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Roundup: Montclair State knocks off TCNJ

No. 1 Wheaton (Ill.) 3, Carroll 0

WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Top-ranked Wheaton (Ill.) returned to action on Saturday night to earn a 3-0 win at Carroll. The victory was the fourth shutout of the season for the Thunder.

The Thunder and the Pioneers were scoreless at halftime. The Thunder then came out and scored three second-half goals, sparked by Leah DeMoss's fourth goal of the year in the 49th minute. DeMoss converted a Bailey Wysocki assist to give Wheaton the lead. Alexa Sharkey increased Wheaton's lead to 2-0 in the 56th minute when she scored off of a DeMoss assist. Kristin Rauh accounted for the 3-0 final score when she scored in the 64th minute thanks to a Sydney Sharkey assist.

Wheaton controlled the pace throughout, with a 21-4 advantage in shots, including a 15-1 edge in the second half. Wheaton was awarded four corner kicks and the Pioneers had one. Thunder goalkeeper Kelsey Graham made three saves in 75 minutes of work in the net. Freshman Mary Daghfal played the final 15 minutes in the Thunder net. Carroll netminder Erica Patterson made eight saves and allowed three goals in 90 minutes in the Pioneers' net.

Wheaton remains undefeated with the win and improves to 9-0 on the year, while Carroll is now 5-5.

No. 2 Johns Hopkins 3, Swarthmore 0

BALTIMORE -- Junior Hannah Kronick had her third multiple-goal performance of the season, and Hopkins cruised to a 3-0 victory at home against Swarthmore. Senior Christina Convey scored the first goal for Hopkins in the 22nd minute, and the Blue Jays produced another stellar defensive effort to force the Garnet scoreless.

After a barrage of early pressure in the first half, Convey put away her fourth goal of the season after collecting her own rebound and placing a shot past the Swarthmore keeper on the right side. Ten minutes later, Hopkins earned a penalty kick after senior Kelly Baker was fouled inside the box trying to collect a cross. Kronick got the nod to take the shot, which was saved by the Swarthmore keeper and deflected in front of the net. Kronick raced to the loose ball, and buried a shot on the right side to give the Jays a 2-0 edge.

Hopkins had a number of scoring chances later in the half, most notably from junior Sydney Teng. Teng received a nice pass from Kronick for an open look down the left sideline, but the shot sailed just high over the crossbar.

The second half remained scoreless until Kronick was able to position herself to receive a booming punt from senior goalie Kelly Leddy. After bouncing over a Swarthmore defender, Kronick took the ball down the right sideline and powered a shot off the right foot past the keeper in the 82nd minute. Swarthmore had scoring chances throughout the second half, leading to a season-high seven saves for Leddy.

No. 25 Montclair State 1, No. 4 TCNJ 0

MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Sophomore midfielder Shawna Grabowski headed in a corner kick in the 70th minute as Montclair State won the battle of the unbeatens with a 1-0 win against TCNJ at MSU Soccer Park on Saturday evening.

The Red Hawks (9-0-0, 2-0-0 NJAC) picked up just their fourth win in 31 all-time meetings (4-25-2) with TCNJ, but for the first time own a winning streak in the series as Grabowski once again did in the Lions with the game-winning goal. Last season Grabowski scored the game winner in a 1-0 overtime win in Ewing.

Kendra Grifith had seven saves for the Lions (8-1-0, 2-1-0 NJAC).

MSU's Gina Policastro registered her fifth shutout of the season.

Montclair State outshot the Lions 11-7 and had a 6-4 advantage in corner kicks.

No. 6 William Smith 3, No. 22 St. Lawrence 2

GENEVA, N.Y. -- William Smith junior Madeline Buckley's second goal of the game with under two minutes left in regulation proved to be the game winner, as the No. 6 Herons edged No. 22 St. Lawrence in a Liberty League contest at Sandy MacAllaster Field on Saturday afternoon.

William Smith, who improves to 7-1-0 on the season with its seventh consecutive win, got both the equalizer and the game winner from Buckley in the last 15 minutes of regulation. The Herons came back from a 2-1 deficit to start off Liberty League play with a victory. The Saints fall to 6-1-2 on the season.

With the halftime score tied at 1-1, William Smith came out of the halftime composed and controlled the majority of the possession in the first 13 minutes of the second stanza. It was St. Lawrence, though, that would capitalize on the next opportunity to take its first lead of the game. Julia Friesen started the play with a long pass sent across the field down the right side for Mackenzie Collins, who hit a cross to the far post. Samantha Rock was there to one-time the pass into the net to give the Saints a 2-1 advantage. 

The Herons finally broke through to tie the game when Buckley notched her fourth goal of the season in the 76th minute. She started a give-and-go play to junior MaryClaire Pelletier into the 18-yard box and then drilled a hard shot to the opposite corner. The ball hit the post then deflected into the goal to bring the game to 2-2. 

Buckley would capitalize again to score the game winner for William Smith in the 88th minute as she chipped a high shot from the 18-yard box over keeper Kelsey West's head and into the goal.

Chelsea Dunay finished with two saves on the day for William Smith, while West made five in the contest. The Herons held advantages in both shots (13-6) and corners (6-3) in extending their win streak to seven games.

No. 7 Misericordia 1, Arcadia 0

DALLAS, Pa. -- Junior Megan Mahoney scored in the 76th minute to help lead Misericordia to a 1-0 win against visiting Arcadia on Saturday afternoon at Mangelsdorf Field.

Mahoney had her initial shot from five yards out saved by Arcadia keeper Jaclyn Law but the rebound caromed right back to Mahoney who put the uncontested shot home for the game winner.

The win moves the Cougars to 7-1-1 overall while the loss was Arcadia's first of the year. The Knights fall to 7-1-2.

The two teams had limited chances offensively for most of the game, with the best prior chance for a goal coming when Meghan Antrim had a shot saved with 25 minutes left and when Melia Ochsner had a header hit the crossbar with 22 minutes left for the Knights.

The Cougars outshot Arcadia 17-8 for the game. Sophomore goalkeeper Maureen Ciccosanti had two saves in net for Misericordia.

No. 8 Ithaca 2, Alfred 0

ALFRED, N.Y. -- Eighth-ranked Ithaca (7-1-0, 3-0-0 E8) defeated Alfred (3-6-0, 0-2-0 E8) early Saturday afternoon, beating the Saxons by a score of 2-0 at Merrill Field. Sophomore Kelsey King and senior Amanda Callanan both scored for the Bombers.

Sophomore Beth Coppolecchia (7-1-0) made one save in 76:44 of work, while senior Becca Lewis didn't allow a goal in the final 13:16 of play. Ithaca outshot the Saxons 34-3 with the Bombers owning a 19-1 shots-on-goal advantage. Ithaca also had eight corner kicks, while Alfred was held to zero.

Callanan got on the board first for the Bombers, netting her third goal of the season in the 33rd minute to give Ithaca the 1-0 advantage. Callanan's tally marked her third consecutive game with a goal.

King added to the Ithaca lead with a goal early in the second half. King's tally in the 48th minute marked her conference-leading seventh goal of the season, and gave the Bombers a 2-0 lead. Alfred was unable to record a shot on goal in the second frame, giving Ithaca its third consecutive victory.

No. 9 Emory 5, Rhodes 0

ATLANTA -- Ninth-ranked Emory erupted for a season-high five goals against Rhodes on Saturday afternoon and the defense held the Lynx without a shot on goal, as the Eagles claimed a 5-0 win on Homecoming Day at the Woodruff Physical Education Center.

The win was the fourth in a row for the Eagles, each of which has come against an in-region opponent. Emory now stands at 6-2-1 for the season, while the Lynx lost for the first time in their last eight contests, dropping to 7-2-0 overall.

It also marked the 26th consecutive home game for Emory without a loss, one shy of the program record, set from 2006-09. The Eagles are now tied with Chapman (2000-02) for the 18th-longest home undefeated streak in NCAA Division III women's soccer history.

Junior Charlotte Butker paced the Eagles offensively with her first two goals of the season, including the eventual game winner in the 15th minute of action off a cross from sophomore Jordan Morell. Emory would add on one more score in the first half, as freshman Cristina Ramirez scored her team-leading third of the season in the 29th minute, with assists to juniors Meredith Doherty and Karina Rodriguez.

Emory wasted little time adding onto its lead in the second half, as senior Veronica Romero matched the team lead with her third goal of the year on an unassisted shot just a minute and 12 seconds into the frame. Butker buffered the lead with her second goal in the 55th minute off assists from Romero and junior Claudia Rowe. Capping off the scoring on the day was Rodriguez, who sealed the win with her first goal of the season in the final minute of play, off an assist from senior Samantha Bleiweis, the first of her career.

Emory outshot Rhodes 36-5 in the game, including a 15-0 edge in shots on goal.  Sophomore Liz Arnold and junior Gabrielle Pelura combined for the shutout in goal, the team's third consecutive clean sheet and fourth overall this year.

No. 10 Messiah 4, Grove City 0

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Messiah scored a season-high four goals in a shutout victory at Grove City on Saturday, with four different players tallying in the effort. The Falcons' defense also kept an opponent without a single shot for the second consecutive game — and third time this season — as they moved to 7-2-1.

Messiah came out firing early and didn't have to wait too long before Corinne Wulf notched her first goal of the season in the 14th minute. The score, the 51st of Wulf's career, was her first since Nov. 12, 2011 due to her missing all of 2012 with an injury.

Playing with an early lead, Messiah kept the pressure on and forced Wolverine keeper Kristi Lathrop to make five saves before even 30 minutes had run off the clock. However, despite her best efforts, Lathrop couldn't keep the Falcons from adding a second goal in the 32nd minute off the foot of Mackenzie Clapper. Like Wulf, it was Clapper's first goal of the season.

The Falcons' two first-half goals were the result of 15 total shots, eight of which came on frame.

In the second half Messiah took another 10 shots, with another two of them going for goals. Emily Schneider took a pass from Missy Biener and sent it home in the 77th minute for a 3-0 lead, and Nikki Elsaesser followed 10 minutes later off a helper from Holly Burgard to complete the scoring. The goal for Elsaesser was her team-leading ninth of the season while Burgard's assist was her third in two games.

Lathrop finished the game with six first-half saves while Tiffany Yost added three more for Grove City after the intermission. The Wolverines' offense did not test Audra Larson and did not manage a single shot. Messiah's defense has now kept their opponents without a shot for the past 228:21 of game time dating back into their draw with Misericorida.

With the loss Grove City falls to 3-5-1