This Weekend’s Action in Women’s Soccer

Happenings from this weekend in Women’s Soccer.

McDaniel’s Abby Keen scored a goal and added two assists in the Green Terror victory over Washington (McDaniel Athletics photo)

McDaniel tops Washington; Keen with a Goal and Two Assists

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel scored twice in the first 7:12 of the second half to open up a 4-0 lead en route to a 5-1 victory over Washington (Md.) in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s soccer action on Saturday.

Abby Keen (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) led the Green Terror (8-2, 4-0 CC) with a goal and two assists.

Arianna Sabatino paced the Shorewomen (6-4, 1-3 CC) with a goal in the 61st minute.

Keen opened the scoring, finishing a pass from Katie Clawson (Waynesboro, Pa./Waynesboro Area) at the 16:27 mark.

Katie Kirschenmann (Damascus, Md./Damascus) doubled the advantage just 2:16 before halftime when Keen sent a ball from midfield that she collected and finished from the right side.

Just 3:19 on the other side of the break, Lindsey Farrell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven) finished from Rachel Engle (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area) before keen found Allie Titus (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) nearly four minutes for 4-0 lead.

Sabatino broke up the shutout at the 60:27 mark before Paola Rosa (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) knocked home a Titus pass to set the final margin in the 80th minute.

Sydney Kelly (Windsor, Pa./Eastern York) made one save to pick up her first collegiate victory between the pipes.

McDaniel finished with a 19-8 advantage in shots and 5-3 edge in corner kicks.

The Green Terror returns to action at Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.

SOURCE: McDaniel Athletics Press Release

Hope Tops Trine, Sears notches win #200

Rachael Braginton recorded a goal and an assist to help the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association-leading Hope College women’s soccer team down Trine University 4-1 on Saturday in Angola, Indiana.

The junior from Grandville, Michigan (Grandville HS) assisted on the Flying Dutch’s first goal on the road, then scored in the second half to close their scoring.

Hope improved to 9-1 overall and 7-1 in MIAA play with its fourth consecutive victory.

Braginton, pictured, set up junior Grace Bubin of Rockford, Michigan (Rockford) for a 1-0 lead 4 minutes, 22 seconds into the first half.

Bubin now has a team-leading seven goals on the season.

The Flying Dutch scored three times over the final 12 minutes of the second half.

Freshman Audrey White of Hudsonville, Michigan (Hudsonville) added her fourth goal of the season with 12:08 remaining.

After Trine’s Erica Hoot scored on a penalty kick, Hope answered with the fifth goal of the season from junior Rylie Dalton of Rockford, Michigan (Rockford) with 6:14 remaining and Braginton’s fourth goal of the season a header with 13 seconds remaining.

Senior Allie Wittenbach of Ada, Michigan (Forest Hills Central) picked up an assist on Braginton’s goal.

SOURCE: Hope Athletics Press Release

Loras wins 5th Straight

LINCOLN, Neb. ( – The 20th-ranked women’s soccer team scored five unanswered goals on Saturday, improving to 8-1-1 overall and 2-0-0 in Iowa Conference play. Senior Mackenzie Anderson and junior Elizabeth Mills each recorded a brace in the effort as the Duhawks scored at least four goals for the fourth time this season.


  • Senior Sydney Wright converted from the penalty spot in the 39th minute to draw the teams level.
  • Senior Mackenzie Anderson tallied a pair of 86 seconds apart in the 44th and 45th minutes to open a 3-1 lead right before halftime.
  • Junior Elizabeth Mills put the match out of reach with her sixth and seven goals of the season, coming in the 54th and 61st minutes.
  • The four-goal advantage resulted in wholesale changes for both sides and Loras maintained its dominance and nearly made it five only to be denied by the post in the 85th minute

SOURCE: Loras Athletics Press Release


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