CAA Field Hockey Weekly Report - Sept. 25
CAA Field Hockey Player and Rookie of the Week:
Sarah Breen, Fr., Midfielder, Old Dominion
Freshman midfielder Sarah Breen had a goal and three assists over the weekend as she helped No. 9 ODU to start off 2-0 in CAA action. Down 2-0 to Hofstra on Friday, Breen got the Lady Monarchs on the board off a penalty corner. She also had a pair of assists on the next two goals to give Old Dominion the lead as they scored seven unanswered goals to cruise past the Pride.
On Sunday, she recorded the game-winning assist over No. 8 Northeastern as her shot on a penalty corner was deflected in by fellow freshman Celine Marquet just before the half that ultimately gave the Lady Monarchs the 2-1 win over the Huskies. Breen leads the team in points (14) this season and is tied for the team lead in goals (5).
A season-high four CAA schools are ranked in this week's NFHCA Top 25 national poll (Old Dominion - 8, Northeastern - 9, William & Mary - 19, Drexel - 20).
Hofstra goalie Kaitlyn De Turo made a career-high 13 saves in Friday's game against Old Dominion.
Old Dominion's win at Northeastern last Sunday was its fourth against a ranked foe this season and its second victory over a team ranked in the top 10.
William & Mary's No. 20 ranking in last week's national poll was the first time since 2006 that the Tribe has landed in the national top 25.
Delaware goalie Megane Simons recorded a career-high 15 saves in her second career start Sunday at No. 14 Wake Forest.
Drexel senior Amanda Fleischut recorded the tying goal and assisted on the winning goal in the Dragons 2-1 victory over James Madison Friday night. She leads the team with four assists on the season.
Hofstra senior midfielder Micaela Gallagher scored two goals against No. 9 ODU Friday night. She has tallied a career-high five goals for the season and has already surpassed her 2010 and 2011 goal total of four.
No. 9 Old Dominion won the battle of top ranked CAA teams Sunday afternoon taking home a 2-1 victory over No. 8 Northeastern. ODU freshman Celine Marquet's tip in off a penalty corner just before halftime proved to be the game-winner for the Lady Monarchs. Northeastern forward Nicky Graham registered the lone goal for the Huskies in the 20th minute.