No. 6 Centre falls, No. 14 William Smith edges No. 17 Union
|Junior Gina Weiss had two
goals for the Cobbers in their win over St. Olaf.
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In women's soccer, Saturday and Sunday provided the usual late season upsets, adding more volatility to the upcoming conference tournament line-ups.
It was sixth-ranked Centre that felt the biggest hit of the weekend as the Colonels fell to Rhodes by a 2-1 score in the second overtime period.
Meanwhile No. 25 Wartburg couldn't get a second goal on the board against UW-Eau Claire, and had to settle for the 1-1 draw.
Concordia-Moorhead blanked St. Olaf 6-0 and in the process clinched their fourth MIAC regular-season championship in the past seven years. The Cobbers scored three goals in each half, with junior Gina Weiss with two on the day.
The City College of New York continued their CUNYAC dominance with a 7-0 win over Medgar Evers. The Beavers had not yet allowed a conference this season, and improve to 13-2 with the shutout. Farmingdale State wrapped up the regular season with a 4-0 win over The Sage Colleges, as Head Coach Chris Roche earned his 100th career win. He holds a career coaching record of 100-55-10.
No. 12 Wheaton (MA) couldn't get by Babson in a scoreless draw, but rebounded on Sunday with a win over Plymouth State. Elsewhere in New England, Western Connecticut upset No. 23 Mass-Boston 4-2. Sophomore Sarah Menta had two goals for the Colonials, while Krista Ledin had two for Mass-Boston.
In the only head-to-head Top 25 match of the weekend, No. 14 William Smith edged No. 17 Union 1-0. Freshman Alexis Koral scored the game winner for the Herons, who improve to 12-2-1. With the loss, Union falls to 13-2-0.