No. 4 Messiah men defeat No. 15 York for first time in five years
There weren't many matches on this light Tuesday, but we checked in on a handful of key contests in women's soccer, and a big match in men's soccer. Tuesday is also the day that we release our weekly Top 25 poll so take a look at the changes and who is new this week. And you can check all of today's results and as well as the schedule for the week in our scoreboard area.
4th ranked Messiah improves to 9-1 with a 2-0 shut out of No.15 York in Grantham this evening. It was the Falcon's first win over the Spartans in five years. Freshman Sheldon Myer had the game winner in the 36th minute off an assist by Trevor Lee, while Junior Sam Woodworth added an unassisted insurance goal in the 74th minute. Messiah out-shot York 18-10 in the match between the non-conference rivals. The Spartans slip to 9-4 with the loss.
In NEWMAC action, Springfield hammered Smith 10-0, improving to 3-1 in conference play, and Babson was a 2-1 winner over Clark. Babson's league record now stands at 3-0-1. MIT was a 2-0 winner over WPI, improving to 9-2, and 3-1 in NEWMAC play.
In the NAC conference, Castleton State improved to 10-2, and 4-0 with a decisive 6-0 victory over Green Mountain College. Junior Courtney Chadburn had a hat trick in the win. Elsewhere, Western Connecticut defeated Worcester State 1-0, Rochester was a 2-1 victor over Nazareth, and in NECC play, Mitchell defeated Elms 2-1.
No. 3 Hardin-Simmons defeated Southwestern University 3-1 to stay undefeated, improving to 10-0. Junior Miranda Bersosa scored early for the Cowgirls in the 5th minute, followed three minutes later by a goal from senior Carlyn Powers. In the 13th minute, Amy Kuykendall beat two defenders and scored an unassisted goal to wrap scoring for the hosts. Southwestern fought back in the 29th minute with a goal by junior Danielle Madison, but the comeback effort fell short. HSU outshot Southwestern 32-6 in the match, while sophomore Sarah Nonaka had 15 saves for the Pirates.
Otterbein blanked Heidelberg 4-0 today, moving to 2-0 in the OAC and 9-0-1 overall. Senior Tara Smith scored off a cross in the sixth minute for the game winning goal. Junior Adrienne Novak and freshman Chelsea DeLay added a pair of goals late in the first half, and sophomore Molly Kroger scored in the second half to wrap it up for the Cardinals, who out-shot Heidelberg 27-1. Heidleberg slides to 0-2 in OAC play, 7-5 overall.
No. 6 Augustana shut down UW-Whitewater 5-0, remaining unbeaten at 9-0-2. Junior Ashley Higuchi scored her third goal of the season and the game winning goal in the 8th minute of play. With the loss, the Warhawks fall to 5-5-0. No. 8 Loras edged past UW-Platteville 1-0, and improve to 10-1. The Duhawks will face IIAC opponent Wartburg on Friday.
In Wheaton, visiting 7th ranked UW-Stevens Point scored early in the match against the Thunder, but could not hold the lead as No. 10 Wheaton had a productive second half, winning 4-1. Senior Mary Jean Cornelius scored for the Pointers in the 13th minute on an unassisted goal, but sophomore Val Lelle scored the equalizer for the Thunder off a corner kick in the 44th minute. Junior Ali Kopelman scored the game winner for Wheaton in the 63rd minute of play. Wheaton had a 17-8 shot advantage in the match, while the Pointers held a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks. Stevens Point suffers their first loss of the season and slips to 10-1, while Wheaton improves to 10-2.
No.13 Calvin played Alma to a 1-1 draw in MIAA action. The upset minded Scots scored first on freshman Taryn Handyside's goal in the 14th minute. The Knights answered back with the equalizer in the 27th minute on a goal by senior Elaine Schnabel. Calvin out-shot Alma 26-7, and moves to 8-2-2, 1-1-1 in conference play. Alma is now 8-3-1, and 1-0-1.
Moving into New England, No.20 Wheaton College cruised to a 5-1 victory over NEWMAC foe Wellesley College. Freshman Nicole Sherman scored the game winner in the 38th minute for the Lyons, who improve to 11-1-1, and 3-1-1 in conference play. Wellesley suffers its first conference loss and falls to 5-5-1, and 2-1-1.
In other NEWMAC action, Springfield hammered Smith 10-0, improving to 3-1 in conference play, and Babson was a 2-1 winner over Clark. Babson's league record now stands at 3-0-1.
Elsewhere, Western Connecticut defeated Worcester State 1-0, Rochester was a 2-1 victor over Nazareth, and in NECC play, Mitchell defeated Elms 2-1. In the NAC conference, Castleton State improved to 10-2, and 4-0 with a decisive 6-0 victory over Green Mountain College. Freshman Courtney Chadburn had a hat trick in the win.