Top 10 Roundup
Princeton breaks 17-game winning streak, upset by Penn State
Last Updated - September 15, 2013 5:40 GMT
No. 1 North Carolina 8, Radford 1
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – With a balanced attack that included goals from six different players, North Carolina beat visiting Radford 8-1 on Sunday afternoon at Francis E. Henry Stadium. UNC improved to 6-0 with the win, while the Highlanders fell to 1-4.
Sophomores Nina Notman and Casey Di Nardo each scored twice for the Tar Heels, who continued to spread goals throughout the team. This fall, 14 different players have at least one goal and nine have two or more. Notman and Di Nardo are the scoring leaders with five each.
Carolina finished with 45 shots and 18 penalty corners. The Highlanders had three shots, all in the second half.
No. 2 Maryland 6, Miami (Ohio) 6
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland downed Miami (Ohio) 6-0 Sunday in the final game of the Terrapin Invitational in College Park. The Terps put their offensive firepower and depth to use, as six players scored in the win, and their defense put together its second shutout of the year.
As dominant as the offense was, Maryland’s defense held Miami (Ohio) without a shot until the final two minutes of the first half and without a corner until the 55th minute.
Maryland (6-0) broke through off its first corner of the game. Steffi Schneid notched her first goal of the season off the corner for a 1-0 lead 12:15 in.
The Terps held on to their one-score lead for another 12 minutes, until Jill Witmer jumpstarted a quick three-goal run. Witmer sent a hard shot from near the top of the circle and found redshirt freshman Emma Rissinger at the right post for the deflection in the 25th minute. Fifty seconds later, Witmer scored as she took a pass from Ali McEvoy from out near midfield, turned and shot around the Redhawk’s keeper. Three minutes later, Hayley Turner made it 4-0 before the break when she tipped in Sarah Sprink’s shot off a corner from the right post.
Sophomore Alyssa Parker made it 5-0 in the 50th minute when junior Maxine Fluharty found her behind the Miami keeper for the score. McEvoy notched the Terps’ sixth goal off a penalty corner setup from Anna Dessoye and Fluharty.
Penn State 4, No. 3 Princeton 3
PRINCETON, N.J. – Penn State produced a 4-3 victory against No. 3 Princeton on Sunday, snapping the defending NCAA national champions 17-match winning streak.
Brittany Grzywacz and Taylor Herold produced the Lions’ two first-half goals and Herold and Ashtin Klingler added two more in the second to give the Blue and White just enough to come away with the win.
Grzywacz put Penn State on the board first for the second consecutive game. She received a penalty corner pass from Whitney Reddig and fired past the Princeton keeper to give PSU an early 1-0 lead. The goal was Grzywacz’s third of the season.
Less than 10 minutes later, the Nittany Lions doubled their lead in the 16th minute when Herold cut through the Tigers’ defense and beat the keeper one-on-one. With the goal, Herold grabbed the team lead for goals on the season with four.
Coming out of the halftime break, the Penn State attack blitzed Princeton for two goals in the opening four minutes, with both goals coming in the 39th minute.
Herold struck again for Penn State’s third goal, coming off a penalty corner set up by Reddig and Lauren Purvis. The goal marks Herold’s first multi-goal game of the season and fifth of her career. Within the minute of PSU’s third goal, Klingler added another, building the Lion lead to 4-1. The senior entered the right side of the circle and beat the Princeton keeper to stretch the lead to three.
No. 4 Connecticut 4, Lafayette 0
STORRS, Conn. – Junior forward Chloe Hunnable scored two more goals and senior goaltender Sarah Mansfield became the Huskies’ all-time victories leader as Connecticut blanked Lafayette 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs, Conn.
Mansfield notched her second consecutive shutout and the 21st of her career on Sunday. UConn’s new victories leader is 59-12 in her three-plus years in net. Danielle Vile, the previous record holder, was 58-12 from 1996-99 for the Huskies.
The Huskies are now 5-0 for the second consecutive year and the fifth time since the 2007 season.
Junior forward Anne Jeute got the scoring started for UConn early, giving the Huskies a 1-0 lead they would not relinquish just 4:53 into the contest. Right before the half, Hunnable redirected Bowden’s pass past Deutsch and into the back of the net to give the Huskies some insurance.
Freshman Montana Fleming added her first career goal to give the Huskies a commanding 3-0 lead at the 49:58 mark before Hunnable capped the scoring in the 67th minute.
No. 5 Virginia 7, Vermont 0
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Virginia improved to 7-0 with a 7-0 victory against Vermont in the finale of the Sheraton Catamount Classic tournament in Burlington, Vt. The shutout followed Virginia’s 2-0 blanking of Maine in Saturday’s tournament opener.
Senior Elly Buckley scored two goals with a pair of assists, including setting up the game-winner at the 19:52 mark in the first half when junior Kelsey LeBlanc tapped in a Buckley pass to score the first goal of the game. Buckley created two goals of her own, dribbling through defenders at the 29:34 and 32:05 marks to give UVa a 4-0 lead at the half.
Freshman Riley Tata scored a pair of goals, sophomore Taylor Brown scored her first of the season and freshman Lucy Hyams added her second of the weekend.
Junior goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone had one save while logging her second shutout of the season.
No. 6 Syracuse 6, Kent State 2
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Junior forward Lauren Brooks scored three goals to lead Syracuse (4-0) to a 6-2 victory against Kent State at Michigan State’s Ralph Young Field. Sarah Kerly, Lindsey Nerbonne and Tayler Evans all scored their first goals for the Orange in the win.
Brooks’ hat trick, the first of her career, gives her a team-leading six on the season and 20 for her career. It is the most goals in a game by a Syracuse player since Leonie Geyer scored four and Heather Susek had three goals in a 12-0 win versus Vermont on Oct. 16, 2011.
The Golden Flashes took the early 1-0 lead just 4:41 into the contest when Karleigh Carlin scored from four yards out, but head coach Ange Bradley’s Orange would go on to score five in a row to take control and put the game out of reach.
No. 10 Stanford 2, No. 8 Iowa 0
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Stanford got a goal in each half to defeat Iowa 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Grant Field.
Courtney Haldeman scored the first goal of the game, scoring right before the end of the first half. Stanford opened up a 2-0 lead 10 minutes into the second half as Kelsey Harbin scored on a penalty stroke.
Iowa played tight defense in the first half, limiting the Cardinal to five shots. The win improves the Cardinal to 5-1, and Iowa dropped to 4-2.
No. 9 Duke 1, No. 15 Old Dominion 0
DURHAM, N.C. – Solid defensive play and a late goal from junior forward Jessica Buttinger lifted Duke to a 1-0 shutout of No. 15 Old Dominion on Sunday at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. The Blue Devils moved to 5-1 with the decision while picking up their second victory of the year against a ranked opponent.
Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Blazing matched a career high with eight saves, anchoring the Duke defense to its second shutout of the 2013 campaign. Old Dominion (1-5) outshot the Blue Devils by a 15-10 margin and led in penalty corners 9-4, but it was the Blue Devils who were able to capitalize on a late scoring opportunity to tally their third consecutive win.
The Monarchs had three penalty corner opportunities to start the second half, but the Blue Devil defense continued to cut off looks at the goal. Old Dominion’s defense held up on the other end through a pair of Duke corners before Buttinger knocked in the game-winner in the 65th minute on a feed from junior midfielder Abby Beltrani. The 1-0 score would stand for the remaining five minutes of action, sending the Blue Devils to 4-0 on their home turf.