No. 8 Brandeis, No. 11 Carnegie Mellon win; No. 20 Wheaton wins CCIW
By the close of Friday, the conference tournament season looks ready to launch as we rolled out our D3soccer.com Conference Tournament Central. This is our second year of the CTC and we'll be updating tournament matches with results as they happen. The CTC provides links to all the conference pages where you can find the current standings and team pages.
But there is still much to be determined in who plays who, or who gets the NCAA AQ, and that remains to be true in the University Athletic Association.
|Junior Cole Christensen scored the game winner for the Tartans|
On Friday, No. 11 Carnegie Mellon maintained their conference lead with a 4-1 win over New York University. Connor Webb started things off for the Tartans with a goal in 34th minute, then minutes later, junior Cole Christensen headed home a corner kick by senior Ben Bryant for his second goal of the season.
Niki Chow scored NYU's only goal in the 64th minute off a PK. CMU improves to 11-2-1 and 3-1-1, while NYU falls to 10-5-1 and 2-2-1 in the UAA.
The picture in the UAA got a bit clearer when No. 8 Brandeis, another first place team, defeated Emory 3-1. As a result, Brandeis and Canegie Mellon will face off for sole posession of first place.
Senior Sam Ocel scored two goals for the Judges including the game winner three minutes into the second half. Brandeis improves to 15-1-1 and 3-1-1, while Emory is 8-6-2 and 2-2-1 in the conference.
Framingham State locked up the second seed in the MASCAC Tournament with a 2-0 win over Mass Maritime. Senior Jepherson Cardoso had both goals for the Rams.
Second-ranked Trinity blanked visiting UC-Santa Cruz 5-0, while No. 20 Wheaton shutout Millikin 3-0, locking up first place and top seed in the CCIW Tournament.
Lesley University wrapped its regular season with a 2-0 shutout of Anna Maria College. Freshman Chris Hunt scored his first goal of his collegiate career in the 54th minute, followed by a goal by senior Ahmad Abubakar to lock up the victory. The Linx improve to 11-4-2 and are 7-0 in the NECC.
21st-ranked Ohio Wesleyan edged Denison 2-1, but in the SCAC, Centenary shocked No. 24 Colorado College 1-0. The Tigers outshot the Gents 19-10 and had a penalty kick opportunity. But Centenary grabbed a great performance from senior keeper Robbie Ramirez and a key goal from senior Adam Ghaemmaghami for the upset victory.
Washington University shutout Rochester 1-0 in another UAA match-up. Junior Michael Flowers scored in the first half for the Bears.