Sep 8, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Sam Scolarici • Hofstra
Sr., Forward, Aldie, Va./Freedom
Scolarici recorded her second career hat trick with three goals in Hofstra’s 9-1 triumph over Indiana State on Sunday. The senior forward became the Pride’s all-time leader in goals with 40, surpassing Christa Eidenweil’s mark of 39. It was the third multi-goal game of the season for Scolarici, who tops the CAA with seven goals and 15 points.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Rachel Moore • William & Mary
Fr., Midfielder, Vienna, Va./James Madison
Moore scored the game-tying goal and assisted on the game-winning goal as William & Mary knocked off ACC member N.C. State 2-1 on Sunday. The freshman converted a pass from Emory Camper in the 60th minute for her first collegiate score and then sent a long ball to Haley Kavanaugh for the game-winner in the 78th minute.
Around The League:
JMU MOVES INTO NATIONAL TOP 25 POLLS: James Madison moved into a pair of national Top 25 polls last week as the Dukes were ranked #24 by the NSCAA and #25 by Soccer America.
W&M/RICHMOND TO BE TELEVISED ON NSCAATV: William & Mary’s home match against Richmond on Wednesday night will be televised live by NSCAATV at 7 p.m.
THREE CAA TEAMS AMONG TOP SEVEN IN FIRST REGIONAL RANKINGS: Three CAA teams were listed among the top seven in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional rankings released on Sept. 2. James Madison was ranked #1 in the poll, followed by Hofstra at #6 and Northeastern at #7. A new poll will be released on Tuesday.
DREXEL’S CHAPMAN, HOFSTRA’S SCOLARICI ON SENIOR CLASS AWARD LIST: Drexel defender Melissa Chapman and Hofstra forward Sam Scolarici are among 30 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award in women’s soccer. The award honors a senior Division I player who has notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. Chapman has received first-team All-CAA honors for the past two seasons, while Scolarici earned All-CAA first team accolades in 2013 after leading the league with a school-record 18 goals.
IMPRESSIVE WEEK FOR W&M: William & Mary turned in an impressive week as the Tribe rallied past ACC foe N.C. State 2-1 and battled to a 3-3 draw with defending A-10 champion La Salle. Sophomore Haley Kavanaugh scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute versus NCSU and gave W&M a 1-0 lead over La Salle with her first career goal. Freshman midfielder Rachel Moore contributed the game-tying goal against NCSU and assisted on the game-winner. Senior Emory Camper tallied a goal and two assists for the week, including the goal that gave the Tribe a 3-2 advantage against La Salle with 2:05 left in regulation. Freshman Sami Grasso scored her first collegiate goal in the opening half of the La Salle draw.
SCOLARICI BECOMES HOFSTRA’S ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER: Hofstra senior forward Sam Scolarici became’s Hofstra’s career leader in goals with 40 after recording her second career hat trick with three goals in the Pride’s 9-1 triumph over Indiana State on Sunday. With her third multi-goal game of the season, Scolarici passed Christa Eidenweil’s mark of 39. Leah Galton and Jill Mulholland added two goals apiece and freshman Kristin Desmond had a goal and an assist versus ISU as Hofstra tied its Division I record for goals in a game set in 1994.
UNCW STUNS WAKE FOREST: UNCW upset ACC foe Wake Forest 3-2 in double overtime last Friday in the opening game of the Virginia Tech Tournament when junior forward Maddie McCormick scored her second goal of the season at the buzzer. The goal gave the Seahawks their first win ever over an ACC opponent. UNCW also got goals from Morgan Leyble and Lindsey Byrne in the first 12 minutes of the match to take a 2-0 lead over WFU. The Seahawks had their three-game winning streak snapped in a 2-0 loss to No. 5 Virginia Tech on Sunday, but they held the Hokies to their lowest scoring output of the season.
RANO EXCELS FOR JMU DEFENSE: Nationally ranked James Madison rebounded from its first loss of the season to Navy (1-0) by getting past VCU, 1-0 on Sunday. Senior defender Shannon Rano anchored a Dukes’ defense that hasn’t allowed more than one goal in a match all season. Senior Sam Lofton scored the game-winning goal against the Rams off an assist from Allie Bunner just 4:14 into the match. Goalkeeper Ellen Forrest made three saves and earned her first shutout of the season against VCU after stopping six shots in the setback to Navy.
NORTHEASTERN POSTS FOURTH SHUTOUT: Northeastern recorded its fourth shutout in six matches this season after blanking Maine 4-0 on Sunday. The Huskies’ defense has only given up 11 shots on goal all season and senior goalkeeper Paige Burnett tops the conference with a 0.32 GAA and an .818 save percentage. Sophomore Taylor Caparo scored her first collegiate goal just 16 seconds into the match at Maine and NU also got goals from Lahaina Zoller, Mackenzie Dowd and Haley Sinclair. Freshman Hannah Lopiccolo picked up a pair of assists and put four of her team-high six shots on goal. She leads NU with six points on the season. Fellow freshmen Carly Wilhelm and Nicole Wilkins also had an assist. NU out-shot 25th-ranked Boston College 11-8 and hit two crossbars in a 1-0 last Wednesday.
ADAMS SCORES TWICE FOR DELAWARE: Delaware suffered a pair of 2-1 setbacks on the road last week at Army and Brown. The Hens, who led 1-0 in both contests, have lost three straight 2-1 decisions. Sophomore midfielder Nikki Adams scored from 25 yards out off a Maddie Brosler assist at Army and she converted an Elise Krause assist for her team-leading third goal of the season at Brown. Delaware had a 27-8 shot advantage at Army and has out-shot its opponents 90-38 this season.
DREXEL DROPS TWO MORE ONE-GOAL GAMES: Drexel has dropped four consecutive one-goal games after narrow setbacks to VCU (1-0) and Temple (3-2) last week. Senior Megan Hammaker scored her first goal of the season off a Civanni Moss assist against Temple and took a team-high four shots at VCU. Freshman Kylie Strong headed in an Alyssa Findlay corner kick for her first collegiate goal at Temple. Goalkeeper Kelsie Fry came up with six saves against the Owls.
COFC PLACES TWO ON ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: College of Charleston fell 3-0 to Illinois and 2-1 to Jacksonville at its own College of Charleston Cup over the weekend. Senior Sarah Cardamone scored her team-leading third goal of the season to tie the match with Jacksonville in the sixth minute. Rio Speller-Drews picked up an assist on the play. Cardamone and freshman Tracey Webster were named to the All-College of Charleston Cup team. Goalkeeper Lauren Killian made six saves against the Illini. Hope Walker has played all 553 minutes for the Cougars this season.
ELON FALLS AT HIGH POINT: Elon was beaten 3-0 at High Point last Friday and had its match with East Carolina on Sunday cancelled due to severe weather. The Phoenix trailed High Point just 1-0 before giving up a pair of goals in the final 1:13. Marissa Russo took two of Elon’s five total shots.
TOWSON BEATEN 1-0 BY FAIRFIELD: Towson lost 1-0 to Fairfield last Friday in its only action of the week. The Tigers out-shot the Stags 6-4 in the second half after being held without a shot in the opening 45 minutes. Goalkeeper Erin Quinn made three saves, including a stop on a one-on-one attempt with under three minutes to play.
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