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No. 9 Quincy finishes undefeated

QUINCY, Ill. -- Quincy completed its first undefeated regular season with a lightening-shortened scoreless draw against No. 24 Truman State on Wednesday afternoon in Kirksville, Mo.

The No. 9 Lady Hawks (14-0-4, 12-0-3 GLVC), who had already clinched the GLVC tournament's No. 1 seed entering Wednesday's game, became just the fourth soccer team in QU history to go undefeated in the regular season.

On Wednesday, the top two teams in the GLVC squared off in a matchup of Top 25 teams.

The Lady Hawks held a 6-5 edge in shots for the game and a 4-1 lead in corner kicks.

No. 1 Grand Valley State 1, Ferris State 0

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. -- Offense was at a premium in Grand Valley State's 1-0 victory against Ferris State in a non-conference match on Wednesday afternoon. The No. 1 Lakers never gave the Bulldogs a chance to score, though, in one of their best defensive performances of the 2013 season.

Sophomore midfielder Katie Klunder scored the only goal of the match in the 33rd minutes on a pass from redshirt freshman forward Olivia Emery. Klunder now has three goals this year.

GVSU had several other opportunities, but caught either the post or crossbar. Five different Lakers drew iron on a shot, three of which came in the opening half.

No. 2 Colorado Mines 3, Metro State 0

GOLDEN, Co. -- Charged on offense and defense by its senior quartet, No. 2 Colorado Mines ran its record-breaking unbeaten streak to 31 consecutive matches Wednesday evening in Golden as the Orediggers blanked crosstown rival Metro State 3-0.

One of seven unbeatens remaining at week's beginning, Mines (16-0-1, 13-0 RMAC) extended the sixth-longest unbeaten mark in Division II lore with its nationally-leading 16th win and program-record 13th in a row. The Orediggers are tied for 17th in consecutive conference matches without a loss with 23 and 18th in consecutive conference wins with 16.

Mines finished with 10 of 23 shots on goal, led by Evans with four and Deleray with two, while defensive stalwarts Hopper and senior Kelsey Neal helped limit the Roadrunners to just nine attempts and four on-goal looks.  

Sophomore Jayln Yates denied the four looks, pushing her record to 16-0-1 in goal. The conference leader in goals-against average (.231) and save percentage (.933), Yates is four away from tying Briana Schulze (26; 2007-10) for the program lead in career shutouts with 22.

No. 5 Saint Rose 2, New Haven 1

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Saint Rose came back from an early 1-0 deficit with two first half goals and in the process recorded its eighth consecutive 15-win campaign a 2-1 victory against Northeast-10 Conference rival New Haven.

Junior midfielder Meeghan Arno scored the game-winner with her first strike of the season and also set up junior back Jourdan Thompson with the game-tying goal. It was Thompson's first marker this autumn as well.

Senior keeper Jessica Gerski recorded three saves for the Golden Knights (15-0-2/11-0-2 NE-10). At the other end, junior Natasha Purchla also turned aside three shots-on-target for the Chargers (9-4-3/7-4-2 NE-10) who arrived in New York's Capital Region having won four of their past five matches.

No. 7 California (Pa.) 1, No. 22 Shippensburg 0

CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- Led by a last-minute goal by junior Haley Henderson, the No. 7 Vulcans edged out No. 22 Shippensburg 1-0 to clinch their third-consecutive Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) regular-season title.

The win improves California (Pa.) to 14-2-1 overall and 14-1 in PSAC play. By clinching the PSAC regular-season title the Vulcans will now have hosting rights for the conference tournament beginning Nov. 5. Meanwhile, the Raiders fall to 10-5 in the PSAC and 11-5 overall.

Cal controlled play throughout the first half and held Shippensburg without a shot attempt. The Vulcans' best opportunity to score came nine minutes into the match when senior Kelsey Russo lifted a shot from inside the goal box high over the net.

Both teams exchanged scoring opportunities in the second half with junior goalkeeper Ashley Magruda earning a huge save on a Shippensburg shot from inside the goal box on a potential breakaway. The Vulcans finally broke through with less that four minutes left in the match when Henderson attempted a shot, controlled the rebound and snuck the ball inside the left corner of the goal to give Cal the lead. The Vulcans controlled the final three minutes of the match to earn the PSAC regular-season crown.

No. 8 American International 0, Adelphi 0

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- American International clinched the second seed in the upcoming Northeast-10 tournament with a 0-0 draw at the Adelphi Panthers.

The Yellow Jackets are now 13-1-2 on the campaign, with a 10-1-2 mark in the Northeast-10; Adelphi picked up a point to move to 10-1-4 and 8-1-4 in conference play.

By any statistical measure, the Yellow Jackets dominated the game. They outshot the Panthers 26-1, with shots on target favoring AIC 14-0 and corner kicks 6-0 to AIC as well.

However, despite the disparity, the Adelphi defense played tough, not allowing many high quality shots. The Jackets directed four shots on in the first, most notably a blast from 25 yards out by junior forward Sonia Basma that Whitney had to jump up and punch over the cage.

Lander 1, No. 10 North Georgia 0

DAHLONEGA, Ga. -- Lander made a second half goal stand up as the visiting Bearcats downed North Georgia 1-0 in Peach Belt Conference action. The loss drops the Nighthawks to 11-4-1 overall and 6-3-1 in league play.

In a scoreless first frame, UNG was able to force Lander's Katie Lyle to stop a pair of shots on frame as the Nighthawks outshot the Bearcats 9-5. North Georgia's Mallory Sayre gathered three of saves before intermission.

In the 61st minute of play Lander's Casey Black used an assist from Kimberly Kesler to break open the scoreless tie. Kesler fed a well-placed cross into the box that Black was able to finish between Sayre and the left post. The goal was her seventh of the season.

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