A look at some of the action around D3 Women’s Soccer from this past week.
Steinhauer with Big Week for SUNY-Oneonta
CORTLAND, N.Y. – The State University of New York Athletic Conference has selected SUNY Oneonta junior Julie Steinhauer (East Syracuse/East Syracuse Minoa) as its Offensive Player of the Week in women’s soccer.
In a week that saw Oneonta record three wins by shutout, and outscore its opponents 13-0, Steinhauer led the charge with three goals and a pair of assists. This past weekend, the Red Dragons secured a SUNYAC playoff berth after its wins against Buffalo State and Fredonia.
After being held in check against SUNY Poly last Wednesday, Steinhauer scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-0 win versus Buffalo State. She then tallied twice while adding an assist in Oneonta’s 5-0 victory against Fredonia. Steinhauer registered both game-winning goals this past weekend.
Oneonta is currently 6-9-1 overall and winners of its last five contests. The Red Dragons earned the No. 5 seed for the upcoming SUNYAC tournament which begins this Saturday on the road at Potsdam.
SOURCE: SUNY-Oneonta Athletics Press Release
UChicago stays Perfect
CHICAGO – The No. 1-ranked University of Chicago women’s soccer team went on a scoring binge at Illinois Institute of Technology, emerging with an 8-0 triumph on Thursday night.
The No. 1-ranked Maroons maintained their perfect record at 15-0. The Scarlet Hawks fell to 6-10-1.
The eight goals were UChicago’s most in a game since defeating Aurora University 9-0 in September 2016. The team posted a season-high 45 shots, including 20 on goal. Illinois Tech was limited to two shots overall.
The visitors fired off 10 shots in the opening 18 minutes, and finally broke through on a penalty kick by senior midfielder Kelsey Moore in the 20th minute. Four minutes later, sophomore midfielder Hanna Watkins tallied a goal off senior midfielder Mia Calamari’s corner kick. Calamari ended up with three assists over the course of the match.
Tallies from freshman midfielder Maddie DeVoe and sophomore forward Adrianna Vera gave UChicago a 4-0 lead heading into halftime.
After the break, the Maroons doubled their scoring efforts. Senior forward Madori Spiker, Calamari and junior midfielder Jenna McKinney all converted their attempts between the 50th and 62nd minutes. Vera closed things out in the 85th minute with an assist by freshman forward Casey Jervier.
The Maroons also finished with a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Sophomore goalkeeper Katie Donovan (12-0 record) played the first half between the pipes. Freshman Miranda Malone and sophomore Sydney Jones divided up the final 45 minutes of play. The defense recorded its 11th shutout of the year and sixth in-a-row.
SOURCE: UChicago Athletics Press Release
Landau’s Hat-Trick lifts Amherst over Wesleyan
HADLEY, Mass. – Amherst College freshman Natalie Landau has been named New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women’s soccer Player of the Week, announced on Monday afternoon by the conference office.
In the Mammoth’s only game of the week, a 4-2 win over Wesleyan, Landau scored a hat-trick in just over four minutes, putting the home team in the driver’s seat for the conference victory.
Landau gave Amherst the lead at 38:01, breaking a 1-1 tie when she corralled a ball in the box from a free kick off the foot of Delancey King ’18.
Before the half had come to an end, she had tripled the Mammoth’s advantage.
Cassie Chin ’21 earned an assist on Landau’s second goal, playing a through ball right up the middle of the Wesleyan defense which sent Landau in one on one with the keeper.
The hat trick was completed two and a half minutes later with Claire Nam ’21 taking the ball down the right side and crossing for Landau, who finished near post to the delight of her teammates.
The first year player doubled her scoring tally for the season, and is now third on the team with six goals and 15 points. She is the first Amherst women’s soccer player to earn the conference’s weekly award in the 2017 season.
Amherst (8-5-1, 4-4-1 NESCAC) heads to Trinity tomorrow night for a 6:30 pm contest, their final regular season game. The Mammoths have clinched a spot in the postseason and will look to solidify their seeding for Saturday’s quarterfinal round.
William Smith tops Vassar on Hinrichs Brace
For the second week in a row, William Smith first-year Merilyn Hinrichs was named the Liberty League Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week.
Hinrichs led the No. 4 Herons with four points on two goals last week. Both of her goals came in a 4-0 victory at Vassar on Saturday. It was her second straight two-goal game. Hinrichs has logged five goals and two assists for 12 points this season.
The Herons (14-1-0, 8-0-0) already clinched the Liberty League regular season title and the top seed in the league tournament. William Smith will close out the regular season with a trip to St. Lawrence (10-4-0, 5-2-0) on Saturday, Oct. 28. Game time is set for 2 p.m.
SOURCE: William Smith Athletics Press Release (excerpts)