Women’s Soccer News; Week of 9/24

News from around D3 Women’s Soccer for the week of 9/24.

Dominican Remains Unbeaten – Paez notches Hat-Trick

Dominican’s Tania Paez’s Hat Trick led the Stars to a 7-1 win over Marian (Dominican Athletics photo)

The Dominican University women’s soccer team remained unbeaten on the 2017 season, scoring a 7-1 win at Marian University on Saturday afternoon. The win pushes the Stars to 9-0-1 on the season and a perfect 2-0-0 in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC).

Junior Tania Paez tallied three goals, including what proved to be the game winner in the 41st minute to give the Stars a 2-1 lead at the break. Paez then added to the Dominican lead early in the second half, scoring her third goal of the match and sixth goal of the season.

Forty-five seconds later Dominican’s Jackie Viola found the back of the goal and the route was on. Before all was said and done, Tasha Fields, Alyssa Messina and Josseline Williams scored a goal apiece in the winning effort.

Dominican outshot the Sabres 27-14 in the match, including a 13-4 margin over the final 45 minutes of play.

Freshman goalkeeper Abbey Brown picked up the victory in goal, allowing just one goal while making five saves to improve to 8-0-1 in goal on the season.

“Today was a tale of two halves,” commented Carlos Carrillo, the Stars’ fourth-year head coach. “We had a slow start to the match despite the early goal. After that first score, we just expected things to go our way. I challenged the team at the half to come out and make things happen and we did. We scored early an often in the second half and controlled the game. I was very proud of the way the team responded in the second half.”

The Stars continue to navigate league play next week, traveling up to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a rematch of the 2016 NACC Tournament Championship match with the MSOE Raiders. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. at Viets Field.

SOURCE: Dominican Athletics Press Release

WashU and Wheaton play to 2OT Tie

WashU’s Darcy Cunningham had a goal and an assist against Wheaton (James Byard/WashU photo)

St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 23, 2017 – The No. 1 ranked and defending national champion Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team played to a 2-2 double overtime draw with Wheaton College (Ill.) Saturday at Francis Field in St. Louis.

WashU fell to 7-0-1 and ran its unbeaten streak to 22 games dating back to last season, while Wheaton dropped to 3-3-2.

The Bears outshot Wheaton 27-8 for the contest, including 17-3 in the final 65 minutes. Sophomore goalkeeper Katy Hutson made two saves for the Bears, while Kathryn McGregor had six for Wheaton.

Wheaton had the early advantage in play, and Morgan Whitman put the Thunder up 1-0 in the 21st minute with a shot from 20 yards out that snuck over Hutson.

WashU answered right back in the 24th minute as junior Darcy Cunningham took a pass from sophomore Taylor Cohen in the box and beat the keeper to the near side.

The Bears had a 9-5 advantage in shots in the first half, including registering eight of the last nine.

It took WashU less than three minutes to get the lead back after a great run by Cunningham that resulted in a goal by Cohen after a deflection in the box. The goal for Cohen was her conference-leading eighth of the season.

The Bears held the lead till the 88th minute. Hudson made a diving save on a shot by Whitman, but Isabelle Oliver was there with the rebound into an open net to tie it.

WashU registered all six shots in overtime, and nearly won it in the 106th minute. Cohen’s header was heading into the back of the net when Sarah Van Wingerden cleared it off the line to save the game.

WashU hosts Webster University (8-0) on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. The Gorloks are one of 12 undefeated teams left in NCAA Division III.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: Wheaton leads the all-time series 13-6-3 … WashU is 4-0-1 at home this year, and unbeaten in its last 26 games at Francis Field … Cunningham moved into a tie for second in the conference in assists (5).

SOURCE: WashU Athletics Press Release

Beaty’s Hat Trick lifts UW-Whitewater to OT Comeback win

UW-Whitewater’s Devon Polk (Michael McLoone/UW-Whitewater Athletics)

Morgan Beaty (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb) notched her first collegiate hat trick to lead the No. 13 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s soccer team to a 3-2 come-from-behind overtime victory over North Central College Wednesday evening at Fiskum Field in Whitewater.

This is the third consecutive Wednesday night match that the Warhawks have fallen behind 2-0 at halftime only to storm back and force overtime. The previous two games ended in a tie.

The Warhawks saw several early opportunities to score but a shot by Kaylee Koenig (Plymouth, Wis./Plymouth) was saved and another by Katy Kusswurm (South Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North) sailed high. Karina Rosales (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) had a chance in the 12th minute but Gretchen Franzen made a diving save to her left to keep the Warhawks out of the net.

Just over two minutes later the Cardinals earned a corner kick, and on the ensuing cross found the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.

UW-W saw another opportunity snuffed out by Franzen, this time on a kick-save in a one-on-one with Anna Boyd (De Pere, Wis./De Pere) in the 31st minute.

Five minutes before halftime the Cardinals stretched their lead to 2-0 when freshman forward Anna Viederis hit the upper left corner of the goal from 25 yards out.

Franzen continued to keep the Warhawks off the board early in the second half, making yet another diving save, this time on Emily Mouille (Waunakee, Wis./Waunakee)’s shot in the 50th minute.

The Warhawks finally found a chink in the Cardinals’ armor in the 57th minute of play. Rosales took control of the ball near the end line and sent a pass toward the middle that Morgan Beaty (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb) hammered into the left side of the goal.

Payton DeLuga (Algonquin, Ill./Dundee Crown) nearly tied the score in the 63rd minute with a header on a corner from Alyssa Lennon (Oshkosh, Wis./Oshkosh West), but Franzen was positioned perfectly to make the save.

Kaci Schonert (Racine, Wis./Horlick) made her first appearance of the season memorable. Schonert entered the match at 65:25 and forty-six seconds later the score was tied when she played a perfect ball to Beaty who knocked it past the keeper to tie the match.

Rosales had a chance to give the Warhawks a lead when she had a one-on-one with Franzen in the 78th minute, but the Cardinal keeper made another remarkable save.

North Central had a good look at a shot from the right side of the goal box with five minutes left in regulation, but the shot hit the crossbar and went out of play and the match headed to overtime.

Six and a half minutes into overtime, Mackenzie Serbousek (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Cedar Rapids Prairie) took control of a ball on the Warhawks’ offensive half of the field. She played a long through-ball to Beaty who headed it in to complete the hat trick and win the game.

The Warhawks outshot the Cardinals 20-9 in the match, 12-3 in the second half and overtime.

Nina Yonan (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) played the second half and the abbreviated overtime period, notching one save to earn the win, her first of the season.

SOURCE: UW-Whitewater Athletics Press Release

Seven Different Western Connecticut Players scores in 7-0 win over Old Westbury

DANBURY, CT – Seven different players netted goals as the Western Connecticut State University women’s soccer team improved to 7-0 overall with a 7-0 non-league victory over visiting Old Westbury College (1-6 overall) on Thursday evening at The Westside Athletic Complex. Rookie goalkeeper Alexis Lainchbury (Hopewell Junction, NY) earned the shutout for the Colonials, marking her first career win.

“We played well tonight. It was a great opportunity to see our younger players contribute in a well-rounded effort,” said WestConn head coach Alex Harrison as his squad remained undefeated. Senior Autumn Sorice (Bethel, CT), junior Allison Oakley (Beekman, NY) and sophomore Bailey McCollum (Cold Spring, NY) each tallied a goal and an assist to pace the Colonials.

Despite taking the loss for the Panthers, junior netminder Alexa Higgins (Hicksville, NY) made some stellar saves as the hosts began the contest with a barrage of shots. The Colonials pierced the scoring column when junior midfielder Lucy Daniels (Bethel, CT) knocked in a header off a corner kick from McCollum less than 17 minutes into the game. Moments later, rookie Devon Shugdinis (Simsbury, CT) took a feed from Sorice inside the box and tickled the twine, widening the gap to 2-0.

First-year player Emily Beard (Glastonbury, CT) sprinted downfield, gathering a long pass from classmate Yamilex Lopez (Plainville, CT), and booted a shot into the top-left corner, extending the lead to 5-0 to open the second half. Sophomore Jenna Barron (New Milford, CT) and Oakley would each net goals to round the count out at 7-0.

SOURCE: Western Connecticut Athletics Press Release




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