No. 1 Wheaton (Ill.) 1, Augustana (Ill.) 0
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- Top-ranked Wheaton (Ill.) earned a 1-0 victory at conference foe Augustana (Ill.) (10-3-3/2-2-1). Wheaton improves to 14-0-2 with the win and remains undefeated in conference play with a 5-0-0 record in league action.
Wheaton picked up the lone goal of the match early in the contest. Sophomore Kristin Rauh collected a Thunder shot that rebounded off the crossbar and came to her feet and blasted it in for the 1-0 Wheaton lead. The goal was the fifth of the season for Rauh and was assisted by senior Leah DeMoss. Augustana out-shot the Thunder in the first half 10-8.
Thunder goalkeeper Kelsey Graham made eight saves in the match to record her fourth shutout of the season. Augustana netminder Meredith Chew made four saves and allowed just the one goal in 90 minutes of action. Wheaton held an 8-4 advantage in shots in the second half and out-shot the Vikings 16-14 for the match. Wheaton was awarded four corner kicks in the match, Augustana took one corner kick.
No. 6 Johns Hopkins 5, McDaniel 0
BALTIMORE -- The sixth-ranked Blue Jays improved to 14-1-1 overall and 7-0-1 in the Centennial Conference with a 5-0 victory at Homewood Field against visiting McDaniel. Along the way, both coach Leo Weil and Hannah Kronick reached milestones.
Weil, the only coach in program history, became the seventh active Division III women's soccer coach to reach the 300-win mark as he improved his record to 300-99-29 with the victory.
Kronick entered Wednesday's game just one point shy of tying the Johns Hopkins career record for points. It took less than 17 minutes for her to move past Erica Suter at the top of the list as she assisted on a Kelly Baker goal in the 11th minute to tie Suter's mark of 141 points and she had the record to herself six minutes later when she got the helper on a Christina Conveygoal that gave the Blue Jays a 3-0 lead. Records are nothing new for Kronick, who had become JHU's all-time leading goal-scorer in the Blue Jays' last game.
The Blue Jays carried the 3-0 lead into halftime and added second-half goals from Hope Lundberg in the 50th minute and Issy Berkeyin the 81st minute to close out the scoring. Johns Hopkins took the first 30 shots in the game and ended with a 31-1 advantage in shots and a 10-1 advantage in corners.
Haley Jacobs posted 10 saves in goal for the Green Terror, who slip to 10-5 overall and 4-4 in the Centennial. The Terror still control their own fate in the race for a spot in the upcoming Centennial Conference tournament as two wins assures McDaniel of a spot in the five-team field.
No. 7 Emory 8, Agnes Scott 0
ATLANTA -- Emory Junior Karina Rodriguez recorded the first hat trick by an Eagle since the 2007 to lead the seventh-ranked squad to a 7-0 win against Agnes Scott on Wednesday night in Emory's final non-conference game of the regular season.
Emory has now won four consecutive games and nine of its past 10 to improve to 11-3-1 for the year with three regular season games remaining on the schedule, all University Athletic Association (UAA) matchups. The Scotties fell to 3-10-0 on the campaign with the loss.
The eight goals were a season-best for Emory, which took 50 shots during the game, with 31 on goal. Rodriguez and Grant led the way with eight shots apiece, while Bassell added seven shots, including a team-best six on frame.
Goalkeepers Liz Arnold, Gabrielle Pelura and Kristin Temple each split time in goal to combine for the Eagles' seventh shutout of the season. Arnold started and played the first 16 minutes, earning the win to improve to 10-2-1 for the season.
No. 9 Messiah 9, Lycoming 0
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- The Falcons scored six goals in the first-half to pull away from Lycoming in convincing fashion on Tuesday, winning 9-0. Eight different Falcons scored and six different Falcons collected an assist in the game.
Messiah moves to 13-2-1 overall with the win, and also 6-0 in the Commonwealth Conference.
The goals came early and often for Messiah as Corinne Wulf put the Falcons on top 1-0 in the sixth minute. She sent home a penalty kick score after Nikki Elsaesser was taken down on her attack within the right side of the box. Elsaesser would score her own goal in the 13th minute off a cross from Holly Burgard to the front of the net.
Less than three minutes later the Falcons began to take advantage of the Warriors' attempts to catch their opponent offsides. Elsaesser played give-and-go with Macaulay Soto to set up a through ball in the middle and towards an open look on Caitlin Dougherty. Soto put the shot past the keeper for a 3-0 advantage.
In the 21st minute, and in similar fashion, Alicia Frey put a pass through the Warriors' back row to Missy Biener for the first goal of her career.
Biener collected an assist of the Falcons' next score, sending a cross from the right side into the middle of the box. The ball bounced once in front of Dougherty and to the far side of the goal where Marisa Weaver scored her third goal in as many games.
Trisha Tshudy scored Messiah's sixth and final goal of the half after receiving a through ball from Carly Schaefer on the left side.
In the second-half the Falcons added three goals with Tshudy putting an unassisted shot high into the right corner in the 53rd minute. Erin Sollenberger then tallied three minutes later with another breakaway goal off a feed from Soto.
In the 88th minute Mackenzie Clapper completed the scoring with a header off a right-sided cross from Biener.
The Falcons outshot the Warriors 28-2, with 18 shots going on frame. Dougherty and Megan Maurer, who came into the game with 37 minutes left, combined for nine saves.