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CAA Women’s Soccer Notebook – Sept. 9

Sep 9, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

Hofstra's Sam Scolarici Hofstra's Sam Scolarici

SOLID WEEK IN NON-CONFERENCE PLAY: CAA women’s soccer teams combined for a 9-6-3 record against non-conference foes last week. All nine teams picked up either a win or a tie last week.

THREE CAA TEAMS RANKED REGIONALLY: Three CAA teams were ranked among the top 10 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Mid-Atlantic regional rankings for Sept. 3. James Madison was the top ranked CAA squad at #6, while William & Mary was #7 and Drexel was #8.

COFC WINS TOURNEY TITLE: Through a series of tiebreakers, College of Charleston was declared the winner of its own tournament following a 2-1 victory over VCU last Friday and a 1-0 setback to Kent State on Sunday. Senior McCallie Jones was selected to the all-tournament team after scoring the Cougars’ first goal just 4:10 into the match and assisting on the game-winner by Nicole Koretsky in the 49th minute. Goalkeeper Eli Sarasola came out dressed as a positional player in the second half versus Kent State to add depth to an injury-depleted bench. Taylor Avery took over in net and made three saves and didn’t allow a goal. Sarasola and Koretsky also made the all-tournament team.

TRIBE GOES UNBEATEN AT UVA TOURNEY: William & Mary topped Seton Hall 1-0 and earned a 1-1 tie with a Rutgers team which was receiving votes in national polls at the Virginia Soccer Nike Classic. Junior Emory Camper scored the game-tying goal in the 46th minute against Rutgers and also assisted on the game-winning goal by Katie Johnston in the Seton Hall victory. Camper leads W&M with four goals and her nine points equals her total from the 2012 season. Dani Rutter also picked up assists on both goals. Camper, Johnston and goalkeeper Caroline Casey received all-tournament accolades.

HOFSTRA OFFENSE POSTS BIG NUMBERS: Hofstra cruised past Marist (3-0) and Albany (6-0) last week and has now scored 14 goals in the past three games. The six goals scored at UAlbany were the most by the Pride since 2005. Junior Sam Scolarici had three goals and two assists in the two games. She leads the CAA with seven goals and 16 points for the year. Sophomore Leah Galton has picked up at least one point in each game and has four goals and six assists for the season. Jeannine Molleda has scored a goal in three of the last four games. Goalkeeper Emily Morphitis made five saves in the back-to-back shutouts.

TOWSON PLACES THREE ON ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: Towson fought to a 2-2 draw against St. Bonaventure and edged Duquesne 2-1 at the Navy Invitational. With a 3-2-1 mark, the Tigers are above the .500 mark for the first time since Oct. 21, 2011. Senior Emily Banes scored a goal against SBU and assisted on the game-winner by freshman Natalia Pinkney versus Duquesne. Banes, who is second in the CAA with six goals this season, is now tied for fifth at Towson with 55 career points. Banes, Pinkney and Taylor Knier were selected to the Navy Invitational All-Tournament team.

HYLAND LEADS JMU PAST VILLANOVA: Junior Katie Hyland’s first goal of the season in the 77th minute gave JMU a 3-2 triumph over Villanova last Friday. Hyland also assisted on a first-half goal by Rachel Ivey as the Dukes improved to 7-0-1 all-time against the Wildcats. Ashley Herndon scored her second goal of the year to put JMU up 1-0. Freshman Sydney Braun-McLeod scored her first collegiate goal as the Dukes fell 3-1 to Virginia Tech on Sunday.

DELAWARE PICKS UP FIRST VICTORY: Shannon Kearney’s goal in the 97th minute lifted Delaware to a 2-1 overtime triumph over Loyola (Md.) for its first win last Friday. Freshman Natalie Zelenky scored her first collegiate goal to give the Hens a 1-0 lead and also assisted on the game-winner. Senior goalkeeper Jess Levy made three saves against Loyola while junior Jess Figueroa earned her first start in goal as UD fell 3-0 to 13th-ranked Georgetown on Sunday.

DREXEL’S KIMBROUGH SCORES 4TH GOAL: Freshman Shyanne Kimbrough converted a penalty kick in the 10th minute that proved to be the game-winner in Drexel’s 1-0 victory over Longwood on Sunday. It was the team-leading fourth goal in four games for Kimbrough. Goalkeeper Eve Badana made three saves and posted her second shutout of the year.

UNCW GOES 1-1 ON THE ROAD: UNCW capped a season-opening six-game road trip by defeating rival East Carolina 3-2 before dropping a 2-1 decision at N.C. State. Nicole Costa, Stephanie Bronson and Maddie McCormick each scored their first goals of the season in the win at ECU. Sophomore Lindsey Byrne recorded the first goal of her collegiate career in the 52nd minute at NCSU. The Seahawks open their home schedule this weekend when they face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Longwood in the UNCW Courtyard Marriott Wilmington Invitational.

NORTHEASTERN RETIRES JERSEY: Northeastern retired the late Jackie Spellman’s No. 14 jersey on Sunday. Spellman, who played for NU from 2002-05, passed away in April, 2009 after a long battle with leukemia. She is the first female NU student-athlete to have her number retired. On the field, freshman Krista Meaglia scored her first goal of the season at the Huskies battled to a 1-1 draw with New Hampshire last Thursday. Hanna Terry scored a goal as NU lost 4-1 to #21 Ohio State.

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