No. 3 Herons top Vassar 3-0 to advance to Liberty League championship
GENEVA, N.Y. -- William Smith secured a spot in the Liberty League tournament championship match with a 3-0 win against Vassar in a tournament semifinal match. The Herons notched their 16th consecutive victory and ninth consecutive shutout.
The Brewers were the tournament's fourth seed and finished the year with a 9-8-2 overall record. The Liberty League tournament championship will be played on Cozzens field with William Smith (16-1-0) taking on RIT who upset Skidmore 1-0 in the other semifinal match.
The Herons controlled the momentum of the match, outshooting Vassar 30-5. William Smith limited the Brewers to just two shots in the first half. However, Vassar's best scoring chance of the game came on its very first shot. After a Brewer corner in the 11th minute, Lucy Brainerd blasted a shot on goal just inside the right post, but William Smith senior goalie Chelsea Dunay stepped up to make the big save.
No. 4 Wheaton (Ill.) 1, Augustana (Ill.) 0
WHEATON, Ill. -- Anna Seabolt took a cross from Leah DeMoss with less than a minute remaining Wednesday and scored the match's only goal to give top-ranked Wheaton a CCIW tournament semifinal win against Augustana (Ill.). The Vikings fall to 12-4-4 on the year, while the Thunder improve to 16-1-2 and advance to Saturday's tournament championship contest.
With the match looking like it was headed for overtime, DeMoss made a run up the left side and put a cross in front of the Augustana goal. Seabolt took the pass and beat sophomore goalkeeper Meredith Chew with the game winner.
Wheaton outshot the Vikings 8-4. The Thunder put four of their attempts on goal to three for Augustana. Chew and Wheaton counterpart Kelsey Graham each made three saves.