October 12, 2013

Saturday wrap: No. 3 Wash U women hold off No. 14 Carnegie Mellon

By Jim Naprstek, D3sports.com

Senior Jess Johnson had a goal and an assist in Washington's win over Emory.
Photo by James Byard/WUSTL Photos

Saturday ended with more predictable results than in previous weeks, but there were yet a few upsets and surprises that will impact the Top 25 and the conference races.

The spotlight for the men was on top-ranked Ohio Wesleyan traveling to No. 5 DePauw for a match that would be both a test for the Bishop's undefeated record and for DePauw's Top 5 ranking. At the end of 90 minutes, the Bishops prevailed 3-1 in a well fought match. The Tigers mark their first loss of the season and fall to 11-1-1, while the Bishops improve to 14-0-0.

No. 3 Rutgers-Camden battled No. 9 Montclair State to a scoreless draw, and Messiah upheld their No. 4 ranking with a 3-nil defeat of Elizabethtown. In front of a crowd of 2,122, Messiah scored on three of their 14 shots on goal. The win moves the Falcons to 12-1 on the year.

Brooklyn College cruised past John Jay 5-0 on senior Dmitry Prokofyev's hat trick, while Worcester State downed Mass Maritime 4-1 on a pair goals and an assist from senior Brendan Whitson.

No. 6 Amherst would need three second half goals to fend off Colby, winning 3-1, remaining on top of the NESCAC at 6-0-2, 8-0-2 overall. Freshman Christopher Martin scored in the 39’ and 47’ for his third and fourth goals of the year.

Bishop's senior Peter Jacobi scored the winning goal against DePauw.
Photo by Mike Serbanoiu

On their home pitch, No. 7 Brandeis was upset by No. 24 Rochester 3-2 in UAA play. Despite the Judges scoring first in the 56’, Rochester would get back in the match just minutes later in the 62’ on a goal from sophomore Sean Daly. The Yellowjackets would find the winner in the 78’, on a goal by freshman Jeff Greblick. The loss drops Brandeis to 10-2-1 overall and 1-1 in the UAA.

The No. 8 Ducks of Stevens Institute kept their conference record in perfection with a 3-nil victory over Utica. Sophomore Carson Pryor’s two goals in the first half propelled Stevens to a comfortable lead, one which they would insure with a goal in the 64’ by freshman Chris Renna.

No. 16 Brockport State was edged by Geneseo State 2-1, losing their first SUNYAC match of the season, and No. 21 Wheaton shifted two suburbs East to CCIW foe Elmhurst and played to a scoreless draw. Wheaton drops to second place in the conference at 2-0-1, 9-3-1 overall.

In women's action, top-ranked Johns Hopkins couldn't get past Haverford, settling for a 2-2 draw, and No. 3 Washington University bested No. 12 Carnegie Mellon 2-1. No. 5 William Smith edged Union 1-0, and remains tied for the top spot in the Liberty League at 4-0-0, 10-1-0 overall.

Scranton won their 11th straight match, coming from behind to defeat Ursinus 3-2. Senior Samantha Russo scored her 5th game winner of the season, and 15th of her career.

No. 10 Lynchburg edged Bridgewater 1-0 to improve to 7-0 in the ODAC and 13-1 overall, and in the NESCAC, No. 22 Bowdoin were 3-1 winners over Hamilton, and first place Middlebury improved to 5-1, 7-1-2 with a 2-0 shutout of Trinity.

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