Top 10 Roundup
No. 5 Ithaca, No. 9 William Smith grab upstate tournament wins
No. 1 Wheaton (Ill.) 2, St. Thomas (Min.) 0
Wheaton, Ill. -- Wheaton (Ill.) earned a 2-0 victory against St. Thomas (Minn.) on Saturday afternoon at Joe Bean Stadium. Wheaton, ranked No. 1 in this week's NSCAA coaches' poll, is now 5-0 on the year.
Thunder freshman Sarah Frey scored her first collegiate goal in the 35th minute of the match to give the Thunder a 1-0 lead. Sydney Sharkey assisted on a cross that was well-timed to setup the Frey goal. Wheaton out-shot the Tommies 6-5 in the first half and the Thunder led 1-0 at halftime.
In the 87th minute a ball went off two St. Thomas players and into the net to give Wheaton its second goal of the match and a 2-0 lead that would become the final outcome.
Wheaton out-shot St. Thomas 13-7 for the match and the Thunder owned a 3-1 edge in corner kicks. Wheaton goalkeeper Kelsey Graham played 55 minutes in the Thunder net with two saves and no goals allowed. Alexa Sharkey also saw some time as keeper with one save and no goals allowed. St. Thomas netminder Jenny Grahek made one save and allowed two goals in the match.
No. 2 Johns Hopkins 4, Washington (Md.) 0
BALTIMORE -- Johns Hopkins had three different goal scorers, and benefited from an own goal as the team cruised to its seventh consecutive victory of the season 4-0 against Washington (Md.). The Blue Jays got first-half scores from senior Christina Convey (15th minute) and junior Hannah Kronick (45th minute), while adding two more scores in the second half from a Washington own goal (61st minute) and freshman Vania Ludman (89th minute).
Convey got things started in the opening half, scoring on a rebound off a deflected cross. She was able to get the shot over the goalie’s head and into the left corner of the net to record her third goal of the season. Late in the first half, Kronick notched her seventh goal of the season after collecting a deflection in the box and burying a shot past the keeper in the middle of the goal. The score marked her third consecutive game with a goal, and gave Hopkins a 2-0 edge going into halftime.
Hopkins had a few early chances at the start of the second half, but did not score until the 61st minute on a cross from freshman Meg Van de Loo. The ball deflected off a Shorewomen defender at the top of the six-yard box into the back of the net, and the Jays took a 3-0 lead. Ludman recorded her first career goal for Hopkins on a pass from Meg Van de Loo that split two defenders in the 89th minute. Ludman touched the pass onto her right foot and scored in the left corner to give the Blue Jays their final goal of the night.
No. 5 Ithaca 3, Cortland State 0
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- No. 5 Ithaca (4-0) defeated Cortland State (1-2-1) Saturday afternoon, dropping the Red Dragons by a score of 3-0 in the first game of the Upstate Collegiate Cup Tournament.
Sophomore Kelsey King scored twice for Ithaca and senior Jackie Rodabaugh tallied once. Sophomore goalkeeper Beth Coppolecchia made two saves in 78 minutes of play for Bombers. Senior Becca Lewis played the final 11:15 to preserve the shutout. The Bombers out-shot Cortland 17-9.
Ithaca opened the scoring just 2:25 into the game. Freshman Taylor Baranowsky's shot from the right side of the box hit the left post, but King was able to knock in the rebound to put the Bombers ahead. In the 18th minute, Ithaca took a corner kick and a loose ball in the box was controlled by Rodabaugh. Her first shot was blocked, but she collected the rebound and scored from 12 yards out.
The Bombers went ahead 3-0 in the 30th minute. Junior Jessie Warren and freshman Holly Niemiec assisted on the play, as King netted her second goal of the contest on a shot from 15 yards out to ice the game for the Bombers.
No. 7 TCNJ 1, Farimingdale State 0
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- One goal was enough for TCNJ to remain undefeated as the Lions came away with a 1-0 road win on Saturday at Farmingdale State.
Seventh-ranked TCNJ (5-0) netted that deciding goal with 7:35 left in the opening period when junior Leigh Applestein picked up her second goal of the season. That goal was assisted by junior Jordan Downs as she took a corner kick for the Lions. That was her team-leading third assist of the season.
That goal stood the rest of the way thanks to a defense that allowed only three shots on goal in the 90 minutes. Senior keeper Kendra Griffith stopped all three of those shots for her third shutout of the season.
The loss knocked the Rams to 3-3.
No. 8 Misericordia 1, Stevenson 0
STEVENSON, Md.-- Megan Mahoney scored the lone goal to lift Misericordia to a 1-0 win at Stevenson on Saturday.
Erin McGreal assisted on the goal as the eighth-ranked Cougars improved to 4-0. Maureen Ciccosanti made seven saves to record her fourth shutout of the season.
Off a direct kick from midfield, McGreal headed the ball into the box where Mahoney blasted a shot inside the left post at 22:10.
No. 9 William Smith 3, No. 25 Rochester (N.Y.) 0
GENEVA, N.Y. — Junior Madeline Buckley had a hand in all three goals as No. 9 William Smith downed No. 25 Rochester 3-0 in a first-round match of the 2013 Upstate Collegiate Cup played on Cozzens Field today. The Herons improve to 3-1-0 overall, while the Yellowjackets fall to 3-2-0.
Buckley led William Smith with a goal and two assists. First-years Kara Shue and Evie Manning each chipped in a goal. Senior Chelsea Dunay played the opening 83:30 in goal and stopped the one shot she faced. First-year Olivia Biles came in for the final 6:30.
The Herons broke through to take a 1-0 lead 9:40 in. Buckley sent a crossing pass from the right corner of the field. She found Shue who fired a shot into the right corner of the goal. Shue leads William Smith with three goals this season. Shue came inches away from scoring again with 14:09 left in the opening half. She left-footed a shot that the Rochester goalie punched just over the crossbar.
The Yellowjackets had their best scoring opportunity of the match with 4:51 left in the first. Kim Stagg blasted a shot from 20 yards out that went just inches over the crossbar.
Buckley scored her first goal of the season in the 56th minute. First-year Emma Diehl lofted the ball into the box, and Buckley placed a shot into the top left corner of the goal. In the 62nd minute, Buckley pushed a pass ahead to Manning, who was streaking into the box. Manning blasted a sliding shot into the upper left corner of the goal. It was her first collegiate tally.
The Yellowjackets had their best scoring chance of the second half with 11:58 remaining in the match. Hannah Geitner fired a shot from just inside the box, but it sailed wide left. Rochester also earned a corner with 4:07 left in regulation, but the ball was quickly cleared out of the zone by the Heron defense.
Allison Bernstein played all 90 minutes in goal for the Yellowjackets and finished with nine saves. William Smith enjoyed a 22-7 advantage in shots, including a 15-3 lead in the second half. The Herons also held a 6-1 edge in corners.