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CAA Field Hockey Weekly Report - Oct. 9

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          Release: 10/09/2012
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CAA Co-Field Hockey Player of the Week:

Christy Longacre, R-Jr., Back, Old Dominion

Longacre tallied two goals and four assists over the weekend as ODU moved to 5-0 in league play and won their seventh consecutive game. On Friday, she scored on a penalty corner and assisted on three other Lady Monarch goals in Old Dominion's 11-0 win over Towson. On Sunday against No. 18 Drexel, Longacre scored ODU's third goal off a penalty corner in the 22nd minute. She also assisted Kimberly Oakes' second goal of the game just before half as the Lady Monarchs doubled up the Dragons, 4-2.

 

CAA Co-Field Hockey Player of the Week:

Crystal Poland, Sr., Forward, Northeastern

Poland made history for Northeastern last week against Harvard by netting her 68th-career goal, setting the Huskies' all-time mark. She accrued seven points (3g, 1a) last week including two game-winners to help NU to wins over Harvard (4-1) on Wednesday and Delaware (5-0) on Friday. Poland leads the CAA in goals (19), points (42), and game winning goals (7).

 

CAA Field Hockey Rookie of the Week:

Sarah Breen, Fr., Forward, Old Dominion

Breen tallied five goals and an assist on Friday in ODU's 11-0 win over Towson. The five goals scored in a single game are the most of any CAA player this season, with three of her five goals on Friday coming off penalty corners. Breen now leads the league in conference games in shots (22), points (18), goals (6), and assists (6). She also leads the Lady Monarchs with 10 goals and 27 points.

 

Conference Notes

Four CAA schools are ranked in this week's NFHCA Top 25 national poll (Old Dominion - 8, Northeastern - 10, Drexel- 15, William & Mary - 21).

Northeastern goalie Lizzy Priest has 42 career wins, earning her sole possession of third all-time in program history.

ODU freshman Sarah Breen scored five goals in the Lady Monarchs' win over Towson last Friday. The five goals are the most scored by any CAA player in a single game this season.

Drexel midfielder Amanda Fleischut tallied her second consecutive game-winning goal Friday night in the Dragons' 4-3 win over William & Mary. Fleischut leads Drexel with three game winners this season.

William & Mary clinched its first winning season since 2006 with a 4-3 overtime victory over Towson Sunday afternoon. The Tribe also clinched their first appearance in the CAA Tournament since 2008 with the win.

Ten William & Mary players have set new career highs in goals this season (excluding first year players).

Following its win over #18 Drexel on Sunday, Old Dominion has won five matches over ranked opponents this season.

Northeastern senior forward Crystal Poland scored her 68th career goal last Wednesday in the Huskies' 4-1 win over Harvard to become the all-time leading goal scorer in Northeastern history. She leads the CAA in goals scored with 19 and goals per game with 1.58. Poland is also just six points away from NU's all-time mark for points with 157. 

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