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CAA Women’s Soccer Notebook – Oct. 28

Oct 28, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

Drexel's Lauren Stollar Drexel's Lauren Stollar

CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Katrina Guillou • UNCW
So., Forward, Fort Washington, Md./Bishop Ireton

Guillou scored two goals and assisted on the third in UNCW’s 3-1 victory over Delaware on Sunday that earned the Seahawks a berth in the CAA Tournament. The sophomore gave UNCW a 1-0 advantage with a goal just 4:55 into the contest, assisted on the game-winner by Maddie McCormick in the 14th minute and then tacked on an insurance goal off a penalty kick in the 65th minute. Guillou leads UNCW with 10 goals and 26 points.

CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Lauren Stollar • Drexel
So., Midfielder, Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou School

Stollar scored a pair of goals as Drexel closed the regular season with back-to-back CAA road victories. The sophomore midfielder scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute as the Dragons edged UNCW 1-0 on Friday and then netted the first Drexel goal in a 4-1 win at College of Charleston on Sunday. Stollar had scored just one goal all season prior to her effort over the weekend.

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

Herndon contributed a goal and an assist as JMU went 1-0-1 in two tough road matches to clinch the CAA regular-season title. The freshman forward assisted on Katie Hyland’s game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory at Northeastern on Friday and scored the game-tying goal in the 69th minute as the Dukes battled to a 2-2 draw at Hofstra on Sunday. Herndon is tied for the team lead with 17 points.

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PAIRINGS SET FOR CAA WOMEN’S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: The pairings are set for the 2013 CAA Women’s Soccer Championship, which features six teams battling for the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. The tournament begins with quarterfinal action as #4 Hofstra entertains #5 UNCW at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 2 and #3 Northeastern hosts #6 Delaware at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 3. The semifinals and finals will be held at JMU’s University Park in Harrisonburg, Va. on November 8 and 10. In the first semifinal, #2 William & Mary takes on the Delaware/Northeastern winner at 3 p.m. followed by #1 James Madison against the UNCW/Hofstra winner at 6 p.m. The CAA championship game is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 10.

TWO CAA TEAMS RANKED REGIONALLY: Two CAA teams were ranked among the top 10 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Mid-Atlantic regional rankings for Oct. 22. James Madison moved up two spots in the poll to #3 and William & Mary was ranked #7. A new poll will be released on Tuesday.

JMU CAPTURES CAA REGULAR-SEASON TITLE: James Madison captured the outright CAA regular-season title for the first time ever after defeating Northeastern (2-0) and tying Hofstra (2-2) last week. The Dukes shared the regular-season crown in 1996 and 2001. Katie Hyland scored her seventh goal of the season just 5:24 into the match at NU and Haley Miller tacked on an insurance goal in the second half. Sophomore goalkeeper Ellen Forrest made four saves to earn her sixth shutout of the year. At Hofstra, senior Lauren Wilson scored her sixth goal of the season just 16 seconds into the match. After falling behind the Pride 2-1, freshman Ashley Herndon got the equalizer in the 69th minute. Herndon is tied for the team lead with 17 points (6g, 5a). The Dukes will host either Hofstra or UNCW in the CAA semifinals on Nov. 8.

BACK-TO-BACK TIES GETS W&M A BYE: William & Mary earned the #2 seed and a bye into the CAA Tournament semifinals after picking up ties on the road against Hofstra (3-3) and Northeastern (0-0). The Tribe rallied from a 2-0 deficit at Hofstra by scoring three straight goals. Junior Dani Rutter contributed a goal and an assist, while Emory Camper scored her team-leading 10th goal of the season. Freshman Clara Logsdon recorded the first goal of her collegiate career, which got W&M on the board in the 46th minute. Sophomore goalkeeper Caroline Casey made a career-high 11 saves at Hofstra and stopped four shots to post her sixth shutout of the year at Northeastern. The Tribe faces either Northeastern or Delaware in the CAA semifinals on Nov. 8.

GUILLOU LEADS UNCW INTO CAA TOURNEY: Sophomore forward Katrina Guillou scored two goals and assisted on the third as UNCW defeated Delaware 3-1 on Sunday to clinch a berth in the CAA Women’s Soccer Championship. The five points in the must-win match increased Guillou’s team-leading point total to 26 (10g, 6a), which is tied for 8th place on the school’s single-season points chart. Maddie McCormick’s sixth goal of the season in the 14th minute proved to be the game-winner against the Blue Hens. Freshman keeper Carolyn Huddy finished the month of October with a 0.85 GAA and .875 save percentage in six contests. The fifth-seeded Seahawks face #4 Hofstra in the CAA quarterfinals in a rematch of last year’s championship.

STRONG FINISH FOR DREXEL: Drexel closed the regular season in impressive fashion by recording back-to-back conference road wins over UNCW (1-0) and College of Charleston (4-1). Sophomore forward Lauren Stollar scored the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute off a Megan Hammaker corner kick at UNCW. Junior goalkeeper Eve Badana made a pair of saves to earn the shutout. The Dragons scored a season-high four goals at CofC as Stollar, Jess Sarkisian, Christine Stevenson and Nicolette Wilkins all found the net in the first 31 minutes of the contest. Stevenson also picked up an assist in the win.

NORTHEASTERN EARNS #3 SEED: Northeastern earned a spot in the CAA Tournament for the sixth time in the past eight years after tying William & Mary (0-0) and falling to James Madison (2-0) last week. Junior goalkeeper Paige Burnett made a pair of saves against the Tribe and recorded her fourth shutout against CAA foes. The Huskies out-shot JMU 14-5 and had a 15-7 shot advantage against W&M, but couldn’t get on the board. Third-seeded Northeastern will host #6 Delaware in the quarterfinals.

ANOTHER RECORD FOR TOWSON’S BANES: Towson forward Emily Banes set the program record for goals in a season with 15 after scoring twice in the Tigers’ 4-3 triumph over Delaware State on Saturday. Playing on Senior Day, Banes put the Tigers on top 2-1 with a goal in the 41st minute and then tallied the game-winner in the 73rd minute. She completed her career as Towson’s all-time leader in goals (30) and points (77). Katie Ponce scored her fifth goal of the year and Taylor Knier had her second goal of the season.

GALTON SCORES TWICE FOR HOFSTRA: Sophomore forward Leah Galton scored a goal in each game as Hofstra battled to ties with first-place James Madison (2-2) and second-place William & Mary (3-3) last week. Galton is third in the CAA with 27 points on eight goals and a league-high 11 assists. Kerry Cummings and Brittany Farriella also scored versus the Tribe with Ruby Staplehurst assisting on both goals. Jeannine Molleda recorded her fifth goal of the season against JMU. Freshman goalkeeper Friederike Mehring made 12 saves over the two matches as she made her first two collegiate starts in place of senior Emily Morphitis, who is out for the season with an injury. The 4th-seeded Pride hosts #5 UNCW in the CAA quarterfinals after facing off in last year’s CAA championship.

THREE GOALS IN FOUR GAMES FOR DELAWARE’S MARKET: Sophomore Emily Market scored a goal in her third consecutive game as Delaware rallied to tie College of Charleston 1-1 last Friday. Market didn’t have a goal over UD’s first 14 contests before the recent scoring surge. The Blue Hens fell 3-1 at UNCW in their regular-season finale. Dianna Marinaro recorded her second goal of the season early in the second half which brought Delaware within 2-1. The sixth-seeded Blue Hens travel to #3 Northeastern for the CAA quarterfinals.

COFC PICKS UP FIRST POINT IN CAA PLAY: College of Charleston picked up its first point in CAA play after earning a double-overtime draw with Delaware on Friday. The Cougars took the lead just 10:55 into the match as Danielle Mellem scored her second goal of the season off an assist from Michaela Herrmann. CofC was out-shot 25-12 in the contest, but goalkeeper Lauren Killian came up with 10 saves. Jade Reynolds scored her first goal of the year in a 4-1 loss to Drexel on Sunday with Sarah Cardamone picking up the assist.

CAA PLAYERS AMONG NCAA STAT LEADERS: Several CAA players are among the NCAA statistical leaders through games of Oct. 27. Hofstra’s Sam Scolarici is 7th in Division I in goals (16) and 15th in points (34), while Towson’s Emily Banes is 12th in points (36) and 11th in goals (15). Hofstra’s Leah Galton ranks eighth nationally with 11 assists.

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