October 27, 2013

Weekend wrap: top-ranked Wheaton women fall to Millikin

Senior Chelsey Smalley had the assist in Millikin's winning goal against No. 1 Wheaton.
Photo by Kevin Krows/Millikin University

The weekend action wrapped up with a number of surprising results, as well as some very close calls. For most programs, there is now just one week remaining to establish a position in the conferences tournaments. The coming week will make or break the season's goals for many.

The most shocking result of the weekend was easily Millikin University's 1-0 shutout of Wheaton (Ill.) in the CCIW. It was the first ever win for the Big Blue over Wheaton, and the first loss of a Wheaton team to a team with a sub .500 record in over 18 years.

The Big Blue got their goal in the 30th minute from freshman Angela Pulice on an assist from senior Chelsey Smalley. Wheaton outshot Millikin 25-4, yet senior keeper Kyli Humm made 10 saves on the way to Millikin's biggest win in program history.

In men's action, No. 23 Oberlin fought off the top-ranked Ohio Wesleyan attack, settling for a scoreless draw. No. 2 Messiah scored three times in the final 10 minutes to down Widener 3-0, and No. 3 Rutgers-Camden were 4-1 winners over Ramapo. With the win, the Raptors become only the 12th team in NCAA DIII history to run up a 30 game unbeaten streak.

No. 9 Texas-Dallas played Mississippi College to a 1-1 draw in the ASC, Skidmore upset No. 14 St. Lawrence 1-0 on a goal by junior Brock Bakewell, and No. 15 Randolph blanked Bridgewater 3-0.

Franklin and Marshall worked out some frustration with a 4-0 shutout of No. 17 Dickinson. Devon Malfitano scored the game winner, and Ben Beaver had two goals as the Diplomats improve to 11-3-2. Dickinson falls to 11-4-1, and both sides are now knotted at 4-3-1 in the Centennial.

Baruch edged York (NY) 3-1 and finished first in the CUNYAC standings for the second straight season, and in the SCIAC, Redlands cruised past Caltech 5-0 to improve to 10-4-0.

In women's action, No. 4 William Smith edged Clarkson 1-0 to clinch the regular season Liberty League title, earning their 11th shutout of the season. No. 10 Lynchburg fought No. 20 Washington and Lee into the second half, earning a 1-0 win, improving to 17-1-0, 11-0-0, and clinching the home field advantage in the ODAC tournament.

Adrian stunned No. 16 Calvin with a late goal, winning 1-0 and breaking the Knights 12 game unbeaten streak, while No. 18 Linfield won two matches this weekend, moving to 14-1-1 and holding onto first place in the NWC at 10-1-1.

In the NEWMAC, WPI played the league leading Springfield Pride to a 1-1 draw, and Scranton moved into first place in the Landmark with their 4-2 win over Drew.

Wesleyan played No. 22 Middlebury to a 1-1 draw in NESCAC play, and in the Liberty League, St. Lawrence edged No. 25 Skidmore 1-0 in overtime.

No contests today.
No contests today.
No contests today.