No. 1 Wheaton (Ill.) 2, North Central 0
WHEATON, Ill. -- Wheaton (Ill.) earned a 2-0 win at home against North Central (2-7-1/1-2-0) on Friday night to remain undefeated on the season. Wheaton, ranked No. 1 in Division III for the third consecutive week by the NSCAA, is now 11-0-0 on the year and 2-0-0 in conference play. The Thunder will return to action on Wednesday at Chicago.
The Thunder kept pressure on the Cardinals for the majority of the first half. Wheaton's ninth shot attempt of the half was an arcing ball that was blasted by Sydney Sharkey at the edge of the 18-yard box and it found the upper right corner of the net. Sharkey's goal came 34:51 into the match and was assisted by junior Sarah Guidera. Wheaton held a 1-0 lead at halftime and outshot the Cardinals 11-6 in the first half.
The score remained a 1-0 Wheaton lead for much of the second half. Wheaton's Bailey Wysocki booted in her eighth goal of the year with about 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Wysocki's goal was the result of a Val Lelle crossing pass that originated at the opposite edge of the box and found Wysocki in front of the net with the outstanding goal opportunity. Wheaton outshot North Central 17-3 in the second half.
Wheaton owned a 28-9 edge in the match and the hosts held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks. Freshman goalkeeper Mary Daghfal made her first collegiate start in the net for Wheaton. Daghfal posted the shutout with no goals allowed and three saves. North Central netminder Nicki Seiton made nine saves and allowed two goals in 90 minutes of work.
No. 4 Trinity (Texas) 3, Dallas 0
IRVING, Texas -- The fourth-ranked Trinity (Texas) Tigers recorded its seventh shutout in the past eight games with a 3-0 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory Friday against the Dallas Crusaders.
Trinity, the defending conference champion, remained unbeaten with a 10-0-1 overall record, and a 5-0-0 SCAC mark. Dallas fell to 5-6-0 and 3-2-0 SCAC.
Emily Jorgens lit up the board first, with an unassisted goal in the 34th minute of play. Jorgens recorded her team-leading 12th goal of the season, and the third game-winner. Shelby Hopkins made it 2-0 with a solo scoring play four minutes later. Shelby Guenthardt added a third goal, in the 73rd minute, with assists from Tara Sparks and Michelle Lanier.
Guenthardt now has amassed 43 goals in her career, along with eight this season. Earlier, Guenthardt became the fifth Tiger player to score 40 or more career goals.
Trinity posted 35 total shots, with 19 on goal. The Tigers stingy defense allowed only four Dallas shots, with none on goal.
No. 5 William Smith 1, Vassar 0, OT
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- William Smith junior Dineo Mmutla scored the game-winning goal 52 seconds into overtime to lead the No. 5 Herons to a 1-0 Liberty League win against Vassar on the Brewers' Gordon Field this afternoon. William Smith improved to 8-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in conference play. Vassar is now 4-5-1 overall and 0-2-0 in the Liberty League.
Mmutla was granted a direct kick off a Brewer foul just 25 yards out from the net. She sent the ball high with it barely clearing bellow the crossbar and just above the outstretched glove of Vassar goalie Stephanie Tapolsky. It was Mmutla's first goal of the year.
William Smith finished with an 18-5 advantage in total shots. The Heron defense limited the Brewers to just two shots on goal. William Smith almost got on the scoreboard in the 59th minute. Junior Madeline Buckley fired a shot on goal that was stopped by Vassar midfielder Sarah Bourenane.
Senior goalie Chelsea Dunay played all 90:52 in goal for the Herons and finished with two saves to secure her fourth shutout this year. Tapolsky finished with eight saves for Vassar. William Smith held a 9-0 lead in corners.