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CAA Women’s Soccer Notebook – Oct. 14

Oct 14, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT

William & Mary's Katie Johnston William & Mary's Katie Johnston

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Katie Johnston • William & Mary
So., Forward, Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield

Johnston scored the game-winning goal on a header in the 75th minute as William & Mary edged Towson 1-0 in the rain last Thursday. The sophomore, who had three shots in the contest, scored her third goal of the year off a corner kick from Ali Heck. The victory increased the Tribe’s unbeaten streak to 11 and kept them atop the CAA standings at 4-0.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Carolyn Huddy • UNCW
Fr., Goalkeeper, Huntersville, N.C./Lake Norman

Huddy recorded the first shutout of her collegiate career in UNCW’s 1-0 victory over the College of Charleston last Friday. Making just her fourth start, Huddy made one save in the contest as the Seahawks improved to 5-0 at home this season.

Around The League:

THREE CAA TEAMS RANKED REGIONALLY: Three CAA teams were ranked among the top eight in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Mid-Atlantic regional rankings for Oct. 8. William & Mary was the top ranked CAA squad at #4, followed by James Madison at #5 and Hofstra was #8. A new poll will be released on Tuesday.

W&M UNBEATEN STREAK REACHES 11: William & Mary is the lone unbeaten team in CAA play at 4-0 after topping Towson 1-0 last Thursday. The victory extended the Tribe’s unbeaten streak to 11, which matches the team’s longest streak since winning 11 straight in 2011. W&M also clinched its 32nd consecutive winning season, which is tied with North Carolina as an NCAA record. Sophomore Katie Johnston scored the game-winning goal in the 75th minute by heading in a corner kick from Ali Heck. The goal was Johnston’s third of the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Caroline Casey made three saves and posted her fourth shutout of the year.

UNBEATEN WEEK FOR DELAWARE: Delaware was unbeaten in conference play last week, battling to a 1-1 draw with Hofstra on Friday before handing Northeastern its first CAA setback of the season on Sunday, 2-0. Sophomore Emily Market scored her first goal of the season just 5:43 into the match against the Huskies and senior Andrea Arnold tacked on her third goal of the year early in the second half. Goalkeeper Jessica Levy stopped two shots and earned her fourth shutout of the season. Senior Shannon Kearney scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season against Hofstra as she tapped in a long free kick from Maddy Parker. That goal tied the match just 36 seconds after the Pride had taken the lead.

DREXEL EARNS FIRST CAA VICTORY: Drexel earned its first CAA victory of the season by defeating defending conference champion Hofstra, 2-1, on Sunday. Megan Hammaker gave Drexel the lead with her second goal of the year in the 55th minute. Sophomore Lauren Stollar tallied the game-winner in the 64th minute as she scored her first goal of the season off a rebound from a Civanni Moss shot. Junior goalkeeper Eve Badana made six saves against the Pride and also stopped six shots in a 1-0 setback to Northeastern on Friday.

UNCW STAYS UNDEFEATED AT HOME: UNCW improved to 5-0 at home this season after topping College of Charleston 1-0 last Friday. Senior forward Nicole Costa scored the game-winning goal in the 47th minute as she headed in a pass from Katrina Guillou. It was Costa’s second goal of the season and first game-winner. Guillou has recorded a point in eight of her last 10 contests and leads the team with 16 points (6g, 4a). Freshman goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy recorded her first collegiate shutout in the win.

JMU EDGES TOWSON IN OVERTIME: James Madison edged Towson 2-1 in double overtime on Sunday for its eight victory in the past nine games. Senior Becky Sparks scored her career-high third goal of the season midway through the first half to give the Dukes a 1-0 advantage. The deciding score came on an own goal after a Sam Lofton corner kick. JMU out-shot the Tigers 18-4, with Lauren Wilson firing a team-best six shots. The Dukes have had 12 different players score at least one goal this season.

NORTHEASTERN GOES 1-1 ON THE ROAD: Northeastern remained tied for first place in the CAA with 12 points after topping Drexel 1-0 last Friday. The Huskies suffered their first league loss at Delaware, 2-0, on Sunday. Lahaina Zoller’s second goal of the season in the 51st minute proved to be the game-winner at Drexel. Hanna Terry was credited with her team-leading fifth assist on the play. Junior goalkeeper Paige Burnett made seven saves against Drexel and earned her third shutout of the season. NU was limited to two shots on goal in the loss at Delaware.

TOWSON’S BANES BECOMES ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER: Towson senior forward Emily Banes became Towson’s all-time leader in points with 71 after scoring the game-tying goal in Towson’s 2-1 double-overtime setback at James Madison on Sunday. The goal was the 27th of Banes’ career, which tied her for first place all-time at Towson with Christi Landi. Banes’ goal in the 76th minute gave her 12 for the season, which ranks second in the league and is two shy of the school record. Goalkeeper Erin Quinn made a season-high 10 saves against the Dukes and she also stopped seven shots in a narrow 1-0 setback at first-place William & Mary on Thursday.

GALTON PROVIDES HOFSTRA OFFENSE: Sophomore forward Leah Galton was involved in both scores as Hofstra went 0-1-1 on the road last week. Galton scored the game-tying goal in the 63rd minute of the Pride’s 2-1 loss at Drexel and assisted on Sam Scolarici’s goal that gave the Pride a 1-0 lead versus Delaware. Galton leads the CAA with nine assists and is third in the conference with 21 points. Scolarici’s goal was her CAA-best 14th of the year as she closed in on the Hofstra season record of 17 set by Carlene Wawrzonek in 1994. The Pride has scored just twice in their last three games after netting 16 goals in a six-game stretch.

COFC FALLS 1-0 AT UNCW: College of Charleston dropped a 1-0 decision at UNCW last Friday in its only action of the week. The Cougars have lost three straight one-goal games in CAA play. Michaela Herrmann and Sarah Cardamone each took two shots in the contest. Goalkeeper Lauren Killian made two saves against the Seahawks.

HOFSTRA’S SCOLARICI RANKED 4TH NATIONALLY IN GOALS: Hofstra forward Sam Scolarici is ranked fourth in the nation with 14 goals, while Towson senior Emily Banes ranks 12th with 12 goals. Scolarici and Banes are also tied for 8th in Division I with 30 points. Hofstra’s Leah Galton is 10th nationally in assists (9). William & Mary sophomore goalkeeper Caroline Casey ranks 15th in save percentage (.871) and 32nd in goals against average (0.61) and Towson keeper Erin Quinn is 16th in total saves (84).

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