Top 10 Roundup
Armstrong Atlantic notches first win, Tampa tops Lenoir-Rhyne
No. 1 West Florida 2, No. 16 Rollins 1
WINTER PARK, Fla. -- In a game that featured a lightning delay that lasted more than an hour, No. 1 West Florida gained control early and defeated No. 16 Rollins 2-1.
Rollins outshot West Florida 11-9 in the loss while the Argos took five corners compared the Tars’ four.
UWF pressured Rollins right from the start, controlling much of the possession in the early going before striking first in the 11th minute. Sashana Campbell cleaned up a rebound bouncing around in the Tars’ box and tipped it over the goal line. It was her first goal of the season.
The Argonauts would add to their lead in the 27th minute when senior Chelsea Palmer uncorked a shot from outside the near corner of the box that sailed just over a jumping Mary Spring in goal to give the Argos a 2-0 advantage.
After half, the Tars seized back some of the momentum when freshman Mora Johnson scored her first collegiate goal. From a difficult angle, Johnson ripped a shot from just outside the goal area into the far netting, cutting the deficit in half.
Fourteen minutes later, with the score still 2-1, the lightning struck, halting the game for more than an hour.
When play resumed, intensity increased as 11 fouls were committed over the final 26 minutes of the game, including a pair of yellow cards given to the Tars’ Maddie Ginder and Azure Dorsey.
Rollins final chance came in the waning moments when redshirt junior Brenna McKee collected a loose ball just outside the 18 and ripped a shot toward the near post. It took diving stop by Argos goalkeepers Sarah Story to preserve the victory.
Spring collected three saves in 90 minutes while Story finished with seven.
No. 5 Armstrong Atlantic 2, Belmont Abbey 0
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- No. 5 Armstrong Atlantic scored twice in the first four minutes of the second half to notch its first win of 2013, knocking off Belmont Abbey 2-0 on the first day of the Holiday Inn Express Savannah Midtown Pirate Shootout at the Armstrong Soccer Field. The Pirates (1-0-2) collected their first win of the season while handing Belmont Abbey (2-1) its first loss of 2013.
A scoreless first half between the two squads saw Armstrong enjoy an edge in shots, 9-1, but generate few key scoring chances as Belmont Abbey keeper Abby Walton needed to make just one save before halftime.
That all changed quickly in the second half as sophomore Candace Cosby - who started the second half up top after not playing in the first half - got her head onto a corner kick from Brianne Matarazzo and beat Walton far post in the 47th minute to give Armstrong a 1-0 lead.
Just two and a half minutes later, right back Stephanie James' service into the box found the head of senior Andye Dawson, who flicked it over the head of Walton and into the net for the 2-0 lead. Armstrong scored on two consecutive shots, and just four minutes into the first half enjoyed the two-goal advantage.
After that it was left to the Armstrong defense to take care of business as Belmont Abbey tallied five second half shots, but none on goal. The Pirates finished the match with a 15-6 edge in shots versus the Crusaders and Armstrong keeper Morgan Luckie played 81 minutes of shutout ball in goal without having to make a save.
The Pirates enjoyed a 5-1 edge in corner kicks and were whistled for eight fouls, compared to six for Belmont Abbey, and each team was offsides once in the match.
No. 6 Colorado Mines 2, St. Mary's (Texas) 0
GOLDEN, Colo. -- Freshmen Caitlin Kaltenbaugh and Anna Deleray scored their first collegiate goals and No. 6 Colorado Mines weathered an 80-minute lightning delay to defeat St. Mary's 2-0 in Friday's home-opener at CSM Soccer Stadium.
In control from the onset, Mines (3-0) opened the scoring within the first 10 minutes for the second time this season as Kaltenbaugh navigated her way from near midfield through several defenders, before finishing a straight-on, 12-yard look to the lower, right-90.
Following the postponement and a shortened halftime, the Orediggers continued to dictate possession; and at 64:32, Deleray delivered a left-footed, 22-yard strike just outside the penalty arc, beating the keeper to the right netting for the two-nil margin.
Kaltenbaugh and Deleray combined for six shots and three shots on frame as Mines had its highest shots output of the season, placing nine of 24 attempts on target and outshooting the Rattlers (2-1-1) 24-3, including 15-2 in the second half.
Senior Anna Evans led the Orediggers with six shots and three shots on goal, while senior Bree Archuleta and freshman Holly Weyand each put one of two tries on net.
Sophomore Jayln Yates improved to 3-0 in goal with her second straight shutout, making one save. Yates and the Orediggers have blanked eight of the team's previous 10 opponents.
Unbeaten in a program-record 17 consecutive matches, Mines has not trailed in a span of 889:59 minutes dating back to the first half against UC-Colorado Springs on Oct. 26, 2012.
No. 9 Tampa 2, No. 14 Lenoir-Rhyne 0
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- No. 9 Tampa (4-0) faced its toughest test of the early 2013 season and came away with a 2-0 victory against No. 14 Lenoir-Rhyne University (2-1) in a neutral-site contest at Columbus State on Friday.
"This was a very tough test against a strong opponent in Lenoir-Rhyne," head coach Gerry Lucey said. "After an easy opening part of our schedule, LR provided us a good insight into our strengths and weaknesses. We have a lot of hard work ahead to make improvements but potential to make this another special season."
The Spartans connected on two of their three shots on goal as Arielle Gonzalez netted the game-winner from Gabby Russo and Audrey Hayward at 60:26. The goal came off a pass from a corner kick.
Freshman Chelsea Martin provided late insurance with a goal in the 79th minute. Michaela Moran assisted the score as Martin won a one-versus-one against the LRU goalkeeper.
Kori Butterfield tallied six saves to preserve the fourth consecutive shutout for the Spartans. Lenoir-Rhyne held a slight 11-10 edge on shots and a 6-3 margin in shots on target.
No. 10 Cal State Stanislaus 5, Cal State San Bernardino 1
TURLOCK, Calif. — Karenee Demery scored two more goals and the Warriors again played solid defense as Cal State Stanislaus opened CCAA play with a 5-1 win against Cal State San Bernardino.
Demery scored a goal in each half, increasing her season total to five and career total to 59, as the 10th-ranked Warriors remained unbeaten at 3-0-0. Demery got Stanislaus on the board first in the 15th minute as she scored through traffic after collecting a cross from Tina Benson. Demery gave the Warriors a 4-0 lead at 71:23 on an easy score after her defender collided with the CSUSB goalkeeper.
Keeping pace with the three-time All-American, Katelyn Nebesnick scored another goal as well in the 70th minute — a play nicely set-up by Sabrina Williamson and Jordan Moineau, who finished the night with three assists. Nebesnick, who scored twice in last Saturday's win against Cal Baptist, now has four goals.
Mikayla Clifford knocked in her first collegiate goal at 37:30 that gave the Warriors a 2-0 lead at the time. Her goal was assisted by freshman Maryssa McDuffy and Demery.
After CSUSB picked up a score — the first by a Warrior opponent in the first 256-plus minutes of the season — by Emily Mardon, Stanislaus finished off the Coyotes late. With 19 second left to play, Keshia Lyons sent home her first goal of the year.