Saturday mid-day update: St. Lawrence edges Eastern Conn. St. in OT
|Senior Patrick Ebobisse
scored the game winning goal for Williams in their win over
Photo by Williams Athletics
First round action kicked off on Saturday morning with women's matches at Messiah, Amherst, and William Smith, and men's matches at Williams and Loras. First round matches continue all day and wrap up with late matches at Trinity and Wheaton.
In men's action, No. 2 Loras struggled to get on the board but finally overcame St. Scholastica 1-0 on a late goal.
No. 6 Montclair State had to work to get by Salve Regina 1-0, the Commonwealth Coast Conference champs, while No. 7 Williams were 2-1 winners over Thomas, the champions of the North Atlantic Conference. Freshman Mohammed Rashid sent a cross into the box for senior Patrick Ebobisse, who put it away for the winner in the 60th minute.
No. 20 York outshot St. Joseph's (Long Island) 31-3, but the Eagles wouldn't go easily as the Spartans needed until the 60th minute to get their first round 1-0 victory. Chris Muhs grabbed 13 saves for the Eagles, the champions of the Skyline Conference.
|Senior Cody Pearson scored
the lone goal in York's win over St. Joseph's (L.I.)
Photo by Zach Clabaugh
No. 25 Scranton cruised past Elms College 6-0, and North Park defeated Washington U. 4-1. Oneonta State battled MIT in a goal-filled match but scored their fourth goal in the final 15 minutes to win 4-2.
Wisconsin-Platteville earned their way into the second round with 3-2 shootout win against Gustavus Adolphus.
In women's action at Amherst, the Lasers of Lasell College (GNAC) pulled a major upset by defeating the ten-ranked Amherst Lord Jeffs 3-1. The Lasers move in to the second round for the first time in program history, and avenge two straight losses to NESCAC teams in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
In Grantham, PA, the top-ranked Messiah women had to battle Roger Williams into the 76th minute before the Falcons could get a lead and hold on to win 2-1. Junior keeper Stephanie Jaques had eight saves for the Hawks.
Oneonta State senior Eric Fortier scored the Red
Dragon's second goal in their win over MIT
No. 2 Hardin-Simmons edged Chapman 1-0 on an early goal by junior Taylor Thigpen, while No. 4 Washington U. shut down Transylvania 3-0. Bear sophomore standout Anna Zambricki scored the game winner in the 57th minute.
No. 16 Thomas More faced a test in their match with No. 24 Augustana but came away with a 1-0 win off a goal in the 66th minute by senior Abby Gindling.
No. 18 Wheaton (Mass.) edged Westfield State 1-0 in overtime, while the No. 19 Middlebury Panthers defeated Castleton State 3-1.
No. 21 Williams shutout Farmingdale State 2-0 and moves on to face Wheaton (Mass.) on Sunday.
Ohio Northern played Rochester Institute of Technology to a 1-1 draw, but emerged with a shootout victory to advance to the second round against host Carnegie Mellon on Sunday.