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CAA Women’s Soccer Notebook – Oct. 7

Oct 7, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

William & Mary's Emory Camper William & Mary's Emory Camper

CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Paige Burnett • Northeastern
Jr., Goalkeeper, Placentia, Calif./Cypress

Burnett made six saves and earned the shutout in Northeastern’s 2-0 victory over Hofstra last Saturday. The Huskies were out-shot 12-9 in the match but Burnett was able to silence a Pride offense that was averaging 2.7 goals per game and hadn’t been held scoreless all year. She lowered her GAA to 1.58 for the season as NU improved to 3-0 in CAA play.

CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Emory Camper • William & Mary
Jr., Forward, Virginia Beach, Va./Cox

Camper scored a goal in each game as William & Mary posted victories over Drexel (2-0) and Delaware (2-1) last week. The junior provided an insurance goal in the 70th minute of the triumph at Drexel and then tallied the game-winning goal in the 52nd minute versus Delaware. Camper has a team-high seven goals this season.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Ashley Herndon • James Madison
Fr., Forward, Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge

Herndon scored both game-winning goals as James Madison picked up conference road wins at Delaware (2-1) and Drexel (2-0). The freshman forward found the net with just 41 seconds left in regulation against the Blue Hens and then broke a scoreless tie in the 76th minute at Drexel. Herndon leads JMU with five goals, four of which have been game-winners.

Around The League:

THREE CAA TEAMS RANKED REGIONALLY: Three CAA teams were ranked among the top six in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Mid-Atlantic regional rankings for Oct. 1. Hofstra was the top ranked CAA squad at #4, followed by William & Mary at #5 and James Madison at #6. A new poll will be released on Tuesday.

W&M EXTENDS UNBEATEN STREAK TO 10: William & Mary improved to 3-0 in the CAA and pushed its unbeaten streak to 10 after victories over Drexel (2-0) and Delaware (2-1) last week. The unbeaten streak is the longest for the Tribe since reeling off 11 wins in a row in 2011. Junior Emory Camper scored a goal in each match, including the game-winner against Delaware. She leads W&M with seven goals and 15 points. Anna Madden and Katie Johnston also scored goals for the Tribe last weekend, while Audrey Barry picked up a pair of assists. Goalkeeper Caroline Casey made a season-high eight saves in the shutout of Drexel and stopped seven shots against UD.

NORTHEASTERN MOVES TO 3-0 IN CAA PLAY: Northeastern moved to 3-0 in CAA play after a 2-0 triumph over preseason league favorite Hofstra on Saturday. The Huskies are perfect in league competition after going winless in non-conference action. Shayna Blackwood scored the game-winning goal for NU in the 22nd minute and Maria Lanyi tacked on an insurance goal in the 74th minute. Sophomore Morgan Hilby assisted on both goals and leads the Huskies with 10 points on the season. Junior goalkeeper Paige Burnett made six saves to record her second shutout of the year and has allowed just one goal in three CAA matches.

JMU EARNS BACK-TO-BACK ROAD VICTORIES: James Madison recorded a pair of CAA road wins last week, topping Delaware 2-1 and Drexel 2-0. The Dukes have won seven of their last eight overall. Freshman forward Ashley Herndon scored the game-winning goals late in the second half of both contests and leads the team with five goals and 13 points. She has four game-winning goals and JMU is now 5-0 when she scores. Fellow freshman Sydney Braun-McLeod contributed a goal and two assists in the two matches, while Becky Sparks tallied her second goal of the year versus UD. Braun-McLeod is now tied for the team lead in assists with four. Goalkeeper Ellen Forrest made seven saves against Drexel and earned her fourth shutout.

MCCORMICK LEADS UNCW PAST TOWSON: Sophomore forward Maddie McCormick scored a goal in the fifth minute and then assisted on the game-winner by sophomore Katrina Guillou as UNCW edged Towson 2-1 for its first CAA victory last Friday. It was Guillou’s third game-winning goal in the past five matches. She leads the Seahawks with 15 points (6g, 3a), while McCormick is right behind with 14 points (5g, 4a). Freshman Carolyn Huddy got the start in goal and made a season-high seven saves to pick up her first collegiate victory.

TOWSON SPLITS CAA CONTESTS: Towson went 1-1 on a CAA road swing last weekend, rebounding from a 2-1 setback at UNCW by defeating College of Charleston, 2-1. Senior forward Emily Banes scored the game-tying goal in the 70th minute at CofC and assisted on Katlyn Axenfeld’s game-tying goal at UNCW. Banes ranks second in the CAA with 11 goals and is tied for first with 28 points this season. Her 26 career goals are two shy of the Towson all-time mark and her 69 career points are also two away from the Tigers’ career mark. Sophomore Hollie Garber tallied the game-winning goal at CofC in the 74th minute.

HOFSTRA WIN STREAK SNAPPED AT SEVEN: Hofstra saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end following a 2-0 loss at Northeastern on Saturday. It was the first time this season that the Pride offense, which had scored 30 goals in the first 11 matches, had been kept off the board. Caylin Dudley took six of Hofstra’s 12 shots in the contest. Hofstra continues a four-game road swing at Delaware and Drexel this weekend.

PAIR OF ONE-GOAL LOSSES FOR DELAWARE: Delaware dropped back-to-back 2-1 decisions to James Madison and William & Mary last week. The Blue Hens took a 1-0 lead on the Dukes when Maddy Parker scored her first career goal from 25 yards out in the 30th minute. At W&M, freshman Natalie Zelenky recorded her third goal of the season to tie the contest at 1-1 in the 49th minute. Shannon Kearney and Dianna Marinaro picked up assists in the two matches.

COFC’S HERRMANN SCORES FIRST GOAL OF SEASON: College of Charleston slipped to 0-3 in CAA play following a 2-1 setback to Towson on Sunday. The Cougars took a 1-0 lead in the 38th minute as sophomore midfielder Michaela Herrmann scored her first goal of the season from 35 yards out. Sarah Cardamone was credited with an assist on the play. The Cougars held their lead until midway through the second half when the Tigers rallied. CofC goalkeeper Lauren Killian made four saves in the match.

DREXEL FALLS TWICE IN CAA PLAY: Drexel suffered consecutive 2-0 losses at home to William & Mary and James Madison last week. The Dragons out-shot the Tribe 19-10 with Megan Hammaker taking a team-best five shots and Andi Stampone launching four. Drexel and JMU battled in a scoreless tie until the Dukes found the net twice in the final 15 minutes. The Dragons have failed to score in their past four contests and six of their last seven.

CAA PLAYERS AMONG NCAA STAT LEADERS: Hofstra’s Sam Scolarici ranks third in the nation with 13 goals according to NCAA stats through games of Oct. 6. Scolarici and Towson’s Emily Banes are tied for sixth in points (28) and Hofstra’s Leah Galton is tied for 14th in assists (8). W&M goalkeeper Caroline Casey ranks 26th in save percentage (.864) and 41st in GAA (0.67).

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