WSOC Report - Sept. 3
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Stephanie Rose • UNCW
Sr., Forward, Jacksonville, N.C./White Oak
Rose tallied five points in a pair of UNCW victories over in-state rivals last week. The senior forward contributed a goal and two assists as the Seahawks edged Davidson 3-2 last Sunday and also had an assist in a 3-0 triumph over Charlotte on Friday.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Mallory Schaffer • William & Mary
Sr., Midfielder, Allison Park, Pa./Hampton
Schaffer posted two goals and an assist to lead William & Mary to two wins last week. The senior midfielder tallied a goal and an assist in the final 10 minutes of the Tribe’s 3-0 triumph over Richmond and recorded the game-winning goal on a penalty kick as W&M got a 2-0 road victory at Auburn.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Morgan Leyble • UNCW
Fr., Midfielder, Jacksonville, N.C./Jacksonville
Leyble contributed two goals and an assist in UNCW’s 2-0 week. The freshman midfielder had a goal and an assist as the Seahawks blanked Charlotte 3-0 last Friday and also scored a goal in a 3-2 win over Davidson on Sunday.
Around The League:
W&M RANKED NATIONALLY: William & Mary is ranked #41 in this week’s TopDrawerSoccer Top 64 rankings. The Tribe went 2-0 last week with shutout victories over Richmond (3-0) and Auburn (2-0) and has won three in a row.
THREE CAA TEAMS RANKED REGIONALLY: Three CAA teams are among the top 10 in the NSCAA/Mid-Atlantic Regional Rankings released on Sept. 3. William & Mary tops all CAA squads at #2, while UNCW is #4 and Hofstra is #8.
BACK-TO-BACK WINS FOR UNCW: After opening with road games against three nationally ranked foes, UNCW earned home victories over in-state foes Charlotte (3-0) and Davidson (3-2) last week. Senior Stephanie Rose had a five-point weekend, including a goal and two assists in the Davidsion win. Rose has 22 career goals, which is one shy of 4th place on UNCW’s all-time list. Freshman Morgan Leyble contributed a goal and an assist against Charlotte and also had the Seahawks’ first goal versus Davidson. Keeper Caitlin Hunter posted her ninth career shutout against Charlotte.
DREXEL EXTENDS UNBEATEN STREAK TO FIVE: Drexel spent the weekend in Hawaii and extended its unbeaten streak to five after tying Hawaii 3-3 and blanking Hawaii-Hilo, 4-0. Freshman Civanni Moss scored two goals, including a game-tying tally with 11.7 seconds left in regulation, as the Dragons battled to a draw with Hawaii. Alex Vazquez also scored against the Rainbows. Drexel scored all four goals in the first half against Hilo as Sam Greenfield, Lauren Stollar, Gabby Dixon and Andi Stampone found the net.
W&M ON THREE-GAME WINNING STREAK: William & Mary pushed its winning streak to three after topping Richmond 3-0 and earning a 2-0 road triumph at Auburn. Senior Mallory Schaffer contributed a goal and an assist versus UR and scored the game-winner on a penalty kick at Auburn. Dani Rutter added a goal and an assist versus UR and tacked on an insurance goal at Auburn. Erin Liberatore recorded the game-winner versus the Spiders as W&M scored three times in the final 10 minutes. Freshman keeper Caroline Casey posted back-to-back shutouts last week. The victory at Auburn was the 350th of coach John Daly’s career.
SCOLARICI’S SCORING STREAK: Hofstra sophomore Sam Scolarici scored a goal in each match in the Pride’s narrow setbacks to Colgate (3-2) and #15 Wake Forest (2-1). She tied the Colgate game at 2-2 in the 74th minute and gave Hofstra an early 1-0 advantage over Wake. Scolarici has scored in all five contests this season and leads the CAA with five goals and 10 points. Amber Stobbs picked up a pair of assists against Colgate.
BLUE HENS GET FIRST VICTORY: Delaware rebounded from a 2-1 setback at Seton Hall by defeating Siena 1-0 on Sunday for its first victory of the season. Freshman Gina DiTaranto’s first collegiate goal was the game-winner at Siena as she found the net from 37 yards out. Junior keeper Jess Levy earned the shutout. Senior Ali Miller tallied UD’s lone goal at Seton Hall.
SAMUELSDOTTIR LEADS NORTHEASTERN: Northeastern senior Greta Samuelsdottir scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the 53rd minute, as the Huskies topped New Hampshire 3-2 for their first victory of the year. Samuelsdottir now has 20 career goals, which is tied for fifth on NU’s all-time list. The Huskies also got a goal from Bianca Calderone in the triumph.
JMU FALLS 2-1 AT PENN: James Madison opened a four-game road swing with a 2-1 setback at Penn last Friday. The Dukes took a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute when Shannon Rano headed in a corner kick from Kelly Kerrigan.
SKIDMORE CLIMBS UP TOWSON CAREER CHART: Towson senior Cheyenne Skidmore scored off an assist from Kat Sipes as the Tigers battled to a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Loyola. Skidmore is now tied for sixth on Towson’s career points list. The Tigers were beaten 5-0 at Maryland despite a career-high nine saves by goalkeeper Erin Quinn.
TWO GOALS FOR MASON’S KALLENBERGER: George Mason senior Tiana Kallenberger scored a goal in each match as the Patriots were beaten by Navy (3-2) and Maryland (3-1) last week. Kallenberger is tied for second in the CAA with four goals and nine points. Mary Kate Lowry tallied her first goal of the year in the Navy setback.
ODU LOSES TWICE: Old Dominion dropped matches to in-state foes Radford (3-1) and Liberty (1-0) last week. The Monarchs took a 1-0 halftime lead over Radford on a goal by Nikki Clarke, but surrendered three second-half scores. Goalkeeper Brianna Alvarado made nine saves versus Radford while keeper Laura Bush stopped nine shots against Liberty.
CHANGE IN PLANS: Hurricane Issac caused the cancellation of Georgia State’s scheduled tournament at Southern Mississippi, so the Panthers traveled to unbeaten Mississippi State on Sunday and were beaten 3-0. Alyssia Feronti took three of GSU’s 10 shots in the game.