Top 10 Roundup
No. 9 Cal. (Pa.) defeats Mansfield; Saint Rose remains unbeaten
No. 4 Saint Rose 4, Assumption 0
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Saint Rose scored three times in the opening 17 minutes en route to a 4-0 victory against Northeast-10 Conference rival Assumption on Wednesday at Sullivan Field at the Plumeri Sports Complex.
The Golden Knights (12-0-1/8-0-1 NE-10) used its usual balanced attack with four different student-athletes accounting for the four strikes. Saint Rose controlled the rate of play throughout the opening period although the game was fairly evenly played during the final 45 minutes. The Golden Knights finished with a 14-12 shot advantage and 5-2 edge in corner kicks.
Sophomore midfielder Jennifer Busk had a goal and set up the game-winner while senior midfielders Laura Taylor and Sydney Bond, and junior midfielder Emily Benjamin scored the other three goals.
No. 5 Colorado Mines 3, Regis (Colo.) 1
DENVER -- Colorado Mines continued its in-conference dominance on Wednesday afternoon, posting a 3-1 win against defending RMAC regular season champion Regis (Colo.) at the Regis Match Pitch in Denver.
Prior to the last-minute goal, the women established the program record for consecutive scoreless minutes at 639:33.
Mines (12-0-1, 9-0 RMAC) has won nine consecutibe and is unbeaten in its last 27 matches – tied for seventh-longest in Division II lore.
The Orediggers have trailed only 92 seconds in the previous 1822:38 minutes, giving up four scores in 19 matches and accruing three separate five-game shutout streaks.
No. 8 American International 3, Le Moyne 1
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- American International defeated the Le Moyne 3-1on Wednesday afternoon in a Northeast-10 tilt.
With the win the Yellow Jackets improve to 10-1-1 and 8-1-1 in the NE-10, while with the loss Le Moyne falls 4-6-2 overall and 2-5-2 in conference play.
AIC sophomore Meimi Tomochika dropped a senior Caroline Boyce deflected shot past the goalkeeper for her first of the season and gave the Yellow Jackets a 3-0 cushion in the 76th minute.
Junior forward Sonia Basma headed an Alie Fitzsimmons cross from eight yards out to put AIC on the board just before the half, giving them a 1-0 lead at the break.
At the 52:30 mark, sophomore Alyssa Werbicki kept her eyes on a Basma pass and got her head on it for her third of the year as the Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 2-0 edge early in the second.
Dolphin freshman Rachel Terry scored off a penalty kick in the 82nd minute, but it was too little, too late as AIC would nullify any rally.
The Yellow Jackets pounded Le Moyne sophomore goalie Kayla Werthmann with 20 shots, eight on goal. Werthmann made five saves. AIC junior keeper Sam Tabak made two saves.
Basma and Werbicki each tallied four shots, while Basma made all four of hers count, on goal.
No. 9 California (Pa.) 5, Mansfield 0
CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- Junior Erin Hogan tied and broke the all-time school record for assists on Wednesday afternoon, as the No. 9 Vulcans posted a 5-0 shutout victory against Mansfield in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) play.
With the win, California (Pa.) extends its winning streak to 10 games and improves to 10-2-1 overall. The Vulcans also remain in first place in the league standings with 30 points behind a 10-1 conference record. Meanwhile, the Mountaineers fall to 4-8-1 this season with a 3-8-1 mark in league action.
Hogan tied her career high with five points on one goal and three assists, marking the third three-assist game of her career. With her performance, she surpassed the school record of 35 assists.
The Vulcans scored the opening goal of the game in the 29th minute when junior Haley Henderson scored her team-leading sixth goal of the year from just inside the goalie box.
California led 1-0 for the majority of the game before erupting for four goals in the last 12 minutes of the game. Hogan tied her career high with her fourth goal of the season off a feed from junior Chelsea Crockett at the 77:47-mark before junior Megan Politowski scored on a header off a corner kick by Hogan in the 83rd minute. At the 85:58-mark, freshman Selena Fushimi-Karns recorded the first goal of her career and junior Bethany Smyda closed the scoring with a goal off a cross by Hogan with 19 seconds left in regulation,
Smyda now ranks seventh all-time in school history with 23 goals and 62 points.
Freshman goalkeeper Meghan Jayes recorded her third shutout of the season, making one save against Mansfield. The Vulcans out-shot the Mountaineers by a 20-1 margin and posted a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.