There was plenty of exciting action to report from the first weekend of action in D3 Women’s Soccer, so take a look below at some of the highlights.
Johns Hopkins upends UW-Stout, Rowan to open season
Johns Hopkins kicked off the opening weekend of play hosting the JHU Invitational, outshooting UW-Stout 17-1 en route to a 2-0 victory.
Sophomore Maggie Coulson put the Blue Jays on the board first with a Penalty Kick conversion at the 56-minute mark, while classmate Maddie Ross added an insurance tally with two minutes remaining on an assist from junior Kristin Hori.
In Sunday’s match, JHU midfielder/forward Paige Ackman scored the lone goal of the match at 38:55 off a corner kick by midfielder Jackie Tait in the Blue Jays 1-0 victory over Rowan.
Blue Jay goalkeeper Bess Kitzmiller had two saves while Prof goalie Shelby Money turned away five shots.
The Blue Jays are now 2-0 overall, while the Profs fall to 0-1-1 on the season having battled Mount Saint Mary’s to a scoreless tie in their opening game of the tournament.
Gamarlo hat trick lifts WPI over Mass-Darthmouth
WPI forward Sophie Gomarlo closed out a stellar opening weekend as the senior netted a hat-trick during the Engineers’ 4-3 victory over UMass Dartmouth to close out the weekend in Alumni Stadium Sunday evening.
In the WPI opener, Gomarlo booted home the game-winner with less than a minute remaining in the first overtime as the Engineers escaped with a 2-1 victory over Salem State Friday evening as both teams kicked off the 2017 season.
Brown saves 17 as Averett and St. Mary’s end scoreless
After fighting through two overtimes, the Averett University women’s soccer team ended in a 0-0 draw with non-conference St. Mary’s College. Defense was the story as St. Mary’s College came out shooting from the start, and with an aggressive effort managed to get off a total of 41 shots.
Averett’s keepers knocked away 20 shots on the day, with junior goalkeeper Bailee Brown handling 17.
The Rochester women’s soccer team came up with a key play late and defeated Smith College of Massachusetts 1-0 in the Alfred University Soccer Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
It was the second straight day of late-game heroics for the Yellowjackets who improved to 2-0. Smith defeated host Alfred on Saturday with a dominating defensive performance and is 1-1.
As the clock entered the 87th minute in the 0-0 game, sophomore Liz Mastoloni played the ball into the zone. First-year Meghan Martin pushed it across the goalmouth and sophomore Emily Henry was there to touch it into the net for the game-winner.
Rochester held a 21-8 advantage in overall shots and put 12 shots on goal. Smith put five shots on goal and UR goalie Madilynee Lee made five saves.
PK Lifts Texas-Dallas over North Central
Junior Jacquie Kaufman drilled a penalty kick in the 66th minute to break open a tie and lift the UT Dallas women’s soccer team to a 2-1 non-conference win over North Central College Sunday afternoon.
During their opener Friday night, the Comets picked up a pair of goals early in the second half for a 2-1 home win over Grove City.
Kaufman again played a roll, putting the Comets on the board with a slicing shot past the Wolverine keeper to lift UTD to a 1-0 advantage in the 59th minute. Classmate Melissa Fulfer, who assisted Kaufman’s goal, later tallied what proved to be the game winner in the 64th minute.