No. 2 Tufts 3, Wesleyan 0
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Defending national Division III champion Tufts took the lead late in the first half and went on two add a pair of goals in the second period to lock up a 3-0 win against Wesleyan.
With a 19-6 edge in total shots, including 12-1 in the first period, Tufts got the go-ahead and eventual winning goal off the stick of senior Emily Cannon in the 27th minute, as she put home a rebound of a previous shot saved by Cardinal netminder sophomore Sara Grundy, who finished with seven stops. It was the second goal of the season by Cannon.
Tufts made it 2-0 when sophomore Allison Rolfe worked down the right side and turned the corner just before the endline, and hit senior Chelsea Yogerst with a centering pass that Yogerst put home from in close for her third goal of the year with 9:07 left in the contest.
Just 3:15 later, the Jumbos upped the margin to 3-0 when sophomore Dakota Sikes-Keipl collared a loose ball near the top of the circle on the left and sent home a rocket that hit the back of the net just above the board. It was her team-leading fifth goal of the year.
No. 5 Mary Washington 5, Bridgewater 1
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Freshman Christine Loehr scored a pair of goals in leading the fifth-ranked Mary Washington to a 5-1 win against Bridgewater on Tuesday at the Battleground. UMW improves to a national-best 8-0 on the year.
Freshman Ashlin Jones started the scoring for UMW, just seconds after being inserted into the game, on a Haley Kane pass with 21:11 left in the first half. Loehr scored on a pass from Jenna Steele four minutes later on a play in the circle created by Caitlin Baker.
With 12:20 remaining, sophomore Nicole Guinn scored unassisted, and Steele closed the half with an unassisted score with 3:59 left.
In the second half, Loehr score with 29 minutes left on a Baker pass. Bridgewater scored in the waning minutes to spoil the shutout, with Galen Goodman scoring the goal.
No. 8 Bowdoin 9, Southern Maine 1
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- No. 8 Bowdoin got back on the winning track with a 9-1 victory against Southern Maine.
The Polar Bears (3-1) rebound after their first loss of the season last Saturday at Amherst. Bowdoin has now won 34 consecutive home games and 11 consecutive against USM. The Huskies (3-4) lose for the fourth time in their last five outings.
Southern Maine stymied the Bowdoin attack in the early going as Amanda Kasbohm made several stops to keep the Polar Bears at bay. The Polar Bears finally broke through 11:33 into the contest when Colleen Finnerty put home the game's first goal. Moments later, Katie Riley put home her own rebound at 13:24 and Pam Herter gave the hosts a 3-0 advantage at 23:48 as Bowdoin carried the three-goal advantage into halftime.
Bowdoin rolled off six goals to open the second half. Riley and Herter each added their second goal of the night while Emily Simonton and Liz Znamierowski both found the back of the net. Alexa Baumgartner and Mettler Growney each tallied their first career goals to push the Polar Bear lead to 9-0 late in the game.