No. 2 Washington (Mo.) 2, Case Western Reserve 0
ST. LOUIS -- Second-ranked Washington (Mo.) remained undefeated in University Athletic Association (UAA) play with a 2-0 win against Case Western Reserve on Friday afternoon at Francis Field.
Washington improves to 12-1 and 3-0 in UAA play, while Case Western Reserve falls to 7-6-1, 0-2-1 in conference action.
Sophomore goalkeeper Amy French made four saves in the win as Washington posted its 11th shutout of the season. French improved to 11-1 on the season with a 0.18 goals-against average. The Bears have outscored their opponents 49-2 in the first 13 games of the season.
Neither team had many scoring opportunities in the opening 20 minutes of play, but a misplay on a cross by Washington led to the first goal of the game. Banco sent a cross into the box that was deflected by a Case defender and not out of the box. Freshman Katie Chandler corralled the loose ball and beat Case goalkeeper Abbey Smith to make it 1-0 at the 26:15 mark. The goal for Chandler was her fourth of the season, and first since August 31.
Washington outshot Case Western Reserve 11-6 in the opening half, and had a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks. French made two saves in the opening half for Washington.
The Bears continued to put the pressure on the Spartans early in the second half, and found the net in the 76th minute after Berels sent a cross into the box that sophomore Olivia Lillegraven finished to make it 2-0. The goal for Lillegraven was her conference best ninth of the season, while Berels’ assist was her UAA-leading ninth of the season.
Washington outshot Case 24-10 for the game and had a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks. Smith had seven saves in the loss for Case Western Reserve.
No. 3 Trinity (Texas) 9, Centanary (La.) 0
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Shelby Guenthardt got the scoring started in the 11th minute, and Trinity (Texas) kept it going for the rest of the game as it rolled to a 9-0 win against Centenary (La.). The Tigers improve to 14-0-1 overall and 8-0-0 in conference play with the win.
Tara Sparks, Kelsey Falcone, Kirby Peddicord and Brigette Taylor all added goals before the first half ended. In the second half, Taylor scored again, Edaisia Love added two and Michelle Lanier finished off the scoring.
Trinity did not surrender a shot in the game while it recorded 53 of its own.
No. 4 William Smith 2, Rensselaer 0
GENEVA, N.Y. -- William Smith scored two goals in the second half to secure a 2-0 win against Rensselaer in a Liberty League match played on Friday afternoon on Cozzens Field. The Herons improve to 11-1-0 and 5-0-0 in conference play, while the Engineers fall to 8-4-1 and 3-2-0 in the Liberty League.
First-year Shay Callahan scored what proved to be the game-winning goal and junior Madeline Buckley chipped in the second William Smith tally off an assist from classmate MaryClaire Pelletier. Senior goalie Chelsea Dunay stopped the only shot she faced to secure her seventh shutout this season.
In the first half, the Herons held a 13-2 advantage in shots and a 6-0 lead in corners. In the 22nd minute, Buckley blasted a shot from the top of the box that went just wide of the left post. With 10:59 left in the first, Pelletier sent in a cross from the right side. She found first-year Kara Shue at the left post. Shue's header was saved by the RPI keeper, Alex Scholz. Scholz finished with eight saves in goal for the Engineers.
RPI's one shot on goal came off a free kick from about 10 yards outside of the box. Taylor Korytko drilled a hard shot, but Dunay was there to make the immediate save.
The Herons broke through in the 66th minute. Callahan capitalized on an RPI turnover at midfield and a well placed pass by MacKenzie Smith. Callahan pushed a short shot into the left corner. It was her first collegiate goal. In the 82nd minute, Buckley added an insurance goal for William Smith. Pelletier sent a pass to the right side to find Buckley who placed her shot into the far left corner of the goal. She now leads the Herons with six goals this season.
RPI's best scoring chance of the second half came in the 62nd minute. Brooke Van Baush broke through the back line and carried the ball into the box, but her shot sailed wide left.
William Smith earned its ninth shutout this year. The Herons finished with a 10-0 advantage in corners and a 27-4 lead in shots.
No. 7 Emory 2, New York University 1
ATLANTA -- Seventh-ranked Emory picked up a 2-1 win against conference-rival New York University at the Woodruff Physical Education Center on Friday night to move into second place in the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings.
The win was the second in a row in UAA play for Emory, as the squad improved to 2-1-0 in conference action this season. Three games into the conference schedule, the Eagles have six points in UAA matches, and now sit three behind front-running Washington (Mo.) and two ahead of Brandeis, Carnegie Mellon and Chicago.
Overall, Emory improved to 9-3-1 for the season, with victories in seven in its past eight matches. NYU dropped to 6-4-3 for the season, and to 0-1-2 in conference matches.
The first half proved to be an offensive-centered one, with the Eagles reaching halftime with a 2-1 lead. Emory got on the board very early in the game, as senior captain Kelly Costopoulos scored the opening goal of the contest in the second minute of action. After junior Charlotte Butker took a shot off the post, Costopoulos was able to corral the rebound and finish with a shot into the back of the net for her team-leading fourth goal of the season. Butker picked up her second assist of the year on the play.
NYU would respond in the 12th minute, evening the score on Melissa Menta's fifth goal of the season, after the forward placed a shot past Emory keeper Liz Arnold on a one-on-one opportunity.
The score remained deadlocked at a goal apiece until the 31st minute, when Emory outside back Lauren Drosick took the ball at midfield drove up the center of the field on a run into the 18-yard box, going through a pair of defenders before launching a far-post shot into the goal. The unassisted goal was the first of her career.
After the flourish of goals in the first 45 minutes, the 2-1 lead would prove to hold until the end of the match. Emory's defense would lock down the second frame, holding the Violets without a shot, while Emory rallied off nine of its own, including three on goal. Emory finished the game with a 24-3 advantage in total shots including an 8-3 edge in shots on goal.