CAA Women's Soccer Weekly Report - Oct. 8
Eve Badana • Drexel
So., Goalkeeper, Markham, Ontario/Saint Brother Andre
Badana posted back-to-back shutouts in Drexel's conference wins over Northeastern (1-0) and Hofstra (3-0). The sophomore goalkeeper made a season-high eight saves as the Dragons beat Hofstra for the first time since 2001 and stopped three shots at NU. Badana has recorded three straight shutouts and has a school-record eight for the season.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Lauren Wilson • James Madison
Jr., Forward, Coatesville, Pa./Dowingtown
Wilson scored both game-winning goals in JMU's 1-0 conference victories over George Mason and Towson last week. The junior forward scored with only 6:03 left in the second overtime versus Mason and then found the back of the net just 2:10 into the match at Towson. Wilson leads the Dukes with five goals this season.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Barbara Platenberg • William & Mary
Fr., Forward, Fairfax Station, Va./Robinson
Platenberg scored the first two goals of her collegiate career to help William & Mary rally past Georgia State 2-1 last Sunday. The freshman forward tied the match in the 42nd minute and then recorded the game-winner in the 57th minute to keep the Tribe unbeaten in CAA play.
Around The League:
W&M MOVES UP IN TOP DRAWER RANKINGS: William & Mary moved up to #29 in this week's Top Drawer Soccer Top 64 rankings. The Tribe went 2-0 last week and has won 11 of its last 12 after an 0-2 start. W&M was also the top team among others receiving votes in last week's NSCAA/Continental Tire Top 25. A new NSCAA poll will come out on Tuesday.
NATIONAL HONORS FOR W&M'S BRISTOL: William & Mary senior Cortlyn Bristol was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week on Oct. 8. The Tribe forward recorded four assists in conference wins over UNCW and Georgia State last week.
THREE CAA TEAMS RANKED REGIONALLY: Three CAA teams are among the top 10 in the NSCAA/Mid-Atlantic Regional Rankings released on October 8. William & Mary continues to hold the top spot in the region, while Drexel is at #5 and Hofstra is ranked #9. UNCW was among others receiving votes.
DREXEL SETS SCHOOL RECORD FOR WINS: Drexel moved into second place in the CAA following victories over Northeastern (1-0) and Hofstra (3-0). The Dragons have already broken their school record for wins (10). Senior midfielder Courtney Wylie scored two goals and assisted on the game-winner by Alyssa Findlay as Drexel beat Hofstra for the first time since 2001. Sophomore goalkeeper Eve Badana made a season-best eight saves versus Hofstra and stopped three shots against Northeastern. Badana has a school-record eight shutouts this season, including three in a row. Alex Vazquez scored the game-winning goal in the 74th minute versus the Huskies. Drexel has 12 players who have scored at least one goal this season.
2-0 WEEK FOR JMU: James Madison climbed back to .500 in CAA play following victories over George Mason (1-0 in 2ot) and Towson (1-0) last week. Junior forward Lauren Wilson recorded the game-winning goal in both matches, finding the net with 6:03 left in the second overtime versus Mason and scoring just 2:10 into the contest at Towson. Wilson leads the Dukes with five goals this season and has 21 for her career, which ranks 13th on the Dukes' all-time list. Sophomore goalkeeper Marlee Stynchula made her first two starts of the season and registered back-to-back shutouts. She stopped eight shots against Mason and four at Towson.
GSU EARNS FIRST CAA VICTORY: Georgia State recorded its first CAA victory of the season by edging Old Dominion 4-3 in overtime last Thursday. Sophomore forward Whitney Ravan scored the game-winning goal and added an assist versus ODU. Alyssia Feronti and Jordan Young also contributed a goal and an assist in the win and Lyndsey Gaffney scored her second goal of the year just 1:59 into the match. GSU fell 2-1 to first-place William & Mary on Sunday despite a goal from Carly Lafferty that gave the Panthers a 1-0 advantage in the 41st minute.
HOFSTRA STAYS PERFECT AT HOME: Hofstra improved to 5-0 at home this season after rallying past Delaware 3-1 last Thursday. Freshman forward Leah Galton scored the Pride's first two goals versus UD, including the game-winner in the 71st minute. She leads the team with seven goals. Lulu Echeverry also registered her sixth goal of the year against the Hens as Hofstra's top four scorers are either freshmen or sophomores. The Pride suffered its first CAA loss at Drexel (3-0) on Sunday. Freshman Jill Mulholland had her seven-game streak with at least a point come to an end.
W&M WIN STREAK REACHES FIVE: William & Mary moved into sole possession of first place in the CAA following victories over UNCW (3-1) and Georgia State (2-1) last week. The Tribe has won five in a row and has outscored its opponents 13-2 over that stretch. Senior Cortlyn Bristol assisted on all three goals against UNCW and added a fourth assist at GSU. She leads the CAA with 10 assists and ranks fourth in points (18). Freshman Barbara Platenberg scored the first two goals of her collegiate career at GSU, including the game-winner in the 57th minute. Mallory Schaffer tallied her league-leading ninth goal versus UNCW and Dani Rutter had a pair of goals in the victory. Schaffer now has 40 career goals, while Bristol upped her assist total to 25.
BIG SECOND HALF FOR UNCW: UNCW scored five second-half goals in a 5-0 win over Old Dominion on Sunday. It was the most goals in a game for the Seahawks since 2007. Freshman Maddie McCormick scored the game-winner in the 52nd minute and then assisted on Stephanie Bronson's goal five minutes later. Senior Stephanie Rose added a goal and an assist, and UNCW also got goals from Nicole Costa and Ali Nagle. Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Hunter posted her fifth shutout of the season and the 12th of her career, which ranks third on the Seahawks' all-time list.
BLACKWOOD LEADS NORTHEASTERN: Freshman defender Shayna Blackwood's first career goal in the 26th minute was the game-winner as Northeastern posted a 2-0 victory at Delaware on Sunday. The Huskies also got an insurance goal from Sandra Magnusdottir. Sophomore goalkeeper Paige Burnett stopped four shots and recorded her fourth shutout in the past six games.
MASON DROPS HEARTBREAKER TO JMU: George Mason fell 1-0 in double overtime at James Madison in its only match last week. The Patriots out-shot the Dukes 12-9, including 8-2 in shots on goal. Tiana Kallenberger, who leads Mason with eight goals and 19 points this season, put all four of her shots on net at JMU. All three of the Patriots' CAA losses have been by just one goal, with two going to overtime.
UD'S MILLER SCORES SIXTH GOAL: Delaware suffered its first two CAA losses of the season last week, falling 3-1 at Hofstra and 2-0 to Northeastern. Senior forward Ali Miller scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season against the Pride, which gave UD a 1-0 first-half lead. Five of Miller's goals have come in the past six games. Goalkeeper Jess Levy still has an impressive 0.96 GAA for the season despite giving up five goals last week.
CAREER-HIGH SAVES FOR ODU'S BUSH: Old Dominion goalkeeper Laura Bush made a career-high 10 saves in the Lady Monarchs' 5-0 loss at UNCW on Sunday. It was the 18th straight road setback for ODU dating back to the 2010 season. The Lady Monarchs got goals from Ashlee Coutu, Kelly Evans and Meghan Cozens in a 4-3 overtime loss to Georgia State last Thursday.
SKIDMORE LEADS TOWSON: Towson dropped a 1-0 decision to James Madison on Sunday after being unable to overcome a Dukes' goal just 2:10 into the match. The Tigers out-shot JMU 12-11, with Cheyenne Skidmore putting two of her five shots on net. Goalkeeper Erin Quinn made seven saves for Towson.