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Roundup: Wheaton (Ill.), Trinity pick up wins

No. 1 Wheaton (Ill.) 4, Elmhurst 0

ELMHURST, Ill. -- Wheaton (Ill.) returned to its winning ways on Friday night with a dominant 4-0 victory at Elmhurst. With the victory, Wheaton improves to 12-0-1 on the season and 3-0 in CCIW play. Elmhurst falls to 7-5 on the year and 1-2 in conference play.

Wheaton pushed the action forward in the early minutes of the match, recording the first three shots on goal before striking gold on their fourth attempt on net. Val Lelle took advantage of an assist from Sydney Sharkey in the 14th minute for both her first goal of the season and the first goal of the match to give Wheaton a 1-0 lead.

Not settling for the one-goal advantage, the Thunder struck again in the 27th minute of the match when Kristin Rauh worked shot around traffic in front of the net and capitalized with her second goal of the season. Annie Wooldridge was credited with the assist.

Almost six minutes later, Lelle took advantage of a loose rebound in the box and knocked home her second goal of the night to give Wheaton a 3-0 lead which would last until halftime.

After being outshot 17-3 in the first half, Elmhurst balanced the shot total in the second half at seven apiece, but the Bluejays were unable to beat Mary Daghfal who made three saves in registering a shutout.

In the 78th minute, Mary Pettit capped the Wheaton performance by heading in a cross from Wooldridge past Elmhurst's Emily Gordon for her first goal of the season and Wooldridge's second assist of the night. Gordon allowed four goals and made eight saves. The goal gave Wheaton the final margin of 4-0.

No. 4 Trinity (Texas) 7, Dallas 1

SAN ANTONIO -- The fourth-ranked Tigers opened Trinity’s alumni weekend with a 7-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory against Dallas on Friday.

Trinity, the defending conference champion, remained undefeated with a 12-0-1 overall record, and a 7-0-0 mark in the SCAC. Dallas dropped to 5-8-0 and 3-4-0 with the loss.

Emily Jorgens scored two goals for the Tigers, in the sixth and 51st minutes of play. Jorgens also recorded two assists on the night, and her first goal turned out to be the game winner -- her fifth of the season.

Maggie Olvera started the scoring just 3:20 into the game, assisted by Kelsey Falcone. Brigette Taylor added a goal in the 40th minute, giving Trinity a 3-0 halftime lead. Falcone added a goal of her own less than five minutes into the second half.

Shelby Guenthardt sent one past the goalkeeper in the 67th minute, and Michelle Lanier finished the scoring by converting a penalty kick late in the game. Lanier, Tara Sparks and Mariah Risk were also credited with assists.

Devan Osegueda was the starting Trinity keeper, followed in the second half by Lauren Goldberg and Janie Thompson, who accounted for a save.