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Roundup: Misericordia gets first loss of season

No. 3 Washington (Mo.) 3, Webster 0

ST. LOUIS -- Sophomore Olivia Lillegraven netted a pair of first-half goals as third-ranked Washington (Mo.) posted a 3-0 victory against local-rival Webster on Wednesday night at Francis Field in St. Louis.

Lillegraven, who is second in the University Athletic Association in goal scored with seven, scored a pair of goals two minutes apart to put Washington up 2-0. She headed home a cross from senior Becky Berels at the 11:25 mark, and then scored on a shot from 25 yards out just two minutes later on an assist from senior Jessica Johnson.

Senior Kate Doyle added an insurance goal at the 50:35 mark in the second half when her free kick from 24 yards out deflected off a Webster defender and into the net.

Washington outshot Webster 24-5 for the game and had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. Sophomore Amy French picked up the win in net making one save in 75:30, while freshman Lizzy Crist made on save in the final 14:30. It marked the seventh shutout in eight games for the Bears.

No. 4 TCNJ 3, Richard Stockton 0

EWING, N.J. -- In a battle of teams each boasting a seven-game winning streak, TCNJ were the ones that bumped that number to eight as the Lions collected a 3-0 shutout against Richard Stockton on Wednesday.

The win put fourth-ranked TCNJ at 8-0 on the season and 2-0 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. The loss was the first for the Ospreys since the opening weekend of the season, as they fell to 7-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

The Lions accounted for the only goal of the first half when Richard Stockton redirected a shot into her own goal with 22:07 left in the period.

TCNJ pushed that lead to 2-0 with 13:11 expired in the second half on a goal by sophomore Shannon White. White ripped a shot from the far wing that found the upper corner of the net on the near side.

A pretty passing play set up the third and final goal with Sloan DePiero getting the goal. Senior Katie Lindacher carried the ball into the penalty area from the far wing and served a soft pass to Sloan at the front of the net and the junior fired a shot into the top half of the net for her fourth of the season.

Senior keeper Kendra Griffith had a pair of saves for her fourth shutout of the season.

Richard Stockton goalie Sarah Hinkle finished with four saves.

Elizabethtown 1, No. 7 Misericordia 0

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --  After losing a tough overtime game over the weekend, Elizabethtown bounced back with a gutsy performance in their 1-0 defeat of nationally ranked No. 7 Misericordia at Ira R. Herr Field on Wednesday.

Knowing they were going up against a high-powered offensive attack, the Jays (5-4) used a defensive formation to start the game in hopes of slowing down Misericordia (6-1-1).

Though the Cougars controlled much of the game and outshot Elizabethtown, 21-7, the Blue Jay defense stood strong. Only nine of the 21 shots were on goal, and Dana Robidoux saved them all, including several key stops in the second half.

In the 58th minute, Misericordia looked certain to score, but Robidoux stopped Erin McGreal on a one-on-one chance and then saved Caitlyn Boyle's follow-up attempt to keep the score level at 0-0.

Even with as many chances as the Cougar's had, it would be Elizabethtown that would capitalize on one of their own.

Deanna Slater received the ball around midfield, settled it, took a few dribbles, and passed it up to the left to a streaking Kaceyanne Cerankowski. Going to goal, Cerankowski took two touches and whipped a right-footed shot into the upper right corner of the net in the 64th minute to put the Blue Jays in front, 1-0.

The final 26 minutes seemed much longer, as Kendra Mancino, Lauren Fredericks, Elyse Koterwas, Caroline Novak and company withstood the non-stop pressure from Misericordia as they pushed for the game-tying goal.

No. 8 Ithaca 5, Utica 0

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Eighth-ranked Ithaca (6-1-0, 2-0-0) defeated Utica on Wednesday afternoon, shutting out the Pioneers by a score of 5-0 at Carp Wood Field. Seniors Amanda Callanan and Jackie Rodabaugh, sophomore Kelsey King and freshmen Megan Nash and Hannah Haskell all scored in the Bomber victory.

Sophomore Beth Coppolecchia earned her sixth win of the season, stopping both shots she faced in 73:44 minutes. Senior Becca Lewis closed out the contest for Ithaca, holding the Pioneers scoreless in the final 16:16 of play.

Callanan got on the board first for the Bombers, as she scored on a penalty kick just 8:40 into the game for a 1-0 Ithaca lead. In the 31st minutes, freshman Holly Niemiec pushed a centering pass towards the Pioneer net, finding Nash for the tip in. Nash's goal marked the first of her collegiate career, and gave Ithaca the 2-0 lead at the half.

Rodabaugh opened the second half with her second goal of the season, scoring on a feed from fellow senior Jessie Warren in the 52nd minute. The Bombers took a 4-0 lead in the 65th minute, as King scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season. Haskell capped the scoring for Ithaca, as her first collegiate goal in the final six minutes of play secured the 5-0 shutout victory for the Bombers.