Women's Soccer Report - Sept. 17
Mallory Schaffer • William & Mary
Sr., Midfielder, Allison Park, Pa./Hampton
Schaffer scored two goals and assisted on the game-winner in William & Mary's 3-0 triumph over Davidson on Sunday. The senior midfielder set up the Tribe's first score by Emory Camper before tallying two goals of her own late in the first half. Schaffer leads the CAA with seven goals and 16 points. The Tribe has now won six consecutive matches.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Emily Market • Delaware
Fr., Forward/Midfielder, Holland, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie
Market's first collegiate goal in the 35th minute was the game winner as Delaware posted a 1-0 victory at defending NEC champion LIU-Brooklyn on Sunday. The freshman received a pass from Melissa Pennington and found the net from 12 yards out.
Around The League:
W&M RANKED NATIONALLY: William & Mary is ranked #40 in this week's Top Drawer Soccer Top 64 rankings. The Tribe posted a 3-0 victory over Davidson last Sunday and has won six in a row after an 0-2 start.
THREE CAA TEAMS RANKED REGIONALLY: Three CAA teams are among the top 10 in the NSCAA/Mid-Atlantic Regional Rankings released on Sept. 17. William & Mary continues to hold the top spot in the region after winning last week, while UNCW remained at #3 and Drexel moved up one spot to #6.
NATIONAL HONORS FOR CURRIE, SCHAFFER: UNCW senior midfielder Kim Currie and William & Mary senior midfielder Mallory Schaffer were honored nationally for their performances during the week of Sept. 3-9. Currie was recognized as a Collegesoccer360.com Primetime Player after contributing two goals and an assist and earning MVP honors during the Seahawks' victories over Campbell and Troy in the UNCW Courtyard Marriott Wilmington Invitational. Schaffer was named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week after tallying two goals and an assist in the Tribe's wins over Richmond and Auburn.
CAA PLAYS GETS STARTED THIS WEEK: All 11 CAA teams begin conference play this week, with two league games on the slate for Thursday, three more on Friday and five on Sunday. The league has been very competitve in recent years, with six different teams having won the CAA title over the past six seasons.
DREXEL KEEPS ROLLING: Drexel continued its best start in school history by edging city rival Temple, 1-0, last Friday. The Dragons head into CAA play on a seven-match unbeaten streak (6-0-1). Junior midfielder Sam Greenfield scored her second game-winning goal of the season in the 72nd minute off an assist from Christine Stevenson. Sophomore goalkeeper Eve Badana stopped four shots to record her third consecutive shutout and fourth in eight matches this season.
TRIBE PUSHES WINNING STREAK TO SIX: William & Mary extended its winning streak to six by beating Davidson 3-0 on Sunday. It was the sixth consecutive shutout for the Tribe, which is the most since the 1996 W&M squad blanked eight straight foes. W&M has outscored its opponents 14-0 during that stretch. Senior Mallory Schaffer provided most of the offense in the win, scoring two goals and assisting on the game-winner by Emory Camper. Schaffer has a CAA-best seven goals and 16 points this season. W&M goalkeeper Caroline Casey lowered her goals against average to 0.66 for the season.
STOBBS LEADS HOFSTRA PAST ALBANY: Junior Amber Stobbs scored her first goal in two years to lead Hofstra to a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Albany last Friday. Stobbs, who has a team-high three assists, chipped a shot from long range that deflected off the goalkeeper and under the crossbar in the 107th minute. Freshman Jill Mulholland tallied the game-tying goal, which was her second in three games. Hofstra is now 3-0 at home this season.
DELAWARE SPLITS MATCHES: Delaware rebounded from a 2-1 setback to Saint Joseph's by winning 1-0 at defending NEC champion LIU-Brooklyn on Sunday. Freshman Emily Market's first collegiate goal in the 35th minute was the game winner at LIU as she scored off an assist from Melissa Pennington. Goalkeeper Jess Levy posted her second shutout of the season in the victory. Dianna Marinaro scored her first collegiate goal for the Hens in the setback to Saint Joseph's.
UNCW'S ROSE EXTENDS SCORING STREAK: UNCW senior forward Stephanie Rose extended her point-scoring streak to six games last week. She assisted on the game-winning goal by Maddie McCormick in the 71st minute of the Seahawks' 1-0 triumph over Coastal Carolina and then scored UNCW's only goal in a 2-1 setback to East Carolina on Sunday. Rose, who has four goals and a CAA-best six assists this season, is now tied for sixth in career assists (14) at UNCW. The Seahawks tied their longest winning streak since 2009 at five games before suffering the loss to ECU.
NORTHEASTERN TOPS ALBANY: Northeastern rebounded from a 1-0 loss to Brown by defeating Albany 2-0 on Sunday. Sandra Magnusdottir broke a scoreless tie with her first goal of the season in the 78th minute and Hillary Savoy tacked on an insurance goal with 40 seconds remaining. The goal was the first of Savoy's career. Freshman defender Shayna Blackwood assisted on Magnusdottir's goal and was also strong defensively in both contests.
MASON FALLS AT #24 MARQUETTE: George Mason dropped a 2-0 decision at 24th-ranked Marquette on Sunday. The Patriots fought the Golden Eagles to a scoreless draw in the opening half before surrendering two goals early in the second half. Goalkeeper Lyndse Hokanson made six saves in the match for Mason.
WILSON PROVIDES OFFENSE FOR JMU: JMU suffered setbacks to Navy (3-2) and Charlotte (1-0 in ot) last week. The Dukes have lost a school-record five straight matches, with four of them decided by only one goal. Junior Lauren Wilson scored JMU's first goal at Navy and then assisted on a score by Katie Hyland.
GSU TIES UT MARTIN: Georgia State battled visiting UT Martin to a 1-1 double-overtime tie last Friday. The Panthers jumped on top in the 20th minute as Whitney Ravan scored her team-leading third goal of the season. Goalkeeper Rebecca Toler made four saves for the Panthers.
BACK-TO-BACK GOALS COST ODU: Old Dominion gave up two goals in a span of 2:02 midway through the first half and fell 2-0 to Richmond last Friday. The Monarchs put five of their seven shots on goal in the match. ODU keeper Brianna Alvarado came up with seven saves.
TOWSON BEATEN AT WVU: Towson dropped a 5-0 decision at West Virginia last Friday. The Tigers trailed just 1-0 at the half before the Mountaineers broke loose in the final 45 minutes. Emily Banes led Towson with a pair of shots.