Soccer Programs – Middle States Soccer Camp http://middlestatessoccercamp.com/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 22:26:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-8.png Soccer Programs – Middle States Soccer Camp http://middlestatessoccercamp.com/ 32 32 Football returns home for SEC home opener – LSU https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/football-returns-home-for-sec-home-opener-lsu/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 22:26:54 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/football-returns-home-for-sec-home-opener-lsu/ BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU Soccer (6-1-2, 1-0 SEK) will host Missouri (4-3-1, 1-0 SEK) for their first conference matchup at home at 6 p.m. CT at LSU Soccer Stadium. The match will be available on SEC Network Plus. links to the Live broadcast and Live Stats for the game visit lsuports.net. Promotions Thursday night […]]]>

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU Soccer (6-1-2, 1-0 SEK) will host Missouri (4-3-1, 1-0 SEK) for their first conference matchup at home at 6 p.m. CT at LSU Soccer Stadium.

The match will be available on SEC Network Plus. links to the Live broadcast and Live Stats for the game visit lsuports.net.

Promotions

Thursday night is Geaux Gold Night in Childhood Cancer Awareness at LSU Football Stadium. Wear gold in support.

The first 400 fans to attend the game will receive a free LSU football scarf. Fans receive a voucher upon entry and can redeem their scarf at halftime.

In connection with a team challenge, fans can scan a QR code at the gate and tell us which footballer they want to support. The athlete who brings the most fans can provide two employees of their choice.

As always, there will also be two dollar hot dogs.

Series History – Missouri

The matchup between the Tigers will mark the 10th time the two programs have met. LSU has a 6-2-1 record against Missouri. The last time LSU and Missouri met was in 2020 when the two teams battled to a 1-1 draw at Columbia.

Last time on the pitch

The Tigers opened conference play away with a 2-1 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville. It was the Tigers’ first win over the Commodores since 2013 and the first win under head coach Sian Hudson.

LSU opened the game with forefoot and was rewarded with a goal after just 13 minutes. After a corner, the ball fell to Cooke on the left side of the penalty area. Cooke took a touch and sent a cross to the back post that found Jennings, who headed the ball home into the back net. The goal gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead and the LSU co-captain scored her first goal of the season. For Captain Cooke, the assist was the first of the season and the fourth of her collegiate career.

As the first half progressed, both teams failed to control the game and create scoring chances. The Commodores equaled in the 39th Minute when Cushall received a pass 20 yards from goal and on a half turn unleashed a powerful shot that snaked over Swift and landed in the back of the goal. The goal was the last significant event of the first half and the score was 1-1 at half-time.

LSU broke through in the 57th minute thanks to forward Ida Hermannsdottir, who found the opener and gave the Tigers the lead. Midfielder Jordan Johnson was fouled outside the box and won a free kick that was 25 yards from goal. Hermannsdottir stepped forward and unleashed a right foot shot that went over the wall and sped past Devine into the bottom left corner. Hermannsdottir’s goal marked their fifth goal of the season and LSU’s first goal from a direct free kick this season.

The Tigers limited the Commodores’ chances for the remainder of the game. Vanderbilt was unable to record a shot on target and LSU closed out midfield and ended up securing a strong 2-1 road win to start conference play.

Hermannsdottir on the field

Newcomer Ida Hermannsdottir now leads the team with five goals scored. The forward scored her fifth goal in the Tigers’ game against the Commodores on Sunday to put them ahead. Alesia Garcia, a senior in her fifth year, follows as a top scorer with four goals.

Ida Hermmansdottir scored her first college goal in California against San Diego and has been hot ever since. The forward put the Tigers ahead with the game’s first goal in the 33rd minute.

Hermannsdottir scored her second and third career goals in the 27th and 82nd minutes against Grambling, earning the first brace of her collegiate career. With the game tied 1-1 in the first half, Hermannsdottir gave LSU a 2-1 lead with a great long-range shot just three minutes after teammate Mollie Baker leveled the game. The newcomer scored the last goal in the 82nd minutend minute after he shook off a defender and threw a ball past the Grambling State goaltender.

Hermannsdottir scored the fourth goal of her career at No. 6 Rutgers when she intercepted a ball in the final third and caught a right-footed shot that punched the Scarlet Knights keeper and landed in the bottom left corner.

In the Tigers’ game against the Commodores, Hermannsdottir’s goal was crucial to secure the win and open the SEC game with an away win. Her goal was a free-kick from 25 yards out after midfielder Jordan Johnson was fouled outside the box. Hermannsdottir launched a right-footed stoker that went over the defender’s wall, sped past Vanderbilt’s goalie and smashed into the bottom left corner.

Hermannsdottir’s goal marked their fifth goal of the season and LSU’s first goal from a direct free kick this season

Thoreson assists

Angelina Thoreson leads the team with four assists. The newcomer continues to be a proven weapon on both sides of the ball and continues to create scoring chances for the Tigers.

Thoreson recorded her first career assist in the season opener against Stephen F. Austin, where she boxed a ground pass that found Baker for the goal.

Her second assist came to one on the street in San Diego a strong and accurate cross from the right side of the box found Glover who slid it past the keeper and extended Tiger’s lead to 3-1.

Thoreson scored against No. 3 Grambling Assist in Friday’s game. Thoreson controlled the ball on the edge of the box and put in a simple pass to Hermannsdottir, who rushed in from midfield and smashed the goal from 24 yards out.

The forward scored the first collegiate goal of her career at LSU in the squad’s matchup against Princeton on Sept. 8. Thoreson gave the Purple & Gold an early lead in the 14th minute when she put a ball 15 yards out into the bottom left corner.

Most recently, Thoreson provided her fourth assist in the Tigers’ duel with No. 6 Rutgers and fired on goal, which broke loose from the keeper and found Garcia for the rebound finish.

Born in Sweden, he has played the last three seasons (2019, 2020, 2021) for IK Uppsala, a professional club in Sweden, making over 50 appearances for the club. Thoreson played the 2019 season in Damallsvenskan division, the highest tier of women’s football in Sweden. In the 2021 season, she scored five goals in 20 games.

The Captains

LSU is managed by senior fifth-year defensive duo Shannon Cooke and Lindsi Jennings. The return of Cooke and Jennings bring a wealth of defensive experience to the lineup as the two prepare for their final season of college football.

Cooke has been a mainstay on LSU’s roster since arriving on campus in 2018 and heads into the season with 73 appearances for the Tigers, including 65 starts during that stint. The senior started all 18 appearances in the 2021 season as a central defender.

Jennings is entering her second season at Purple & Gold after spending the first three years of her collegiate career in Northern Colorado, where she played 51 games and received All-Big Sky honors in all three years. She will be looking to build on a successful first year as Tigress, appearing in all 20 games and starting 12 of them.

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#13 Pilots Down Mountaineers 2-1, undefeated by seven https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/13-pilots-down-mountaineers-2-1-undefeated-by-seven/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 04:54:50 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/13-pilots-down-mountaineers-2-1-undefeated-by-seven/ Next game: CSU Bakersfield 09/23/2022 | 19.00 23 Sept (Fri) / 7:00 p.m CSU Bakersfield PORTLAND, Oregon — The Portland Pilots bounced back from an early 1-0 deficit to beat the West Virginia Mountaineers 2-1. Portland improved to 4-0-3 in the season following the win and maintained their unbeaten streak […]]]>

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Portland Pilots bounced back from an early 1-0 deficit to beat the West Virginia Mountaineers 2-1. Portland improved to 4-0-3 in the season following the win and maintained their unbeaten streak through seven.

How it happened

  • West Virginia opened the scoring when Luke McCormick scored in the third minute, assisted by Ryan Crooks.
  • The Pilots responded to level it with a 22nd-minute goal from Brandon Cambridge – his fifth goal of the season.
  • Portland then made the 1–1 draw through Jacob Babalais’ 43rd-minute goal, his third of the season. Jake Arteaga and Nick Fernandez assisted the goal. The 2:1 held until the end of the game.

game notes

  • The Pilots are unbeaten by seven points for the first time since 2018.
  • Brandon Cambridge leads the Pilots with 12 points a year (five goals, two assists). All five goals have come in the last six games.
  • Babalay’s goal puts him in second place on the team. He has seven points on the year.
  • Portland remains one of three colleges where both football programs remain undefeated.
  • The Mountaineers finished 21st before the game and were a top-five team last season. They advanced to the Elite Eight in last season’s NCAA tournament.

Portland Head Coach Nick Carlin-Voigt on the win

“Great team win tonight. So proud of the entire program to battle another top 25 national ranking team through adversity. We’ve played one of the toughest schedules in the country so far and to come away unscathed is a Credit to us players and staff.It was always a difficult turn after a fight in Denver #10 just three days before.Credit to WVU for being a good team moving the ball well and PKs from the finals last year Four away was they no doubt asked us some questions and I thought the guys calmed down once we found out how close the half channel actions are.

We gave up an unfortunate goal early in the first five minutes and our lads didn’t panic, regrouped and regained control of the game to score two crucial goals. We always say goals change games and we have faith in our players to make games. After a bad start we started to move the ball well, but in every good game you have to defend an advantage and that was necessary to manage the game. We’ll talk about ways to improve one game at a time. We’ll now get some much-needed rest and gear up for a tough Bakersfield team on Merlo this Friday. We look forward to bringing our fans and community supporters back to Merlo this Friday!”

Next

The Pilots will face off against the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners on Friday, September 23 here at their home. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Visit PortlandPilots.com for live stats and video options.

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Razorbacks claim second top 10 win of the season over jackets https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/razorbacks-claim-second-top-10-win-of-the-season-over-jackets/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 04:20:08 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/razorbacks-claim-second-top-10-win-of-the-season-over-jackets/ The Arkansas volleyball program hosted its first ranked vs. ranked match in 23 years on Thursday, and the No. 24 Hogs did not disappoint with their second top 10 win of the season over the No. 7 Georgia Tech Yellowjackets, 3-1 . It’s the first time in the program’s history that Arkansas have recorded two […]]]>

The Arkansas volleyball program hosted its first ranked vs. ranked match in 23 years on Thursday, and the No. 24 Hogs did not disappoint with their second top 10 win of the season over the No. 7 Georgia Tech Yellowjackets, 3-1 .

It’s the first time in the program’s history that Arkansas have recorded two top-10 wins in a single season, following the team’s 3-1 win over then-No. 8 Washington on Aug. 26. Thursday’s win surpassed the mark set at the start of the season and is the highest-ranking win for the Hogs since 2007.

Senior outside hitter Jill Gillen led the Razorbacks with 18 kills and 12 digs for their first double-double of the season. Graduate student Hailey Dirrigl had a team best kill rate of .423 with 12 kills, which is a high of the season for her.

Setters Gracie Ryan and Hannah Hogue each had 22 assists, and second sweeper Courtney Jackson had a team-high 18 digs. Arkansas had four team blocks, and Taylor Head and Tatum Shipes each had three block assists.

set 1
The first set was imminent, but the Hogs started to pull away with a five-point lead after a kill from Dirrigl, later extending it to six with a three-point run that included an ace from Head that den sent Yellowjackets down 13-7 for the timeout. Georgia Tech failed to generate a strong offensive boost while the Razorbacks chained three points in a row with another pair of Dirrigl kills for a 10-point lead at 20-10. The Yellowjackets huddled together again, reducing the deficit to seven, but the Hogs added kills from Head and junior Maggie Cartwright to tie the opener 25-16. Arkansas held Georgia Tech under .100 batting in the first set at .061 while the Hogs hit .267.

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The score was leveled four times early in the second set until Georgia Tech capitalized on a 6-1 run to take a 12-7 lead. Arkansas called time to regroup, and the Hogs cut the lead to five just after a three-point run with two kills from Gillen and one from Cartwright. The Yellowjackets went to a timeout, and while they were first 20, the Razorbacks began to press. Kills from Head and Shipes brought them to within one, but the Jackets regained the three-point lead. Arkansas called the time, but the Hogs ran out and a serve error gave the visitors the second set 25-23.

set 3
With a 1-1 draw in the match, Arkansas turned the momentum early in the third set with a quick 4-1 lead after a kill from Head. Georgia Tech didn’t let up, leveling the score to the 10th point six times, but then the Jackets really took control and went with a 5-2 run for a 15-12 lead at the media timeout. The Hogs stayed on their heels and fired back to close the gap to a point at 18-17, sending Georgia Tech into a timeout. The Razorbacks locked in and got four straight kills, two from Head and one each from Dirrigl and Gillen, and the Hogs took a 21-19 lead. Georgia Tech called the time again and got within two but couldn’t catch up. Cartwright again took the set point at 25-22 and gave the Razorbacks a 2-1 lead.

set 4
Arkansas fired on all cylinders early in the fourth set after a 3-3 draw, using five straight points that included an ace from Jackson and two kills from Gillen for an 8-3 advantage. Georgia Tech couldn’t do much after a timeout, and the Razorbacks extended the lead to 13-7 after losing an ace from Shipes. The Jackets closed by no less than five after that, and kills from Cartwright and Archibong sent Georgia Tech into a huddle down 18-11. Back-to-back A Yellowjacket attacking errors put Arkansas over the 20-point threshold 20-11, and while Georgia Tech threatened within five, a Dirrigl kill put the Hogs just two points away. The Jackets spoiled once with their 20th set and match point, but Gillen made her 18th kill of the night to cap the 25-20 set win and 3-1 match win.

Next
Arkansas concludes the Arkansas Challenge against NC State at Barnhill Arena on Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. The game will be streamed live on SEC Network plus and tickets are available online or in person.

More information
Visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com for the latest information on Arkansas volleyball. You can also find the Hogs on social media by liking us on Facebook (Arkansas Razorback Volleyball) and following us on Twitter and Instagram (@RazorbackVB).

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Bluejay Men’s Soccer takes on Omaha in Wednesday’s Dodge Street Derby https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/bluejay-mens-soccer-takes-on-omaha-in-wednesdays-dodge-street-derby/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 21:44:47 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/bluejay-mens-soccer-takes-on-omaha-in-wednesdays-dodge-street-derby/ story links Omaha, Neb.– Creighton Men’s Soccer will play its first street competition of the season when the Bluejays take on the Omaha Mavericks in the Dodge Street Derby on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. The game will take place at Caniglia Field, home of the Mavericks. Creighton near […]]]>

Omaha, Neb.– Creighton Men’s Soccer will play its first street competition of the season when the Bluejays take on the Omaha Mavericks in the Dodge Street Derby on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. The game will take place at Caniglia Field, home of the Mavericks.


Creighton near Omaha
Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m

Statistics: https://omavs.com/sidearmstats/msoc/summary

Live stream: https://omavs.com/showcase?Live=6784


Series History: Creighton leads Omaha, 7-4-1

The Bluejays and Mavericks have met 12 times before, with Creighton holding a 7-4-1 advantage. The two programs have met five times at each home base and twice at neutral field. Creighton is 2-3-0 against Omaha. After seven encounters from 1979 to 1982, the two teams only faced each other again in 2016. Since the series’ return, Creighton has held a 3-1-1 lead.

Date of opponent’s score
Sept. 8, 1979 vs. Omaha (at Concordia) W, 3-2
September 15, 1979 Omaha W, 3-1
October 11, 1979 at Omaha L, 1-2
6 September 1980 vs. Omaha (at Concordia) L, 2-3
Nov. 13, 1980 at Omaha L, 0-1
Oct. 25, 1981 Omaha W, 3-0
Oct. 23, 1982 at Omaha W, 2-0
5 September 2016 Omaha T, 1-1
September 26, 2017 at Omaha W, 1-0
September 16, 2019 Omaha W, 2-1
February 27, 2020 at Omaha L, 0-3
September 16, 2021 Omaha W, 1-0

Follow the game
The Bluejays’ battle with the Maverick can be found on Mavs All-Access (Omavs.com) and can be followed via live stats at https://omavs.com/sidearmstats/msoc/summary

Updates will be provided on Twitter (@CreightonMSOC) during gameplay.

Scouting Creighton (2-1-2)
The Bluejays have been exceptional in the preseason and opening week of 2022, scoring 11 goals in three preseason games and 12 in the first two competitions of the year.

Since beating Rutgers 6-1 on August 28, the Bluejays’ attack has slowed somewhat, scoring five goals in their last three games.

Creighton’s momentum picks up again after a 1-1 draw
#2 Stanford on September 9th. Duncan McGuire leads the Bluejay offense with 12 points, five goals and two assists.

Senior Paul Kruse was spectacular in the Bluejays’ 1-1 draw with Stanford, collecting five saves including two one-on-ones.

Scouting Omaha (3-1-1)
After losing a season-opener game to Rutgers 4-2, the Mavericks went undefeated in four games.

Omaha defeated Oakland (3-1 on August 28), San Diego State (1-0 on September 2) and Bradley (2-1 on September 9). The tie came on September 6 against Drake, 2-2.


Nathanael Sallah has played every second in goal for the Mavericks this season, conceding eight goals in five games.

Offensively, Mathis Pilon leads St.-Louis Omaha with four goals and was named Summit League Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

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No. 25 men’s soccer greens Springfield for fourth straight win https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/no-25-mens-soccer-greens-springfield-for-fourth-straight-win/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 04:14:18 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/no-25-mens-soccer-greens-springfield-for-fourth-straight-win/ Next game: at New York University 09/13/2022 | 19 o’clock 13 Sept (Tue) / 7pm at New York University story HOBOKEN, NJ (September 11, 2022) – second graders Luca Campbell pounced on a loose ball and drove it into back net in the 81st minute to send the No. 25 […]]]>

HOBOKEN, NJ (September 11, 2022) – second graders Luca Campbell pounced on a loose ball and drove it into back net in the 81st minute to send the No. 25 Stevens Institute of Technology men’s football 1-0 to Springfield College in a non-conference game at the DeBaun Athletic Complex on Sunday .

second grader Emerico Vespucci started the winning game by driving a left footed shot from just over the top of the 18-yard box. Springfield’s Clayton Knibbs dived slightly to the left and pushed aside the attempted count. As the ball trickled through the six yard box, Campbell, running unmarked across the box, deftly touched the ball into the right side of the goal for his third goal of the year. Campbell’s tally was his third of the year and his second in as many games. Vespucci was credited with an assist.

The win marked the fourth straight win for the Ducks, who improved to 4-0-1.

Knibbs made nine saves for Springfield, which fell to 1-2-1. Stevens has won the last four meetings between the programs.

Goalkeeper in the first year Anthony Troyan made his collegiate debut, stopping five shots to earn both the win and his first clean sheet of his career.

On a muggy night in Hoboken, the teams battled for position throughout the game. Springfield ended the first 45 minutes with an 8-5 advantage in shots, but Stevens turned around in the second half and passed the Pride 11-4.

Trojan was tested at the beginning of the game. Springfield’s Koul Majok sent a skillful header down the frame in the 11th minute that the Colonia, New Jersey native snapped out of the air. Two minutes later, Trojan repelled another Majok attempt to level the score.

Before the game, both teams held a moment of quiet remembrance to commemorate the anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.

Unsung Heroes
The Ducks defensive group turned over their third clean sheet of the season. The Ducks have conceded just two goals in their first five games and lead the conference with an average of .40 goals per game.

In the numbers

  • Springfield finished the game with a 6-3 lead on corners, including a 3-1 lead in the second half.
  • The teams combined for 16 fouls and one card.
  • First year Stephen Moreira made his college debut while juniors Jack Seitz and Adam Cohensecond grader Terry Thompsonand Ryan O’Byrne and first graders Joseph Pinho all made their first career starts.
  • PhD student Dylan InguardiCampbell and sophomore Adam Berrocal got their first starts of the season.
  • Current head coach Dale Jordan was a Graduate Assistant Coach at Springfield from 2007-2009 while earning his Masters in Sports Management and Coaching.

From the sidelines – head coach Dale Jordan

  • “A hard fought battle against a well organized and well trained Springfield side. It’s a tough side to play against – credit to their head coach for how well they are set up.”
  • “I’m looking forward to an entertaining local derby on Tuesday evening.”

Next

  • On September 13, Men’s Soccer takes on local rivals NYU across the Hudson River.
  • The Violets have won three of their last four meetings between programs.
  • Links for live stats and videos for both competitions are available at StevensDucks.com.

Facebook: Like Stevens Athletics
Twitter: @stevensducks
Instagram: @stevensducks
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ACC needs to improve scheduling https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/acc-needs-to-improve-scheduling/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 11:16:39 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/acc-needs-to-improve-scheduling/ game between Duke and Tennessee at Regal Soccer Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday August 25, 2022. KNs Vol Soccer Duke”/> Duke midfielder Delaney Graham (22) defends against Tennessee midfielder Jordan Fusco (11) during a game between Duke and Tennessee at Regal Soccer Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday August 25, 2022. KNs Vol Soccer […]]]>

twelve men’s teams in the conference. If they played ten conference games, it would allow everyone to play all but one of the other teams. That would make a lot of sense and make for a larger number of compelling matchups. The boys in this ivory ACC football tower seem to be one for making bad planning decisions.

ALSO READ: Men Make Big Leap In Latest National Rankings

In collegiate athletics, there’s nothing like a great rivalry. It doesn’t matter what sport you’re talking about, college rivalries are just special. Due to the realignment and expansion of the conference, we lost so many great rivalries. Those making conference scheduling decisions must do whatever it takes to keep these rivalries alive. So what if the scheduling method used doesn’t let the Duke and North Carolina women play in a specific season, make a few adjustments and ensure they meet in conference play and don’t have to agree to a non-conference game. This benefits fans, players, conferences and collegiate athletics in general.

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Mayor’s Cup enters a new era on Saturday https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/mayors-cup-enters-a-new-era-on-saturday/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 22:04:32 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/mayors-cup-enters-a-new-era-on-saturday/ story links EVANSVILLE – For the first time in its rich history, the Mayor’s Cup featuring the University of Evansville and Southern Indiana men’s soccer team will be played during the regular season on Saturday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville. The annual meeting between the Aces […]]]>

EVANSVILLE – For the first time in its rich history, the Mayor’s Cup featuring the University of Evansville and Southern Indiana men’s soccer team will be played during the regular season on Saturday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

The annual meeting between the Aces and the Screaming Eagles moves into the 2022 regular season with USI’s move to the NCAA Division I. Saturday’s matchup is the first-ever regular season meeting between the two teams. Evansville comes in with a 2-0-1 record from back-to-back wins over IUPUI and Incarnate Word as the Eagles look for their first win of the season after starting the year 0-4.

Saturday’s game is presented by ProRehab and Tri-State Orthopedics as Aces and Eagles partners with the YMCA to support youth athletic programs. Fans attending the game are encouraged to donate $2 to the YMCA upon entering Arad McCutchan Stadium. Fans are also treated to a concession stand offering hot dogs for just $1.

The Aces’ attack has been in full swing lately, scoring three goals in the first half against both IUPUI and Incarnate Word. Evansville has scored multiple goals in each of their three games this season, their first three-game streak of two or more goals since the 2016 season. Evansville’s three-game attack in 2022 was all players from Spain. All eight of the Aces’ goals this season have been scored by the Spanish trio of Carlos Barcia, Jose Vivas and Nacho Diaz.

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Army Soccer Battles No. 11 Auburn with 1-0 loss https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/army-soccer-battles-no-11-auburn-with-1-0-loss/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 04:02:48 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/army-soccer-battles-no-11-auburn-with-1-0-loss/ AUBURN, AL. – Army West Point women’s soccer fell en route to No. 11 Auburn in a hard-fought 1-0 affair. The game ended the Black Knights’ four-game road trip as the team returns home for their next game against Wagner College this Thursday. It was the first meeting between the two programs and the Black […]]]>

AUBURN, AL. – Army West Point women’s soccer fell en route to No. 11 Auburn in a hard-fought 1-0 affair. The game ended the Black Knights’ four-game road trip as the team returns home for their next game against Wagner College this Thursday.

It was the first meeting between the two programs and the Black Knights’ second straight game on the road against a ranked opponent. The teams struggled to see the goal for the first twenty minutes, with Army’s Dara Murray scoring the only shot on goal in the fifth minute while Emma Richey blocked the Tigers’ first shot.

Auburn would score the first goal of the game from his first corner chance via a 28th-minute ME Craven header. The game returned to its austere form in the final 15 minutes, with the Tigers adding two more corner kicks to no avail as the teams went into half-time tied 1-0.

The game continued to play in midfield early in the second half, with neither team threatening in the early stages. Army’s next sight on goal came from a long-range shot from Keira Vesy in the 65th minute, forcing a save from well over 40 yards from goal. Sage Stroham was tested for the first time in the second half just minutes later, collecting her only save of the competition.

The Black Knights got the ball in the box one last time in the latter part of the game, with the Tigers scoring a critical block on a shot attempt by Cami Silvestro. After a series of substitutions, Auburn could see the final minutes remaining on the clock to secure the one-goal win.

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Tarleton found his feet in the debut season https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/tarleton-found-his-feet-in-the-debut-season/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 04:48:27 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/tarleton-found-his-feet-in-the-debut-season/ It was halftime and Tarleton State women’s soccer lost 4-0. They had conceded goals sloppily and quickly: four in 15 minutes. For the fifth game of the program ever, it was hard to imagine a worse start. At the break, coach Pete Cuadrado called his squad together and demanded more. His instructions weren’t to lock […]]]>

It was halftime and Tarleton State women’s soccer lost 4-0. They had conceded goals sloppily and quickly: four in 15 minutes. For the fifth game of the program ever, it was hard to imagine a worse start.

At the break, coach Pete Cuadrado called his squad together and demanded more. His instructions weren’t to lock things up and avoid further embarrassment. Instead, he wanted his team to up the intensity and start the second half strong. Five minutes into the second half, a clean finish came from Sydney Rouillard with a right foot. It was tight for the remaining 40 and the Texan side had two more shots on target. And although Tarleton couldn’t drag himself out of a 4-0 hole, Cuadrado was content.

“We have to find those wins in moments like this,” said Cuadrado.

This match was the first major defeat in Tarleton’s history. The Texans started their soccer program last year and played their first competitive game in early August. And things are off to a good start in Stephenville, Texas, as the program found form early on — and hinted that maybe there’s something to build on.

“It doesn’t take a lot of depth to put together a young team,” said Cuadrado. “I’ve been really impressed with what they’ve done so far.”

A coach with rich soccer experience, Cuadrado was quickly hired after Tarleton State announced plans to create a women’s soccer team in January 2021. He had 168 career wins at Wyoming and North Dakota State, coaching the former to a Mountain West Championship in 2018. Also from Texas, Cuadrado played football at nearby TCU and spent his summers in a condo on Padre Island, just a few hours from school.

Cuadrado was an easy choice. Putting together a program, however, was another question. Stephenville, Texas seems an unlikely place for a university. It has a population of just over 40,000, almost half of whom are from the college itself. It’s also a remote location, more than 100 miles from any major metropolitan area. The sporting pedigree is accordingly limited as the sporting capital of Dallas is a two hour drive away. But Cuadrado – who is well acquainted with coaching in remote areas – accepted the challenge.

“I enjoy smaller towns,” Cuadrado said. “Fargo, North Dakota, isn’t huge. Laramie, Wyoming is definitely not huge. But it’s nice to be in a smaller community that really stands behind the athletics program.”

And the fact that he was handed a blank slate certainly helped. When sports director Lonn Reisman brought him in early 2021, Tarleton State Soccer only existed in theory. The stadium, dressing room and other facilities had yet to be built or covered with scaffolding. The squad had exactly zero players and zero assistants. However, Cuadrado had a clear plan. He informed Reisman and his staff that he would need 22 players for the 2022 season, including 16 newcomers and six transfers. Cuadrado also had a specific type of player in mind. His coaching style has traditionally been adaptable, shifting between formations, playing style and personnel depending on the opponent. It was important to have versatile players.

The recruitment path fitted well with these ambitions. Convincing players to come to Wyoming or North Dakota had been a problem, though he’d formed connections with club coaches across the country. Giving players the ability to build something from scratch – especially in Texas – had a certain appeal. The 16 freshmen he brought with him all came from solid club football backgrounds, a mix of in-state and West Coast talent.

“I just felt a lot more valued here,” said Sydney Rouillard. “I just really fitted in with the coaches. I just felt like it was going to be a really good home for me for the next four years.”

It was a bit more difficult to get the right transfers. Hundreds of players enter the portal each year, and recognition – as well as the ability to play close to an athlete’s hometown – is often crucial. Running a brand new, relatively anonymous program wasn’t always conducive to bringing the necessary experience to the team. Still, Cuadrado persuaded a handful of transfers to come to campus for official visits. And many of them have been sold.

“It wasn’t very difficult to convince me to come here,” said Georgia transfer Macie Witter. “The school spirit is great. The campus is super nice. And the coaches are really great.”

So, on August 1st, Cuadrado had most of his team. They trained on a new pitch, complete with crisp lettering and bright purple accents. They trained in fresh attire adorned with an eye-catching logo. And as the Texas heat set in, the crew began to come together. Rouillard, a strong centre-back, and fifth-year midfielder Kiki Baurmann impressed, as did Adriana Alonso-Gomez, who joined in the sophomore. Still, here was a largely untested college-level group. Only two of the six transfers were regular starters in their previous programs and together have achieved six career goals.

“I think the coaches recruited really well,” Witter said. “Everyone works really hard and is a great team player. I definitely think a lot of girls get better the older they get.”

The Texans’ first goal was ambitious. In the 70th minute, Alonso-Gomez was offered 30 yards in front of goal. She walked towards the ball and quickly stroked it over the keeper, off the crossbar and into the back net. Their goal saved a 1-1 draw away, a hard-earned point to start Cuadrado’s tenure. The results continued to come in the following week. Nicholls University were dispatched thanks to a late goal from defenseman Rylee Low.

Then came the home game.

The athletic department has been pushing all week for students to participate. The 2,500 capacity had been reached by kick-off and more fans watched from behind the fences surrounding the field. Tarleton State’s first goal came after six minutes and the second after 28 minutes. At halftime it was 3-0. Two more goals came before the 60th minute, delighting a packed crowd. The team kept celebrating until the 6th goal came five minutes from time – ending in a 6-0 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on their home debut.

After five games, the Texans are 3-1-1. The victories were emphatic, the defeats one-sided. Nevertheless, there are suggestions from a team here. They’re thin – a couple of serious injuries have left Cuadrado with just 20 players to choose from – but they’ve uncovered some real talent.

“We were fortunate to be solid across the board,” said Cuadrado. “I don’t feel there was a position where we didn’t get enough to compete.”

When Tarleton’s conference, the WAC, picked the newcomers for the bottom spot in their pre-season poll, the manager rebuked:

“I can’t believe they picked a team that hasn’t lost a game to finish last, but I think we just have to go out there and compete.”

So far, the Texans have not shied away from the competition.

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Football Preview: at Gonzaga – University of Texas Athletics https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/football-preview-at-gonzaga-university-of-texas-athletics/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 03:02:53 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/football-preview-at-gonzaga-university-of-texas-athletics/ Game 5: Texas (2-1-1) at Gonzaga (1-1-2) time: Sun 4 Sept – 3pm CT location: Spokane, Washington (Luger Field) tickets: SHORTCUT Live Stats: SHORTCUT TV: The game will be streamed about it on the WCC Network via GoZags.com SHORTCUT. free kicks: Texas and Gonzaga meet for just the second time on Sunday after the […]]]>

Game 5: Texas (2-1-1) at Gonzaga (1-1-2)

time: Sun 4 Sept – 3pm CT

location: Spokane, Washington (Luger Field)

tickets: SHORTCUT

Live Stats: SHORTCUT

TV: The game will be streamed about it on the WCC Network via GoZags.com SHORTCUT.

free kicks:

  • Texas and Gonzaga meet for just the second time on Sunday after the Longhorns won the previous duel in Austin 4-3 on Aug. 22, 2019. During that contest, Texas built a 3-1 lead before Gonzaga fought back to level things 3-3 in the 67th minute. UT All-American Cyera Hintzen broke the tie 80-56, but the Bulldogs earned a penalty with five seconds remaining in regulation time. Then junior Texas goaltender Savannah Madden came through with the clutch, saved the match on a dive down her left as Burnt Orange & White prevailed.

  • The Longhorns are currently ranked 19th in NCAA Division I in assists-per-match (3.00) with 12 assists in the first four games. Individual midfielder sophomore Lexi Missimo and freshman forward Liz Worden are ranked 20th in the country in terms of total assists (three).

  • With Tuesday’s selection for Top Drawer Soccer‘s National Team of the Week (Honourable Mention), Texas forward sophomore Trinity Byars clinched her fourth career allusion to the Organization’s National Team of the Week after earlier recording on Sept. 21 & 28, 2021 (Honourable Mention) and Nov. 2, 2021 (full team). In her first weekend with the Horns following their FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup trip, Byars played 80 minutes in the loss to No. 1 North Carolina before scoring a brace (two goals) and winning in 3-2 over Florida.

  • With 19 assists in her first 29 career games, she is a sophomore midfielder Lexi Missimo Has already advanced to seventh all-time in program history in the category. She just needs one more to share sixth place with Texas ex Kelsey Carpenter (2004-07).

  • The Texas roster is dominated by players from two premier club football programs, Solar SC (Dallas area) and the Vancouver Whitecaps (Canada). The Longhorns, previously coached at Solar SC by Derek Missimo (Lexi’s father), currently have a staggering 11 different players from the program (Byars, McFarland, Missimo, Nobles, Claros, Lapomarda, Sydney CoxEmJ Cox, Miller, Sproat, Dellosso), while freshman Olivia Ahern joins Holly Ward, Emma Regan & Teni Akindoyu as products of the Whitecaps system. Overall, 15 out of 29 Texas players are from the two programs (52%)..

  • Fifth year midfielder/defender at Texas Emma Regan was chosen as one of the team leaders for good reason. That’s because she offers a consistent presence to the Longhorns. A native of Burnaby, British Columbia, has played in Texas’ last 64 games and has a streak of 62 straight starts dating back to October 25, 2018. In her career, Regan has played a total of 72 games from 71 starts. As a freshman in 2018, she missed her only collegiate games due to a Team Canada call-up for senior-level international service at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship.

  • The longhorns have won 44 consecutive games in which they have scored two or more goals in a competition since the start of the 2017 season. The last time Texas failed to win by tickling the string twice was a 3-2 loss at TCU on Oct. 28, 2016.

  • UT is 37-4-4 since the start of the 2018 season when he scored the first goal in a game and is 2-0-1 in such competitions in 2022.

  • After losing just 8-2 in one-goal games in 2016, the Longhorns have turned tide by going 33-17 in their last 50 one-goal games since early 2017.

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