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Don't miss it | October 26, 2013

Roundup: Millikin upsets No. 1 Wheaton (Ill.)

Millikin 1, No. 1 Wheaton (Ill.) 0

DECATUR, Ill. -- Millikin upset top-ranked Wheaton (Ill.) 1-0 at the Millikin Soccer Field on Saturday.

The game's only goal came in the 30th minute when freshman Angela Pulice scored on an assist from senior Chelsea Smalley.

Wheaton kept the pressure on the young Big Blue squad all day, outshooting Millikin 25-4, but the Millikin defense kept the Thunder off the board. Senior goalkeeper Kyli Humm was outstanding in the nets with 10 saves while shutting out the top ranked team in NCAA Division III.

Millikin had never beaten the national powerhouse Wheaton program since the Big Blue started playing women's soccer in 1996. This is also the first time a Millikin women's team has defeated top-ranked team.

Wheaton is now 14-1-2, 5-1 while Millikin improves to 6-8-1, 1-5.

No. 4 William Smith 1, Clarkson 0

GENEVA, N.Y. — William Smith junior MaryClaire Pelletier scored the lone goal as the No. 4 Herons defeated visiting Clarkson 1-0 in a Liberty League match played on Saturday on Cozzens Field. With the win, William Smith earned its seventh consecutive Liberty League regular season title.

The Herons logged their 13th consecutive victory to improve to 13-1-0 and 7-0-0 in conference play. It is William Smith's 11th shutout this fall. Clarkson falls to 5-11-0 overall and 1-6-0 in the Liberty League.

It wasn't until the 55th minute that the Herons broke through for the game's only goal. Junior Madeline Buckley took a free kick after a foul on the Golden Knights. She pushed a pass to Pelletier who lofted a shot perfectly into the top left corner of the goal. It was Pelletier's fourth goal this season. It was Buckley's fourth assist. She now shares a team-high with 18 points.

Senior Chelsea Dunay played all 90 minutes and finished with two saves. It was her ninth shutout this season. Kim Kenline stopped five shots in all 90 minutes for Clarkson.

No. 5 Ithaca 4, Stevens Institute 0

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Fifth-ranked Ithaca (14-1-0, 6-0-0 E8) defeated Stevens Institute (8-8-0, 4-2-0 E8) on Saturday afternoon, dropping the Ducks by a score of 4-0 at Carp Wood Field on senior day. Senior Ellyn Grant-Keane, sophomore Kelsey King, junior Jessie Warren and freshman Jocelyn Ravesi all scored for the Bombers.

Sophomore Beth Coppolecchia started the game at keeper, making four saves in 75:06 of play. Senior Becca Lewis finished the contest, stopping the only shot she faced to complete the Bomber shutout.

Grant-Keane started the scoring for Ithaca, netting her third goal of the season in the 18th minute on a feed from fellow senior Anna Gray. The Bombers scored again in the 32nd minute, as King beat the Ducks' goalkeeper for her team-leading 10th goal of the season. Neither team scored again in the opening frame, giving the Bombers a 2-0 lead at the half.

Ithaca continued to roll in the second stanza. The Bombers scored two goals, starting with Warren's first of the season on a feed from King in the 53rd minute. Ravesi closed out the scoring for Ithaca, netting her first career goal with just under 14 minutes left to play in the game. Senior Jamie Ruddy assisted on Ravesi's goal, marking her first point of the season and securing the 4-0 win for Ithaca.

No. 6 Johns Hopkins 3, Gettysburg 0

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- In a matchup of two of the top teams in the Centennial Conference, it was sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins that scored three times in the second half, including twice in the final 72 seconds, to take a 3-0 victory at Gettysburg on Saturday night. The win is the fifth in a row for the Blue Jays, who improve to 15-1-1 overall and 8-0-1 in the Centennial Conference.

The victory secures the top seed in the upcoming Centennial Conference Tournament for the Blue Jays, who will host the tournament on the weekend of November 9-10. The Bullets (12-2-3, 7-2-1 CC) are assured of a bye in the upcoming Centennial Tournament and will play Haverford in one semifinal.

The Blue Jays fired off the first 10 shots of the game, but couldn’t break through until the 70th minute, when they capitalized on a defensive miscue by the Bullets. Under pressure, Gettysburg appeared to have a path to clear the area, but a misplayed ball ended up at the foot of Christina Convey, who dribbled through a pair of defenders and fired a high shot past Gettysburg goalie Eliza Gray from 10 yards out with 20:23 remaining in regulation.

With Gettysburg pressing, the Blue Jays struck twice in the final two minutes to put the game away.  Junior Hannah Kronick's three goals nearly matched the total number Gettysburg had allowed in its first 16 games combined as the Bullets had surrendered just five goals entering the game.

Kronick’s goal was her team-leading 16th of the season and the 59th of her career.  She is now tied for second in Centennial Conference history in career goals.

worked her way into the box to Gray’s right and fired a low left-footed shot that Gray got a piece of but couldn’t control to give JHU a 2-0 lead with 1:12 remaining. Senior Kelly Baker then got behind the defense 40 seconds later and took a long ball on the run and beat Gray to the far post for her eighth goal of the season.

The three goals nearly matched the total number Gettysburg had allowed in its first 16 games combined as the Bullets had surrendered just five goals entering the game.

Kronick’s goal was her team-leading 16th of the season and the 59th of her career. She is now tied for second in Centennial Conference history in career goals.

No. 8 Montclair State 3, Richard Stockton 0

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Senior Allison Wacker and sophomore Martina Landeka each scored in the first half as No. 8 Montclair State clinched the NJAC regular-season title for the second consecutive year with a 3-0 victory at Richard Stockton on Saturday afternoon.

Junior Melanie Greco had a goal for the Red Hawks, who remained unbeaten at 16-0-0. MSU also improved to 8-0 in the NJAC as it also earned the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the NJAC tournament which gets under way on Saturday, Nov. 2. Montclair, the defending league champion, will host a semifinal contest on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Montclair State posted its 14th shutout of the season as the Red Hawks allowed just one shot in the contest, an attempt by Briana Fischer in the second half that sailed high over the crossbar.

Meanwhile, MSU snapped a scoreless tie at the 13:03 mark of the opening half as Wacker scored her second of the season off a long shot from the side. Landeka added to the lead with 19:40 remaining banging in a rebound on an initial shot by Melissa Koster that was saved.

Greco got the final goal at 66:27 of the second half knocking in a crossing pass from junior Kerry Glynn.

No. 9 Messiah 1, Widener 0

CHESTER, Pa. -- Messiah held Widener without a shot on Saturday and took advantage of an early goal from Emily Schneider to win 1-0 on the road. The goal was Schneider's fifth of the season and came in the 16th minute off a pass from the right end line by Nikki Elsaesser

The Falcons dominated territory throughout the game, and Saturday's win marked the fifth time this season the Falcons have held their opponent with a shot in game.

The shots for Messiah, however, came early and often. The Falcons launched five shots—all saved—by the 13:10 mark. Their six shot came off the foot of Schneider after Elsaesser collapsed the defense with her attack to the right side of the net.

From that point Widener continued to be conservative with their defense even though that allowed Messiah to control possession. The Falcons struck five more shots in the first-half, but Valerie Perretti collected seven saves total in the first half to limit the damage.

The second half played similar to the first, with Messiah attempting another 13 shots and Perretti grabbing five more saves. Widener did manage to attempt its only corner in the second half but was unable to build any legitimate threat.

The win kept Messiah unbeaten in the Commonwealth at 7-0 and moved their overall record to 14-2-1. Widener fell to 13-2-3 overall and 3-2-2 in the conference.

No. 10 Hardin-Simmons 4, East Texas Baptist 0

ALBIENE, Texas -- Hardin-Simmons received all four of its goals from seniors as the Cowgirls defeated East Texas Baptist 4-0 at the HSU Soccer Complex on Saturday.

Jessica Stuckey put the Cowgirls on the board early in the game when she scored off a corner kick just 3:37 into the game. Caitlin Cramer converted a corner kick at the 32:59 mark to make it 2-0. It stayed 2-0 until Vivian Wells scored a pair of goals less than two minutes apart late in the second half. She scored off a cross from Jordan Lara at 76:47 and scored at the 78:27 mark unassisted.

Lexi Stinson worked the shutout in goal with a pair of saves. HSU has now shut out seven consecutive opponents. HSU outshot the Tigers 19-4 and 13-2 on goal in the game. HSU also had nine corner kicks in the game, compared to none for ETBU.

The Cowgirls have won 13 consecutive games and are 13-1 on the year and 9-0 in conference play. ETBU fell to 5-7-1 overall and 4-4-1 in league play. HSU is the ASC regular season champion and the No. 1 seed in the ASC Championship.

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