No. 1 Messiah holds on for win
Roundup: No. 2 William Smith defeats Buffalo State 2-0
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- For the second consecutive Saturday this month, No. 1 Messiah traveled up towards the Northeast for a contest against a top-5 team. This time, it came away with the win.
Freshman Mackenzie Clapper scored off an assist from senior Erin Hench in a 1-0 win against No. 3 Williams, improving the Falcons to 4-0-1 on the season. Messiah’s lone tie (scoreless) came a week ago against No. 2 William Smith.
Messiah came out on Saturday with immediate pressure, with Williams goalie Hannah Van Wetter making a diving save on a header by senior Leah Sipe at the 5:00 mark.
No. 2 William Smith 2, Buffalo State 0
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- No. 2 William Smith earned its sixth consecutive shutout with a 2-0 win against Buffalo State in a non-conference match played on Saturday. The Herons are 5-0-1 and the Bengals record is 4-3-0.
After a scoreless first half, the Herons broke through in the 54th minute. Senior Kate Redmond booted a crossing pass in front of the net. Junior Whitney Frary was there to receive it, and fired a shot into the back of the goal. It was Frary's third tally this season.
In the 67th minute, first-year Krista Longo collected a loose ball in front of the net and sent a shot by the keeper to stretch the William Smith lead to 2-0. It was Longo's second goal in as many games.
No. 4 Wheaton (Ill.) 2, No. 12 Washington (Mo.) 0
St. Louis, Mo. – No. 4 Wheaton (Ill.) converted on a pair of second-half penalty kicks in a 2-0 victory at No. 12 Washington University in St. Louis in a battle of two of the top women’s soccer teams in the Midwest on Saturday night at Francis Field in St. Louis, Mo.
Washington U. and Wheaton each had 13 shots, but the Thunder had a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks. Junior Clara Jaques suffered the loss in the goal for Washington U. making two saves.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.