No. 2 Messiah tops Swarthmore
Roundup: No. 3 Otterbein, No. 4 William Smith grab victories
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Messiah continued its strong start to the 2011 season in defeating Swarthmore on Saturday 4-0.
Senior Kelsey Gorman scored Messiah’s first goal off a miss in the box from a corner kick. The goal, scored in the 19th minute, was Gorman’s second on the season.
In the 44th minute, sophomore Alicia Frey placed a perfect through ball to senior Lisa Wingard in the middle of the attacking third for a goal. A few minutes later, junior Alex Brandt scored Messiah’s third goal off an assist from senior Erin Hench.
No. 3 Otterbein 3, Drew 1
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- No. 3 Otterbein topped Drew at the Centenary Tournament.
Junior Emily Bates scored the game-winner in the 66th minute after receiving a corner from Denz and kicking it home.
Otterbein fell behind 1-0 in the first half despite holding an 11-2 shot advantage.
The Cardinals responded quickly in the second half when Hendrickson sent a shot over the Drew keeper to tie the contest in the 56th minute.
No. 4 William Smith 1, Babson 0
BABSON PARK, Mass. -- No. 4 William Smith edged Babson in a non-conference game at Harwell-Rogers Field.
The Herons improved to 2-0.
Senior Amanda Davis played all 90 minutes, and only needed to make one save to secure her second shutout this fall. The Herons dominated offensively, enjoying a 15-2 advantage in shots and a 10- 1 lead in corners. Lisa Wojnar finished with three saves for Babson.
The Herons broke through in the 52nd minute, when a handball off a deflected shot in the box resulted in a penalty kick. Wojnar made a valiant effort on junior Whitney Frary's ensuing bid, but the Herons' striker beat the senior keeper with a perfectly struck shot that found the left corner for the game's first and only goal at 51:59.
Babson would put up its only shot on goal in the contest with 24 seconds remaining in regulation, but Davis recorded her only save of the day to preserve her team's 1-0 victory.