CNU tops No.11 Trinity, No. 7 Stevens stays stingy, No. 3 CMU falls
How do you say that no one won? Some say tie, while others claim draw is a better word for the pitch, but no matter how you say, this was a Saturday of teams playing equally. Here is a look at men's and women's soccer action from around the country today, including an update from San Antonio on tonight's big match between Trinity and Christopher Newport, a mention of the inability of anyone to score on Stevens, and a wrap of the first loss in four years for Williams. You can see additional scores and match reports on scheduled matches today on our scoreboard page.
In the final match at the Trinity Soccer Fall Classic, top-ranked Christopher Newport defeated No.11 Trinity 1-0. The Captains improve to 10-0 while Trinity falls to 8-2. After a scoreless first half where the Tigers outshot the Captains 6-2, junior Winston Mattheison took a pass from junior Brian Lybert in the 58th minute and beat Tiger keeper Joe Benefield for the game winner. It was Mattheison's third game winning goal of the season.
Goalkeeper Justin Wolfe had five saves for the Captain's sixth shutout of the season, and CNU outshot Trinity 13-11 in the intensely fought match. As an example of the intensity of play, there were a total of seven yellow cards issued, and in the 75th minute, a red card forced Trinity to play a man down for the duration of the match.
In women's NESCAC play, No. 15 Williams finally lost a conference match, falling to Amherst 1-0. Over the past four years, the Ephs are 36-0-2 against conference opponents. Freshman Amanda Brisco scored the key goal in the 64th minute to move the Lord Jeffs to 4-2-2, while Williams falls to 5-2-1.
In other women's play, No. 9 William Smith played Liberty League foe Hamilton to a scoreless draw, while No. 10 UW-Stevens Point edged past UW-Oshkosh 1-0 in WIAC play.
No. 7 Stevens played Empire 8 foe RIT to a scoreless draw, keeping the Ducks unbeaten at 6-0-2 overall and 1-0-1 in conference play. Incredibly, Stevens has not allowed a goal yet this season.
No. 2 Swarthmore avoided an upset by Gettysburg with a goal from senior Morgan Langley in the 70th minute. The 1-1 draw moves the Garnet to a 9-0-1 record, while Gettysburg falls to 2-6-1. No. 3 Carnegie Mellon fell to Chicago 2-1 in overtime. Alex Clifford scored in the 108th minute for the Marrons, who improve to 7-3. The Tartans fall to 8-1. No. 4 Dominican rolled Edgewood 6-0, No. 5 Messiah blanked Eastern Mennonite 3-0, and No. 6 Calvin played Olivet to a scoreless draw, sending the Knights to a 2-1-1 MIAA record, 8-1-1 overall.
How about a draw in the UAA? No. 8 Rochester played NYU to 0-0 in New York. The Centennial complied with today's theme as No.13 Johns Hopkins and No.19 Muhlenberg played to a scoreless draw. And No.20 Brockport fell to SUNYAC opponent Oneonta 2-0 to end the Golden Eagle's unbeaten streak.
In AMCC play, Medaille pounded Mt. Aloysius 10-0, improving to 8-3-1, and 1-1 in conference play. In Landmark Conference action, Merchant Marine played Catholic to a scoreless draw. The Mariners remain unbeaten at 7-0-2.
North Carolina Wesleyan improved to 7-3, and 1-0 in USA South Conference play after their 4-0 shutout of Greensboro College. Greensboro slips to 0-1 in conference, 3-8-1 overall. William Paterson went up 2-0 on Union, then held on for the final 10 minutes for a 2-1 win. Mike Lowe grabbed both goals for the Pioneers, who improve to 6-1-2. Union takes only their second loss of the season, falling to 7-2-1.
UC Santa Cruz cruised past the University of Dallas 5-1, while in the NJAC, Ramapo edged Kean 1-0, handing Kean their first conference loss of the season. Rob Santaniello had the game winner in the 75th minute for Ramapo, improving to 7-2-2, 2-1-2 in the NJAC. Kean falls to 3-1, 6-3-1 overall.