NEWS AND NOTEWORTHY
- Three teams from the A-10 ranked in NSCAA's weekly regional poll...George Washington (3-0-0) ranks third (behind James Madison and Boston University)...Dayton (2-1-1) comes in at fourth, and Fordham (3-1-0) grabbed the ninth spot. Dayton also received three votes in the National NSCAA poll... Full rankings
- La Salle's Kelsey Haycook has been selected as a candidate for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award. She is one of 30 NCAA Division I women's soccer student-athletes selected for excelling both on and off the field. Story
CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Nicole Waters, Dayton
Waters earns her second straight Player of the Week nod after helping the Flyers to two wins last weekend. Against UC Santa Barbara, the junior netted the game-winning goal and added an assist in a 2-0 victory. Then in Dayton's 5-1 win over Murray State, Waters recorded t three assists, totaling six points on the weekend. The Terra Cotta, Ontario, native, leads the Flyers, and the A-10 with 13 points in four games.
CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kate McDonnell, FordhamMcDonnell scored in each of Fordham's two wins last weekend, extending their current win streak to three. The West Caldwell, N.J., product scored on a header in the 85th minute in a 1-0 shutout of Vermont. The senior forward then tallied her second goal of the year, and the game, as the Rams blanked Maine 2-0.
CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Kaila Williams, George Mason
Williams scored George Mason's first goal of the season, lifting the Patriots to a 2-1 victory against American. On her lone shot of the contest, the freshman from Woodbridge, Va., finished a Sydney Mitchell feed into the back corner of the net in the seventh minute of the contest. The goal marked the rookie's first collegiate score, and helped George Mason to their first victory of the season..
CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Danielle Vis, St. Bonaventure
Vis scored the eventual game-winner in a 2-0 win against Canisius for the Bonnies last week, scoring in the 13th minute of the game. Off a cross from teammate Abby Maiello, Vis took the ball and quickly sent a shot to the upper right corner of the net. The Milton, Ontario rookie tops the league in game-winners with two, scoring in Bona's first win of the season against Kent State.
AROUND THE LEAGUE
Davidson went 2-2 on its longest home stand since 2011 to open the season… goalkeeper Rachel Locke is closing in on third place all-time in the Wildcat record book in saves, registering 30 this year to give her 264, she needs another 40 to move into third … head coach Greg Ashton is now 16 wins away from becoming the program's all-time winningest coach.
Dayton Coach Mike Tucker is entering his 20th season for the Flyers in 2014...he has an overall record of 284-97-28...After the 2-0 win over UC Santa Barbara, UD improved to 17-3-0 in home openers with Tucker at the helm...After an -0-1-2 start, the Flyers picked up two wins last week, including a 5-1 win against Murray State.
In Duquesne's only game last week, goalkeeper Devon Tabata recorded her ninth career shutout in a 0-0 draw with Buffalo...she moved into fourth place all-time in program history.
Fordham improved to 3-1 on the year with wins over Vermont (1-0) and Maine (2-0) this weekend, extending its win streak to three games...It is Fordham's first three-match win streak in late September of 2012.
George Mason closed out this four-game homestand with a 2-1 win against American and hits the road for the next month beginning at the Ohio State Tournament where they will face Indiana and Ohio State...Rookie of the Week Kaila Williams and Liz Agiato each recoded their first collegiate goals in the contest.
George Washington is off to its best start (3-0) since 2007...every win thus far has been a shutout victory...GW led William & Mary, 2-0, at halftime on Sunday when the game was canceled for lightning delays after not reaching the 70th minute of play.
La Salle fell in a hard-fought match 1-0 to the Washington Huskies Friday night at McCarthy Stadium..the Explorers recorded a total of 10 shots, landing six on target against Washington keeper Megan Kufeld...Kelsey Haycook fired four shots on the night, almost tying the game on a header from Deja Davis in the 79th minute.
UMass co-captain Jackie Bruno tied the score with one second remaining in regulation, but Providence responded in overtime, topping UMass women's soccer in the extra period, 2-1, in the squad's home opener...earlier in the week, Megan Burke's goal in the 111th minute lifted the Minutewomen to its first win of the season, 1-0 in double overtime over Bryant.
Rhode Island has won two straight 1-0 overtime games, including Sunday's win at Manhattan...Ari Stanton found the back of the net with a header off of a Samantha Leyh free kick to put the Rams past the Jaspers on Sunday..the assist moved Leyh into 26th on URI's all-time points list.
Richmond lost its only game of the week, a 4-0 decision at No. 3 Virginia on Friday evening in Charlottesville...two of the goals scored from corner kicks and the others off of the career-high nine saves from goalkeeper Emily Kelly.
St. Bonaventure earned its first win against Canisius on McGraw-Jennings Field since a $2 million renovation was completed over the summer...it also was a bounce-back game after a 3-1 home loss to Niagara on Wednesday.
Saint Joseph's, which got a career-best eight saves from junior Allison Ebling, fell to 1-3-0 on the season with a 5-0 loss to Hofstra...Lauren Dimes and junior Ashley Volm combined for five of SJU's seven shots on the day...the Hawks suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to city rival Temple, surrendering a goal in the 88th minute.
Saint Louis overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit in the Drake game, pulling even on a Kirsten Clemens goal in the 59th minute and winning it on Tori Marshall’s marker in the 69th minute...Marshall scored again at Iowa State, this time in the 77th minute to cut the Cyclones’ lead in half, but the hosts held on, 2-1... Hanna Benben registered four saves in each contest.
Maren Johansen scored in her third straight game, but VCU dropped its 2014 home opener to ACC foe Clemson, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon...Johansen has already tied her previous career high with five goals this season...In a draw against ODU on Friday, VCU held a 14-2 advantage on shots, finally drawing a penalty kick with under two minutes to play...Johansen stepped up and converted her second penalty kick in as many games and evened the score at 1-1.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27
Niagara 3, St. Bonaventure 1
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
Massachusetts 1, Bryant 0 (2OT)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
Fordham 1, Vermont 0
Temple 1, Saint Joseph’s 0
Virginia 4, Richmond 0
VCU 1, Old Dominion 1 (2OT)
East Carolina 2, George Mason 0
Washington 1, La Salle 0
Buffallo 0, Duquesne 0 (2OT)
George Washington 3, Loyola 0
Saint Louis 2, Drake 1
Dayton 2, UC Santa Barbara 0
UAB 1, Davidson 0
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
Rhode Island 1, Manhattan 0 (OT)
Dayton 5, Murray State 1
Clemson 4, VCU 1
Fordham 2, Maine 0
Providence 2, Massachusetts 1 (OT)
St. Bonaventure 2, Canisius 0
Hofstra 5, Saint Joseph’s 0
Davidson 3, Army 1
Iowa State 2, Saint Louis 1
George Mason 2, American 1
William & Mary at George Washington - cancelled due to weather
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
La Salle at William & Mary 7:00 PM
Bryant at Rhode Island 7:00 PM
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Cornell at Massachusetts 4:00 PM
George Mason vs. Indiana at Ohio State 4:00 PM
Drexel at VCU 5:00 PM
Fordham at LIU Brooklyn 6:00 PM
Richmond at Citadel 7:00 PM
St. Bonaventure at Akron 7:00 PM
Saint Joseph’s at UMBC 7:00 PM
Dayton at Ohio State 7:00 PM
Davidson at East Carolina 7:00 PM
Western Illinois at Saint Louis 8:00 PM
Niagara at Duquesne 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Dayton vs. Indiana at Ohio State 11:00 AM
Richmond vs. Charleston South. at Citadel 12:00 PM
Davidson at Coastal Carolina 1:00 PM
Pittsburgh at La Salle 1:00 PM
New Hampshire at Massachusetts 1:00 PM
Rhode Island at Sacred Heart 1:00 PM
St. Bonaventure at Robert Morris 1:00 PM
Saint Joseph’s at Loyola 1:00 PM
Northwestern at Saint Louis 2:00 PM
George Mason at Ohio State 2:00 PM
George Washington at Liberty 4:00 PM
VCU at James Madison 7:00 PM