November 9, 2013

Virginia Wes. upsets No. 17 Randolph, No. 6 Loras wins in OT

Virginia Wesleyan captured the ODAC AQ with their 2-1 win over Randolph.
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It was a conference championship Saturday as over 50 AQs were decided, with the season wrapping up on Sunday with 18 AQs on the line. 

A number of programs clinched both mens and women's AQs, including Penn State-Behrend in the AMCC, York (Pa.) in the CAC, Wheaton (Ill.) in the CCIW, Loras in the IIAC, Puget Sound in the NWC, and St. Scholastica in the UMAC.

In men's action, No. 2 Ohio Wesleyan was a 3-1 winner over Kenyon in the NCAC, third-ranked Rutgers-Camden shutout Rutgers-Camden 2-0 in a unique NJAC AQ final, and Stevens blanked Utica 2-0 in the Empre 8 final.

No. 5 Amherst captured the NESCAC in double OT, defeating Bowdoin 2-1, and No. 6 Loras used single OT to put away No. 24 Wartburg 1-0. Duhawk Richard Lenke scored in the 99th minute with an assist from Erik Berkowitz.

In the UMAC, St. Scholastica defeated Minnesota-Morris 4-1 to win their second straight title, while Hope captured the MIAA AQ with a PK win over rival Calvin.

No. 7 York edged No. 9 Salisbury in the CAC, while in the NACC, Dominican blanked Edgewood 3-0; Eli Sherman has the winning goal for the Stars. The HCAC AQ went to Rose-Hulman as they defeated Transylvania 1-0 in double OT, Greensboro took the USA South AQ, and Baruch earned their second straight CUNYAC title.

No. 13 Wheaton (Ill.) needed an overtime goal from Noah Anthony to get by Carthage for the CCIW AQ, No. 16 Ohio Northern was a 3-0 winner over John Carroll in the OAC, and Western New England blanked Roger Williams 2-0 for the CCC tournament title.

St. Benedict goalkeeper Heather Kaluzniak celebrates with Ellie Mullen after the Blazers went up 2-0 in their MIAC title match.
Photo by Caleb Williams,

In women's action, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps edged top-seeded Cal Lutheran 1-0, taking the SCIAC for the first time in four seasons. In the SUNYAC title match, Oneonta State cruised past Geneseo State 4-1, while No. 7 Lynchburg won their fourth straight ODAC tournament with a 2-0 shutout of No. 18 Washington and Lee.

Farmingdale State blanked Mount St. Mary 2-0 for their seventh straight title, Keene State won the Little East title with a 1-0 win over Eastern Connecticut, and St. Benedict took the MIAC AQ with a 3-2 win over Macalester.

No. 3 William Smith claimed the Liberty League title, No. 5 Johns Hopkins blanked Haverford 2-0 for the Cenntential AQ, and No. 8 Messiah edged Stevenson 1-0 for the Commonwealth championship.

No. 14 UW-Whitewater edged UW-Superior 1-0 for their third straight WIAC title, and kept their unbeaten alive at 16-0-4. No. 15 Misericordia defeated King's (Pa.) 3-1 for the CSAC AQ, while No. 16 Aurora edged Edgewood 1-0. Edgewood ends a successful NACC season with both mens and women's teams playing for the title on Saturday.

No contests today.
No contests today.
No contests today.