Top 10 Roundup
No. 1 Wheaton (Ill.) wins 5-1 against Wisconsin-Stevens Point
No. 1 Wheaton (Ill.) 5, Williams-Stevens Point 1
STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- Top-ranked Wheaton (Ill.) utilized five first-half goals on its way to a 5-1 victory at Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Wednesday afternoon. Today's contest with the Pointers was Wheaton's first since being named the number-one ranked team in the current coaches' poll.
Ally Witt started Wheaton's scoring with a goal just 22:43 into the contest. Less than four minutes after Witt's goal junior Bailey Wysocki scored the first of her three first-half goals. Wysocki's first goal was assisted by Witt and was scored at the 26:39 mark of the match and she scored again less than a minute later with a goal at the 27:03 mark.
Wysocki's third and final goal in three-minute span came at the 29:25 mark of the match to give Wheaton a 4-0 lead.
Carly Falk scored the Pointers' first goal of the match at 37:23 to cut Wheaton's lead to 4-1. Thunder junior Sarah Guidera netted Wheaton's fifth goal of the match when she put one in just before halftime (43:37).
Wheaton controlled the contest with a 13-3 edge in shots in the first half and a 12-3 advantage in shots in the second half for a total margin of 25-6 in shots for the Thunder. Wheaton attempted eight corner kicks, while UW-Stevens Point had just one. Starting goalkeeper Kelsey Graham played 65 minutes in net with one goal allowed and one save. Freshman Mary Daghfal played the final 25 minutes with one save. Pointers' goalkeeper Kristen Churkey made 13 saves and allowed five goals.
No. 2 Johns Hopkins 3, Stevenson 2
BALTIMORE -- Junior Hannah Kronick scored two goals, including the game winner as Johns Hopkins topped Stevenson 3-2 in a back and forth overtime clash. It was Kronick's second game-winning goal of the season, and came less than two minutes into the first overtime period. Sophomore Maryalice McKenna added her first career goal as a Blue Jay in the 53rd minute on an assist from junior Sydney Teng.
With the scored tied at the end of regulation, Pamela Vranis headed a ball into the box off a big clearance kick from Adrienne Johnson to set up the winning goal. Kronick sprinted onto the ball past the lone Stevenson defender and beat the goalie on a shot banked off the right post to secure the win.
Hopkins was first to strike in the opening half, on a goal from Kronick in the 37th minute. Senior Christina Convey took a shot from the right side that was saved by the Stevenson keeper and kept in play. Kronick collected the deflection and put it past the goalie on the near left post.
Stevenson responded in the second half, with a goal from a wide open Meaghan Williams in the 52nd minute on the right side of the six-yard box. With the score tied, Hopkins did not miss a beat with a goal from McKenna less than a minute later. With perhaps the play of the night, Sydney Teng punched a ball across the middle of the box to McKenna on a brilliant back heel to earn the assist.
Stevenson refused to go down easily, netting a goal in the 54th minute to even the score 2-2. Hopkins applied heavy pressure for the rest of the half, but could not finish a shot until overtime. The Blue Jays now move to 6-0 on the season with the victory.