Top 10 Roundup
Fourth-ranked Trinity (Texas), sixth-ranked Ithaca extend streaks
No. 4 Trinity (Texas) 4, Our Lady of the Lake 0
San Antonio -- The fourth-ranked Tigers wrapped up their home schedule with a 4-0 shutout of NAIA member Our Lady of the Lake University on Monday night.
Trinity won its 11th consecutive game and improved to 13-0-1 this season. The Saints had a nine-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 12-2-1 overall this year.
Kelsey Falcone scored what would be the game-winning goal just five minutes into the matchup -- her second game winner of the campaign. Falcone registered her eighth goal of the season, and the first of two assists was supplied by Emily Jorgens.
Maggie Olvera scored back-to-back goals just six minutes apart. The first was a solo shot in the 31st minute, and the second came in the 37th minute of play. Jorgens dished out her 13th assist of the season, and 44th of her career. She stands at No. 2 on Trinity’s career assists list.
Senior Michelle Lanier, playing in her final regular-season home game, capped off the night with a goal in the 63rd minute. Lanier has accounted for nine goals this season.
Devan Osegueda was the starting goalkeeper, and made one save. Janie Thompson took over at the keeper’s position in the second half.
No. 6 Ithaca 1, Houghton 0
ITHACA, N.Y. — Sixth-ranked Ithaca (11-1-0) defeated Houghton on Monday evening, dropping the Highlanders by a score of 1-0 at Carp Wood Field. Senior Ellyn Grant-Keane scored the lone Bomber goal. Sophomore goalkeeper Beth Coppolecchia made four saves in the win, earning her fifth solo shutout of the season.
Both teams came out firing in the opening frame, with Ithaca holding a 5-4 edge in shots on goal. Houghton secured the first scoring opportunity of the game, sneaking a shot through Coppolecchia that was kicked away by the Bomber defense in the third minute of play.
After a scoreless first stanza, the Bombers finally broke the scoring drought in the 63rd minute. Senior Alex Liese started the play, firing a long shot on the Highlander goal with a group of players in front. Grant-Keane pounced on the rebound, firing a shot back at the Houghton goalkeeper. Grant-Keane collected her own rebound and finally snuck it through for her second goal of the season.
Shortly following Ithaca's goal, Houghton responded with two quick shots that struck post. Despite the close call, both failed to beat Coppolecchia, preserving the 1-0 lead for the Bombers. Houghton rarely challenged for the remainder of the contest, giving Ithaca the shutout victory.