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CAA Women’s Soccer Notebook – Sept. 3

Sep 3, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

Drexel's Shyanne Kimbrough

News and notes from around CAA women’s soccer:

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

DREXEL EXTENDS HOME UNBEATEN STREAK: Drexel extended its home unbeaten streak to 17 (12-0-5) with a 2-1 double-overtime victory against Marist and a 1-1 tie versus Villanova last week. The Dragons also won 3-0 at UMBC to cap a 2-0-1 week. Freshman Shyanne Kimbrough made her first collegiate appearance last week and scored Drexel’s lone goal against Villanova and had two of the team’s three goals at UMBC. Megan Hammaker tallied the game-winning goal at UMBC, while Alyssa Findlay had the game-winner against Marist off a Civanni Moss corner kick with 1:35 to play  in the second overtime.

CAMPER SCORES TWICE FOR TRIBE: Junior Emory Camper scored a pair of second-half goals, including the game-winner, to lead William & Mary to a 3-0 victory over High Point last Friday. Camper leads W&M with three goals and six points for the season. Anna Madden also scored a goal for W&M off an assist from Audrey Barry. Goalkeeper Caroline Casey made three saves and earned the shutout.

TOWSON’S BANES HAS ANOTHER BIG WEEK: Senior forward Emily Banes scored three goals last week as Towson rolled past Mount St. Mary’s 4-1 and fell 2-1 to Radford. Banes has a CAA-best five goals this season, which is one more than she had in all of 2012. She gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead just five minutes into the contest versus Radford and had a goal in each half against MSM, including her second game-winner of the year. Banes ranks seventh all-time in points (52) at TU. Sofia Read added a goal and an assist against Mount, tying her career high. Katlyn Axenfeld also recorded her second goal of the year in the win.

BORTELL NETS GAME-WINNER FOR JMU: Freshman Allison Bortell’s first career goal was the game-winner as James Madison posted a 2-1 victory at Marshall last Friday. Bortell headed in a corner kick from Allie Bunner in the 84th minute. Goalkeeper Ellen Forrest made 11 saves on Sunday but JMU suffered a 2-0 setback at Tennessee.

HOFSTRA PLAYS HIGHEST-SCORING GAME IN SCHOOL HISTORY: Hofstra played the highest-scoring game in program history last Sunday, falling 6-5 to a Boston College squad that was receiving votes in the NSCAA national poll. CAA preseason Player of the Year Leah Galton contributed two goals and an assist against the Eagles, while Sam Scolarici, Amber Stobbs and Tara Kerns also scored. Scolarici, Jeannine Molleda and Ruby Staplehurst had goals as Hofstra topped North Dakota State 3-1 last Friday. Scolarici has a team-high four goals on the year.

ZOLLER TALLIES FIRST GOAL FOR NORTHEASTERN: Junior Lahaina Zoller scored her first goal of the season as Northeastern battled to a 1-1 tie with Big Ten foe Northwestern last Friday. Zoller found the net off an assist from reshirt freshman Breeana Koemans in the final seconds of the first half to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. Goalkeeper Paige Burnett made a season-high nine saves against Northwestern and then topped it with 10 saves in a 3-0 loss to South Carolina on Sunday. Burnett has 31 saves in NU’s first four matches. Hanna Terry took a career-high seven shots against Northwestern and put five of them on goal.

DELAWARE FALLS ON PK: Delaware fell 1-0 to Rutgers last Friday on a first-half penalty kick. Blue Hens’ goalkeeper Jessica Levy made five saves in the contest. UD, which has lost three straight one-goal contests, plays its home opener on Friday against Loyola before traveling to nationally ranked Georgetown on Sunday.

COFC DROPS TWO IN ILLINOIS: College of Charleston came up short in both matches on a difficult Midwest road trip, falling 6-2 to Big Ten opponent Illinois and 3-1 to Big East foe DePaul. Senior McCallie Jones and Victoria Fichman tallied goals for the Cougars at #36 Illinois, while Jade Reynolds found the net late in the game at DePaul. Goalkeeper Eli Sarasola made 14 saves in the two contests.

GUILLOU SCORES FOR UNCW: UNCW dropped a 2-1 decision to Western Carolina and fell 2-0 to UNCW in the ECU Soccer Tournament. Sophomore Katrina Guillou scored her first goal of the season in the 42nd minute against WCU. Sophomore Theresa O’Sullivan assisted on the play and picked up her first collegiate point. The Seahawks will look for their first win this week with matches against in-state foes East Carolina and N.C. State.