Puget Sound upsets No. 11 Wash U, Redlands edges No. 17 Hardin-Simmons
On Saturday, the women's NCAA tournament continued with rounds one and two getting underway. While the D3soccer.com's top 10 women all prevailed (in convincing fashion), there were a handful of surprises.
|Senior Robin Vieira scored as
time expired to move Puget Sound to the second
Washington U. photo
9 of those 10 teams all won without allowing a goal scored, moving into the second round on shutouts. No. 4 Wheaton (Ill.) fell to Hope on Friday.
No. 1 Lynchburg cruised past Salem 4-0 as the Hornets look to leverage their top ranked position and momentum to get back to the Final Four for the first time since 2009. The Hornets have now made an appearence in eighth consecutive NCAA tournaments.
No. 2 Messiah blanked Brooklyn 5-0, while No. 3 Trinity (Texas) downed No. 23 Texas Tyler 3-0.
No. 8 Montclair State struggled but cleared Lesley 1-0, and No. 9 Thomas More defeated Maryville 6-0.
Puget Sound provided the day's upset in shocking fashion, defeating No. 11 Washington U., 1-0 on a last second goal by senior Robin Vieira. In the 90th minute, junior Danielle Silver crossed a high ball in the box, and Vieira grabbed the opportunity to move the Loggers into the second round.
|Capital junior Maura Fortino
converted her penalty kick, sending the Crusaders to the Second
Photo by Andrea Kjerrumgaard
In another upset, Kenyon surprised No. 13 Emory 1-0 on a first half goal by senior Becca Romaine. The Eagles outshot the Ladies 23-3, but could not convert. Ladies' junior goalkeeper Alissa Poolpol had a record 10 saves in the match.
The third upset and the second involving a West Coast team was Redlands 2-1 defeat of No. 17 Hardin-Simmons. Junior Jen Franklin scored the game winner on a feed from classmate Summer Norquist. The Bulldogs overcame a Cowgirl team that was making its 12th straight appearence in the NCAA tournament, having won the championship in 2010.
No. 25 Illinois Wesleyan University moves into the third round for the first time in program history as the Titans defeated Hope College 2-1. The Titans won the match on the road, yet in familiar surroundings - Joe Bean Stadium at Wheaton College has hosted many CCIW matches between the Thunder and the Titans. Senior Ashley Montijo and sophomore Skyler Somko scored for the Titans, while Erin Brophy cut the lead late in the match with a goal in the 80th minute.