Sectionals day two: Haverford advances; Calvin men, Centre women into Final Four.
|Senior captain Sam Yarosh scored the game winner for Haverford on Saturday
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The snow has ended in the Midwest, and the Saturday results are in. But the weather did disrupt one match, as No. 17 Loras and Wheaton (Ill.) had to be pushed back to Monday due to snow in Dubuque, Iowa.
Be sure to check out our men's and women's Sectional previews as you watch your team play in the quarterfinals on Sunday.
Two of our Final Four teams has been settled as the third-ranked Calvin men defeated top-ranked Kenyon 1-0 on a goal in the 83rd minute by freshman Jacob Witte. And the 12th-ranked Centre women will be in Kansas City in December with their 4-0 shutout over No. 14 Calvin. Junior Destinie Graves scored three goals in the win for the Colonels.
|Junior Kara Shue scored the game winning goal overtime for the Herons
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At Amherst, the No. 4 ranked hosts shutout No. 12 Lycoming 2-0, with goals from junior Andrew Orozco and senior Nico Pascual-Leone. The Warriors finish their most successful season in program history at 18-2-2. Amherst gains the Elite Eight and will face No. 2 Trinity (Texas), as the Tigers handed No. 5 Brandeis a 2-0 defeat. Freshmen Christian Sakshaug and Austin Michaelis scored for the Tigers. The Judges end their season at 18-3-1.
In Pennsylvania, No. 8 Haverford blanked No. 20 St. Lawrence with a 2-0 win. Both sides had nine shots each in the tightly contested match. The Fords had goals from seniors Sam Yarosh and Brady Seitz, as Haverford advances to the quarterfinal round and will play No. 7 Oneonta State. The Saints finish their season at 16-4-2. The Red Dragons blanked No. 20 MIT 2-0. Senior Jared Van Brunt and junior Dillon Johnson scored for Oneonta State. The Engineers wrap up one of their best seasons in program history at 18-3-1.
In women's action in St. Louis, Washington University edged a feisty Wartburg side 1-0. Sophomore Megan Renken scored in the 85th minute on a long ball from junior Katie Chandler. The Knights finish their season at 15-5-3. The Bears advance to the Elite Eight and will face No. 24 UW-Whitewater. The Warhawks upset No. 6 Illinois Wesleyan in overtime on a goal by sophomore Marie Lesperance. The Titans end up at 20-3-0, finishing their second straight season as a Sweet Sixteen team.
In Geneva, NY, No. 3 William Smith scored early in the second half to defeat No. 13 Brandeis 1-0 on a goal by junior Kara Shue. Senior Krista Longo settled a long throw and settled the ball, and fed Shue for the winner. The Herons had the shot advantage at 18-11 but Brandeis had the shots on goal advantage in the match that featured great defensive play. The Judges end their campain at 15-3-4. Advancing to the fourth round, the Herons will face 7th-ranked Willams, who edged 19th-ranked Stevens 2-1. The Ephs got the game winner from freshman Kristina Alvarado. The Ducks end their season at 18-4-1.
Back in Pennsylvania, hosts No. 2 Messiah blanked No. 18 Rowan 3-0 to advance to the Elite Eight. The Falcons outshot the Profs 31-1 with goals from Nikki Elsaesser and Holly Burgard. Elsaesser's two goals give her 30 on the season. The Profs finish up at 15-3-2. The Falcons will play No. 16 Swarthmore, as the Garnet advanced past No. 15 Hardin-Simmons 5-4 in PKs, after a 1-1 draw. The Cowgirls finish their season at 19-2-2.