No. 15 William Smith cruises; No. 21 Lynchburg women to 6-0 in Old Dominion
No surprise from undefeated Dominican on Wednesday, as they move to 11-0 with a 3-0 shutout of NAC foe Aurora University. And Salisbury finally gave up a goal in Wednesday's match with Stevenson. Men's match summaries continue below, but you can see more on Wednesday and Friday action, as well as the schedule for the weekend on our scoreboard. Our next update will be on Saturday evening.
In women's action on Friday, No. 8 Loras was a 3-1 victor over Wartburg, No.14 Trinity (Tex.) cruised past University of Dallas 6-0, and No.15 William Smith blanked Vassar 4-0 on two goals by senior BreLynn Nasypany.
No.21 Lynchburg edged past Washington & Lee University 1-0 in a key ODAC match-up. After 58 minutes of scoreless play, senior Betsy Kwiatkowski scored the unassisted game-winning goal for the Hornets, who outshot the Generals 29-4. Washington & Lee slips to 4-2 in conference play, and 6-4 overall. Lynchburg is perfect at 6-0, and 10-2 overall.
On Wednesday, No. 2 TCNJ couldn't score on No.22 Stevens, but kept the Ducks off the board as well, playing to a scoreless draw. Junior Kaitlin McClymont made 15 saves in the match. TCNJ moves to 11-0-1, while Stevens is 10-1-1.
For Saturday, some key men's match-ups include No. 9 Rochester facing 6-3 Brandeis, No.16 Johns Hopkins vs. 7-2-2 Dickinson, and No.20 Wash U hosting No. 6 Carnegie Mellon.
For the women, the spotlight will be No.18 Cal Lutheran as they face 6-2-3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. There will also be a number of important matches in the NESCAC.
For Dominican on Wednesday, sophomore Leo Elizalde scored just two minutes into the match, and the Stars added two in the second half in route to their win. Spartans senior goalkeeper Kevin Soderstrom stopped a Dominican penalty kick in the first half, but it wasn't enough as the Stars advance to 6-0 in NAC play, while Aurora slips to 4-1, 6-5-1 overall.
No.11 Salisbury finally gave up a goal, and in the process, lost their first contest of the season 2-1 to Stevenson. The Sea Gulls grabbed an early lead with a goal by senior Mike Napolitano in the 18th minute. Stevenson tied it up in the 60th minute with a goal by Josh Stover, the first goal allowed by Salisbury since September 8. Then in the 87th minute, Ansger Otto scored the game winner with his 13th goal of the season. In today's Capital Athletic Conference contest, there were 23 fouls and seven yellow cards issued, including a red card shown to the Sea Gulls in the 66th minute, who now stand at 10-1-2, 4-1 in CAC play. The Mustangs win their first CAC contest, moving to 1-3, 8-3 overall.
Top-ranked Christopher Newport remained undefeated at 11-0 by edging past Mary Washington 1-0. After a tense scoreless first half, sophomore Andrew Bonorden notched the game winner in the 58th minute. The Captains outshot UMW 14-12 in the match, and picked up their 7th shutout of the season. UMW falls to 7-2-1.
Wheaton (Ill.) finally picked up a win on Wednesday after nine straight matches that resulted in either losses or ties. The Thunder defeated Elmhurst 3-0 to begin CCIW play. Senior Cameron Risma scored the key goal in the 41st minute for the eventual game winner. With the victory, Wheaton improves to 3-6-3, while Elmhurst falls to 6-6, and 0-3 in conference play.
No.19 Muhlenberg blanked DeSales 2-0 to improve to 6-0-4. The Mules broke the scoreless tie in the second half when sophomore Danny Way scored off a free kick from senior Eric Williams. No.20 Washington University needed a successful penalty kick from junior Patrick McLean in the 86th minute to put away Westminster College, and No.22 Amherst sailed by Husson University 7-0.