November 17, 2013

Sunday: shocked by Westminster and Rose-Hulman

Rose-Hulman and Ohio Wesleyan fight for control in Sunday's second round match.
Rose-Hulman athetics photo

Sunday is wrapping up and we have 11 of the Sectional berths accounted for, with five more on the line for this evening. We'll review some of the highlights of the day, but a full review will be posted soon.

On Saturday, the Wartburg and Kenyon men, and Washington U. and Wheaton (Ill.) women locked in their spot in the Sectional round.

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In a big upset, perhaps the biggest since Neumann defeated Messiah in the 2011 post-season, unranked Rose-Hulman (HCAC) shocked No. 1 Ohio Wesleyan 1-0. In spite of being outshot 23-4, the Engineers held on for the unlikely win. Sophomore Mike Smyser grabbed the game winner with an assisted goal in the fourth minute.

Another surprise has been the play of unranked Westminster (Mo.). After shocking No. 23 Carleton 1-0 on Saturday, Westminster did it again today as they edged Gustavus by the same score.

At No. 2 Rutgers-Camden, there was no upset in the air as the hosts cruised past Lycoming 4-0. RC will face No. 7 York (Pa.) in the Sectionals, as the Spartans edged No. 4 Stevens 2-1 in overtime.

Junior MaryClaire Pelletier had the game winner for William Smith.
Photo by Kathy Collins, HWS athletics.

No. 5 Amherst blanked Gordon to advance, and will face No. 15 St. Lawrence, winners over Wheaton (Mass.).

At Rochester, the No. 10 Yellow Jackets blanked Oberlin 3-0, and in Pittsburgh, No. 13 Montclair State defeated No. 11 Carnegie Mellon 1-0 on a goal by Lucas Terci.

In women's action, No. 10 Emory defeated No. 7 Lynchburg 2-1, bouncing back from a one goal deficit early in the match. The Eagles advance to the Sectionals and will play No. 6 Wheaton (Ill.) on Friday at a site to be announced.

At Thomas More, the 24th-ranked hosts advanced to the Sectionals with a 1-0 win over Hanover. Senior Kirstie Reilman scored the winning goal in the seventh minute off a corner kick by senior Emily Sanker. The Saints will play the winner of the Capital/UW-Whitewater match on Saturday.

In Baltimore, No. 5 Johns Hopkins needed a double overtime goal by junior Hannah Kronick to edge York (Pa.) 1-0. Williams also escaped their own pod with a 3-0 shutout of Keene State. The Ephs will face the Blue Jays on Saturday in the sectional round.

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