No. 1 Montclair State 4, No. 20 Drew 0
MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Sophomore Meghan Weiss and senior Jennifer Tafro each scored goals in the first half helping top-ranked Montclair State to a 4-0 victory against 20th-ranked Drew at Sprague Field on Wednesday evening.
Senior goalkeeper CC Carlini made 12 saves for Drew (11-2). Carlini made five saves through the first 30-plus minutes before the Red Hawks got on the board as Weiss punched in a pass from Danielle Butrico on the left doorstep for her second of the season.
The Red Hawks would score again 77 seconds later as Tafro picked up her team-leading 15th goal of the year with Stephanie Lewis picking up the assist as Montclair took the 2-0 lead into halftime.
Galgano extended the lead to 3-0 just a minute into the second period. Galgano flicked a shot in front that got past Carlini but was stopped by defender Alexandria De Sousa. DeSousa knocked the ball back out however Galgano was right there stuffing in the putback for her fifth of the year.
Drew would get to chances with under 20 minutes remaining however sophomore goalkeeper Rebecca Brattole stopped a pair shots from Danielle Waleko and Melissa Boyd keeping the game at 3-0.
Hullings got the final goal with 10:11 left. Allison Jillions drove toward the cage and was denied twice by Carlini. Off the second save, the ball popped up in the air with Jillions alertly tapping the ball in midair to Hullings who banged in the pass for her fifth tally of the year.
No. 3 Tufts 1, No. 13 Wellesley 0
MEDFORD, Mass. -- Chelsea Yogerst's fifth-minute goal proved to be the game-winner, as the No. 3 Tufts topped No. 13 Wellesley 1-0 in non-conference action on Wednesday. The win improves the Jumbos to 10-1 overall, while the Blue's season mark moves to 12-2.
A fast start gave Tufts the early advantage, as the Jumbos recorded the first four shots and first two penalty corners, all coming in the first four and a half minutes of play. With just 4:25 elapsed, Yogerst redirected a feed from Allison Rolfe on the right side for the score, putting the Jumbos up 1-0, which proved to be all Tufts needed for the win.
After the Yogerst score, Wellesley settled play, holding the Jumbos to just five more shots in the first half. The Blue, meanwhile, recorded four shots in the final 30 minutes of the half, picking up a pair of penalty corners. Wellesley's best chance to score came on a pair of breakaways from Nikki Sharkin, but the Tufts defense thwarted both attempts.
The Jumbos also had a chance to push it to 2-0 late in the first half, with a 31st-minute penalty corner and a 34th-minute shot from Stephanie Wan. Wellesley kept the game 1-0, however, breaking up the corner, while Brit Mscisz stopped Wan's attempt.
At the half, Tufts held a 9-4 advantage in shots, while penalty corners were even at three apiece.
The second half featured a battle at midfield, with Wellesley holding an edge in possession. They drew a 52nd-minute corner with Nathalie Gruet getting a good shot off, but Tufts keeper Bri Keenan made the save, preserving her shutout.
Tufts got both of their second-half shots in a 30-second stretch, as a flurry of activity in the 55th-minute saw Yogerst make two more attempts on the goal. The first went wide, while Wellesley's Mscisz saved the second, keeping it 1-0.
No. 5 Franklin & Marshall 2, Misericordia 1
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Maria Guarisco netted the game winner with 1:20 remaining to lift fifth-ranked Franklin & Marshall to a 2-1 win against Misericordia in non-conference field hockey action. The Diplomats improved to 12-1 while the Cougars fell to 4-10.
F&M kept the pressure up the entire first half outshooting the Cougars 12-8 with 13 corner opportunities, but the Diplomats were unable to make any shots count and went into the break training 1-0.
The Diplomats continued their aggressive attack in the second with 14 shots while their defense limited the Cougars to just one shot in the final stanza. Juliet Dalton had a good look in the 51st when Tamara Mills feed Dalton the ball on the left side of the open cage, but Dalton was unable to get her stick on the ball as it went out of bounds.
F&M finally broke through in the 58th minute when Audrey Buckman buried a pass from Guarisco to make it 1-1. With less than two minutes to play, Mills slid the ball to Guarisco in the center just inside the arc, where the sophomore midfielder took a few dribbles, set up and blasted home the game winner from 14 yards out.
No. 10 Christopher Newport 3, No. 7 Salisbury 2
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Salisbury suffered its first Capital Athletic Conference loss of the season 3-2 in a top-10 showdown at Christopher Newport on Wednesday night.
The Captains (14-0, 4-0 CAC) got on the board first, scoring just under 10 minutes into the match when Kelsey Clark found the back of the cage off a Belle Tunstall assist.
That advantage would last just nine minutes before junior Mallory Elliott knotted the score at 1-1. In the next nine minutes, Salisbury (9-3, 2-1 CAC) controlled play, with three penalty corners and five shots before Johnson gave her team a 2-1 lead, ripping a shot from eight yards out, for an unassisted goal, her third of the season.
But the Captains would strike back, with just 30 seconds showing on the clock in the first half. Tunstall put home a tally, on Lauren Cheatham's helper to even the game at 2-2 heading to the halftime break.
Salisbury held a 7-4 edge in shots and had a 4-1 advantage in penalty corners at the break.
The Sea Gulls put two shots on goal in the first two minutes of the second half, one turned away by CNU keeper Bailey Lien and the other, off the stick of senior Emily Voshell, stopped by a defensive save from Jordan Snider, keeping the game tied.