Whitman women upset No. 17 Linfield
By Jim Naprstek, D3Soccer.com
|Junior Karina Rodriguez had a
hand in all three goals for Emory.
After a roller coaster Saturday in DIII soccer, Sunday produced its fair share of exciting results.
At No. 6, Trinity (Texas) cruised to a 6-1 victory over Austin. Senior Shelby Guenthardt recorded a trio of goals, all in a span of six minutes (84', 89', 90'). The Tigers recorded 49 shots with 20 on frame.
The upset of the day came at the hands of Whitman, who were 2-nil winners over No. 17 Linfield. The Missionaries opened the scoring in the 10' on a through ball from senior Taylor Thomas who found Mackenzie Hughes. The senior would add her second of the day and seventh of the season in the 66' on a penalty kick. The Wildcats suffer their first loss of 2013, dropping to 8-1.
No. 7 Ithaca took care of business against Farmingdale St., winning 2-1. The Bombers jumped out to a two goal lead thanks to scores from seniors Jackie Rodabaugh in the 7' and Anna Gray in the 62'. The Rams would cut the lead in half in the 86' on a goal from freshman Amanda Khare, but that would be all they could muster.
The 10th-ranked Eagles of Emory defeated Centre 3-1. Junior Karina Rodriguez showed great form, participating in all three goals for Emory. Rodriguez opened the scoring in the 45', and assisted on goals in the 75' and 81'. Emory had a field day, putting 18 of their 37 shots on frame, resulting in 15 saves for Centre goalkeeper freshman Holly Hilton.
No. 15 Aurora handed in another victory in NACC play, defeating Lakeland 3-0. The Spartans would open the scoring in the 10' on a winner from senior Mariah Ziegenbein. Aurora would score two more times, once in the 31' by senior Jenee Lange and in the 48' by Nicole Wolfee. The win moves the Spartans to 4-0 in the NACC and 8-1 overall.
No. 18 Augustana took care of business against Grinnell, scoring three times in the opening 45. Freshman Jessa Rizzo (27'), sophomore Kelly Farrell (37') and freshman Kera Linn (38') brought the Vikings to a commanding 3-nil lead at the half. Farrell would add her second of the match in the 66'. The Vikings took 29 shots, forcing Grinnell senior goalkeeper Jordan Young to make 11 saves.
In a New England matchup, Amherst moved to 3-1-2 on the year with their win over Bates. Senior Sarah Duffy opened the scoresheet in the 24' on a through ball from junior Mel Stier. The Lord Jeffs would double their lead in the 38' on an unassisted goal from senior Hannah Cooper. In the 81', Megan Kim broke away from the defenders and ran herself to a one-on-one with Bates senior goalkeeper Anabel Schmelz, beating her for the third and final tally.
Puget Sound, standing at rounding out the rankings at No. 25 would need double overtime to defeat Willamette, winning 1-nil. Sophomore Meghan Ellis collected the rebound from seven yards out to push the Loggers to victory.