Tufts blanks No. 6 Brandeis, No. 3 Wheaton women edge No. 2 Wash U
|Senior Ben Beaver scored the
winning goal for Franklin & Marshall
F & M athletics
Saturday's action started early as severe weather on the East coast impacted a number of schedules, and as usual in September, there were a number of surprising result.
On the road in Kentucky, No. 8 Ohio Northern fell to Thomas More 2-1 in overtime on junior Dexter Morgan's goal in the 100th minute. Home field advantage was no help as No. 13 Williams lost to No. 4 Amherst in double overtime on a late goal by senior Max Flikke, and Connecticut College couldn't convert in overtime and settled for a 2-2 draw with visiting Hamilton.
No. 8 Stevens had a 20-8 shot advantage on Houghton, but couldn't beat freshman keeper Jacob Dunnett and fell 1-0 in overtime. No. 15 Franklin and Marshall also went visiting on Saturday and came home with a 1-0 win over Washington College.
No. 1 Messiah defeated No. 3 Montclair State 3-1 in the rain to move to 8-0-0, while No. 2 Ohio Wesleyan survived a scare against Baldwin-Wallace, coming back to win 2-1. No. 7 Rutgers-Camden came back with two goals to tie in the final 15 minutes after falling behind to Rutgers-Newark, and then won the match in overtime on a goal by sophomore Mike Ryan. The Raptors improve to 8-0-0.
Wells College continued their best start ever with a 3-1 win over Oswego State, Western New England edged U of New England 2-1, giving coach Erin Sullivan the program record for all-time wins, and Trinity (Conn.) moves to 5-0-0 with their 1-0 win over Colby College.
|Wheaton junior Alexa Sharkey
and Washington U Kaylin Balley
Jerry Naunheim, WUSTL Photos
In women's action, No. 1 Johns Hopkins cruised past Muhlenberg, while No. 2 Washington University was edged by No. 3 Wheaton 1-0 in overtime.
No. 5 William Smith improved to 5-1-0 as the Herons blanked Fredonia 6-0, while No. 8 Messiah travelled to No. 10 Misericordia in a rematch from the 2012 NCAA post-season - unlike the previous outcome, the Falcons and the Cougars played to a scoreless draw. No. 17 Amherst and Williams fought through regulation and two overtimes, but also couldn't decide a winner, settling for a 0-0 result.
Scranton won their fifth straight match with a 3-2 defeat of Farmingdale State, while California Lutheran needed overtime to edge Redlands 2-1. In another SCIAC match, Occidental shut-out host Pomona Pitzer 1-0, improving to 3-1-1.
No. 18 Puget Sound fell to No. 25 Linfield 1-0 in a Northwest Conference battle. In the MIAC, No. 20 Hope played St. Mary's to a 1-1 draw, moving to 10-0-1 on the season.