Illinois Wesleyan remains perfect; Oshkosh men draw
After an exciting Wednesday in Top 25 action, Thursday proved to be a quiet day. But the weekend is offering a full slate of matches. You can check out the weekend schedule on our soccer scoreboard. You can also check our message board for the weekend's Top 25 team schedules, as well as add your own comments on the match-ups.
Scroll down for some quick hits on Wednesday action. But first a tale of two Titans, as well as a few updates on Thursday action.
On Thursday afternoon, No. 21 UW-Oshkosh went on the road to Concordia (Wis.) to face a team that had played No. 4 Dominican to a scoreless draw last week. The results of the non-conference match ended up in similar fashion with the Titans playing the Falcons to a 1-1 draw. Oshkosh is now 13-0-2 while Concordia is 8-3-3. Elsewhere, Haverford took Lasell to overtime, but a goal from David Restrepo made the difference in the 2-1 win for the Fords.
In women's action, No. 4 Illinois Wesleyan shutout CCIW foe Millikin 3-0, winning their school-record 14th straight match. Sophomore Emily Hinchman scored in the 18th minute for the Titans, followed by two goals from freshman Tillie Bill in the 78th minute. IWU improves to 3-0 in conference and 14-0 overall. Millikin falls to 1-2, and 9-3-1. In the IIAC, No. 7 Loras blanked Cornell 2-0 off goals by Kate Young and Ali Schmidt. The Duhawks outshot Cornell 27-3, moving to 4-0, and 13-1 overall.
In AMCC action, Penn State-Behren edged Medaille 2-1 on a last second goal, while in the GNAC, Norwich moved to 9-5 with a 4-0 win over Lyndon State. And in non-conference play, Gettysburg shutout York (Pa.) 2-0.
On Wednesday, North Carolina Wesleyan upset No. 1 Christopher Newport, 3-2. The Captains take their first loss of the season and fall to 12-1, and 1-1 in USA South play. With the win, the Bishops are 9-3-1, and in first place in the USA South at 2-0. The Captain's Kyle Rose scored in the 29th minute for the 1-0 lead, but Mark Wielitzka grabbed the equalizer in the 55th minute for the Bishops, who went ahead 15 minutes later Wesleyan would then take the lead in the 70th minute off a goal by John Mendy. Danny Franklin tied it back up for the Captains with a goal in the 82nd minute. But with less than three minutes to play, Owen White sent a ball in to the box where Wielitzka put in the winning goal, shocking the Captains as they gave up more than one goal for the first time all season.
No. 5 Stevens finally gave up a goal after 13 matches, playing USMMA to a 1-1 draw. Junior Anthony Roden saved the match for Stevens with a goal early in the second half, after the Mariners sophomore Cody Kessler put his side on the board in the first half. Kessler's goal was the first allowed all season by the Ducks and goalkeeper Zach Carr.
No. 17 Muhlenberg tried to keep ahead of Drew but with 10 minutes to play, the Rangers scored a second time to tie, and force a 2-2 result for the Mules. Drew is 10-1-2 on the season while Muhlenberg remains unbeaten at 7-0-5. And No. 25 William Paterson fell to TCNJ 1-0 on a goal by junior Ray Nelan. The Lions sophomore goalkeeper Adam Friedman saved a penalty kick in the final minutes to preserve the win.
In women's action on Wednesday, another unbeaten team fell as No. 3 TCNJ was shutout by William Paterson 1-0. In spite of outshooting the Pioneers 20-3, the Lions gave up only the second allowed all season, falling to 11-1-1. Wm. Paterson moves to first place in the NJAC, and improves to 8-2-3.