Sep 15, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Bianca Calderone • Northeastern
Sr., Defender, Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley
Calderone scored a game-winning goal and anchored a defense that posted consecutive shutouts in Northeastern’s 1-0-1 week. The senior defender finished off a corner kick in the 85th minute for the third goal of her career as the Huskies knocked off regionally ranked Boston University 1-0 on the road. She also helped NU post its sixth shutout in eight matches with a 0-0 draw against UMass.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Aly Shaughnessy • William & Mary
Sr., Midfielder, Haymarket, Va./Battlefield
Shaughnessy scored three goals as William & Mary posted victories over Richmond (4-1) and Penn (3-0) last week. The senior recorded her first career multi-goal game by scoring once in each half against the Spiders and gave the Tribe a 2-0 advantage with a goal in the 15th minute at Penn. Shaughnessy is tied for the team lead in goals (3) and points (7) this season.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Serenity Waters • UNCW
Fr., Midfielder, Sharpsburg, Ga./East Coweta
Waters recorded a hat trick with three first-half goals as UNCW rolled past Francis Marion 8-0 last Saturday. The freshman midfielder found the net three times in less than 10 minutes and just missed the school record of four goals in a game. Waters leads UNCW with 14 shots this season and is second on the team with four goals.
Around The League:
THREE CAA TEAMS AMONG TOP 10 IN REGIONAL RANKINGS: Three CAA teams were listed among the top 10 in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional rankings released on Sept. 9. James Madison was ranked #1 in the poll, followed by Hofstra at #8 and Northeastern at #9. A new poll will be released on Tuesday.
W&M EXTENDS UNBEATEN STREAK TO FOUR: William & Mary rolled to dominant victories over Richmond (4-1) and Penn (3-0) last week, which pushed its winning streak to three and unbeaten streak to four. Senior Aly Shaughnessy and junior Samantha Cordum each recorded the first multi-goal games of their careers against Richmond, with Cordum getting the game-winner. Freshman Rachel Moore contributed a goal and an assist in the win at Penn, with Shaughnessy and Katie Johnston also scoring a goal. Junior goalkeeper Caroline Casey made six saves at Penn and posted her second shutout of the season and the 15th of her career.
HOFSTRA UPSETS DUKE: Hofstra upset ACC member Duke 2-1 in the opening game of the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic last Friday but was beaten 3-1 by 2nd-ranked Virginia on Sunday. Sophomore forward Jill Mulholland scored the game-winning goal against the Blue Devils with just 2:56 left on the clock. It was her fourth goal of the year. Senior Sam Scolarici scored her league-leading eighth goal of the season in the 62nd minute to put the Pride up 1-0 on Duke. Scolarici now has 88 career points, which is one shy of the school record. Junior Leah Galton scored her fifth goal of the season to pull Hofstra into a 1-1 tie with Virginia in the 53rd minute. Galton, Mulholland and freshman defender Kristen Desmond were chosen to the all-tournament team.
NORTHEASTERN KNOCKS OFF BOSTON U: Senior defender Bianca Calderone scored off a corner kick from Breeana Koemans in the 85th minute as Northeastern earned a 1-0 victory at regionally ranked Boston University on Sunday. It was the Huskies’ first victory over the Terriers since 2008. NU also battled to a 0-0 draw with UMass last week for its third straight shutout and its sixth in eight matches this season. The Huskies haven’t allowed a goal in the last 344 minutes and have outscored their opponents 5-0 in three road matches this season. Goalkeeper Paige Burnett tops the CAA in goals against average (0.23), save percentage (.867) and shutouts (6).
ELON GOES 2-0 AT UNCW TOURNEY: Elon went 2-0 at the UNCW Hilton Garden Inn Invitational, edging Coastal Carolina 1-0 before topping Francis Marion 3-1. Sarah Henson scored the game-winning goal versus Coastal with just 5:35 remaining in the match off an assist from Samantha Burch. It was Henson’s first career goal. Freshman defender Kendall Ballotti scored her first career goal and added an assist in the Francis Marion win. The Phoenix also got a goal from Grace Bennett while Bethany Houpt contributed a pair of assists.
GOOD WEEK FOR TOWSON: Towson snapped a three-game losing streak with a strong 2-1 performance last week. The Tigers blanked Radford 3-0 before splitting matches and finishing second in the Battle of Baltimore Tournament. Senior Katie Ponce matched her career high with two goals in victory over Radford. Senior Sofia Read’s first goal of the season was the game-winner in a 2-0 triumph over UMBC. Sophomore Nat Pinkney assisted on Read’s game-winner and also scored a goal of her own versus UMBC. She had an assist against Radford as well and was named to the all-tournament team at the Battle of Baltimore. Freshman defender Kristyn Hubbard also received all-tournament honors.
UNCW CRUISES PAST FRANCIS MARION: UNCW put on an offensive show in cruising past Francis Marion 8-0 on Saturday. Freshman midfielder Serenity Waters recorded a hat trick with three goals in the first half and junior midfielder Lindsey Byrne scored the Seahawks’ first two goals. Five different UNCW players had at least one goal and seven players contributed at least one assist, led by Kennedy Ulrich with a pair. UNCW faces rival Coastal Carolina tonight in a rain-delayed contest from the weekend.
STOLLAR LEADS DREXEL TO DRAW WITH SYRACUSE: Drexel battled to a 2-2 draw with ACC foe Syracuse on Sunday. The Dragons trailed 2-0 at the half before junior midfielder Lauren Stollar was able to tie the match with two goals in less than three minutes. She scored for the first time this season off a Megan Hammaker corner kick in the 50th minute and then added an unassisted goal in the 53rd minute. Junior goalkeeper Kelsie Fye turned in a tremendous effort with a career-high 12 saves versus the Orange.
COFC SPLITS IN COLORADO: College of Charleston defeated Nebraska-Omaha 1-0 before falling 1-0 in overtime at Colorado State last weekend. The Cougars snapped a four-game losing streak against Nebraska-Omaha as freshman defender Rio Speller-Drews scored the first goal of her collegiate career off an assist from Sarah Cardamone in the 49th minute. Goalkeeper Lauren Killian made four saves to post the shutout against Omaha.
DELAWARE GOES 1-1 AT NAVY TOURNAMENT: Delaware snapped a four-game losing streak in dramatic fashion as it edged Marist 1-0 in double overtime on Sunday at the Navy Invitational. Junior Elise Krause converted a penalty kick for the game-winning goal with 53 seconds left in the second extra session. Goalkeeper Jess Figueroa posted the shutout after making four saves for the Blue Hens. It was UD’s first victory in a double OT match since 2006. The Hens suffered their fourth straight one-goal setback against Ball State (1-0) last Friday. It was the first time UD had been shut out in 18 regular-season games.
JMU FALLS TWICE IN PHILLY: James Madison suffered a pair of setbacks in Philadelphia over the weekend, losing 3-0 at Villanova and 2-1 at La Salle. Sophomore Ashley Herndon scored her second goal of the season at La Salle off an assist from Sam Lofton, which pulled the Dukes within one in the final minutes. Goalkeeper Ellen Forrest made seven saves at La Salle and had five stops against Villanova. JMU was the top team among others receiving votes in the NSCAA Top 25 poll last week.
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