No. 8 Emory shuts out No. 23 Carnegie Mellon in regular season finale
ATLANTA -- Emory closed out its 2013 regular season with a shutout win against a nationally-ranked opponent, defeating 23rd-ranked Carnegie Mellon 3-0 at the Woodruff Physical Education Center on Saturday afternoon.
Emory will likely head into the NCAA tournament as an at-large bid with a 14-3-1 overall record, and winners of 12 of their last 13 games. The victory also extended the Eagles' win streak to seven games, while the defense recorded its fifth-consecutive shutout and 10th overall this season.
Carnegie finished its regular season with a record of 9-4-2, including a 3-3-1 mark in conference play.
No. 1 Washington (Mo.) 2, Chicago 0
CHICAGO -- Washington (Mo.) concluded regular season play with a 2-0 win at Chicago on Saturday afternoon.
Washington U., who claimed its ninth University Athletic Association (UAA) championship and earned the league’s automatic bid, finished the regular season with a 17-1 record and a 7-0 mark in the UAA. The 17 wins in the regular season are the most in school history. The school record for wins in a single season is 19, set in 2012.
No. 2 Trinity (Texas) 7, Dallas 0
SEGUIN, Texas -- Trinity reached the championship match of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament with a 7-0 shutout of Dallas on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers improved to 20-0-1 on the season with the win, which puts the team into the final for the third consecutive season.
Emily Jorgens enjoyed a record-breaking night in the game, dishing out a school-record five assists for the Tigers. She assisted on each of the first four goals scored by Trinity in the first half, then picked up another in the second half to break the school record.
With the five points, Jorgens also breaks the Trinity record for points in a single season with a total of 61 so far in 2013. She also tied the Tiger career mark for assists with the 58th of her career, drawing even with Erica Adelstein (1999-02).
No. 6 Johns Hopkins 2, Muhlenberg 0
BALTIMORE -- Juniors Hannah Kronick and Sydney Teng both scored first half goals, as Hopkins went on to beat Haverford 2-0 Saturday evening to win the 2013 Centennial Conference title. The Blue Jays only allowed the Fords six shots in the match as Senior Kelly Leddy made five saves to earn the shutout. The victory marks the ninth Centennial championship for Hopkins and 11th overall conference championship in program history.
Johns Hopkins finished as the only team to score in regulation in this year’s tournament, totaling 10 goals in two matches over the weekend. The Jays shut out Muhlenberg 8-0 in the semifinals, while Haverford and Gettysburg played to a draw in the second game Friday evening.
Senior forward Kelly Baker was named the tournament MVP after finishing with three goals and two assists this weekend. She put on a spectacular performance against Muhlenberg, tallying her first career hat trick and an assist in the 8-0 victory.
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No. 7 Ithaca 6, St. John Fisher 2
Senior Amanda Callanan and sophomore Kelsey King both scored a pair of goals in the contest, while senior Ellyn Grant-Keane and freshman Holly Niemiec each chipped in with one goal. Grant-Keane also added an assist in the victory, making her Ithaca's all-time assist leader.
Sophomore goalkeeper Beth Coppolecchia stopped 4-of-6 shots in the first 79:23 of play, while senior Becca Lewis held the Cardinals scoreless in the final 10 minutes of the contest.
No. 9 Messiah 1, Stevenson 0
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Messiah senior Alicia Frey netted the game's only goal in the 48th minute as the Falcons earned a hard-fought win against Stevenson for their seventh consecutive Commonwealth championship. The win marks the second consecutive season the Falcons have defeated the Mustangs in the conference final.
"I told our girls after the game 'you have to smile on that one,'" Messiah head coach Scott Frey said. "They had to fight and they had to earn it. We battled to beat a good team."
The Falcons battled, as Frey said, for much of the game against a Stevenson defense that was intent on not giving up many looks to the potent Messiah offense. The Mustangs played with 11 players in the Falcons' attacking third for the entire first half, and didn't begin to expand their field until Frey's goal forced a change in strategy.
Until Frey's score, Stevenson's plan was working well. They limited the Falcons to just six shots in the first-half, five of which did not go on frame.
No. 10 Misericordia, King's (Pa.)
DALLAS, Pa. -- Led by game MVP Megan Mahoney, Misericordia scored three goals in a six-minute span in the second half to beat King's (Pa.) 3-1 in the Freedom Conference championship match.
Mahoney had two goals and an assist to set a new school single-season scoring record with 51 points (17g, 17a).
Erin McGreal added a goal for the Cougars and Meghan Antrim had an assist.
Ivy Nulton scored the lone goal for King's.
Misericordia held a commanding 28-2 advantage in shots and had a 3-1 edge in corners.