Saturday: overtimes and close shaves continue
|Senior Joe Broekhuizen scored the first and
game-winning goal in Calvin's defeat of Olivet.
Photo by Eric Kelley, d3photography.com
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Nothing came easy on Saturday as most matches were decided by a goal or by penalty kicks. And 38 more matches are scheduled for Sunday - all of them finals that will determine conference AQs.
The UAA men was decided on Saturday when four teams all shared the top spot at 4-2-1. But it was Carnegie Mellon who won all tie-breakers and earned the AQ, in spite of their 1-0 loss to Emory.
The Northwest Conference women's AQ is still up for grabs and depends on the outcome of Sunday's Puget Sound match: if they win, they're in. If not, then the title and AQ goes to Linfield.
Al of Saturday's match results and Sunday's schedule is available on our Conference Championship Central page.
In men's action in the MIAC, Gustavus Adolphus pulled an upset by advancing past No. 16 Carleton in penalty kicks. The match had ended in a scoreless draw. In the women's final, Concordia-Moorhead advanced past Augsburg in PKs after also ending 0-0.
|Freshman Sadie Hayes nailed
the final penalty kick in Concordia-Moorhead's shootout victory
Photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com
In the CCIW, the No. 19 Wheaton men continued their strong rivalry with North Park as the two sides fought to a 1-1 draw. In the penalty kick round, senior Ryan Seager stopped two shots for the Thunder as they moved past the Vikings 4-1 in the shootout. In the women's CCIW final, No. 14 Wheaton junior Leah DeMoss won the match with a goal in the 80th minute, as the Thunder went on to defeat Augustana 2-0.
The DePauw men edged No. 21 Ohio Wesleyan in penalty kicks in another scoreless draw, and Southwestern did the same in their move past Colorado College in the SCAC. And to continue the theme, Williams used the same approach against Tufts as the Ephs move into the NESCAC finals.
In the NEWMAC, the No. 24 Babson men were set aside by MIT in penalties, while Wheaton did the same to the MIT women. In a great head-to-head match-up in the Liberty League, No. 10 William Smith edged No. 18 Union 3-2. Senior Whitney Frary scored the game-winner for the Herons in the 76th minute. On the men's side, the Engineers of RPI played Vassar to a 1-1 draw, and then took the AQ with a win in the shootout.
|Wheaton senior Ryan Seager
had two saves in the shootout with North Park.
Photo by Mike Hudson, thunderphotos.com
In the SUNYAC, No. 22 Plattsburgh State was surprised by Oneonta State 2-1. The USA South men's AQ was captured by Methodist in their 1-0 shutout of Greensboro, and No. 18 Eastern Connecticut State bested Mass-Dartmouth 3-1 for the Little East AQ.
Not everyone had to work so hard on Saturday, as No. 20 York cruised past Mary Washington 5-0, No. 9 Swarthmore shutout Johns Hopkins 3-0, and No. 17 Rutgers-Camden blanked Rowan 3-0. Transylvania took the HCAC AQ with a 4-1 defeat of Anderson, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps blanked Whitier 2-0 to win the SCIAC AQ, and Baruch came back from a 2-0 deficit to capture the CUNYAC AQ with a 4-2 victory over Brooklyn.