Swarthmore over Hopkins in revenge match; No. 2 CNU, No. 3 CMU move to 7-0
Saturday features a full slate of matches for both men and women, as well as the day that we'll conference play start in most regions. Check our scoreboard for today's schedule and up to the minute results. And if you wondering about where your team might appear in the rankings, check that out in our D3soccer.com Top 25 area.
In a rematch of a Centennial Conference play-off match from 2009, No. 11 Swarthmore travelled to No. 4 Johns Hopkins and won in Baltimore for the first time in 20 years, 2-1. Junior captain Micah Rose and junior Henry Ainley scored in the first half for the Garnet, while Scott Bukoski grabbed a goal in the second half for the Blue Jays, who slip to 5-1-1. Swarthmore improves to 6-0.
Plattsburgh State won its fourth game in a row, blanking Skidmore, 1-0. Sophomore Joey Jones had the game winner in the 15th minute for the Cardinals, who improve to 6-0-1. Skidmore slips to 3-3-1.
Elsewhere, No. 1 Calvin shutout Hiram 3-0, and No. 3 Carnegie Mellon went on the road to Colorado College and beat No. 19 Wheaton (Ill.) 1-0 in overtime. Carmen Minella had the winning goal for the Tartans.
No. 5 Hobart and No. 7 Rochester played to a 1-1 draw in Rochester, in match that the Statesmen tied up in 79th minute on a goal by sophomore Ian McGarty, his first of the season. Rochester had taken the lead in the 54th minute on a goal by sophomore Steve Welles. Hobart moves to 4-1-1 overall, and Rochester stands at 4-0-2.
With another win tonight, No. 6 Dominican remains undefeated at 6-0, and No. 10 Messiah moves to 5-1 with a 3-2 victory over DeSales. Senior Nick Thompson scored in the 85th minute to preserve the road win for the Falcons. DeSales falls to 5-2 with the loss.
No. 8 Williams played yet another overtime match, but this one ended scoreless against NESCAC opponent Connecticut College. The Ephs move to 2-0-1 while the Camels do the same at 2-0-1. No. 12 Macalester won a close 2-1 match at Wartburg in overtime, improving to 6-0-1. Sophomore Taylor Rasmussen scored in the 107th minute for the victory.
No. 14 Salisbury outshot Lynchburg 32-10, but played a man down in the second half and couldn't get by a determined Hornets squad for the win. Freshman Michael Releford had 11 saves on the day for Lynchburg, who moves to 4-2-1. Salisbury moves to 6-0-1.
No. 23 Wesleyan blanked Colby 1-0 on the road, No. 24 Wheaton (Mass.) cruised past Husson 4-0, and No. 25 Emory blasted Methodist University, 7-0 to improve to 6-0.
In women's Top 25 action, No. 1 Messiah blanked No. 21 Lynchburg 4-0, No. 3 Hardin-Simmons beat UT-Tyler, 2-1 in overtime, No. 4 William Smith got past No. 11 Williams 3-1, and No. 7 Johns Hopkins blasted Washington State 7-0.
No. 8 Augustana hosted No. 13 Calvin and played to a scoreless draw in a rematch of last year's Sweet Sixteen NCAA match won by the Knights. The Vikings move to 4-0-2, while Calvin moves to 6-1-1. No. 9 Rowan dominated Montclair State, 8-1, improving to 5-0-1 on the season, and No. 10 UW-Stevens Point rolled over UW-Superior 9-0, remaining undefeated at 7-0.
No. 19 Concordia-Moorhead defeated Gustavus 2-1 with two goals in the second half, No. 23 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps shutout Whittier 4-0, improving to 3-1-2, No. 24 Wheaton College (Mass.) shutout Worcester Polytechnic Institute 5-0, remaining unbeaten at 6-0-1.
Back to men's soccer, Eastern Connecticut was a 1-0 winner over Little East Conference foe Western Connecticut. Eastern Conn, who earlier played No. 24 Wheaton (Mass.) to a scoreless draw, improves to 5-0-1 on the season. In SCIAC play, Redlands defeated Pomona-Pitzer 3-1, improving to 3-0 on the the season.
In a key Capital Athletics Conference match, St. Mary's edged by Stevenson 3-2 in overtime on a goal in the 101st minute by freshman Pierre Zibi. St. Mary's starts at 1-0 in CAC play, while Stevenson slides to 0-1, 6-1 overall.