Top 10 Roundup
Saint Rose beats Roberts Wesleyan, Slippery Rock draws
No. 3 Saint Rose 4, Roberts Wesleyan 0
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Four different student-athletes accounted for all four goals as Saint Rose extended its season-long shutout streak to three matches behind a 4-0 non-conference victory against Roberts Wesleyan Tuesday night at Sullivan Field at the Plumeri Sports Complex.
The Golden Knights (3-0), who are ranked No. 3 in the first NSCAA poll that was released Tuesday, out-shot the Redhawks (2-1) 21-7, including a 10-2 differential in on-target threats, and manufactured five corners while yielding three.
Senior midfielders Laura Taylor and Sydney Bond, and freshman forwards Sammy Blizzard and Emily Meeks all found the back of the net for Saint Rose. Bond also added an assist.
Between the posts, senior Jessica Gerski and freshman Ashley Homer each made one save while junior Marissa Sell came up with six saves for Roberts Wesleyan.
The Golden Knights struck in the opening 10 minutes as they had in their previous two outings. Taylor scored what held up as the game-winner with only 5:19 elapsed when she collected a through pass from Bond off the right flank and finished inside the far post. Six minutes later, Bond converted a penalty kick after Meeks was hauled down from behind in the area.
Blizzard then drove a shot from 20-yards out on the right flank that Sell could not get a handle on to make it 3-0 at the break. Meeks closed out the scoring with 61:11 gone by when she made a long run with the ball up the right sideline and let go a shot that sailed into the low left corner.
No. 8 Slippery Rock 1, Clarion 1, 2OT
CLARION, Pa. -- Eighth-ranked Slippery Rock dominated possession and every statistical edge on the field, but came away with a 1-1 double-overtime draw Tuesday night at Clarion in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference action.
The Golden Eagles scored on their only shot on target of the game and were held without a single shot on goal for the final 81 minutes of regulation and overtime.
Slippery Rock fired 20 total shots and 13 shots on goal en route to posting advantages of 20-5 in shots, 13-1 in shots on target and 8-4 in corner kicks.
With the tie, Slippery Rock improves to 1-0-1 overall and 1-0-1 in PSAC action to open the year. Clarion improves to 2-0-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the PSAC after posting wins against conference newcomers Seton Hill and Pittsburgh-Johnstown last week.