FSU Blanks Duke
N.C. - Third-ranked Florida State (15-3-1) registered a pair
of second half goals including the game-winner from
Tiffany McCarty in the 71st minute as the Seminoles went on
to post a 2-0 victory over Duke (8-8-4) in the opening game of
the ACC Women's Soccer Championship.
FSU moved to 2-0-0 all-time against Duke in the ACC
Tournament while pushing its unbeaten streak to five straight
over the Blue Devils.
McCarty, the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, broke a
scoreless tie half way through the second half timing her run
perfectly on a through ball by
Amanda DaCosta. With Duke keeper Tara Campbell charging on
the play, McCarty made a nice move to her left to beat the Blue
Devil net minder before slotting a low liner inside the right
post for her team leading 16th goal of the season.
UCF places four
players on the All-C-USA First Team
she has been one of the most successful coaches in any sport in
school history, this was the first time Cromwell, who is in her
11th campaign with the Knights, earned a coach of the year
accolade by either C-USA or the Atlantic Sun (the A-Sun
typically voted for the coach who led the biggest turnaround).
She was the SoccerBuzz.com Southeast Region Coach of the Year in
Cromwell currently holds a 156-66-15 record while at UCF and
has guided the program to seven NCAA Tournaments with hopes of
an eighth trip to the dance in 2009. A player on the United
States National Team from 1991-98, she has led the Knights to
three C-USA regular-season crowns in five years in the
Brady Garners Weekly Offensive Player of
the Week Honors
Fla. (November 2, 2009) - Rollins junior forward
Chelsea Brady was named Sunshine State Conference Offensive
Player of the Week it was announced by conference officials
Monday. This marks the second Player of the Week recognition
Brady has earned in her career.
The Melbourne, Fla. native scored two of the No. 8 Tars' three
goals in a 3-0 win at Florida Southern, giving the squad its
second consecutive SSC regular-season title. Brady netted the
game winner in the 33rd minute and then sealed the contest by
scoring the final goal in the 84th minute.
Lauren Hyde Named SEC Defensive Player of
the Year; Six Gators Recognized by League
of Florida senior All-American Lauren Hyde is the
Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, the SEC
announced Tuesday morning. She is one of three Gator soccer
players named to 2009 All-SEC teams. Hyde is joined on the
11-member All-SEC first team by junior goalkeeper Katie
Fraine. Sophomore forward/midfielder Lindsay Thompson
is an All-SEC second team selection. Florida also placed three
on the SEC All-Freshman team – Brooke Thigpen, Erika Tymrak
and Kathryn Williamson.
ACC Offensive Player Of The Year
N.C. - Florida State, the top seed in this week's ACC
Women's Soccer Championship, placed a combined six
student-athletes on this year's All-ACC teams as announced today
by the Atlantic Coast Conference and Commissioner John D.
The Seminoles also claimed two of the four individual
accolades as sophomore
Tiffany McCarty was named the ACC Offensive Player of the
Mark Krikorian was honored as the league's Coach of the
Year. The conference postseason awards were selected by a vote
of the league's 11 head coaches.
Savage Earns SBC Freshman of the Year,
Chestnutt Nabs Coach of the Year
Kaitlyn Savage was named the Sun Belt Women's Soccer
Freshman of the Year, and for the second consecutive season,
Thomas Chestnutt was named the Sun Belt Coach of the Year,
the league announced Tuesday. In addition, the Golden Panthers
earned four All-Conference First and Second Team selections.
Katrina Rose earned First Team distinction, improving upon
her Second Team status in 2008. Senior midfielder
Amy Jackson, junior forward
Thaisa Moreno and Savage were all named to the Second Team.
Hurricanes Season Comes to an End at Virginia
Va. – The University of Miami women’s soccer team
(8-10-1, 3-6-1) played its final game of the 2009 season,
falling to the host University of Virginia Cavaliers (9-5-4,
4-4-2) by a 2-0 score at Klockner Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
scored both of its goals in the final period, in the 54th
minute and another in the 81st - off the feet of
Lauren Alwine and Kika Toulouse respectively. The Cavaliers
held the Hurricanes to only two shots on goal.
women top Flagler 4-0 and claim PBC regular season title
AUGUSTINE, Fla. − Stephanie Parrish scored a pair of goals to
help lead seventh-ranked Columbus State University to 4-0 win
over Flagler College in the last regular season Peach Belt
Conference women’s soccer match of the season Sunday afternoon
at Saints Field.
The Cougars won their fifth consecutive regular season title and
will now vie for its fourth straight conference tournament
championship which will start with a quarterfinal match-up
against No. 8 seed University of Montevallo Tuesday (Nov. 3) at
7 p.m. Flagler will go in as the No. 6 seed and travel to
Greenwood, S.C., to take on No. 3 seed Lander University at 4:30
Bulls Eliminated From BIG EAST by Notre
The University of South Florida women's soccer teams was
eliminated from the 2009 BIG EAST Tournament by top-seeded Notre
Dame in South Bend, Ind by the score of 5-0 Sunday afternoon.
The Irish did all their damage in the first half play. Senior
goalkeeper Mallori Lofton-Malachi surrendered four goals in just
over 33 minutes of action. She was relieved by redshirt freshman
Gaby Garton who played the remaining 46 minutes of the match.
FSU Hangs On To
Beat The Hokies
Va. - Third-ranked Florida State (14-3-1, 7-2-1 ACC) closed
out the regular season with a 2-1 victory over No. 17 Virginia
Tech (13-6-0, 6-4-0 ACC) on a cold, overcast Sunday afternoon in
Blacksburg. With the win, the Seminoles claimed their first ACC
regular season title in school history.
The Seminoles become just the second school outside the state
of North Carolina to claim the ACC regular season title. FSU
joins Clemson, who finished first in the league standings with a
5-1-1 record in 2000. more
Simon Leads Stetson to Quarterfinal Win
Fla. - Natalie Simon (Lauderhill, Fla.) came off the bench to
spark the offense and lead Stetson (11-6-2) to a 2-1 win over
Campbell (9-9-2) in Saturday's quarterfinal game of the Atlantic
Sun Conference Championship Tournament. Simon's relentless
hustle led to her score the game's first goal, and then set up
the eventual game-winner.
The A-Sun's back-to-back Player of the Year Tessa Gavilsky
(Granite City, Ill.) picked up an assist on Simon's goal and
then scored the eventual game-winner two minutes later.
JU women’s soccer downs Mercer in penalty
kicks, advances to A-Sun Semifinals
there was a replay button for women’s soccer it would have been
pressed tonight as JU outlasted Mercer in penalty kicks to
advance to the A-Sun semifinals, 2-2 (3-0).
The Dolphins (8-6-5, 5-1-4 A-Sun) downed East Tennessee State
last year and did the same to the Bears (8-6-4, 5-4-1) in 2009
as freshman Lisa Hensley scored twice before sophomore Liz Fink
put away the final penalty kick.
Jones, Morris Earn CoSIDA/ESPN Academic
Fla. — Seniors
Jones (Panama City, Fla./Bay HS) and
Morris (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS) of the No. 1
University of West Florida women’s soccer team have been
selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America
to the Academic All-District Team. Jones represents the Argos on
the First Team while Morris will claim her spot on the Third
Team for district three.
Two Moccasins Earn Academic Honors
Ashlie Haas and
Heacock have received third-team recognition on the 2009
Academic All-District Women's Soccer Team selected by members of
the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Both players have started every game this season for the
Moccasins (10-6-1). Haas, a junior defender, has a goal and two
assists, while Heacock, a senior defender, has two goals and one
No. 17 Panthers Conclude Regular Season
with 1-1 Draw
Fla. (Women’s Soccer) – The 17th-ranked Florida Tech Panthers
had their share of opportunities against No. 7 Columbus State,
but their bid to knock off a top 10 team was put on hold as
Friday’s regular season finale ended in a 1-1 tie after 90
minutes of play.
Tech heads into the Sunshine State Conference Tournament with
a 14-2-1 overall record. Including Friday’s draw, the Panthers
are now 13-1-1 in their last 15 matches. Columbus State heads
into its final match of the season with a record of 14-1-3.
Canes Lose on Late Goal to No. 17 Virginia
Va. - The University of Miami women's soccer team (8-9-1, 3-5-1)
fell to the No. 17 Virginia Tech Hokies (13-5-0,6-3-0), 2-1 on a
heart-breaking goal in the game's final seconds at Thompson
Field on Friday night.
With just seven seconds remaining in regulation, there was a
scramble in front of the Hurricane net - when Emily Jukich
headed in the unassisted game-winner.
The second half saw Virginia Tech pick up the offensive
pressure as they outshot the Hurricanes 13-1 and took 10 corners
to just one for UM. Tech's game-tying goal came in the 76th
minute as Jennifer Harvey tapped in a long throw in from Julian
Seniors Lift No. 8 UCF to 4-0 Win in the
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The No. 8 UCF women's soccer team
capped off its regular season by winning its ninth-straight
match in a 4-0 win over Southern Miss Friday in front of 1,048
fans. The Knights have secured the outright Conference USA
regular-season title and will be the No. 1 seed for the C-USA
Championship next weekend in Dallas, Texas.
"Tonight was senior night, we scored some great goals and a
lot of players contributed," said 11th year head coach
Amanda Cromwell. "Across the board I'm very happy about
tonight. This senior group has a tremendous body of work behind
them and I'm excited about what's to come. We have two
mini-seasons left. We have to take two games at the conference
tournament, and from there its six games at the NCAA
FSU Falls At Virginia
Va. - Third-ranked Florida State (13-3-1, 6-2-1 ACC) could
not overcome a late first half goal by Virginia (8-5-4, 3-4-2
ACC) as the Seminoles fell 1-0 to the Cavaliers Friday night on
a cool, brisk evening in Charlottesville.
Virginia's Sinead Farrelly scored the game's only goal in the
44th minute to keep the Garnet and Gold winless all-time against
the Cavaliers in 18 chances. It also marked the fourth time this
year the Seminoles were held without a goal.
Florida Soccer Claims SEC Title with 3-0 Win Over No. 13 USC
that only a win would guarantee the Southeastern Conference
title would stay in Gainesville, the No. 10 University of
Florida soccer team (14-4-2, 8-1-2 SEC) shut out No. 13 South
Carolina (15-3-1, 7-3-1 SEC) 3-0 in the regular-season finale
Friday evening in front of a James G. Pressly Stadium crowd of
3,104. The title is the fourth consecutive for the Gators and
the 10th in the program’s 15-year history.
entered tonight’s match with a one-point lead over South
Carolina and LSU in the league standings. The win pushes
Florida’s final point total to 26 points. LSU took second in the
final SEC standings with 25 points after its 4-1 win at Arkansas
Hyde & Thompson on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III
University of Florida soccer players earned spots on 2009 ESPN
The Magazine Academic All-District III teams. Senior Lauren
Hyde and sophomore Lindsay Thompson both appear on
the district third team.
Hyde owns a
3.60 grade point average in sports management. She leads UF this
season with her average of 89.7 minutes per match. The defender
scored two goals in 2009 – versus USF and versus Auburn and was
named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week on
Aug. 31. Hyde is sixth among the Gators with seven points (2
goals, 3 assists).
Make It 28 Straight
LAKELAND, Fla.--Make it 28 straight games for the Lady Fire.
Southeastern University women's soccer team pushed its unbeaten
streak within the South Region to 28 games, Thursday night,
defeating Atlanta Christian College, 4-0. The Lady Fire now
advances to the South Region Championship game for the fourth
It did not take long for the Lady Fire to strike, either, as
Alyssa Hunt scored off of a crossing pass in the box from
freshman Lorin Ressler just seven minutes into the game.
- Senior Night couldn't be a more fitting description
of Friday's game. Senior
Marina Pappas connected with classmate and fellow captain
Amy Jackson for FIU's game-winning goal in the Golden
Panthers' 1-0 win over rival FAU in the final regular season
victory, FIU (11-5-3, 9-1-1) became the Sun Belt regular season
champion and earned the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.
FGCU Garners Multiple Postseason
MYERS, Fla. –
FGCU student-athletes received conference honors led by
Katherine Correllus and Amber McCall, both earning First-Team
All-Atlantic Sun honors. Joining the First-Team All-Conference
performers is Danielle Faller who was named Freshman of the Year
and goalkeeper Stephanie Powers
A-Sun Second-Team honors.
Gavilsky, Berg, and Cromwell Earn
Fla. - For the second consecutive season Tessa Gavilsky has
earned the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year award. She
is the first Hatter ever to have earned the honor, and now she
has done it twice. Joining the First Team All-Conference
performer is Heather Berg who was named Second Team
All-Conference and Christina Cromwell who was named to the A-Sun
All Conference teams are voted on by the conference head coaches
and sports information directors.
Ga. − Kristina Pascutti scored two goals and Kristin Burton
added a goal and an assist as Armstrong Atlantic State
University defeated Flagler College 5-0 in a Peach Belt
Conference women’s soccer match Thursday afternoon at AT&T Park.
AASU won its second match in a row and takes over first place in
the conference with an 8-2-0 record in its last league match.
The Pirates are 12-3-3 overall. Flagler, just 24 hours after
blanking Georgia Southwestern on the road, fell to 8-7-1 overall
and 4-4-1 in the conference.
Tars Secure Second-Straight SSC Title with
3-0 Shutout over Florida Southern
Fla. (October 29, 2009) - The
eighth-ranked Rollins women's soccer team secured their
second-straight, outright Sunshine State Conference regular
season championship with a 3-0 shutout over Florida Southern on
Thursday. The Tars earn the top seed in next week's conference
tournament, and will host both the semifinals and championship
match in Winter Park.
Rollins (13-1-2, 7-0-1) concluded their regular season slate
with an undefeated mark in conference action and denied
contenders Florida Tech and Florida Southern any part of the
Klotz Sends Bulls to BIG EAST Quarterfinals
- - Sophomore Chelsea Klotz took advantage of a DePaul turnover
deep in Blue Demon territory and sent home the game winner with
6:10 remaining to propel the fifth seeded University of South
Florida women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over DePaul in the
first round of the 2009 BIG EAST Tournament .
Klotz corralled the loose ball just outside the 18-yard box and
beat the diving DePaul keeper to her left for the unassisted
goal. The goal was Klotz's ninth goal of the season and her
fifth game-winner of the season.
shutout Georgia Southwestern, 4-0
Christina Anthony (Spring Hill, Fla./Mississippi Gulf
Coast CC) scored two goals to help lead Flagler College to a 4-0
win over Georgia Southwestern State University in a Peach Belt
Conference women’s soccer match Wednesday afternoon at Hurricane
Flagler raised its record to 8-6-1 overall and 4-3-1 in
conference play. Georgia Southwestern concluded its season with
a 3-13-0 overall record and a 0-10 record in the league.
No. 17 Panthers Solidify First Round Bye in
Fla. (Women’s Soccer) – Florida Tech wrapped up its regular
season conference schedule with an 8-0 win over the Eckerd
Tritons on Tuesday at Rick Stottler Field. With the victory,
the Panthers guaranteed themselves at least the No. 2 seed in
the upcoming Sunshine State Conference Tournament scheduled to
begin Tuesday, Nov. 3.
By earning at least the No. 2 seed in the tournament, Tech
will not only host at least one match, but they will also
receive a first round bye. Up until this year, the Panthers had
not achieved a seed higher than sixth in the conference
Mocs Still Fifth in NCAA South Region Poll;
SSC Title at Stake Thursday Night
a week off from competition and one regular season game
remaining, Florida Southern remained #5 in the NCAA Division II
South Region rankings released Wednesday. The Moccasins host
Rollins College on Thursday night in a game that will decide the
Sunshine State Conference title, the host sites for most of the
SSC Tournament, and possibly have a major impact on next week’s
final regional poll. more
LIONS CLOSE REGULAR SEASON WITH 2-1 WIN OR
TAMPA, Fla. – The Saint Leo women’s soccer
team (8-4-1, 5-3 SSC) finished out the regular season with a 2-1
defeat of the University of Tampa Spartans (6-11, 2-6 SSC) in an
Sunshine State Conference battle from Pepin Stadium, Wednesday
Sara Macko had a hand in both goals for the Lions, as she
opened up the contest with the games first tally before setting
Chrissy Darwell for the eventual game-winning goal in the
second half. Defensively, the Lions, led by
Francesca Williams, held the Spartans to nine shots while
limiting them to just five shots-on-goal
Fla. - For the second week in a row a Florida State
student-athlete was honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference for
her outstanding contribution on the field.
Ella Stephan was named the league's Co-Player of the Week
sharing the weekly award with Duke's KayAnne Gummersall.
Stephan scored the decisive goal in last Thursday night's
overtime win over second-ranked North Carolina and played a key
role in Sunday's shut out of NC State.
The sophomore defender recorded the game-winner against North
Carolina scoring on a header off a corner with just 12 seconds
remaining in double overtime as the Seminoles defeated the Tar
Heels, 3-2, for just the second time in school history and first
since 2000. more
Pair of Hurricanes Earn National Honors
GABLES - After the 1-0 win over the No.2 North Carolina Tar
Heels on Sunday, two University of Miami women's soccer players
were named to national teams of the week. Junior
Brittney Macdonald was named to the Soccer America squad
while both Macdonald and senior
Beverly Goebel were chosen for the CollegeSoccer360.com
Goebel and Macdonald were recognized by CollegeSoccer360.com
as Primetime Performers of the Week. Goebel scored the
game-winner in the 81st minute in Miami's win over the No. 2 Tar
Heels. Macdonald anchors the Hurricane backline that allowed
North Carolina to record only two shots on goal and held NC
State to only one goal earlier in the week.
Duncan Collects Second Straight GSC Player
Of The Week Honor
Fla. — University of West Florida forward,
Duncan, earns her third career and second consecutive Gulf
South Conference Player of the Week award after leading the Lady
Argos to a 4-0 victory over then No. 23 North Alabama this past
Friday. On the week she totaled three goals and two assists for
The junior from Kingston, Jamaica netted a hat trick and
assist in the shutout win over the Lions. Her third goal of the
match tied UWF’s single season record for goals at 24. On Sunday
she collected an assist in a 6-0 shutout over West Georgia which
also matched West Florida’s single season mark for points, 58.
FAU Womens Soccer Freshmen Lead the Way for
future is now for the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer
team, as it relies on the play of its freshmen class to help
qualify for next month's Sun Belt Conference (SBC)
The Owls have 16 freshmen on their roster and at any given
time can have seven of the 11 positions on the pitch occupied by
players just a year removed from playing high school soccer at
this time last year. FAU has compiled a 5-10-2 record for the
season and 3-5 mark in conference action.
McKenzie Barney Named to Two National Teams
of the Week
playing a part in each of the game-winning goals in the Gators’
Southeastern Conference wins last weekend, University of Florida
redshirt freshman McKenzie Barney was named to two national
teams of the week on Monday. She is the second Gator to appear
on the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week this
season, as senior Lauren Hyde was named to the team on Aug. 31.
Barney joins freshman Brooke Thigpen and sophomore Tahnai Annis
as Gators appearing on CollegeSoccer360’s Primetime Performers
list this season.
FGCU Dominates Upstate on Senior Day
MYERS, Fla. – Amber McCall and Emily Barrett both
played in FGCU’s first game in 2007, when the Eagles defeated
Alabama State 10-0. It seems only fitting that McCall and
Barrett, who both started on Sunday, would end their FGCU
careers in similar fashion. Barrett played 73 minutes without
allowing a goal, and McCall scored a pair of goals as the Eagles
closed out the 2009 season with a 10-0 shutout over USC Upstate.
“This was a very special day,” said head coach Jim
Blankenship.”Amber and Emily have helped this program get to
where it is today. Their hard work and dedication on and off the
field will be hard to replace.”
Berg Named Atlantic Sun Offensive Player of
Fla. - The Atlantic Sun Conference office announced that
Stetson's Heather Berg has been named the league's Offensive
Player of the Week.
The forward from Fort Myers, Florida celebrated Sunday's Senior
Day with an amazing performance in her final regular season home
game. Berg scored four goals and added two assists to lead the
Hatters to a 7-0 win over ETSU.
When it was all said and done she had set a pair of all-time
records at Stetson. Berg's total of 10 points was the most ever
by a Hatter in a single game. She shattered the old mark of
seven set by Jennifer Colley vs. Troy State on October 12, 2003.
FIU Grabs Sun Belt Lead with Win Over ASU
- After missing nine games due to injury, freshman
Madeleine Hjorth-Stalgren made her presence known in her
return on Sunday afternoon. The forward came in off the bench to
record her first career goal and assist, leading the Golden
Panthers to a 3-2 victory against Arkansas State that moved them
into first place in the Sun Belt Conference team standings.
win, FIU (10-5-3, 8-1-1) recorded its sixth victory in a row to
break the school record for longest winning streak, which was
previously held by the 1992, 1993 and 2001 teams.
Too Much Berg for Bucs on Stetson’s Senior
Fla. - Senior Heather Berg (Fort Myers, Fla.) exploded for four
goals and two assists to lead Stetson (10-6-2, 6-2-2) to a 7-0
win over East Tennessee State (5-13-0, 4-6-0) in Sunday's
regular season finale at the Stetson Soccer Complex. The win
secured the #3 seed in next week's A-Sun tournament for the
Hatters and eliminated the Buccaneers from post-season play.
today's game Stetson's all-time record for points in a game by
an individual was seven by Jennifer Colley vs. Troy State on
October 12, 2003. Berg shattered that mark with 10 points in 65
minutes of play. She also bested the record of three goals in a
game held by Colley (accomplished twice), Alicia Briggs
(9/21/03), Melissa Streeter (10/8/94) and teammate Tessa
Gavilsky (8/27/09). more
2009 Conference USA Champions - No. 11 UCF
Okla. (UCFAthletics.com) - For the third time in five seasons in
Conference USA, the No. 11 UCF women's soccer team earned at
least a share of the C-USA regular-season championship when it
defeated Tulsa on the road Sunday, 2-1. The Knights will now go
for their first outright conference title since winning the
Atlantic Sun in 2003 when they host Southern Miss in the
regular-season finale Friday at 7 p.m.
"This conference has gotten better every year and the level
of play in each game is tremendous," said head coach
Amanda Cromwell, who is in her 11th season at UCF. "So it
says a lot about this team to fight through these games and
figure out ways to win. Clinching the conference championship is
huge, but we don't want to share anything. So our mentality is
that we aren't going to talk about it. We didn't even mention it
to the players after the game because we feel like our work is
not done until Friday."
Hurricanes Upset No. 2 North Carolina
GABLES - The University of Miami women's soccer team (8-8-1,
3-4-1) upended the defending National Champion and second ranked
North Carolina (12-3-1, 5-3-0) by a 1-0 score, Sunday afternoon
at Cobb Stadium. UNC is the highest ranked opponent Miami has
The Hurricanes' senior captains provided the games only score
in the 81st minute.
Jessica Wyble fed the ball to
Beverly Goebel, who won the 50/50 challenge from a UNC
defender before a blast from 25 yards out found the upper right
corner of the net.
"I felt everything around me and I knew I had this," said
Goebel. "My teammates allowed me to be in position and I
finished it for them."
No. 12 Florida Soccer Claims 1-0 Win at Arkansas
the second consecutive Sunday, the Gator soccer team claimed a
1-0 road win as No. 12 University of Florida (13-4-2, 7-1-2 SEC)
defeated Arkansas (8-6-4, 2-6-2 SEC) on an overcast Sunday
afternoon at Razorback Field. The win, coupled with South
Carolina’s loss at No. 17 LSU Sunday, puts UF first in the
Southeastern Conference standings heading into its final match
of the regular season Friday versus No. 10 South Carolina.
Gavilsky Breaks Mark as Hatters Secure Spot in Post-Season
DeLand, Fla. – It
was a good night for the Stetson women’s soccer team. A 2-1 win over USC-Upstate
raised its record to 9-6-2 overall, and more importantly, 5-2-2 in Atlantic
Sun Conference play. With one game remaining the Hatters have now earned a
place in the upcoming A-Sun tournament.
Also on the night, Tessa Gavilsky became Stetson’s all-time scoring leader
when she tallied the game-tying goal early in the second half. With a
minimum of two games remaining in the season the junior out of Granite City,
Illinois has already scored 71 career points (26 goals and 19 assists). She
surpassed the previous mark of 70 points set by Christy Porcelli from
1996-1999. Gavilsky is number one all-time in assists and is now just one
goal shy of leading in that category as well.
FIU Clinches Record Breaking Win Versus
- From the moment sophomore
Thaisa Moreno pumped her fist after drawing a penalty shot,
you knew the forward expected nothing less than a goal.
Moreno's sixth goal of the season was also her third game-winner
in the FIU women's soccer team's 1-0 victory versus UALR on
Friday night. With the win, the Golden Panthers (9-5-3, 7-1-1)
broke the school record for the most wins during the Sun Belt
Newsome's Header Gives No. 11 UCF its
Texas (UCFAthletics.com) - A second-half goal by junior
Kim Newsome was all the No. 11 UCF women's soccer team
needed to defeat SMU on the road, 1-0, Friday in Dallas, Texas.
It was the Knights' seventh-straight victory as they stretched
their record to 13-3-1 overall and a league-best 8-1-0 in
The winning streak is now the Knights' longest since the 2003
season, while they have eight conference victories for the first
time since 2005.
Aline Reis accumulated four saves vs. the Mustangs (5-10-1,
3-5-1) for her fifth shutout of the year and her 11th in two
seasons as a Knight. more
FGCU in Third Place After Win Over
– The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s soccer team got
their second straight Atlantic Sun victory as they defeated East
Tennessee State by a score of 3-0 on Friday night at the FGCU
Soccer Complex. The win puts the Eagles tied for third in the
A-Sun Standings with Stetson.
With the win the FGCU improves their record to
10-5-3 (5-2-2, A-Sun), while the Buccaneers fall to 5-12-0 (4-5,
A-Sun).FGCU and Stetson 9-6-2 (5-2-2, A-Sun) are tied for third
in the A-Sun standings with 17 points, just one point behind
Kennesaw State 8-6-0 (6-3-0,A-Sun) and Belmont 8-5-3 (5-1-3,
Bulls Lose but Clinch Playoff Spot
- Looking to clinch a spot in the 2009 BIG EAST Tournament, the
University of South Florida women's soccer team fell victim to a
golden goal from Rutgers' Courtney Lane in the 102nd minute of
play Friday afternoon in Queens, NY.
USF battled but couldn't to capitalize on their four shots on
goal. The Bulls attempted 10 shots in all. Taylor Patterson led
the way with four total shots with two being on goal.
FSU Upsets UNC
3-2 In OT
Fla. - In what was a game for the ages, seventh-ranked
Florida State (12-2-1, 5-1-1 ACC) got a game-winning goal from
Ella Stephan off a corner with just 12 seconds left in
double overtime to register a 3-2 victory over No. 2 North
Carolina (12-2-1, 5-2-0 ACC).
In front of a sell out crowd of 2,000 fans, the second
largest crowd in school history, the Seminoles snapped the Tar
Heels 14-game unbeaten streak in the series while recording just
their second win all-time against UNC.
The last win in the series for FSU also came in dramatic
fashion back in 2000 as
Kristin Boyce tallied the game-winner in double overtime to
give the Garnet and Gold a 3-2 win.more
Duncan, Morris Tabbed as GSC Players of the
Ala. — For just the second time this season the top
ranked West Florida women’s soccer team will sweep the weekly
Gulf South Conference Player and Defender of the Week awards.
Duncan (Kingston, Jamaica/Darton College) earns her second
Player of the Week honor this season while
Morris (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS) takes home her
third career laurel.
Duncan had an outstanding week scoring six goals and
assisting on one other as they Lady Argos cruised to two
victories over GSC opponents by combined score of 14-2.
Three Unanswered Goals Gets No. 9 Rollins
PARK, Fla. (October 21, 2009) – After
falling into an early 2-0 hole, the ninth-ranked Rollins women’s
soccer team rattled off three straight goals to post a 3-2
comeback victory over Tampa, Wednesday evening.
Mellissa Doerk sparked
the comeback with a score in the first half while Charlotte
the equalizer and Leah
Hirsch nailed the
game winner late in the second half. more
No. 17 Panthers Shatter Single-Season Wins
Fla. (Women’s Soccer) –
Teresa Brantley netted a golden goal in double overtime to
give Florida Tech a 1-0 win over Saint Leo Tuesday afternoon at
Rick Stottler Field. The non-conference victory is Tech’s 12th
win of the season, a new single-season record.
Up until Tuesday afternoon, the 2008 Panthers held the
program’s record for most wins in a season
Brantley, Pyles Sweep SSC Player of the
Fla. (Women’s Soccer) – Seniors
Teresa Brantley and
Melissa Pyles can add another accolade to their list of
accomplishments as Florida Tech Panthers after the pair were
named Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week on Monday.
Brantley earned the league’s offensive award, and Pyles captured
the conference’s defensive honor.
Brantley knocked in two of the Panthers’ three goals in the
team’s 3-1 victory over Nova Southeastern on Saturday.
Fla. - For the second time this year, Florida State's
Tiffany McCarty was honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference
as the league's Co-Player of the Week. McCarty shares the weekly
accolade with Duke's Elisabeth Redmond.
McCarty had a hand in four of the five goals scored in
fifth-ranked FSU's 5-1 road victory over Clemson last Thursday.
She set a career-high for points (6), while tying career-highs
for goals (2) and assists (2). The two-goal performance marked
her third of the season and sixth of her career.
UNF Falters Against JU in
River City Rumble Match
Despite a strong second half that favored the University of
North Florida women’s soccer team in shots, corners and shots on
goal, the Ospreys failed to beat crosstown rival Jacksonville,
falling 1-0, in the fifth year of the SunTrust River City
came up with some really good saves at the end and they were in
a position to hold the lead and we were in a position to make a
dent in it,” said head coach Linda Hamilton after the match.
“To credit the team, I thought their effort was fantastic but it
was only one half worth. We need to find a way to put two of
those half’s together. We did the best we could but couldn’t
finish on the chances we had.”
Thomas Repeats as C-USA Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Registering game-winning goals in
UCF's victories at Rice and Houston last weekend, senior
Becca Thomas (Burlington, Wash.) repeated as the Conference
USA Offensive Player of the Week the league office announced
Monday. It was the first time a UCF player earned the offensive
award in back-to-back weeks since it joined C-USA in 2005.
Thomas claimed her first-career C-USA weekly honor when she
posted game-winners vs. UTEP Oct. 9 and Colorado College Oct.
11. With two more GWG in Texas, she has posted four-straight
game-winning tallies to help UCF climb to No. 12 in the national
polls and notch a 12-3-1 overall record. Meanwhile, the Knights
are 7-1-0 and in sole possession of first place in the league
is SEC Offensive Player of the Week
late goal in each of the University of Florida's road matches
last weekend led to
Tahnai Annis’ (Zanesville, Ohio/Pickerington North H.S.)
selection as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Soccer Player
of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
This is her first league honor of the year as she
twice received the SEC Freshman of the Week in 2008. Two other
Gators have picked up the SEC Freshman of the Week honor earlier
this season – Brooke Thigpen (Sept. 14) and Erika
Tymrak (Oct. 12). more
Klotz, Eagle Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll
- Sophomore Chelsea Klotz and true freshman Boo Eagle of the
University of South Florida women's soccer have been named to
the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the their efforts this past
weekend in the Bulls 2-0 weekend which propelled USF into a
first place tie with Marquette.
Eagle did not take a seat in the Bulls two matches over the
weekend playing 186 minutes. From her center back position,
Eagle anchored a backline that gave up just one goal on the
FIU Ties Program Record for Conference
Ala. - Senior captain
Amy Jackson had taken 23 shots since the last time she
scored a goal on Oct. 26, 2008, and all failed to find the back
of the net - until Sunday.
scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Golden
Panthers a 2-1 victory at Troy. With the win, FIU (8-5-3, 6-1-1)
ties the program record for most wins during Sun Belt play, as
both the 2000 and 2001 squads recorded six victories.
Eagles Knock off Lipscomb, 2-1
The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s soccer team won their
ninth match of the season on the road against Lipscomb on Sunday
afternoon. The Eagles defeated the Bison, 2-1, after Gina
Petracco’s game winner propelled FGCU to their fourth A-Sun
“It was very refreshing to see us bounce back the way we did
today,” said head coach Jim Blankenship.” The intensity was
there for all 90 minutes.”
The Eagles offense came out strong in the first half, dominating
the shot category 15-1.
Kesser's Overtime Goal Lifts FAU Women's
Soccer Past South Alabama 2-1
Tamara Kesser scored her second game-winning goal of the
season to give the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer
team a 2-1 road victory over the University of South Alabama on
The goal came four minutes into the second 10-minute overtime
session and completed a weekend sweep for the Owls, after the
team picked up a 1-0 victory over Troy University on Friday.
"Winning two games on the road were huge for us because we
dropped some games earlier that put us into this position where
were striving to make postseason play," said
Brian Dooley, head women's soccer coach. "South Alabama and
Troy are also fighting for a conference tournament berth.
Getting victories over them were big."
No. 11 Florida Soccer Wins 1-0 at No. 23 Georgia
header goal by sophomore Tahnai
Annis was all the No. 11
University of Florida soccer team (11-4-2, 5-1-2 SEC) would need
Sunday. The Gators defeated No. 23 Georgia (12-3-1, 5-3 SEC) 1-0
Sunday afternoon in front of a season-high UGA Soccer Stadium
crowd of 2,023.
The only goal
of the match came when Annis headed
in Lindsay Thompson’s cross at the far post corner from
six yards. It was Annis’ second goal
of the weekend and the first assist of 2009 for Thompson.
Hatters Leave Nashville with Four Points
after Draw with Bruins
Tenn. – Stetson’s dynamic duo of Katie Bitetto (Jacksonville,
Fla.) and Tessa Gavilsky (Granite City, Ill.) struck again as
the Hatters (8-6-2, 4-2-2) scored a first half goal and then
held on for a 1-1 draw with Belmont (8-5-3, 5-1-2) on the road.
After earning a point today Stetson moved into a third place tie
in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings with Campbell. The
Hatters defeated the Camels 2-0 October 1 in Deland.
Klotz's Two goals Power Bulls Past
Cincinnati & Into First Place
A pair of Chelsea Klotz goals powered the University of South
Florida women’s soccer team to a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory
over the Cincinnati Bearcats at Gettler Stadium Sunday afternoon
and in doing so moved into a first place tie with Marquette with
17 points in conference play.
“Today was a tough match,” said Bulls head coach Denise Schilte-Brown.
“It is difficult to come up north and adjust to the elements but
I was really proud of the team. They were focused and played
hard from start to finish.”
Hatters Bully Bisons and Take Road Win
Tenn. - Stetson (8-6-1, 4-2-1) opened its Nashville trip with an
impressive 1-0 win over Atlantic Sun Conference rival Lipscomb
(3-12-0, 1-6-0). The league's top scoring tandem of Tessa
Gavilsky (Granite City, Ill.) and Katie Bitetto (Jacksonville,
Fla.) combined for the game's only goal.
scored her 9th goal of the season and pushed her
point total to 24 points. She leads the A-Sun in both
categories. Gavilsky is #2 all-time at Stetson for points scored
in a career with 68. She is now just two points shy of tying the
all-time mark of 70 points set by Kristy Porcelli (1996-99).
OWLs Get Defensive in 1-0 Victory Over Troy
goal was all that was needed for the Florida Atlantic University
women's soccer team to pick up its first road victory on the
season over Troy University on Friday afternoon.
Meghan Brown scored three minutes into the second half to
give the Owls their second Sun Belt Conference victory.
"I got the ball at about midfield and dribbled it out wide to
start the possession," stated Brown after the match. "I was
battling against a couple defenders so I crossed it to the far
post. The wind got a hold of it and it found the back of the
FGCU Falls to Belmont
Despite putting up double digits in the shot category, the
Florida Gulf Coast University women’s soccer team fell to
Belmont 2-0 Friday afternoon in the A-Sun Game of the Week.
“I was really pleased with our effort this afternoon,” said head
coach Jim Blankenship.”We controlled much of the match but
Belmont made the best of their opportunities. I give a lot of
credit to Belmont’s goalkeeper, she came up with some great
saves to keep us out of the net.”
Ala. - The 55-degree weather may have felt brisk to the
FIU women's soccer team, but you wouldn't be able to tell from
the way that they played on Friday night. The Golden
Panthers won, 4-1, at South Alabama for their largest margin of
victory on the road over a conference opponent in the last six
years. FIU (7-5-3, 5-1-1) continued its unbeaten streak to six
Jaguars (2-12-1, 0-6-1) attacked first from outside the box
before the 10-minute mark, but freshman goalkeeper
Kaitlyn Savage dove to her left and drove the ball over the
Thomas' Second-Half Game-Winner Gives No.
12 UCF 2-1 Victory at Rice
Texas (UCFAthletics.com) - For the third-straight match, senior
Becca Thomas (Burlington, Wash.) scored the game-winning
goal as the No. 12 UCF women's soccer team defeated Rice, 2-1,
Friday evening in Houston. It was the Knights' fifth-consecutive
victory as they improved to 11-3-1 on the season and remained in
first place in Conference USA with a 6-1-0 mark in league play.
"We give a lot of credit to Rice because they played
extremely well," said associate head coach
Colby Hale. "But we were able to grind it out tonight, and
our ladies are finding ways to win. They just have the
never-lose mentality right now."
Courtney Whidden tallied her 30th-career goal in the first
half, moving her into a tie for seventh on UCF's all-time list.
She also notched an assist on Thomas' third goal of the year.
Bulls Pick Up Big Road Win at Louisville,
The University of South Florida women's soccer team picked up a
crucial win in the Bulls quest to secure a spot in the BIG EAST
Tournament as USF started off their season ending four-match
road stetch with a 3-0 win at Louisville Friday evening at
"I am very proud of the way we came out and responded in the
second half," said Bulls head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. "We
challenged the team at half time and they came out really took
control of the match. "
Florida Soccer Ties at Tennessee 2-2 2OT
No. 11 University of Florida soccer team (10-4-2, 4-1-2 SEC)
tied Tennessee (7-5-3, 3-2-2 SEC) 2-2 2OT Friday evening at the
Regal Soccer Stadium. It was the seventh overtime match between
these two teams in their last 13 meetings, with UT holding a
3-2-2 advantage in OT over that span.
found much success in Knoxville this decade, last winning a
match at UT Oct. 15, 1999. UF leads the all-time series 10-7-2.
Hurricanes Fall to Duke in Road Contest
N.C. - The University of Miami women's soccer team (7-7-0,
2-3-0) fell to the Duke Blue Devils (5-5-4,1-2-2) by a 4-0
score, Thursday evening at Koskinen Stadium.
The Blue Devils scored twice in just over a minute in the
first half. In the 20th minute, Elisabeth Redmond scored her
third goal of the season on a shot that bent into the top right
corner. Just one minute and 13 seconds later, Libby Jandl scored
her first goal of the season after a scramble in the box.
The Hurricanes were unable to close the gap and Duke
eventually scored two more times in the second half. Marybeth
Kreger scored in the 49th minute, then KayAnne Gummersall added
the game's final goal in the 65th minute.
S.C. - Ninth-ranked Florida State (11-2-1, 4-1-1 ACC) got
back in the win column Thursday night with a 5-1 road victory
over Clemson (3-11-0, 0-6-0 ACC) at historic Riggs Field. FSU's
Tiffany McCarty led the offensive attack with a career-high
six points on two goals and two assists, while
Jessica Price tied a career-high with two goals.
The Seminoles recorded their fourth straight victory over the
Tigers and third straight on Clemson's home turf. With the win,
FSU extended its unbeaten streak in the series to 11 (9-0-2) in
a row. more
Dolphins play Campbell to a
third consecutive draw
JU women’s soccer team drew their third consecutive match,
0-0(2ot) on Thursday night at the Eaks Complex in Buies Creek,
The Dolphins (6-6-3, 3-1-3 Atlantic Sun) fought hard throughout
a cold and rainy night against the Camels (9-6-1, 4-2-1) but
couldn’t find the final touch.
"It's a disapointing result considering how well we've been
playing," said head coach Brian Copham. "The seven that played
in the back were outstanding today, but we have to find a way to
take advantage of dangerous oportunities. We weren't prepared
today like we needed to be and it'll have to change for Monday's
Tars Unable to Land Sharks in
Double Overtime Draw
LAUDERDALE, Fla. (October 13, 2009) -
The ninth-ranked Rollins women's soccer team muffled the Nova
Southeastern Sharks 21-7 on the shot count, but were unable to
find their usual stride as they battled the Sharks to a 2-2 tie
in double-overtime action on Tuesday evening at the NSU Soccer
With their second draw of the season, the Tars move to an
overall mark of 9-1-2 and stay undefeated in conference action
with a record of 3-0-1, while Nova advances in their season with
a record of 6-4-1, and 3-2-1 in SSC play.
Soccer Loses to Tampa
PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Eckerd College women’s soccer
team (1-9-1, 0-6 SSC) was hoping to snap its three-game losing
streak as they took on the Tampa Spartans (5-8-1, 1-2 SSC) on
Wednesday night. Unfortunately, the Tritons were unable to walk
away with a win, as they fell 4-0.
Going into today’s game, Coach Joe McCauley stated, “I wanted us
to bounce back from our last game, and kind of come out a little
stronger. The one thing that we were trying to improve upon is
being more mentally prepared and a little more enthusiastic.”
Argos Claim Nation's Top Spot for Second
CITY, Ks. — For the second straight week the University
of West Florida women’s soccer team will earn the nation’s No. 1
ranking as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association
of America. The Lady Argos improved to a perfect 12-0 on the
season with a 6-0 shutout over conference rival Christian
Brothers last weekend.
In the match against the Bucs,
Duncan (Kingston, Jamaica/Darton College) led the Lady Argos
high powered offense, scoring the first three goals of the match
en route to a 6-0 victory. The offense for the Argos this season
has been nothing short of outstanding. On the season they have
outscored their opponents 62-4, averaging 5.16 goals per game
which leads the nation.
Florida Southern and Montevallo All Tied Up
GA – Alex
Hoover scored in the first half and
Sammons scored in the second as Florida Southern battled the
University of Montevallo to a 2-2 tie on Tuesday.
Hoover’s goal, her second of the year, came
in the 33rd minute and gave the Moccasins (9-5-1) a 1-0 lead. It
came after a run down the right side involving Sammons and
Haas. The Mocs had been limited to just one shot before
that, and it was one of only seven shots between the two teams
in the first half.
Vollmer Earns SSC Honor
Southern's latest award winner is
Vollmer, who was named the Sunshine State Conference
Defensive Player-of-the-Week on Monday following shutout
victories over Tampa and Lynn. The junior defender from
Zephyrhills also assisted two goals and helped keep the
Moccasins three points ahead of Florida Tech in the SSC
In their two games last week, both against
conference competition, the Moccasins blanked Tampa 3-0 on
Friday, and Lynn 2-0 on Sunday. During those games, the Florida
Southern defense allowed only six shots on goal (22 total) and
picked up their sixth and seventh shutouts of the year to tie
the school record for one season.
Erika Tymrak is SEC
Freshman Soccer Player of the Week
of Florida's Erika Tymrak (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) is the
Southeastern Conference’s Freshman Soccer Player of the Week,
the league office announced Monday afternoon. Other award
winners this week include Mississippi senior Danielle Johnson
(SEC Offensive Player of the Week) and Kentucky junior
goalkeeper Sydney Hiance (SEC Defensive Player of the Week).
Tymrak tallied a pair of goals and assists in Florida’s wins
last weekend versus Alabama (2-0) and Auburn (4-0). Her first
goal of the weekend came in the 81st minute of the Oct. 9 match
versus Alabama. In the Gators’ next match, Tymrak turned in an
assist for Florida’s first and final goals. She also hit
Florida’s second goal in the match versus Auburn off a 15-yard
UCF Women's Soccer Raises Over $800 for the
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Wearing red wristbands last weekend to
honor Freedom High School and FC America soccer player Breanna
McMahon, the UCF women's soccer team raised over $800 to support
the McMahon family during its two home victories. The Knights
would like to thank all of the fans that came out to the UCF
Soccer Complex to support Breanna.
"We are happy to be able to contribute to Breanna's recovery
fund," said UCF head coach
Amanda Cromwell. more
For the Second-Time This Year, UCF Women's
Soccer Sweeps C-USA Awards
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Two more UCF women's soccer players
earned Conference USA honors Monday as senior defender
Nikki Moore (Virginia Beach, Va.) and senior midfielder
Becca Thomas (Burlington, Wash.) helped the Knights sweep
the league's weekly awards. UCF has now had six different
players be selected for C-USA weekly accolades this year.
While Moore and Thomas have received several postseason
honors by C-USA throughout their careers, this was the first
time for both players they were tagged as a weekly award winner.
Earlier in 2009, seniors
Courtney Whidden and
Yvonne George along with sophomore
Aline Reis were all selected for weekly accolades by the
league office. more
Pacheco Picks Up BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
- For the second consecutive week, the University of South
Florida women's soccer team has had a player selected to the BIG
EAST Weekly Honor Roll as sophomore Gina Pacheco picked up her
first career BIG EAST honor for her efforts this past weekend.
The Ottawa native came up huge in the Bulls' come from behind
2-1 upset over then No. 18/24 Connecticut. With USF down 1-0 in
the second half, Pacheco tallied the equalizer the 54th minute
with a blast from just outside the box. She led a USF offensive
attack with five shots on goal and capped off the day by picking
up the assist on Chelsea Klotz's game winner in the 80th minute.
Dynamic Duo Lead FIU
- The FIU women's soccer team closed out its four-game
homestand on arguably its best all-around performance of the
season: a 5-1 victory versus ULM on Sunday afternoon. With the
win, the Golden Panthers (6-5-3, 4-1-1) extended their unbeaten
streak to five games and remain undefeated against the Warhawks
(2-9-2, 1-4-0) in the overall series.
April Perry and
Deana Rossi each scored two goals, becoming the first FIU
pair since Michelle O'Brien and Sasja Odenyo on Oct. 19, 2001
(at UALR) to score multi goals in one game. The goals were the
first for Rossi this season, and Perry now has scored four goals
in the last three contests.
Stetson and Dolphins Play to Draw
Fla. – After 110 minutes of action in the heat and humidity, as
well as a 40 minute lightning delay, the Stetson women’s soccer
team played to a 2-2 tie with Atlantic Sun Conference rival
Jacksonville Sunday at the Stetson Soccer Complex. Stetson is
now 7-6-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the A-Sun while JU is 6-6-2 and
3-1-2 in conference play.
Senior Heather Berg (Fort Myers, Fla.) score her fifth goal of
the season and sophomore Courtney Jenista (Pensacola, Fla.)
scored her second to lead the offensive attack. Goalkeeper
Andrea Garavaglia (Webster Groves, Mo.) made three saves for the
Florida Soccer Defeats
goals by four different players gave the No. 14 University of
Florida soccer team (10-4-1, 4-1-1 SEC) a 4-0 win over Auburn
(5-6-3, 2-4 SEC) Sunday afternoon at the James G. Pressly
It was Senior
Day at Florida soccer so it was appropriate that a pair of goals
came from two of UF’s six-member senior class. The first goal
started when Jessica Eicken sent the ball from the top of
the UF box to Erika Tymrak at midfield. Tymrak played the
ball ahead and wide where Angela Napolitano ran onto it.
She hit the ball in stride, scoring on a 10-yard shot to the far
FSU Plays Duke
To Scoreless Tie
N.C. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (10-2-1, 3-1-1 ACC)
wrapped up its weekend swing to the state of North Carolina with
a 0-0 tie against Duke (4-5-4, 0-2-2 ACC) Sunday afternoon
inside Koskinen Stadium. The Seminoles outshot the Blue Devils
18-9 en route to their first tie of the season.
With the tie, Florida State keeps pace with Virginia Tech and
North Carolina who currently sit atop the ACC standings with 12
points a piece. The Seminoles are in sole possession of third
place with 10 points.
FAU Falls To Louisiana Lafayette
University of Louisiana-Lafayette scored once in each half en
route to picking up a 2-0 victory in Sun Belt Conference action
over the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team on
Sunday afternoon at the FAU Soccer Stadium.
The visiting Ragin Cajuns found the back of the net in the
39th minute on a Cayla Chatman shot to the upper left corner of
the goal from the center of the attacking box. The goal gave
Louisiana-Lafayette a 1-0 advantage.
Bulls Come From Behind to Upset UCONN
- Getting a crack at a third Top 25 opponent of the year and on
2009 Senior Day, the University of South Florida women's soccer
team had a flair for the dramatic in its come-from-behind 2-1
win over No. 18/24 Connecticut on Sunday afternoon at the USF
"I couldn't be prouder of this team," said a Powerade drenched
Denise Schilte-Brown. "For them to battle back after being down
1-0 against a ranked UConn team says so much about this team's
heart. This win was for our seniors.
No. 16 UCF Womens Soccer Defeats Colorado
College for Fourth-Straight Win
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - In a battle of programs listed in the
top 40 of the NCAA RPI, the UCF women's soccer team cruised past
Colorado College, 4-1, Sunday at the UCF Soccer Complex. The
Knights, who are ranked No. 5 in the RPI and as high as No. 16
in the national polls, claimed their fourth-straight victory to
stretch their record to 10-3-1 and 5-1-0 in Conference USA.
With the win over the Tigers (8-5-1, 4-2-0, No. 39 in the RPI),
the Knights remained first in the C-USA standings and ensured
themselves of at least 10 wins for the ninth-straight season.
FGCU Plays UNF to Scoreless Tie
MYERS, Fla. –
For the second game in a row, the Florida Gulf Coast University
women’s soccer team remained out of the win column after
recording a scoreless double overtime tie with UNF on Sunday
afternoon at the FGCU Soccer Complex.
With the tie, the Eagles move to 8-4-3 (3-1-2 A-Sun) and the
Ospreys go to 5-8-2 (2-3-1 A-Sun) on the season.
"We just weren't able to put it away today," said head coach Jim
Blankenship. "We had plenty of chances and controlled the pace
for most of the game, but we came up short where it counted."
Hurricanes Victorious on Breast Cancer
GABLES - The University of Miami women's soccer team (7-6-0,
2-2-0) scored a goal in each half in a 2-0 win over the Clemson
Tigers (3-10-0, 0-5-0), Friday evening at Cobb Stadium on Breast
Cancer Awareness Night.
The Hurricanes controlled the pace of play much of the game,
with senior captain
Beverly Goebel and freshman
Jordan Roseboro dominating play in the midfield.
Just 23 seconds after entering the game, sophomore
Brittany Bucknor picked up her first assist of the season
Brittney Steinbruch in the 16th minute. Steinbruch was able
to fire a shot between two defenders into the left side of the
net from 15 yards out. more
FGCU Plays JU to 1-1 Tie
MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women’s soccer team and
Jacksonville fought through 110 minutes of soccer, yet neither
team was able to pull out a victory as the clash of second place
teams ended in a 1-1 double overtime tie on Friday afternoon at
the FGCU Soccer Complex.
The Eagles move to 8-4-2 (3-1-1 A-Sun) while the Dolphins sit
at 6-6-1 (3-1-1 A-Sun) on the season. “I’m really pleased with
our effort,” said FGCU head coach Jim Blankenship.”We controlled
much of the match and JU came up with some big plays to keep us
out of the net, especially late in the game.”
No. 14 Florida Soccer
Defeats Alabama 2-0
goal in the opening 10 and final 10 minutes of the match gave
the No. 14 University of Florida soccer team (9-4-1, 3-1-1 SEC)
a 2-0 win over Alabama (5-5-1, 1-2-1 SEC) Friday evening in
front of a crowd of 1,059 at the James G. Pressly Stadium.
early in the opening half when Florida’s top two point leaders
connected in the box. Lindsay Thompson scored from 10
yards off the pass from freshman Brooke Thigpen.
Thigpen got the ball wide and she passed me the ball between
their two defenders,” Thompson said. “I just got the ball,
turned and shot back post.”
No. 16 UCF Women's Soccer Delivers 3-2 Win
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Remaining atop the Conference USA
standings, the No. 16 UCF women's soccer team used 27 shots to
take down UTEP, 3-2, Friday in front of 735 fans at the UCF
Soccer Complex. Three different Knights scored goals to allow
the Black and Gold to improve to 9-3-1 on the season and 4-1-0
in league play.
The evening's match against the Miners (9-4-0, 3-2-0) was
dedicated to Freedom High soccer player Breanna McMahon, who was
recently seriously injured in an accident which forced her left
leg to be amputated. Members of her club team, FC America, were
on hand accepting donations for the McMahon family.
FIU Womens Soccer Cruises
- The FIU women's soccer team extended its unbeaten
streak to four games by scoring a season-high three goals in a
3-1 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night. Junior
Thaisa Moreno scored and dished her first career assist
Katrina Rose and
April Perry both scored for the second consecutive game.
Panthers (5-5-3, 3-1-1) fired at the net nine times in the first
half and limited the Rajin' Cajuns (0-12-1, 0-5-0) to just two
Stetson Overtakes Ospreys in Second Half
Fla. - Hatters' top gun Tessa Gavilsky (Granite City, Ill.)
scored a goal and added a pair of assists in Stetson's 4-2 win
over the University of North Florida Friday night in DeLand.
With the win Stetson improved to 7-6-0 overall and 3-2-0 in
Atlantic Sun Conference play. UNF fell to 5-8-1 and 2-3-0 on the
Just over seven minutes into the game Heather Berg (Fort Myers,
Fla.) was the recipient of an unselfish pass by Gavilsky and did
not waste the opportunity. The play was started by Courtney
Jenista (Pensacola, Fla.) with a one-touch pass to Gavilsky who
was 1v1 with the UNF keeper. Rather than taking the shot she
made a short cross to Berg on the left side of the box for an
easy goal and a 1-0 lead.
Friars Defeat USF the First Time in School
Fla.- The Providence College women's soccer team earned their
second BIG EAST victory on Friday, October 9. The Friars
defeated USF in Tampa, Fla. 1-0 and improved to 7-5-2 overall
and 2-3-1 in the BIG EAST Conference, while the Bulls fall to
5-5-3 overall and 2-2-2 in conference play. With the win, the
Friars move up two spots in the BIG EAST American Division,
passing Syracuse and Pittsburgh. It also marks the first time
the Friars have defeated USF in the program's history.
Owls Pick Up First Sun Belt
held scoreless for three consecutive matches, the Florida
Atlantic University women's soccer team's offense broke out in a
big way Friday night in picking up its first Sun Belt Conference
victory 4-1 over the University of Louisiana-Monroe at the FAU
"This is a well-timed victory for us as we have been having some
rough times lately. The kids came out and really battled," said
Brian Dooley, head women's soccer coach.
Freshman Jamie Greany was involved in all four goals for the
Owls, recording three assists and scoring the game-winning goal
in the 31st minute. The goal was the first for her career and
gave FAU a 2-1 advantage.
FSU Falls At
N.C. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (10-2-0, 3-1-0 ACC)
suffered its first ACC loss of the season falling to No. 9 Wake
Forest (10-2-1, 2-1-1 ACC) 3-0 Thursday night at Spry Stadium.
Jill Hutchinson scored twice for the Demon Deacons as it was
the first loss for the Seminoles against a nationally ranked
opponent this year. FSU entered Thursday night's contest 5-0-0
against ranked teams including a 4-0-0 mark against teams ranked
in the top 10. more
UCF to Dedicate Fridays Match
to Breanna McMahon
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The No. 16 UCF women's soccer team may
have a very crucial match Friday night at the UCF Soccer
Complex, but there will be an even more important event that
night as well. The Knights will be dedicating the evening to
Freedom High School soccer player Breanna McMahon, who was
seriously injured in late September in a fundraiser for her club
team, FC America U-18 Kumba.
Dillingham Earns SSC Defensive POW Honors
Fla. (October 5, 2009) - Rollins
women's soccer standout
Michelle Dillingham notched a pair of wins with a 0.50 GAA
last week, and earns the title of Sunshine State Conference
Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending October 4, it
was announced by conference officials Monday.
This marks Dillingham's first POW honor this season, and the
third of her career.
Kicking off the week against No. 16 Florida Tech, Dillingham
made four saves to preserve the No.8 Tars' 2-1 victory on the
Panther's home turf.
Rose Earns Sun Belt Player of the Week
- Sophomore defender
Katrina Rose was named the Sun Belt Women's Soccer Player of
the Week on Tuesday afternoon. The nod is Rose's first in her a
career and the first for FIU this season.
an integral part FIU's 1-0 win over Denver and double-overtime
2-2 tie to North Texas this past weekend.
"We came into conference playing
really hard and we challenged a lot of good teams so to get it
now after we've been playing so well is really special," Rose
said. "It's exciting."
George Selected as the C-USA Offensive
Player of the Week
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Lifting No. 21 UCF to a pair of
Conference USA road victories, senior
Yvonne George received C-USA Women's Soccer Offensive Player
of the Week honors the league office announced Monday. It was
the third time in her career, and first of the 2009 campaign,
the Winter Springs native earned the accolade.
The Knights (8-3-1, 3-1-0) have now had four different
players pick up C-USA weekly awards, as goalkeepers
Lynzee Lee and
Aline Reis and forward
Courtney Whidden were selected earlier in the year.
Hatters Unlucky in Loss to Eagles
Fla. – The Hatters controlled the field of play for most of the
night, but in the end it was an own goal that decided the game.
Stetson (6-6-0, 2-2-0) dropped a hard-fought battle 2-1 to
Florida Gulf Coast (8-4-1, 3-1-0) Monday night in DeLand.
At 66:03 of the second half Stetson’s leading scorer and last
year’s A-Sun Player of the Year Tessa Gavilsky (Grante City,
Ill.) brought the home team to within one with her 7th goal of
the season assisted by Katie Bitetto (Jacksonville, Fla.).
However, that was as close as the Hatters would get to the
FIU Ties North Texas in Double OT
- The FIU women's soccer team held off a late North
Texas rally to tie the Mean Green, 2-2, on Sunday afternoon.
Katrina Rose led the team with a goal and an assist to help
the Golden Panthers (4-5-3, 2-1-1) end an eight-game losing
streak to North Texas (7-4-1, 3-0-1) dating back to 2001.
we're 2-1-1 through the first two weekends of the conference
coming in, we definitely would have been very satisfied with it,
considering last year we were 0-3-1 at this point," Coach
Thomas Chestnutt said. "2-1-1 is a big change, so we're very
happy with that. We have to look at the bigger picture. As a
staff we're happy with what our girls are doing. The team is
fighting for each other. They're battling hard."
Browns Goal Beats Barry in Overtime
Kerri-Ann Brown helped give
Haley two penalty kick goals during regulation time, then
helped Florida Southern get the win in overtime. Brown’s goal
midway through the first sudden death period sent the Moccasins
to a 3-2 win over Barry that kept them in a first-place tie with
Rollins at the top of the Sunshine State Conference standings.
Brown’s game-winning goal came with 5:55
remaining in the first overtime period, and it was the second
shot taken by the Mocs during the extra period.
Dolphins Down Kennesaw
midfielder Liz Fink recorded two first-half goals to help lead
the JU women’s soccer team past Kennesaw State, 3-1, in Atlantic
Sun Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the Ashley Sports
Fink put the Dolphins (6-6, 3-1 A-Sun) up early by scoring on
cross from the right side and called her own number for a goal
with less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Freshman
midfielder Emily Culbreth scored her first collegiate goal in
the 87th minute to help put the match out of reach, while
sophomore goalie Alexa Rooney (4-6) made eight stops to secure
the victory between the post.
Take Stand and Win Against Bears
Fla. – Senior Kristin Rhodes scored her third goal of the season
in Sunday afternoon’s match, helping the University of North
Florida women’s soccer team pull to 2-2 in the Atlantic Sun
Conference, defeating the Bears, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at
The Ospreys gained some momentum this week, defeating the
preseason’s pick to finish second in the A-Sun and moving back
to .500 in the conference standings.
- Fifth-ranked Florida State (10-1-0, 3-0-0 ACC) remained undefeated at home
in 2009 thanks to a 4-1 victory over intra-state rival Miami (6-6-0, 1-2-0
ACC) on Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Sporting pink jerseys to raise awareness for breast cancer and breast
cancer research, the Seminoles scored three first half goals including two
in the first five minutes and seven second to record their 10th straight
victory over the Hurricanes. The win also moved FSU to 3-0-0 in the ACC
tying the school record for the best start in league play set back in 2001.
UCF Gets By ECU
GREENVILLE, N.C. (UCFAthletics.com)
- A pair of second-half goals from senior
Yvonne George and freshman
Nicolette Radovcic gave the No. 21 UCF women's soccer team a 2-0 victory
at East Carolina (7-3-2, 2-2-0) Sunday. The Knights ended up sweeping its
weekend road trip, including a 4-1 win at Marshall Oct. 2, to stretch their
record to 8-3-1 overall and 3-1-0 in Conference USA.
"ECU is a very strong team and well organized," said head coach
Amanda Cromwell. "But we were able to come out in the second half more
creative in the attacking third. Our front-runners were very patient and
took more chances in 1v1 situations after halftime. We played two very
talented teams this weekend and it was great to get a couple of victories."
Florida Loses In OT at Mississippi
No. 7 University of Florida soccer team (8-4-1, 2-1-1 SEC) lost 3-2 in
double overtime at Mississippi (8-3, 2-1 SEC) on a rainy Sunday afternoon at
the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium.
two teams scored nearly identical goals within two minutes of each other to
open scoring for the match. UM struck first Sunday when Hannah Weatherly
took advantage of a loose ball in the box. She hit a 12-yard shot to the far
post corner in the 61st minute.
Bulls Play Rutgers to a Scoreless Tie
- The University of South Florida women's soccer team extended their
unbeaten streak to five matches as the Bulls played the No. 13 Rutgers
Scarlet Knights to a scoreless tie Sunday afternoon at the USF Soccer
Both teams had a number of good scoring chances during the first 25
minutes of scoreless action.
The Bulls would put four shots on goal to Rutgers' three. USF’s best
opportunity came on a break away from sophomore Chelsea Klotz on a great
outlet from freshman defender Bahar Sansar.
UCF Uses Big First-Half to Upend Marshall
W.Va. (UCFAthletics.com) - The No. 21 UCF women's soccer team
had four players score goals to hand Marshall (9-2-0, 2-1-0)
just its second loss of the season in a 4-1 victory Friday in
West Virginia. With the win, the Knights jumped to 7-3-1 on the
year and 2-1-0 in Conference USA.
Jackson was definitely a sparkplug for us off the bench with
a goal and an assist," said head coach
Amanda Cromwell. "Lynzee
Lee also played well for us in net and we just had a couple
of defensive errors on Marshall's goal. They are a good,
physical team which has done well this year. Playing on the road
is never easy so I'm happy we were able to get the win."
Florida Ties Mississippi
No. 7 University of Florida soccer team (8-3-1, 2-0-1 SEC)
opened its Southeastern Conference road play with a 1-1 double
overtime tie at Mississippi State (8-2-1, 0-2-1 SEC) Friday
evening at the MSU Soccer Field.
was Florida’s first non-winning result in 23 regular-season SEC
matches – a span that began Oct 7, 2007 with a 1-0 home win
Walsh, the Bulldogs leading scorer, turned in the first goal of
the match. She created just enough space for herself to hit a
14-yard shot, which scored at the far post corner in the 19th
minute. It was her seventh goal of the season.
Ospreys Not Able to Get By Owls
– The University of North Florida women’s soccer team was not
able to overcome a first half Kennesaw State goal, dropping
their second Atlantic Sun Conference match of the season, 1-0,
in Friday night ‘s match-up at Hodges Stadium.
first A-Sun matchup at home contained little action for UNF in
the first half, with the Owls recording the only four shots of
Dolphins lose hard fought
game to Mercer
JU women’s soccer team fell to Mercer, 1-0, in a very even, hard
fought game on an overcast evening at the Ashley Sports Complex.
The Dolphins (5-6-1, 2-1 A-Sun) created several opportunities in
an open game but the Bears (5-5-1, 1-3 A-Sun) scored the only
goal of the match in the second half on a header from a free
“It’s unfortunate to come away with the result in such an evenly
played game,” said head coach Brian Copham. “It was a hard
fought game and they managed to capitalize on our mistake. We
have to learn from this game and come out read on Sunday against
a very good Kennesaw State team.”
FIU Stuns Denver in Shutout Victory
- All that FIU needed to push past Denver happened in
the first 53 seconds of Friday night's game. Junior forward
Thaisa Moreno scored her second goal of the season in the
first minute to lift FIU to its second straight shutout of a
conference opponent in a 1-0 win.
defense recorded its fifth shutout of the season and held
Denver, who is ranked fourth in the in the NSCAA South Regional
rankings, under its 2.18 goals per game average, which places
among the top 50 in the country.
Klotz Delivers Game Winner to Down Pirates
- After 84 minutes of scoreless soccer, sophomore Chelsea Klotz
sent a right footed blast from 20 yards out which gave the
University of South Florida women's soccer team a 1-0 victory
over visiting Seton Hall with 5:53 remaining.
In dramatic fashion, Klotz was able to juke a pair of Pirate
defenders, and ripped a shot that snuck into the left side of
The shot seemed to fool SHU goalkeeper, Jennifer Pettigrew, as
Klotz looked to the right side and fired into the left to give
the Bulls the lone goal of the game, and improve their record to
5-4-2 on the season.
FAU Falls in Sun Belt Home
University of North Texas scored once in each half to spoil the
Sun Belt Conference home opener for the Florida Atlantic
University women's soccer team 2-0 on Friday night at the FAU
The Mean Green struck first in the 28th minute on a header by
Lauren Shockey beat the outstretched goalkeeper off a corner
kick from the right attacking side by Julie Lackey.
FAU had a golden scoring opportunity in the opening half as
senior Ashley Mannarino slipped behind the defense to create an
odd-man rush for FAU. Mannarino fired a shot that initially was
saved by the Mean Green goalkeeper. However, the rebound
directed towards the middle of the box and Anhani Tran's second
effort sailed just high of the crossbar.
Hatters Take the Fight Out of
Camels with Shutout
(Attached photo by: Jim Hogue Photos)
Fla. – Senior Heather Berg (Fort Myers, Fla.) had a goal and an
assist to lead Stetson to a 2-0 win over Campbell Thursday night
at the Stetson Soccer Complex. Stetson improved to (6-5-0,
2-1-0) on the season while Campbell dropped to (6-6-0, 1-2-0).
Early in the first half (7:11) junior Tessa Gavilsky (Granite
City, Ill.) scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season. It
was a goal that in the end turned out to be the game-winner.
Junior Katie Bitetto (Jacksonville, Fla.) started the play by
feeding a perfect pass to Berg. Berg flipped a through ball to
Gavilsky who buried a blast to the lower left corner. Campbell
keeper Jamie Panfil (New Lenox, Ill.) never had a chance. It was
the fifth assist of the season for Bitetto who is now tied for
the conference lead in that category.
Tars Climb to No 8 on NSCAA Div. II
PARK, Fla. (September 29, 2009) - Climbing the NSCAA Division II
National Poll one notch to sit at No. 8, the Rollins women's
soccer team enters into their fourth week of regular season
action with an overall mark of 6-1-1, and 1-0 in Sunshine State
Rollins enters into this week's matchups with plenty of momentum
off of a 3-2 victory over SSC rival, and conference preseason
favorite, Saint Leo last week.
What a Way to Start
– It didn’t take the Moccasins long to start shooting Wednesday
night, nor did it take them long to start scoring either. Forty
seconds to be exact, and that was just the start. Scoring three
goals in the first 3½ minutes, Florida Southern went on to a 5-0
win over Flagler in its highest scoring game of the season.
The Moccasins (6-5) also picked up their
third shutout in the last four games, but this one was all about
the offense – even if two of the early goals were scored by
defenders, and another was assisted by one.
No 8 Rollins Takes Home 2 to 1 Victory
Fla. (September 30, 2009) -
Senior midfield standout
Jessica Mooney scored the game winning goal just three
minutes after Rollins notched the equalizer to help the Tars to
their second Sunshine State Conference victory in as many
games. The No. 8 Tars earned a 2-1 victory over No. 16 Florida
Tech on Wednesday evening at Rick Stottler Field, advancing to
an overall mark of 7-1-1, and 2-0 in SSC play, while the
Panthers drop to 8-2-0, 2-1 in conference action.
Despite being down 1-0 at the half after an FIT goal from
Katie King in the 43rd minute of play, the Tars battled back in
the initial minutes of the second half, coming out of the break
with plenty of fervor.
Lady Argos Entrenched at No 2
CITY, Ks. — For the 15th consecutive week of voting the
University of West Florida women’s soccer team secured their
spot as the No. 2 team in the nation as announce by the National
Soccer Coaches Association of America. The women improved to a
perfect 9-0-0 on the season with three wins last week.
In a mid-week match against former Gulf South Conference
rival Montevallo, the Argos would hand Falcons a 4-0 shutout
loss. It would be the largest margin of victory over the Falcons
in more than a decade. Then over the weekend the Lady Argos
traveled down to south Florida for a pair of in-region games
against Barry University and Nova Southeastern.
Womens Athletics Partners To Help The Fight
Fla. - The Florida State women's athletics teams are joining
forces this season with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare for
their annual "Paint it Pink" campaign. During the 2009-10
season, six women's sports will host a 'Pink' game. Teams will
don such items as pink shoe laces, swim caps and jerseys during
their respective `Pink' game to show support for the cause.
Proceeds from each 'Pink' game will be donated to the
Tallahassee Memorial Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center at
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare as well as the WBCA Kay Yow
Cancer Fund in honor of the late NC State women's basketball
"The family of Sharon Ewing Walker, who fought a courageous
battle with cancer that ultimately claimed her life in 2005,
established the Breast Health Center in her memory to provide
women in North Florida and South Georgia with diagnostic
services and support for the detection and treatment of breast
cancer," said Christy Harrison, RN, Administrator of the
Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center.
Mocs slither past Saints
Fla. − Florida Southern College scored three goals in the first
3:24 en route to a 5-0 win over Flagler College in a
non-conference women’s soccer game Wednesday afternoon at
Florida Southern raised its record to 6-5-0 while Flagler had
its two-match win streak snapped and fell to 5-3-1.
Four different Mocs scored, the other goal came on an own goal,
and Alex Hoover tallied a pair of assists.
Fla. - It was a clean sweep for Florida State's
Tiffany McCarty. A day after being recognized by the
Atlantic Coast Conference and several other national soccer
publications, the sophomore forward was named National Player of
the Week by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
McCarty registered five points in two games last week on two
goals and an assist as Florida State (9-1-0) edged No. 9
Maryland by a 2-1 score on Thursday followed with a 3-2 victory
over No. 3 Boston College on Sunday.
In the win over Maryland, McCarty broke a scoreless tie in
the 18th minute by sneaking a low liner inside the right post
for the goal. more
Charlotte Murrell Named SSC Defensive POW
Fla. (September 28, 2009) -
Charlotte Murrell was named Sunshine State Conference
Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending September 27,
it was announced by conference officials on Monday.
In a match that featured last season's SSC regular-season and
tournament champions, Murrell scored the game-winning goal in
the 73rd minute and helped a steadfast back line hold Saint Leo
silent for the remainder of the contest. The Tars picked up a
3-2 victory over the Lions on Wednesday evening at University
Field in Saint Leo, Fla. to open their conference campaign on a
high note. The accolade marks Murrell's first ever Conference
Defensive Player of the Week honor.
Alonzo Receives Weekly Honors
Vikki Alonzo has been named the Muscle Milk Student-Athlete
of the Week for the period ending September 27 and
Girls Soccer USA Elite Performer of the Week.
Alonzo, from Carrolton, Tex., set a school record with her
15th career shutout when the Hurricanes defeated the No. 9
ranked University of Maryland 2-0 on Sunday, the 27th.
With the shutout, Alonzo broke the old school record set for
Duncan Named GSC Player of the
Duncan, the leading scorer on the No. 2 University of West
Florida women’s soccer team, was tabbed as this week’s Gulf
South Conference Player of the Week as announced Tuesday
afternoon. Duncan, earning her first career GSC laurel, added
goals in all three matches last week to bring her season total
On the week Duncan fired off nine total shots with four
coming on frame and three goals scored. She marked a goal in
each of the three matches this week including two game winners.
Piniero Earns Weekly Honors
Sophomore Noelle Piniero of the University of South Florida
women's soccer team has been recognized for her efforts in the
Bulls 2-1 win over American Division favorite West Virginia
Sunday afternoon being named a College Soccer 360 PRIMETIME
PERFORMER OF THE WEEK and
Girls Soccer USA Elite Performers of the Week.
"This is a great honor for Noelle and we are very happy for
her," said Bulls head coach Denise Schilte-Brown. "Noelle has
been very productive for us. She has put in a lot of time
improving her game. She has really elevated her game and her
teammates around her.
Fla. - For the second week in a row and third time this
year, a Florida State student-athlete grabbed weekly honors from
the Atlantic Coast Conference. This week
Tiffany McCarty was named ACC Player of the Week after
leading the Seminoles to a pair of wins over fellow top
10-ranked league opponents.
McCarty registered five points on two goals and an assist as
Florida State (9-1-0) edged No. 9 Maryland by a 2-1 score on
Thursday followed with a 3-2 victory over No. 3 Boston College
In the win over Maryland, McCarty broke a scoreless tie in
the 18th minute by sneaking a low liner inside the right post
for the goal. The Laurel, Md., native followed with a goal and
an assist against Boston College. McCarty gave the Seminoles a
2-1 lead scoring her team leading ninth goal of the season in
the 23rd minute against the Eagles.
McCall and Powers Earn Conference Honors
MYERS, Fla. - Amber McCall earned Player of the Week
laurels by netting two game-winning goals for the Eagles while
teammate Stephanie Powers allowed only one goal in two matches
to earn conference defensive honors, the league office announced
McCall, a senior midfielder, led the Eagles’ offense last
week, collecting two game winners as FGCU defeated Mercer on
Friday and Kennesaw State on Sunday.
FSU Tops BC 3-2
Fla. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (9-1-0, 2-0-0 ACC) handed
No. 3 Boston College (9-1-0, 1-1-0 ACC) its first loss of the
season with a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon at the Seminole
Soccer Complex. Redshirt sophomore
Jessica Price gave the Seminoles the lead for good breaking
a 2-2 tie in the 73rd minute on her seventh goal of the season.
For the third game in a row, FSU knocked off a top 10
opponent and is now 5-0-0 against ranked teams in 2009 including
a mark of 4-0-0 against top 10 teams.
With the victory, FSU extended its win streak to five
straight against BC, while remaining unbeaten in eight all-time
meetings (6-0-2). more
Flagler Defeats Clayton State
AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The Flagler women's soccer team captured a
come-from-behind victory over Clayton State University Saturday
night, 2-1. The Saints notched their second Peach Belt
Conference win and moved their overall record to 5-2-1.
Clayton State (1-6-0, 0-2-0 PBC) got on the scoreboard first in
the 32nd minute when forward Cherie Sayon shot into the left
corner past Saints' goalkeeper Christie Reuther (Sarasota, Fla./
Riverview HS). Sayon dribbled all the way from midfield before
Stetson Women Ride Late Surge for Win over
Ga. – Trailing 1-0 late in the game, Stetson scored three goals
in the final seven minutes to defeat conference-foe Mercer. In
the end the 3-2 win evened the Hatters’ overall record at 5-5-0,
and improved their conference mark to 1-1-0. The Bears dropped
to 4-5-1 and 0-3-0 on the season.
In a span of 41 seconds Junior Katie Bitetto (Jacksonville,
Fla.) scored the go-ahead goal and assisted on the eventual game
JU wins fourth straight
JU women’ soccer team won their fourth straight game on Sunday,
2-0, against East Tennessee State. The Dolphins found production
from freshmen Alex Schulte and Lisa Hensley as they outshot the
The Dolphins (5-5, 2-0 A-Sun) scored in both halves against the
Buccaneers (2-8, 1-1 A-Sun) and continued to create
opportunities all game.
“I’m very pleased with the team’s performance today,” said head
coach Brian Copham. “It’s always tough to go on the road and get
two conference wins so it’s a great weekend for us. We played
well against a competitive ETSU team and it’s always a battle
when we face them. Good job by Alexa [Rooney] and all the
defensive backs to maintain the shutout and we’re going to get
home and get ready for next weekend.”
Golden Panthers Thrive in Sunday Thriller
GREEN, Ky. - The FIU women's soccer team stunned WKU in
dramatic fashion on Sunday afternoon to come away with its first
conference win of the season. Junior midfielder
Kassandra Sorzano scored her second goal of the year to lift
FIU past the Hilltoppers in overtime.
gives the Golden Panthers (3-5-2) their first victory ever at
Bowling Green and their first win against WKU (6-3-1) since Nov.
awesome to get the win against this team - one of the top in the
conference - and to do it in overtime is even more special,"
Owls Fall in Overtime
Tennessee State University scored two minutes into the first
overtime period to break a scoreless tie to win Sunday's Sun
Belt Conference women's soccer match 1-0 over the Florida
The Blue Raiders and Owls have now played two straight overtime
matches that include a FAU victory in the opening round of last
year's Sun Belt Conference Championships.
Senior forward Ashley Mannarino paced the offensive attack for
the Owls with six shots. As a team FAU recorded nine shots on
the afternoon. Anhnhi Tran, Jamie Greany and Laura Hyvonen each
had one shot in the loss.
FGCU Defeats Kennesaw State
Ga. – The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s soccer team
stays perfect in the A-Sun as they defeated Kennesaw State, 1-0,
on Sunday afternoon at the KSU Soccer Complex. Sunday’s shutout
marks the sixth of the season.
With the win, the Eagles improve their record to 7-3-1 (2-0-0
A-Sun) as the Owls fall to 4-4-0 (2-1-0 A-Sun). The Eagles have
now won seven of their last eight games, and have outscored
their opponents 13-3.
"I'm proud of our kids," said head coach Jim Blankenship. "They
fought hard and found a way to win.”
Milestones Reached in Hurricanes Win Over
GABLES - The University of Miami women's soccer team scored once
in each half, in getting its first Atlantic Coast Conference
victory of the season, 2-0 over the No. 9 Maryland Terrapins,
Sunday afternoon at Cobb Stadium
The win gave Hurricanes head coach
Tricia Taliaferro her 100th career victory, but also saw
Vikki Alonzo record her 15th career shutout. The shutout
breaks a tie that Alonzo held with former `Cane
Lauren McAdam for the most in school history.
Taliaferro is in her eighth season at the helm of the Miami
soccer program, spending the three years prior at Illinios and
has guided the Hurricanes to two straight NCAA Tournament
appearances. The 100th win of her career also came against her
UCF Drops Decision to Memphis
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - After suffering through two and a half
hours of rain delays to start the match, the No. 20 UCF women's
soccer team had several great chances but could not get on the
scoreboard in a 1-0 loss to Memphis Sunday. It was the Knights'
first home loss of the year (4-1-0), while they dropped to 6-3-1
overall and 1-1-0 in Conference USA.
The game against the Tigers (7-3-0, 2-0-0) was televised by
CBS College Sports, and it will be aired Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
By giving up just one goal, the Knights have allowed only
three goals in their last seven matches. Their last two losses
have come by 1-0 margins.
No. 10 University of Florida soccer team (8-3, 2-0 SEC) finished
its opening weekend of Southeastern Conference play with a 5-1
win over Vanderbilt (6-3-1, 0-2 SEC) Sunday afternoon at the
James G. Pressly Stadium.
first goal started when Holly King saw Nicky Kit
calling for the ball on the left sideline. Kit ran onto the ball
and served it into the box where there were options waiting.
Lindsay Thompson was at the near post, but ball continued on
where Tahnai Annis tapped it in from four-yards in the
34th minute. more
Bulls Knock Off Preseason BIG
EAST Favorite West Virginia
- In a weekend that already had a landmark USF win,
the University of South Florida women's soccer team picked up
one of its own as the Bulls knocked off preseason BIG EAST
favorite West Virginia, 2-1, at the USF Soccer Stadium Sunday
"Today was a great win for our program," said Bulls head coach
Denise Schilte-Brown. "We have had some chances to beat some
good teams but couldn't close it out so it was good to close the
match out. For us to beat a program like West Virginia really
gives the team a lot of confidence."
Road Trip Ends With 3-1
Loss to Palm Beach Atlantic
– An nearly perfect game by Angie Kuhn and the return of Ashley
Morrell were a bad combination for Florida Southern on Friday.
With Kuhn scoring two brilliant goals off headers, and Morrell
making 10 saves, Palm Beach Atlantic was able to hold off a late
charge by the Moccasins for a 3-1 victory at Lantana Field.
Kuhn’s two goals came off nearly identical
plays as she finished off crossing passes from Ashley Shoaf in
the 32nd minute and the 50th. In between, she also assisted a
goal by Jennie Weil as the Sailfish (3-3) built a 3-0 lead
before the Moccasins unleashed a torrent of late shots to get
back in the game.
Eagles Open Conference Play with Thriller
BEACH, Fla. - For the 17th time in 17 games the ERAU women's
soccer team beat Warner University on Friday night at the
Embry-Riddle Soccer Stadium. Senior
Lindsey Evans chose a perfect time to score her first goal
of the season with the game tied at 3-3. Evans headed a corner
kick into the corner of the net for the game-winner and the
first conference win of the season. The Eagles move to 4-4 on
the year, 1-0 in The Sun Conference. Warner falls to 3-4 overall
and 0-1 in conference play.
The scoring started early on Friday night when
Elina Johansson was taken down in the penalty box by a Royal
defender in the sixth minute. Denmark native
Cecilie Henriksen beat goalkeeper Julia Valentine on the
penalty kick to notch the first goal of the game.
Lady Argos Shutout Bucs 2-0
SHORES, Fla. — On a warm humid night in south Florida
the No. 2 University of West Florida women’s soccer team battled
Barry to a 2-0 victory in a hard fought match from both sides.
Team leading scorer
Duncan (Kingston, Jamaica/Darton College) netted her 10th
goal of the season in the win. She has now scored at least one
goal in each of the Argos first eight games.
In what has become an all too familiar sight on offense,
Gordon (Old Harbour, Jamaica/Community College of Baltimore)
and Duncan connected in 37th minute to put the Lady Argos on top
1-0. Gordon sent a cross in from the left side where Duncan
would collect it in front of goal. On one touch Duncan put it
into the near post past Bucs keeper Emily Pratt for the 1-0
LIONS DEFEAT CLEARWATER CHRISTIAN
LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women’s soccer team (3-1-1)
secured their third win of the season in a 13-0 non-conference
defeat of the Clearwater Christian Cougars (4-6), Friday evening
from University Field.
Hannah Beard led the way for the Green & Gold, as she
recorded her first hat trick of the season and third of her
Bent-Trinder completed the first two-goal performance of her
Chrissy Darwell, and
Francesca Williams each had three-point nights.
Kelli Jones and
Jessica Morejon scored the first goals of their collegiate
Nisja tallied the first point of her career.. The Lions
began their evening with eight goals in the first half and added
five more in the second period to close out the win.
Soccer Opens SEC Plays with 2-1 OT Win vs. Kentucky
goals from sophomore Lindsay Thompson, including a
penalty kick in overtime, gave the No. 10 University of Florida
soccer team (7-3, 1-0 SEC) a 2-1 OT win over Kentucky (3-2-4,
0-1 SEC) Friday evening at the James G. Pressly Stadium.
It was the
second consecutive year Florida opened Southeastern Conference
play with an overtime win. The Gators defeated Georgia 2-1 in OT
in the 2008 league opener held at Pressly Stadium.
Whiddens Early Goals Give UCF a Win Over
Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - For the third time this year, senior
Courtney Whidden (Palm Harbor, Fla.) collected the
game-winner as the forward scored twice to help the No. 20 UCF
women's soccer team take down UAB, 3-1, Friday in the Conference
USA opener. The victory boosted the Knights' record to 6-2-1 on
the season, and they remained undefeated at home with a 4-0-0
It was Whidden's second game this year she tallied two goals,
giving her six for the 2009 campaign. She now has 28 career
goals, moving her into 11th place on UCF's all-time list.
Meanwhile, Whidden's third game-winner of the season pushed her
into a tie for second in Knights' history with 12.
Owls Drop Sun Belt Opener to
Kentucky University scored twice in the first 14 minutes of
Friday's Sun Belt Conference match to pick up a 4-2 victory over
the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team in the
league opener for both schools.
Gabriela DeVries scored her second goal of the season to put the
Owls on the scoreboard 10 minutes into the second half. The goal
came on a cross from Brianna Kelts that cut the deficit to 3-1.
Freshman Jennifer Sinner scored an unassisted goal to cap the
offensive attack for FAU with a shot from the right side 15
yards out. It marked her first career goal. Senior forward
Ashley Mannarino led the team with three shots while DeVries
FIU Drops contest to Middle Tennessee
- The FIU women's soccer team dropped its first
conference game of the season to Middle Tennessee on Friday,
Kaley Durrance and
Marina Pappas both took a team-high two shots on goal but
Mueggler assisted Jaimee Cooper on Middle Tennessee's first goal
with more than 13 minutes remaining in the first half.
scored her eighth goal of the season off a penalty kick with
roughly 10 minutes remaining in the first period to seal the
First A-Sun Match in Overtime
– In a match
North Florida women’s
soccer team beat the opposition in shots, corner kicks and
shots on goal, the Ospreys were unable pull out the win, losing
in double overtime in the Ospreys’ first Atlantic Sun Conference
0-1 A-Sun) put up 17 shots on the afternoon to ETSU’s (2-7-0,
1-0 A-Sun) eight. Seniors Lauren Maze and Kristin Rhodes both
put up two shots on goal, but could not find the open net.
hold on to beat USC Upstate
JU women’s soccer team held off a late charge from USC Upstate
to win its first conference game of the year on Friday night.
Six Dolphins recorded points in a contest that experienced over
an hour long delay due to lightning at County University Soccer
Both sophomore Jessica Hurtado and freshman Emily Culbreth
netted their second goal of the season for the Dolphins in the
first half. The second half saw sophomore Jelena Vrcelj twice
find the back of the net and JU hold off a late charge from the
FGCU Opens Conference
Play with Win Over Mercer
Florida Gulf Coast University women’s soccer team picked up a
key conference win on the road as they knocked off the Mercer
Bears by a score of 2-1 in Macon, Georgia on Friday night.
the win, the Eagles improve their record to 6-3-1 (1-0-0 A-Sun)
as the Bears fall to 4-4-1 (0-2-0 A-Sun). The Eagles have now
won six of there last seven games after starting the season
give a lot of credit to Mercer, they are a tough team that is
very organized and possesses the ball well, “said head coach Jim
Blankenship. “I was really pleased with our effort tonight, we
continued to create opportunities and it finally paid off.”
Stetson Women Fall to Kennesaw State in
Ga. – Friday night the Stetson women's soccer team opened its
Georgia road trip and its conference season with a 3-0 loss to
Kennesaw State. The Hatters are now 4-5-0 overall and 1-0 in the
After an uneventful opening 20 minutes where both teams seemed
to struggle to find a rhythm, the Owls (4-3-0, 2-0-0) broke the
ice with a goal by Alyssa Mahan. By the time the first half
reached its conclusion Caitlin Dingle and Bridget Gaughan had
each added a goal and KSU had a 3-0 lead.
FSU Holds Off
Fla. - Fifth-ranked Florida State (8-1-0, 1-0-0 ACC) opened
ACC play Thursday night with a 2-1 victory over No. 9 Maryland
(8-1-0, 0-1-0 ACC) handing the Terps their first loss of the
Florida State remains perfect on the year against ranked
opponents moving to 4-0-0 including three victories against
teams ranked in the top 10.
The win extended the Seminoles' win streak to five straight
over the Terrapins, while snapping a four-game losing streak in
ACC openers. The last win for the Garnet and Gold to open league
play came in 2004 at home in a 2-1 victory over Clemson.
Hurricanes Drop ACC Opener to No. 3 Boston
GABLES - The University of Miami women's soccer team (5-5-0,
0-1-0) fell to the third-ranked Boston College Eagles (9-0-0,
1-0-0) by a 2-0 score in the ACC opener for both teams at Cobb
Stadium, Thursday night.
Boston College lived up to their ranking, scoring twice in a
four-minute span during the opening half.
The Eagles' Kristen Mewis assisted on Victoria DiMartino's
goal in the 33rd minute after taking a shot that was saved by
Vikki Alonzo - DiMartino put the rebound into the empty net.
Mewis then scored a goal of her own less than four minutes
"That four-minute span was the difference," said head coach
Tricia Taliaferro. "But I thought we played well, I thought
everyone battled, I thought we put our heart and soul into and I
don't think it's unrealistic that we can't be among the top
teams in the ACC."
Bulls and Panthers Play to Scoreless Draw
-110 minutes of non-stop action would prove to be not enough
time to decide an outcome as the University of South Florida
women’s soccer team and the Pittsburgh Panthers played to a
scoreless tie at Founder Field Thursday evening.
“Tonight was a very well played match,” said USF head coach
Denise Schilte-Brown. “ I am proud of the way the team came in
and battled for 110 minutes. We understand that every league
game from here on out will be a difficult task and tonight
proved that. Pittsburgh is tough place to come in and play. Of
course we wanted to come out with a victory but a tie on the
road in this conference is an acceptable outcome.”
Tars Drop SSC Foe Saint Leo
LEO, Fla. (September 23, 2009) -
Charlotte Murrell scored the game-winning goal in the 73rd
minute and helped a steadfast Rollins back line hold Saint Leo
silent for the remainder of the contest on the way to a 3-2
victory over the Lions on Wednesday evening at University Field
in Saint Leo, Fla. The win advances the ninth-ranked Tars to a
mark of 6-1-1, 1-0 in conference action, while Saint Leo, the
Sunshine State Conference preseason favorites, drops to a record
of 2-1-1, and 1-1 in conference play.
Joining Murrell on the scoreboard were senior midfielder
Rachel Jakubowski and freshman forward
Elise Spearing, who tallied one goal apiece to help keep
Rollins on par with the Lions throughout the showdown. Junior
Chelsea Brady helped keep the Tars on pace as she notched
two assists on the evening.
Hometown Girl Ashley Mannarino
Leads FAU's Soccer Team into Twilight of Career
Mannarino didn't have to go too far to make a name in
women's soccer. The senior Florida Atlantic University
student-athlete has added an exclamation mark to her outstanding
collegiate career, all while enjoying the game she loves in her
Mannarino, a graduate of Pope John Paul II High School in Boca
Raton, has enjoyed a standout FAU career as a forward, which so
far has featured a NCAA postseason tournament performance during
her freshman year and all conference recognition last season.
This fall, Mannarino was named a Preseason All-Sun Belt
Conference selection - and she has lived up to that reputation
by leading the Owls in scoring (four goals) and points (nine),
heading into conference play this weekend.
Receives Weekly Honors
Fla. - Florida State's
Toni Pressley was honored for her game-winning heroics this
past weekend against No. 7 Florida as she was named the Atlantic
Coast Conference Player of the Week. She also earned national
recognition claiming Team of the Week accolades from Soccer
America and was noted as a Primetime Performer from College
Pressley found a great time to record her first goal of the
season as the sophomore defender scored the golden goal in
leading FSU to a 1-0 overtime victory against intra-state rival
Florida in Gainesville, this past Friday. Pressley put away a
loose ball from about eight yards out following a Seminole
throw-in during the first overtime period.
Earns Second A-Sun POTW
– Senior forward
Katelin Swift rounds up her second Atlantic Sun Player of
the Week award for the 2009 season and her fourth all-time
women’s soccer team.
similar performance to the one she turned in to win her first
weekly nod this season Swift recorded two goals and an assist,
giving her five points in the Ospreys’ 4-2 win over The
Citadel on Sunday in the UNF Hampton Inn Ponte Vedra Showcase
at Hodges Stadium.
Swift, showing her aggressiveness, scored the match’s first
goal in the third minute on a
through-ball splitting the Bulldog’s defenders. She one
touched a shot over the Citadel’s keeper in the right corner
of the net.
Hatters Fall to Bulls in Double Overtime
Fla. - The Stetson women's soccer team suffered a disappointing
3-2 loss to USF in double-overtime Sunday at the Stetson Soccer
playing even at 2-2 through two halves plus one overtime period
it seemed that the Hatters had pulled out a win midway through
the second overtime. Courtney Jenista (Pensacola, Fla.) pounced
on a ball that was bouncing around in front of the goal and
blasted it into the back of the net. Although jubilant, the
celebration was short-lived after the referee called back the
goal. According to the official, he had blown the whistle when
it appeared the goalkeeper was in partial possession of the ball
at the time of the shot.
Barry Falls in Overtime to Georgia College
Ga.— The Barry University women’s soccer team dropped a
2-1overtime loss to Georgia College on Sunday Afternoon.
The Bucs (2-5, 0-0 SSC) struck first 16 minutes into the game
when Brianni Lorenzo delivered a pass to Sarah Wolfer who beat
the goalie one on one.
The Bobcats (4-3-1) tied it up eight minutes later when Lyric
Burnett slipped one past Sami Cromartie.
The second half was scoreless forcing the Bobcats and Buccaneers
into an overtime situation.
Stunning End Gives Panthers Overtime Win
– Neither Mallory Bond nor Alyssa Esposito started the game for
Florida Tech, but both players combined to finish it. After
Esposito tied the game late in the second half, Bond scored the
game-winner 14 seconds into the second overtime to lift the
18th-ranked Panthers to a 2-1 victory over Florida Southern.
Saturday night’s game was a re-match of last
year’s first round of the NCAA Tournament, and much like that
one, which ended in penalty kicks, this one could have gone
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