Top 10 Roundup
Cal State Stanislaus scores early, Quincy scores late in wins
No. 5 Colorado Mines 3, Colorado Mesa 0
GOLDEN, Colo. -- Following a quiet, relatively balanced opening 45:00, NSCAA No. 5 Colorado Mines defeated Colorado Mesa 3-0 on Friday evening behind a trio of second-half markers under the lights at CSM Soccer Stadium.
The season-high tying three second-half scores came in the 59th, 77th and 87th minutes as sophomore Rachael Turner and senior Bree Archuleta each netted their third of the season and freshman Jaclyn Knott recorded her fourth, the most among Oredigger underclassmen.
Senior Jordan Hopper assisted on the initial goal at 58:04 with a lofted corner to the far post; senior Anna Evans set up Archuleta with a pass back at 76:04, and sophomore keeper Jayln Yates sparked Knott to the transition run out at 86:34 with a long punt.
The fourth consecutive shutout and ninth in 11 games extended the women's record unbeaten streak to 25 in a row -- tied for 10th-longest in Division II history.
Dating back to a 2-2 draw with Colorado-Colorado Springs on Oct. 26, 2012, Mines has trailed just 92 seconds in 1635:13 minutes, giving up only three scores in 17 matches and accruing 14 shutouts.
The Orediggers (10-0-1, 7-0 RMAC) finished with an 18-3 margin on shots, including 13-1 in the pivotal second half, and held a 7-1 advantage in on-goal looks. Turner and Evans combined for four shots on goal in seven attempts, while Archuleta, Knott and sophomore Mel Westhoff each had one shot on frame.
Yates denied one shot in 87:50 minutes, improving to 10-0-1.
With his 56th win at the helm, fourth-year head coach Kevin Fickes took sole possession of first place in Mines women's soccer history in career coaching wins.
Boasting a 56-12-11 (.778) cumulative record, including 36-9-4 (.776) in the RMAC, three NCAA tournament appearances and two conference championships, Fickes assumed all-time winningest coach distinction from the program's first skipper and current men's coach, Frank Kohlenstein.
No. 7 Cal State Stanislaus 4, Cal State Dominguez Hills 0
CARSON, Calif. — Playing inside the StubHub Center, seventh-ranked Cal State Stanislaus scored early and blew past host Cal State Dominguez Hills 4-0 on Friday afternoon.
Karenee Demery scored twice early to lead the Warriors as they improve to 10-0-1 overall and 8-0-1 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The Warriors continue their best program start after 11 games. The 2012 team was 10-1 at this point last season.
Sabrina Williamson scored in the second half and Stanislaus also got help from the Toros on an own goal for the final count.
Cal State Dominguez Hills (4-6-1, 3-5-1 CCAA) helped the Warriors on an own goal in the 17th minute to make it 3-0.
Before that goal, Demery got Warriors on the board early with scores at 1:06 and 4:16 for her 13th and 14th of the season. It was Demery's third consecutive two-goal match.
At 16:55, the Toros failed to clear a Emily Relles corner kick, instead knocking in the own goal.
Stanislaus needed just 2:42 into the second half to make it 3-0 when Williamson scored on a Demery assist.
The Warriors had not won in Carson, going 0-8, prior to the 2011 season. They have now won two in a row on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills. Two seasons ago they beat the 14th ranked Toros at Unversity Stadium. Friday's match was at the adjacent StubHub Center, home of the L.A. Galaxy and Chivas U.S.A.
No. 8 West Florida 1, Lee 0
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Eighth-ranked West Florida defeated Gulf South Conference newcomer Lee, which received votes in the latest NSCAA poll, 1-0 on Friday night at the UWF Soccer Complex in the Argonauts’ homecoming match.
The defending national champions extended its winning streak to three, its home winning streak to nine and its unbeaten streak to 21 dating back to last season. The win gave Lee (6-3-0, 3-1-0 GSC) its first conference loss in program history.
Lee is in its second season of Division II provisional status and its first season of competition in the GSC. The Lady Flames were the first team in NAIA history to win four consecutive national championships, winning the titles from 2008-11 before being eliminated in the NAIA semifinals in 2012.
The Argos (6-0-3, 3-0-1 GSC) were led by senior Sashana Campbell who scored the game winner on a cross from freshman Kaitlyn Culotta in the 39th minute as the Argos took the lead 1-0 before the half. Culotta received a through pass from freshman Sara Helgadottir to set up the opportunity.
It was the third consecutive match that Culotta recorded a point for UWF and the second goal of the season for Campbell.
It was the third consecutive shutout for UWF and the fourth in the past five matches as senior Sarah Story kept the Lady Flames off the board with five saves, including two diving blocks late in the match. Story made a diving save with 14:40 remaining in regulation after Lee’s Leah Fortune sent a free kick to the near post.
In an even more dramatic moment, Story kept the Argo lead intact with a diving save after Lee’s Ode Fulutudilu received the ball off of a deflection in the box to meet Story one-on-one less than four yards away from the net before shooting to the far post.
No. 9 Quincy 1, Drury 0
QUINCY, Ill. -- Quincy has developed a habit this season of scoring late goals and turning draws into wins. The trend continued on Friday night as senior forward Jaclyn Mastroianni scored the winner in the 82nd minute to give the No. 9 Lady Hawks a 1-0 win at Drury.
This is the fifth time this season the Lady Hawks (10-0-2, 8-0-1 GLVC) have scored a game winner in the 10 minutes before the final whistle. Mastroianni has scored or has an assist on all five of those dramatic goals.
Friday's win came as the Lady Hawks were out-shot, 9-4, in the game and needed another stellar performance from their back line and senior goalkeeper Jodi Chapie.
"We always seem to have a hard time playing here. Drury is a very good team and they controlled most of the game," QU head coach Dave Musso said. "We only had one really good chance and we were able to capitalize on it."
It was Quincy's eighth shutout of the season and its fifth in the last six games. Chapie made three saves for her 36th career shutout. She is now tied for 10th in NCAA Division II history in that category. Chapie's biggest save came in the first half in the 25th minute. Drury's Mariah Gove received a ball over the top and QU's senior keeper made a miraculous save to keep the ball out of the back of the net.
"That's why she is one of the best keepers in the country," said Musso. "She came up huge on that play. That save was just as important as our goal."
As time wound down in regulation and the game still tied, Musso called Mastroianni back from the bench after a short breather. Just seconds after re-entering the game, Mastroianni took a corner kick, but the ball was cleared away to senior midfielder Lori Mannion, who found Mastroianni near the top of the box. Mastroianni took a touch and cracked her shot from 22 yards out into the top right corner of the frame. It was her team-leading seventh goal of the season and the first assist of the season for Mannion.
The Panthers (6-4-2, 4-3-2 GLVC) had a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks. DU keeper Kelsey Vaught made two saves. Quincy was also called for 14 fouls to Drury's four.