No. 1 Montclair State 6, William Paterson 0
MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Senior midfielder Stephanie Lewis had a hand in five goals as top-ranked Montclair State raced past William Paterson 6-0 in a New Jersey Athletic Conference matchup on Wednesday evening.
Senior midfielder Jennifer Tafro added two goals and one assist as the Red Hawks remained unbeaten, improving to 9-0 on the season, 2-0 in the NJAC with their 21st consecutive home victory. MSU also defeated their local rival for the fourth consecutive time and fifth in the last six meetings.
Senior goalkeeper Kellye Statz had 18 saves for the Pioneers, who dropped their fourth consecutive in falling to 4-5 on the season, 0-2 in the NJAC.
The Red Hawks defense held William Paterson to just three shots in the game, none in the first half as MSU finished with a 34-3 margin in that category. Montclair State also out-cornered WPU 19-4.
Sophomore goalkeeper Rebecca Brattole registered her third shutout of the season.
No. 3 Salisbury 6, Johns Hopkins 0
SALISBURY, Md. -- Salisbury picked up a 6-0 victory Wednesday night against Johns Hopkins at Sea Gull Stadium.
The Sea Gulls (6-1) broke into the scoring column just 63 seconds into the contest when junior Mallory Elliott struck from the left side of the circle off a penalty corner. Elliott was set up by junior Summer Washburn. It was the first of a career-high seven points on the night for Washburn.
Washburn would double Salisbury's lead in the 19th minute, putting home her first of three goals on the day from the top of the circle. She added her second of the night, taking a feed from Stacey Lamboni off her insert of a penalty corner for a 3-0 Salisbury lead.
Freshman Yumi Kim pushed the advantage to four goals, just 18 seconds before halftime as the Sea Gulls held an 18-1 edge in shots, and had eight penalty corner opportunities to Johns Hopkins' one.
No. 6 Bowdoin 8, Bates 0
LEWISTON, Maine -- Bowdoin scored four goals through the opening nine minutes of play en route to a 8-0 win against Bates on Wednesday evening.
The sixth-ranked Polar Bears improve to 5-1 (3-1 NESCAC) after rattling off 25 shots against the Bobcats (1-5, 0-4 NESCAC) who mustered three of their own in the contest.
Bowdoin tallied seven of its eight goals in the opening half of play against Bates, converting on three of their first four shots. With less than a minute and half off the clock, Emily Simonton scored her first of three goals on the night with an assist from Olivia King. Just six minutes later Rachel Kennedy took advantage of a feed from Katie Riley to push the score up to 2-0.
Simonton followed up with her second goal of the evening just 22 seconds later. Bowdoin converted on a corner as King and Riley set up Colleen Finnerty for a hard drive from the top of the circle. With 23:45 still left in the half, Riley found a seam and drove along the right baseline before dishing to an open Kennedy on the far post.
No. 7 Middlebury 8, Castleton State 3
CASTLETON, Vt. -- Middlebury scored four times in the opening 35 minutes and kept the Castleton offense at bay for the first 60 minutes as they finished with an 8-3 victory on Wednesday evening at Spartan Stadium. Middlebury held a 31-17 shots advantage in the game, improving to 4-1 on the year. The Panthers return to action on Saturday when they host Colby at 11:00.
Middlebury opened the scoring 2:42 into the contest as Bridget Instrum found Katherine Theiss in front for the goal. Just two minutes later, Theiss returned the favor as she dished it to Instrum to make it 2-0.
Castleton put on pressure and eventually scored in the 20th minute. Kristy Pinkham ripped a shot from just inside the shooting circle that was saved, but Rachel Preusser finished.
Elinore O’Brien and Pam Schulman worked a give-and-go with Schulman making it a 3-1 game. Instrum added a goal at 32:32 for the 4-1 lead at the break.
Instrum recorded her hat trick 3:15 into the second half to extend the Panther lead to 5-1 and later netted her fourth of the game. Middlebury added two more goals in the next 20 minutes, emerging with the 8-3 win.
Ursinus 2, No. 10 Messiah 1
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. -- A Falcons' 1-0 lead earned just 68 seconds in the game with Ursinus did not hold up on Wednesday as the Bears scored twice in the second-half to win 2-1.
Gina Kellett scored early-- her first goal of the season-- to put Messiah ahead. Ursinus responded in a short span after the break, knotching goals in the 43rd and 50th minutes to go ahead. Despite a furious attempt by Messiah to even the game late, the hosts held on for the win.
The loss drops Messiah to 4-2 on the season while Ursinus moves up to the same record.