Sep 22, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Samantha Cordum • William & Mary
Jr., Forward, Boise, Idaho/Boise Senior
Cordum recorded three goals and an assist to help William & Mary extend its winning streak to five with a 2-0 week. The junior forward tallied a career-high five points with two goals and an assist in a 4-1 triumph over Princeton on Sunday and also scored a goal in a 2-0 triumph at Davidson last Thursday. Cordum leads W&M with 14 points (5g, 4a) this season.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Kelsie Fye • Drexel
Jr., Goalkeeper, Rockford, Ill./Winnebago
Fye made eight saves and posted back-to-back shutouts in Drexel’s 2-0 week. The junior goalkeeper stopped seven shots as the Dragons knocked off George Washington, the top-ranked team in the Mid-Atlantic region, 2-0 last Friday. She extended her shutout streak to 259 minutes on Sunday with one save in a 1-0 victory over Wagner. Fye has 35 saves so far this season.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Kristin Desmond • Hofstra
Fr., Defender, East Northport, N.Y./Northport
Desmond notched the first two-goal game of her career in Hofstra’s 4-1 victory over Monmouth on Sunday. The freshman defender scored the game-winning goal in the 65th minute as she finished a corner kick from Jeannine Molleda. Desmond, who had scored just one goal in the Pride’s first eight games, converted a penalty kick in the 83rd minute to up the Hofstra lead to 3-1.
Around The League:
FOUR CAA TEAMS AMONG TOP 10 IN REGIONAL RANKINGS: Four CAA teams were listed among the top 10 in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional rankings released on Sept. 16. Northeastern was ranked #3 in the poll, followed by Hofstra at #4, William & Mary at #6 and James Madison at #10. A new poll will be released on Tuesday.
IMPRESSIVE WEEK IN NON-CONFERENCE ACTION: With the non-conference portion of the schedule winding down, CAA teams combined to post an impressive 11-4-2 record last week.
CONFERENCE PLAY GETS STARTED ON FRIDAY: Conference play in the CAA gets underway this week. All 10 teams are in action for their CAA openers on Friday and there are four league games on the slate on Sunday.
SCOLARICI BECOMES HOFSTRA’S ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER: Hofstra senior Sam Scolarici became the all-time leading scorer in Hofstra history with 93 points after scoring a goal in each of the Pride’s games last week. Scolarici, who leads the CAA with 10 goals and 22 points this season, tallied Hofstra’s lone goal in 2-1 loss to Yale and added an insurance goal in a 4-1 triumph over Monmouth. She is also the Pride’s career leader in goals with 43. Freshman defender Kristin Desmond scored twice in the Monmouth win and junior Leah Galton recorded her sixth goal of the season.
W&M UNBEATEN IN PAST SIX MATCHES: William & Mary rolled to victories over Davidson (2-0) and Princeton (4-1) last week, pushing its winning streak to five and its unbeaten streak to six. Junior Samantha Cordum tallied a career-high five points with two goals and an assist against Princeton and she also had a goal against Davidson. Cordum tops the Tribe with 14 points. Senior Emory Camper also scored a goal in each match, including the game-winner at Davidson. Senior Anna Madden rounded out the scoring in the win over the Tigers. Freshman defender Elysse Branton recorded the first two points of her collegiate career with assists on both of Camper’s goals. Goalkeeper Caroline Casey posted her 16th career shutout at Davidson.
DREXEL KNOCKS OFF GW: Drexel concluded non-conference play with back-to-back shutout victories, highlighted by a 2-0 triumph over George Washington, the top-ranked team in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region poll. Megan Hammaker scored the game-winning goal versus GW in the 27th minute when she knocked home the rebound from her own penalty kick. Hammaker also had an assist on Melissa Chapman’s insurance goal with 7:15 remaining. Junior goalkeeper Kelsie Fye made nine saves in the shutout of GW and extended her scoreless streak to 259 minutes in a 1-0 triumph over Wagner on Sunday. Freshman Wilhelmina Hauch-Fausboll anchored the Dragons’ defensive effort. Jacki Sieder tallied the game-winning goal against Wagner late in the first half off an assist from Sam Greenfield.
ELON EXTENDS WINNING STREAK TO THREE: Elon defeated Gardner-Webb 2-0 last Friday to extend its winning streak to three. It was the 100th career victory for Phoenix head coach Chris Neal. Taylor Glenn’s first goal of the season in the 42nd minute was the game-winner as she headed in a corner kick from Bethany Houpt. Junior defender Mel Insley anchored a Phoenix defense that posted their third shutout and she also assisted on an insurance goal from freshman Sydney Schilling in the 72nd minute. Elon hosts its first two CAA games this weekend against preseason league favorite Hofstra on Friday and defending conference champion Northeastern on Sunday.
NORTHEASTERN POSTS SEVENTH SHUTOUT: Northeastern posted its league-leading seventh shutout in 10 matches this season after blanking Albany 2-0 on Sunday. Senior goalkeeper Paige Burnett made two saves against Albany and continues to lead the league in goals against average (0.28) and save percentage (.857). Sophomore Carina Deandreis scored the game-winning goal off a Carly Wilhelm assist in the 26th minute and Bianca Calderone converted a penalty kick for an insurance tally. The Huskies fell 1-0 to Dartmouth on Friday when the Big Green scored with 14 seconds left in double overtime. It was the only goal NU has conceded in the last five matches.
UNBEATEN WEEK FOR UNCW: UNCW is unbeaten in its past three contests after cruising past Coastal Carolina (7-0) and tying rival East Carolina (0-0) last week. Forwards Katrina Guillou and Kennedy Ulrich each collected a pair of goals versus Coastal as the Seahawks captured their own tournament. Ulrich was named Offensive MVP and senior Allye Mertes was selected as the Defensive MVP. They were joined on the all-tournament team by Guillou and Moa Jarl, who scored a goal along with Greyson Ray and Jenna Baratta. Sophomore goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy made nine saves in the scoreless draw with ECU and didn’t allow a goal in 182:44 last week.
COFC RALLIES PAST RIVAL CITADEL: College of Charleston scored a pair of second-half goals and rallied past city rival The Citadel, 2-1, on Sunday. Junior defender Claire Newman scored the first goal of her career in the 56th minute off a Sarah Cardamone corner kick to tie the match at 1-1. Mary Kate Bowers recorded the game-winning goal after taking a long pass from Hope Walker with just over 10 minutes to play. It was Bowers’ third goal of the season. CofC goalkeeper Lauren Killian made six saves in the contest and gave up her only score on a penalty kick.
ZELENKY SCORES TWICE FOR DELAWARE: Sophomore forward Natalie Zelenky scored both Delaware goals as the Blue Hens downed Temple 2-0 last Friday. Zelenky broke a scoreless tie in the 80th minute when she found the net from 10 yards out and then tacked on an insurance goal off a Nikki Adams assist in the 88th minute as UD handed the Owls their first loss of the year. Goalkeeper Kailyn Rekos posted the shutout after making two saves.
JMU WIN THRILLER OVER APPALACHIAN STATE: Senior Sam Lofton scored from 20 yards out with 33 seconds remaining to give James Madison a 2-1 victory over Appalachian State last Friday. Ashley Herndon tapped a short pass to Lofton on a free kick and she found the top left corner for her second goal of the year. The Dukes took a 1-0 lead in the 81st minute versus ASU on Sydney Braun-McLeod’s third goal of the season. JMU out-shot UNCG 10-5 on Sunday afternoon, but came up on the short end of a 1-0 decision. JMU has taken at least 10 shots in eight of nine matches.
TOWSON PLAYS SCORELESS DRAW WITH VILLANOVA: In the teams’ first meeting since 2004, Towson battled to a 0-0 double-overtime draw at Villanova last Friday. Senior goalkeeper Erin Quinn made nine saves and recorded her fourth shutout of the season. Quinn leads the CAA in saves (41) and is second in save percentage (.820) and shutouts.
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