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CAA Field Hockey Weekly Report — Oct. 1

Oct 1, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

Weekly Field Hockey Report — Oct. 1

Jonel Boileau • Hofstra
Kelowna, BC, Canada/Kelowna Secondary, Jr., Forward

Boileau earned her second Player of the Week nod this season after registering three goals and three assists to help the Pride to a 1-1 record over the weekend. The Canadian forward played a large role in Hofstra starting league play in strong fashion on Friday, scoring two goals and dishing out three assists in a 5-4 win at Northeastern. The seven points in one contest equaled a career-high. On Sunday versus then-No. 20 Boston University, Boileau registered her team’s lone goal in a 3-1 loss and now has nine goals and five assists on the season.

Jessica McCarthy • Drexel
Haverford, Pa./Havertown, Fr., Midfield

McCarthy picked an ideal time to register her first collegiate goal and assist, as the Dragons defeated Rider, 2-1 on Wednesday. She tied the game with a tally early in the second half, then setup teammate Meghan Plank with just under six minutes remaining to secure the victory. The nearby, Haverford product  again added to Drexel’s 2-0 week by scoring her team’s first goal in an eventual 2-1 double overtime win at Cornell on Sunday. The Dragons improved to 7-2 and are ranked for the second straight week.

CAA League Play Starts: League play is underway and continues this week with four contests, two on Friday (James Madison at Towson and William & Mary at Delaware) and two on Sunday (William & Mary at Towson and James Madison at Delaware).

•    The Delaware Blue Hens dropped their only contest of the week, 2-1, at Monmouth. Freshman Esmee Peet scored UD’s only goal, the third of her career, while senior Kasey Prettyman recorded her first assist of the season in defeat.
•    Drexel once again had a solid week, collecting identical 2-1 victories versus Rider and at Cornell, respectively, to improve to 7-2 on the season. Goalkeeper Jantien Gunter finished the week with 10 saves and now has at least eight saves in three of the last four games. Jessica McCarthy won CAA Rookie honors for the week, scoring two goals and dishing out one assist for the Dragons.
•    Hofstra opened up league play in impressive fashion on Friday at Northeastern. The pride won, 5-4, while CAA Player of the Week Jonel Boileau had a hand in each score, finishing with two goals and three helpers in the victory. Boileau supplied Hofstra’s lone goal in a 3-1 setback at then-No. 20 Boston University on Sunday.
•    James Madison had a tough week, losing two difficult road tilts. Versus then-No. 4 Virginia on Wednesday, senior Amy Goldstein scored the Dukes’ lone goal. JMU fell to 0-1 in league play after falling late to William & Mary on Sunday, 4-3. In that game, however, sophomore Adrienne le Vatte scored twice and now has four goals on the year.
•    Northeastern also had a difficult week and lost both of its contests to Hofstra (5-4) and then-No. 9 Boston College, (3-0), respectively. In the CAA opener for the Huskies on Friday, freshman Emmy Zweserijn notched a career-high five points with two goals and one assist in the setback. The Netherlands native leads NU with 13 goals this year and has recorded one point in five of nine games played thus far.
•    Towson fell twice this week as well, losing 4-0 on Friday at Robert Morris and 2-1 in overtime versus Ohio on Saturday. Against RMU, goalkeeper Brittany Varacallo tied a season-high with 12 saves. In the OT battle versus Ohio, junior Kelly Mattingly registered the team’s lone goal. It was also her first of the season.
•    The Tribe of William & Mary earned a nice win at home versus James Madison in the team’s only game of the week. Sophomore Pippin Saunders broke out with two goals and an assist and Esty Byrd had another tally. Freshman Olivia Hajek provided the game-winning goal with 3:45 remaining. It was her second game-winning goal in as many contests. Saunders also leads the Tribe this season with four goals and five assists.

NCAA Division I Stat Leaders:

Assists per game:
Elise DiDonato, Drexel        15 (0.67)
Defensive saves:
Gillian Kirkpatrick, Hofstra    7 (3)
Kelly Mattingly, Towson    7 (3)
Goalie win-loss percentage:
Jantien Gunter, Drexel        14 (.778)
Sarah Scher, Delaware        21 (.667)
Goals per game:
Taylor West, James Madison    10 (1.00)
Jonel Boileau, Hofstra        21 (0.82)
Points per game:
Taylor West, James Madison    12 (2.30)
Jonel Boileau, Hofstra        21 (2.09)
Save percentage:
Jantien Gunter, Drexel        16 (.776)
Brittany Varacallo, Towson    25 (.760)
Saves per game:
Brittany Varacallo, Towson    16 (7.13)
Kaitlyn De Turo, Hofstra    17 (6.91)
Jantien Gunter, Drexel        20 (6.56)

TEAM LEADERS        Rank/Actual
Assists per game:
Drexel            21 (2.22)
Defensive saves:
Towson            5 (6)
Hofstra            11 (5)
Northeastern        11 (5)
James Madison        15 (4)
Drexel            22 (3)
Goals per game:
James Madison        11 (3.30)
Points per game:
James Madison        13 (8.60)
Save Percentage:
Drexel            12 (.785)
Towson            20 (.764)
Saves per game:
Towson            12 (8.40)
Hofstra            21 (7.36)
Drexel            24 (6.89)
Scoring average:
James Madison        10 (3.30)
Delaware            25 (2.65)
Scoring margin:
James Madison        17 (1.40)
Shutouts per game:
William & Mary        23 (0.22)
Drexel            23 (0.22)
Winning percentage:
Drexel            15 (.778)
Delaware            21 (.667)

*-Games through 9/29/13, based on Top-25 for individual and team statistics.