Kean women tie No. 4 TCNJ
By Jim Naprstek, D3sports.com
|Ithaca sophomore Kelsey King
scored the game winner for the Bombers on
The top-ranked Wheaton College Thunder continued their dominance this season with a 2-nil victory over No. 25 Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday. After a scoreless first half, junior Sarah Guidera headed in the game-winning goal in the 51’. Guidera would be joined on the scoresheet in the 72’ by senior Leah DeMoss to seal the victory.
No. 4 TCNJ played to a 1-1 draw with Kean on Saturday. The Cougars jumped out to a 1-nil lead in the 31’ on a goal from Angie Lopez. The sophomore connected with a one time on a free kick. The lead would stand until the 83’ when senior Katie Lindacher equalized for TCNJ. The Lions earned a corner and Lindacher was able to knock in the loose ball.
At No. 3, Montclair State cruised to a 4-0 win over New Jersey City. Two goals in the opening three minutes paced the Red Hawks to their 15th victory on the year. Kaila Fasano added a goal (3’) and an assist in the win.
In a matchup of two Top 25 squads, No. 6 William Smith blanked No. 24 Skidmore, 2-0. Senior Olivia Zitoli scored off a corner in the 31’ to put the Herons in front. The lead would double in the 65’ when junior Madeline Buckley sent home a rebound. William Smith improves to 12-1 on the year.
Former No. 1 Johns Hopkins cruised to a 9-0 victory over Bryn Mawr. The No. 7 Blue Jays tallied four times in the first half and five additional times in the second. Freshman Vania Ludman scored twice for Johns Hopkins (48’, 74’) and junior Sydney Teng added two assists, while junior Hannah Kronick set the program record for the most career goals with her 56th.
The No. 8 Bombers of Ithaca College improved to 12-1 in 2013 with their 1-nil victory over Nazareth. Sophomore Kelsey King scored her ninth goal of the year in the 81’. Both teams were fairly even with their shots, but the Bombers held a significant advantage in corner kicks.
The No. 9 Falcons of Messiah improved to 11-2-1 with their dominant victory over Stevenson. Sophomore Macaulay Soto scored her fourth of the year in the 22’ on an assist from senior Emily Schneider. Just five minutes later, senior Ali Rogers scored her first of the year to double the Messiah lead. The Falcons would score two more times in the second half to finish off the 4-nil win.