Salisbury, who went to the Division III Final Four last season and are #7 in the NSCAA men’s Division III rankings, clinched home-field advantage for the Capital Athletic Conference with a 2-1 overtime win over Mary Washington, getting the match-winner from Bill Whittington (Towson, Md./Potomac Falls) in the 92nd minute.
Whittington, who scored for the ninth time this season, took a pass from a falling-down Chris Tracey in the right side of the box. Whittington then finished from eight-yards.
Mary Washington (5-5-3, 2-1-2 CAC) had tied the match in the 70th minute, getting a goal from Andrew Shin, who dribbled up the middle past three Salisbury defenders, beating goalkeeper Jason Cranford (Chesapeake Beach, Md./Calvert) to tie the match at 1-1.
Whittington assisted on Salisbury’s first goal just four minutes earlier, finding J.J. King (Damascus, Md./Damascus) in the middle of the box for an easy tap-in. For King, it was his second goal of the year.
Cranford was making his first appearance in goal after missing 10 matches with a broken hand. Salisbury (12-0-1, 6-0-0 CAC) surrendered just their third goal of the season in the win, outshooting Mary Washington 17-14.
The next roundup will come Monday when the Mid-Atlantic Soccer Report reviews the weekend’s collegiate action.
In other Mid-Atlantic matches yesterday:
Men’s Division I
Women’s Division I
High Point 3, Liberty 1: High Point (8-4-0, 3-1-0 Big South) senior forward Wendy Williams scored a pair of goals and assisted on a third as HPU posted a 3-1 victory over Liberty (5-5-2, 2-2-0 Big South) at Albion Millis Stadium. Liberty dropped its second Big South match. Williams, a native of High Point, opened the scoring in the 25th minute, following up Traci Andersen’s shot that hit the crossbar before putting it in. Her goal was the lone score of the first half as both team’s defenses played extremely well. Liberty’s Alaina Hohnarth tied the score in the 53rd minute with a 25-yard free kick that glanced off of the hands of High Point goalkeeper Erika Brockmyer. Six minutes later, Williams corralled a loose ball off a throw-in at the front of the goal box and scored her second goal. High Point’s Panthers added an insurance goal in the 73rd minute as Williams lobbed a ball into the left side of the box that freshman Renee Hitchcock touched on to sophomore Amy Anzovino, who one-timed a shot past diving Liberty goalkeeper Sonia Rodriguez (Fairfax, Va.). "We’ve simply been outworked by two good teams, the last two games," said Liberty coach James Price. " We have to get better inside the 18s. We don’t finish inside our 18 and we don’t do well defending in ours." For the match, High Point outshot Liberty 11-6 overall and held a 4-2 edge in shots on goal.
Maryland 2, NC State 1 (OT): Sarah Sample’s first goal for Maryland (4-8-2, 2-3-1 ACC) gave the Terps’ women’s soccer team a home overtime win. "Our defensive pressure in the first half was very good," said Maryland coach Brian Pensky. "Our possession, when we won it, was some of our best all year. We showed great resiliency in overtime by finding a way to finish off a win that this team, and this program, needed very much." Maryland, which dominated the game and out shot the Wolfpack 30-13, took the lead in the 9th minute on Kimmy Francis’ team-leading third goal of the season, a 24-yard free kick that went low into the left corner past NC State goalkeeper Kim Selz. NC State, which didn’t have many quality offensive opportunities, tied the match in the 78th minute when Carol Tognetti ripped a shot off the bottom of the crossbar and into the net for her fifth goal of the season. Just three minutes into the first overtime, freshman Kaila Sciascia, who was making her first start in the midfield this season, sent a cross from the far left corner of the Wolfpack defensive third to the far right post. Sample finished it with her right foot to end the game. Sample, sixth for the Terps’ in all-time goals, took a career-high 11 shots in the match.
Virginia Tech 0, #7 Virginia 4: Noelle Keselica (Gaithersburg, Md.) had two goals and two assists as No. 7 Virginia (11-3-1, 6-1-0 ACC) downed Virginia Tech (5-9-1, 1-6-0 ACC) at the Virginia Tech Soccer Field. UVA’s Sarah Curtis (Yellow Springs, Ohio) sent a cross to the far post that Keselica headed home for the first goal of the match in the 2nd minute. Virginia struck again three minutes later when Keselica hit a cross that Kelly Quinn (Dublin, Ohio) tapped into the net as she slid through the box. Keselica tallied her second goal of the game in the 26th minute as Curtis threaded a ball to her that Keselica dribbled into the box and placed a shot just inside the far post. In the second half, the Cavaliers added another goal in the 75th minute, as Alli Fries (Dublin, Ohio) headed in a cross by Quinn. Virginia outshot Virginia Tech 16-3. "I was pleased with the effort and I thought we moved the ball extremely well," said Virginia coach Steve Swanson. "We finished our chances early. It was nice to see those early ones go in since we hadn’t done that recently."
Winthrop (DI) 8, Southern Virginia 0: Winthrop scored six second half goals en route to an 8-0 victory over Southern Virginia, Thursday evening in non-conference men’s soccer action. Winthrop (6-4-1) led 2-0 at the break as the two teams played a tight first half. Then Winthrop scored three goals in six minutes to open up the match. "I thought Southern Virginia played very hard," said Winthrop coach Rich Posipanko. "The game was close at halftime, but I think our depth really paid off tonight as we were able to run guys in and out of the game. I felt Southern Virginia just ran out of energy toward the end." Daniel Revio scored three goals to lead Winthrop.
Men’s Division III
Catholic, York (PA): postponed, no date rescheduled yet.
Goucher 6, Marywood 0: With Kevin Bartruff (Washington Twp., NJ/Washington Twp.) and Eddie Emokpae (Baltimore, MD/Chesapeake) scoring two goals apiece, Goucher (4-6-2) rolled to a convincing 6-0 victory over Marywood. Bartruff opened the scoring in the 7th minute and Emokpae followed three minutes later with the first of his two goals. Bartruff notched his second goal of the game and fourth of the season in the 55th minute. Emokpae’s second goal of the contest, which made the score 5-0, came in the 74th minute. The Gophers’ other two goals were scored by Jesse Craig (Bowie, MD/St. John’s College) in the 62nd minute and Sebastian North in the 76th minute. at 75:20. Bartruff picked up assists on both of Emokpae’s goals. Goucher outshot Marywood, 22-6. The victory was the first for head coach Gary Dunda’s Gophers since they defeated Neumann, 2-1 back on Sept. 7.
Warren Wilson 1, Ferrum 2: Ferrum’s (9-5-0) Daniel Lozano scored in the 81st minute of play to tie the match at 1-1, then had the game-winner in the 2nd overtime period. Jack Collins assisted on both Ferrum goals.
Women’s Division III
Gallaudet 0, Mary Washington 7: Mary Washington (10-3-0, 6-0-0 CAC) outshot Gallaudet (2-10-0, 0-5-0 CAC) 36-0 in a Capital Athletic Conference win. The Eagles have won at least ten matches in sixteen straight seasons–each of head coach Kurt Glaeser’s years as coach at UMW. The Eagles opened the scoring just 26 seconds into play when freshman Katelynn Estefani scored on an assist from Jacqui Forsythe, and extended the lead to 2-0 with freshman Hannah Pearson’s goal, assisted by Jaclyn Gebbia in the 14th minute. Estefani scored again less than two minutes later on another Gebbia assist, and freshman Christine Wuebker capped the first half with a goal, assisted by Katie Patchett with eleven minutes left in the half. Forsyhte netted a goal three minutes into the second half, and an own goal by Gallaudet followed in the 79th minute. Megan Vaughan-Albert closed the scoring on assists from Heather Hapeman and Patchett in the 83rd minute.
Roanoke 1, Washingtin & Lee 3: A scoreless first half gave way to a four-goal second half as Washington & Lee (9-1-2, 8-0-1 ODAC) defeated Roanoke (4-6-3, 2-5-1 ODAC) in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play. Roanoke got the match’s first tally less than 90 seconds into the second half as freshman Tamara Alcalde scored on an 18-yard shot off of a 2-on-1, assisted by freshman Kristen McCoy. Washington and Lee’s defense shut the Maroons down the rest of the way, though, and the Generals scored three unanswered goals on their way to the victory. In the 51st minute, freshman Anne Van Devender dribbled through the Roanoke defense and tallied an unassisted goal to tie the score at one. Freshman Kate Corr made it 2-1 W&L in the 72nd minute after a long dribble and a shot from the left corner, and sophomore Martha Caulkins added an insurance goal six minutes later, heading in the rebound of sophomore Haley Bunting, whose shot hit the post
York (PA), 0, Salisbury 0 (OT): York (9-3-2, 4-1-1 CAC) and Salisbury (2-7-1, 0-2-1 CAC) played to a scoreless tie on a wet afternoon in Pennsylvania. The best chance for Salisbury, who carried much of the second half action, came in the 87th minute with Natalie Day grazing the crossbar on a 35-yard free kick. Salisbury finished the game with a 17-10 edge in total shots and an 8-4 advantage in shots on goal.