman Vania Ludman. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin native led the team in goals (three) during the weekend to help the hosts win the tournament crown.
Saturday: No. 7 Johns Hopkins 5, Averett 0
Five different players scored, and Johns Hopkins secured a 5-0 win against Averett in the first game of the JHU Invitational. Senior Christina Convey opened the contest with a goal 45 seconds in, and Hannah Kronick, Meg Van de Loo, Alyssa Morgan and Allie Baker all added second-half goals to put the game away.
The Hopkins defense had a strong showing, allowing only four shots with just one shot on target in the game. Senior Kelly Leddy got the start in goal, and freshmen Adrienne Johnson started her first career game for the Blue Jays as a center back. Junior Emily Nagourney and sophomore Hope Lundberg also saw extended time for the defense in the team's opening match.
Sunday: No. 8 Trinity (Texas) 3, Puget Sound 1
The eighth-ranked Trinity Tigers wrapped up their Labor Day weekend schedule with a 3-1 victory against the Puget Sound Loggers.
Jennifer White scored first in the game, by blasting a shot from more than 30 yards away in the 11th minute of play. Puget Sound responded with a goal by Annie Jonsson in the 22nd minute, but Shelby Guenthardt knocked in the eventual game-winner just a few minutes later (30:14) for the Tigers.
Maggie Olvera fired in the only goal of the second half, scoring in the 68th minute on an assist from Michelle Lanier.
Tiger goalkeeper Devan Osegueda played the full 90 minutes and recorded five saves, facing 14 total shots from Puget Sound.
Friday: No. 8 Trinity (Texas) 7, Luther 1
Emily Jorgens recorded a hat trick for the Tigers as they won their season opener. Jorgens also assisted on two goals to lead Trinity in points. Michelle Lanier contributed a goal and an assist, with the other three Tiger goals coming from Kelsey Falcone, Kimberly Polasek and Yasmeen Farra.
Sunday: No. 9 Lynchburg 5, Birmingham Southern 0
Sophomore Morgan Singer netted her second career hat trick while leading Lynchburg to a 5-0 victory against Birmingham Southern.
Angela Bosco collected a goal in back-to-back games to stake the Hornets to a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute off an assist from Mary Beier.
Singer scored on a breakaway in the 30th minute, blasting the ball past the keeper into the left side of the goal. The sophomore would continue to work the left side of the net, scoring both Hornet tallies in the second half from that location. Victoria Czenczek assisted on Singer's final goal for her first career point.
Rachel Sadowski picked up her first goal of the season on a penalty kick in the first half to make it 3-0.
Goalkepeer Karsen Schottleutner saved her only chance in goal for the Hornets.
Saturday: No. 9 Lynchburg 2, Salisbury 1
Lynchburg had to outlast a weather delay in the first half and Salisbury in the second half to capture a 2-1 victory in the Roanoke College Kickoff Tournament. It took more than four hours and all three goals were scored in three minutes, but the Hornets came away with the win.
The Hornets put the first tally on the scoreboard in the 72nd minute following a corner kick by Kelley Smith. Lynchburg's lead did not last long as Salisbury responded 22 seconds later when Logan O'Meara put Marissa Walker's pass into the right side of the goal.
Dessi Dupuy took third place in Lynchburg women's soccer history with career goal number 55 with 15 minutes remaining. Bosco centered the ball on a nice cross to Dupuy to set up the game-winning score.
Saturday: No. 10 Ithaca 2, Stockton 1
Ithaca (2-0) defeated Stockton (0-2), dropping the Osprey 2-1 at Kean Alumni Stadium. Sophomore Kelsey King and freshman Taylor Baranowsky scored for the Bombers, while sophomore goalkeeper Beth Coppolecchia stopped four of the five shots she faced.
Friday: No. 10 Ithaca 1, Kean 0
The Bombers started their season with a win at the Kean Cougar Classic, beating the Cougars 1-0. Sophomore midfielder Kelsey King scored the decisive goal in the 65th minute, unassisted. Ithaca put 14 shots on goal, with Kean’s KC Nunez and Samantha Blair each saving six.