Wednesday wrap: Ursinus topples Franklin & Marshall
By Jim Napstek, D3sports.com
Freshman Ryan Molyneaux scored the game winning goal for Ursinus on Wednesday.Ursinus athletics
In Wednesday action, TCNJ continued to make trouble for ranked sides, drawing with No. 2 Rutgers-Camden, while the Ithaca women edged Misericordia.
In the lone upset of the night, the Ursinus men toppled No. 15 Franklin & Marshall in overtime to hand the Diplomats their second straight loss. Freshman Ryan Molyneaux scored the game winner in overtime on a short pass from freshman Jared Kimelheim.
Newly crowned No. 1 Ohio Wesleyan took care of Capital, winning 2-nil on two late goals. Sophomore Evan Lee scored in the 70’ from the center of the pitch. Ten minutes later, the Battling Bishops would double their lead on the foot of junior Colton Blocher who capitalized on a turnover in the defensive end of the pitch.
TCNJ brought a scare into No. 2 Rutgers-Camden after senior Kevin Shaw converted a penalty in the 30’. The one goal lead would stand until the 74’ when senior Stevan Austino found the equalizer for the Raptors. Neither team could find a winner after that, ending the match in a draw.
York, who toppled last week’s No. 1 Messiah had a scare of their own on Wednesday, falling behind 1-nil to Eastern. In the 12’, sophomore Eric Giovagnoli surprised the backline with a shot find the back of the net for the seventh time this year. The Spartans would answer 15 minutes later, equalizing in the 28’ thanks to sophomore Brendan Saberton. The two sides would stay deadlocked until the 72’ when senior Jake Hower netted the go-ahead goal, followed by senior Austin Johnson's insurance goal in the 83’.
No. 8 Stevens was a 2-1 winner over Wilkes, thanks to a 58’ goal from senior Curtis Stecyk. Sophomore Carson Pryor scored the first goal of the game in the 27’ for Stevens, only to have junior Eric McAnena equalize for Wilkes in the 39’. The win moves the Ducks to 7-1-1 on the year.
At No. 12, Montclair State made quick work of their early deficit, defeating Rutgers-Newark 5-2, while No. 23 Wheaton (Ill.) defeated Carthage 2-1.
In women's action, the seventh-ranked Ithaca Bombers edged No. 15 Misericordia 1-nil. Senior Ellyn Grant-Keane was the lone goal scorer, tallying in the 10’. No. 7 Ithaca moves to 9-1-0 on the year, while No. 15 Misericordia falls to 7-2-1.
This week’s No. 6, Montclair State, made quick work of Rutgers-Newark, winning 6-nil. Jessica Kiniery recorded a hat-trick for the Red Hawks (20’, 81’, 83’).
Unranked UMass-Boston won their fourth in a row, blanking Colby-Sawyer 3-0. Krista Ledin had two goals and an assist in the win.
No. 8 TCNJ silenced Rutgers-Camden in a NJAC matchup, scoring four times in the second half, while No. 13 Aurora made quick work of Dominican in a NACC battle, scoring four times in the first half en route to a 6-0 victory.
At No. 14, Augustana fell to the Milwaukee School of Engineering 2-1 in overtime, and No. 18 Rowan University benefited from three unanswered goals in their match with Richard Stockton to win 3-1. Erika Suhl (57’,76’) scored twice, including the game-winner.
In MIAC play, Macalester spoiled the party for No. 23 St. Benedict. The Scots rode the wave of a goal in the 46’ by junior Bonnie Gale to carry them to victory. Freshman Heather Kaluzniak made nine saves in the loss for the Blazers.