Top 10 Roundup
Emory knocks off Lynchburg; William Smith edges Ithaca
No. 12 Emory 3, No. 4 Lynchburg 1
ATLANTA -- Twelfth-ranked Emory picked up a big win in its first home game of the 2013 campaign Sunday, as the offense unleashed a three-score attack against fourth-ranked Lynchburg to defeat the Hornets 3-1 at the Woodruff P.E. Center.
Emory, now 3-2-1 on the season, extended its home undefeated streak to 25 games with the victory, two shy of the longest mark in school history. Lynchburg absorbed its first loss of the campaign, falling to 5-1-0.
The three goals in the game were a season-best for Emory, which had scored just four goals in its previous five contests combined. Meanwhile, the three goals allowed matched what the Hornets defense had allowed all season before Sunday.
The Eagles took a lead in the seventh minute, when senior Veronica Romero scored her second goal of the year to give the Eagles a 1-0 advantage. Emory buffered its lead in the 18th minute with what would prove to be the game-winning goal, when senior Kelly Costopoulos scored her second goal of the season, following a cross from Romero. The Eagles would carry the 2-0 lead into halftime.
Lynchburg cut the lead to 2-1 in the 70th minute, when Dessi Dupuy headed in a free kick from Jessie Gonzalez to put the Hornets on the board. However, Costopoulos would secure the victory with her second goal of the game and third of the season in the 73rd minute, scoring off a cross from Lauren Drosick.
Costopoulos now leads all Eagles scorers with three goals this season, and her 23 career goals are the seventh-most in the program's history. In addition, the game-winning goal was the 10th of her career, tying her with Lisa Leff (1987-90) for the third-most during an Emory career.
For the second consecutive game, sophomore Liz Arnold played all 90 minutes in goal, converting three saves and securing her second victory of the season to improve to 2-1-1 for the year. Karsen Schottleutner went the distance in goal for the Hornets, taking the loss to fall to 4-1-0. Emory outshot Lynchburg 17-10 in the contest, including a 9-5 edge in shots on goal.
No. 9 William Smith 1, No. 5 Ithaca 0
GENEVA, N.Y. -- Ninth-ranked William Smith scored in the 30th minute to defeat No. 5 Ithaca 1-0 in the championship match of the Upstate Collegiate Cup on Sunday at Cozzens Field. The Herons improved to 4-1-0 overall, and the Bombers (4-1-0) suffered their first loss of the season.
Ella McMackin made an almost instant contribution, scoring her first collegiate goal at 29:40, a little more than a minute after she was subbed into the game. MaryClaire Pelletier sent a cross right in front of the goal to find McMackin at the right post. McMackin sent her shot right into the corner of the net for what proved to be the game-winner.
The Herons controlled the momentum for most of the match, outshooting the Bombers 17-8. William Smith also held a 3-2 advantage in corners. Ithaca's best scoring opportunity came with a little more than seven minutes left in the match. After a Heron foul, the Bombers were awarded a free kick just off the right corner of the box. Anna Gray took the kick, but her attempt was immediately punched away by goalie Chelsea Dunay. Gray collected the ball and took a follow-up shot that sailed wide right of the goal. The Bombers were on the offensive in the final seconds, and Amanda Callanan tried to fire a shot with 15 seconds remaining, but it was blocked by a Heron defender.
Dunay played all 90 minutes, making four saves and securing her second shutout of the season. Beth Coppolecchia played all 90 minutes in goal for Ithaca and finished with seven saves.
No. 6 Trinity (Texas) 4, Texas-Dallas 0
SAN ANTONIO -- The Tigers have not allowed a goal in their past three games as sixth-ranked Trinity (Texas) defeated Texas-Dallas 4-0 on Sunday.
Mariah Risk started the scoring for Trinity with a goal off an assist from Hannah Kuhl in the 23rd minute. The next three goals all came in the second half, from Michelle Lanier, Hannah Hommel, and Emily Jorgens.
Three Tiger goalies split time in the net, only needing to make two total saves in the game.
No. 10 Brandeis 3, Bates 0
WALTHAM, Mass. — Six different players recorded points as 10th-ranked Brandeis blanked visiting Bates 3-0 on Gordon Field on Sunday. With the win, the Judges improve to 5-0 with four shutouts. The Bobcats see their record even at 2-2.
Brandeis finally broke the deadlock exactly 35 minutes into the contest. Sophomore midfielder Melissa Darling sent a through ball to rookie reserve forward Cidney Moscovich. Moscovich took one touch and chipped it over the head of Bates senior Anabel Schmeltz for her second goal of the season and what proved to be her first game-winner.
Brandeis came out on fire in the second half, taking the first 10 shots in just more than 11 minutes, scoring twice. The Judges' first insurance goal came in the 54th minute following a corner kick. With a tangle of bodies in front of the net, junior forward Sapir Edalati touched home a shot by classmate Dara Spital that was deflected by several defensive players. The goal was Edalati's team-leading sixth of the season, while the assist was Spital's fourth.
In the 57th minute, Mary Shimko's high shot on a nice feed from junior back Emma Eddy deflected off the keeper's hands and in for the final goal of the game. It was Shimko's first goal of the season and the ninth of her career.
Bates was able to get some late pressure on the Judges, but the Bobcats were unable to solve Savuto. Brandeis keeper Michelle Savuto finished with five saves for her fourth shutout of the campaign. Schmeltz finished with a career-high 12 saves, eight coming in the second half. The Judges doubled up the Bobcats in shots, 25-12.