Womens Soccer – Middle States Soccer Camp http://middlestatessoccercamp.com/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:01:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-8.png Womens Soccer – Middle States Soccer Camp http://middlestatessoccercamp.com/ 32 32 Sportswoman of the week: Katie Sullivan’s offense takes women’s football to new heights https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/sportswoman-of-the-week-katie-sullivans-offense-takes-womens-football-to-new-heights/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:01:53 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/sportswoman-of-the-week-katie-sullivans-offense-takes-womens-football-to-new-heights/ As the 2021 preseason ended for Hopkins football, nerves began to beat for then-rookie forward Katie Sullivan. After a successful high school career, the transition to the college level was one she looked forward to but also felt uncertain about. Those doubts quickly evaporated as women’s soccer took on Randolph-Macon College and the University of […]]]>

As the 2021 preseason ended for Hopkins football, nerves began to beat for then-rookie forward Katie Sullivan. After a successful high school career, the transition to the college level was one she looked forward to but also felt uncertain about.

Those doubts quickly evaporated as women’s soccer took on Randolph-Macon College and the University of Mary Washington to open the 2021 season. Sullivan scored goals in the first two games of her career.

Those two games would set the tone for her entire career up to that point. After scoring eight points in two wins last week, Sullivan was named the Centennial Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

COURTESY OF HOPKINSSPORTS.COM Sullivan was recently named Centennial Offensive Player of the Week

Sullivan started in 19 of 20 games last season and has a total of 25 points with 10 goals and 5 assists this year. Sullivan also scored several winning goals last season as women’s football ended in a staggering 16-2-2 record.

She became the eighth Hopkins freshman selected for the first All-Centennial team. She was also named Centennial Conference Rookie of the Year. Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined last season going the way she did.

In conversation with the newsletter, Sullivan reflected on her outstanding season as a freshman and how this year will unfold into another incredible campaign for her and the team.

“My approach was, ‘I just want to be a starter and contribute to the team,'” she said. “I didn’t think I could achieve that.”

In just six games this season, Sullivan has seven goals and three assists for a total of 17 total points. She attributes her success to the atmosphere of the team.

“The team is always happy to welcome new players. In high school, teams look at freshmen as a kind of “bottom of the barrel” and make you seem like you’re not that important,” she said. “When I went to college everyone was equal and they respect how everyone plays.”

COURTESY OF HOPKINSSPORTS.COM Sullivan spent the summer working on her passport and degree. The results were tremendous.

Last season, she only had five assists this year. Her coaches approached her this summer and told her some new team-mates with great crossing skills were joining the club. Sullivan took the opportunity to work on her refinement.

The work has paid off as she is certainly on track to surpass her assist totals from last year.

COURTESY OF HOPKINSSPORTS.COM After scoring ten points in three games last week, Sullivan is now in a zone.

With her performance earlier in the season, it’s safe to say she’s in a zone: a zone that all athletes tap into when they reach a track of excellence. According to Sullivan, however, this track is a little different.

“I was pretty good at the beginning of the season, but I wouldn’t say I was in that area,” she said. “Now I have the confidence of my past performances and that has helped me really get into the zone.”

As one of the best teams in the conference, Sullivan and the team know what it’s like to play every game with a goal on your back.

“We know that the teams will do their best against us. At the beginning of the season we struggle to start strong, but we’ve definitely improved in that regard,” she said.

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Sullivan and the team have championship ambitions on their minds this season.

Women’s football remains undefeated this year and boasts a 4-0-2 record. Despite losing the NCAA tournament last year, Sullivan is optimistic about the team’s potential.

“In the Carnegie Mellon game, we were down twice and came back twice to tie the game,” she said. “I think that shows how resilient we are. Sometimes that’s hard to overcome in a game, and last year we struggled with that. But after this game, I believe this can be a successful year for us.”

With Sullivan at the forefront of such a dynamic attack, the sky really is the limit.

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Women’s Soccer battles #6 Butler in close battle – Dodge City Daily Globe https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/womens-soccer-battles-6-butler-in-close-battle-dodge-city-daily-globe/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 12:12:06 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/womens-soccer-battles-6-butler-in-close-battle-dodge-city-daily-globe/ mike smith DCCC Sports Information Director For the fourth straight game, the Dodge City women’s soccer team took on a KJCCC ranked opponent, this time with the No. 6 for Butler, and beat the Grizzles to the end but went 2-0. The Conquistadors, having lost eight of the last nine meetings to Butler, would play […]]]>

mike smith DCCC Sports Information Director

For the fourth straight game, the Dodge City women’s soccer team took on a KJCCC ranked opponent, this time with the No. 6 for Butler, and beat the Grizzles to the end but went 2-0.

The Conquistadors, having lost eight of the last nine meetings to Butler, would play the Top 10 Grizzlies hard and their closest loss to Butler in the last 10 meetings. The 2-0 loss moves the conqs to 1-4-1 and 0-4 in KJCCC action.

Conqs would challenge in the first half but Butler would come on the board first in the 19th minute. As the first half progressed, the Conqs had a few opportunities to potentially level the contest, including a free-kick for Sian Cha just at the top of the box after a yellow card for the Butler keeper. Cha sent the free-kick to goal and hit the bar, and later in the first half the Conqs had a few other looks but couldn’t make it 1-0 down at half-time.

In the second half, the Conqs saw Butler controlling most of the half, extending their lead to 2-0 in the 53rd minute. The Conqs continually pushed forward all the way to the wire but were unable to push through from a 2-0 deficit.

Shooting opportunities were almost even when Butler passed the Conqs 1310, but it was 8-3 in shots on goal in the game. Joelle Brand was solid in goal and made six saves, both Cha and Alexandra Sibrikova made three shots.

Conqs will host Garden City on Wednesday September 21 to continue the season with an 8pm start time.

Dodge City CC women’s soccer player Femke Wiedeman moves the ball down the field against #6 Butler as the Conquistadors battled the top ranked KJCCC team to the end, eventually losing 2-0. [PHOTO BY Karen Marquez/Dodge City CC Athletics]

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Women’s soccer continues Sunday’s A-10 game at the Loyola Chicago https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/womens-soccer-continues-sundays-a-10-game-at-the-loyola-chicago/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 10:51:58 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/womens-soccer-continues-sundays-a-10-game-at-the-loyola-chicago/ Women’s Soccer | September 18, 2022 story links Watch on ESPN+ Live Stats CHICAGO – The La Salle University women’s soccer team (5-3, 0-1, A-10) looks to recover from a league-opener loss on Thursday when they travel to the Midwest to face Loyola Chicago […]]]>

Women’s Soccer | September 18, 2022

CHICAGO – The La Salle University women’s soccer team (5-3, 0-1, A-10) looks to recover from a league-opener loss on Thursday when they travel to the Midwest to face Loyola Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. ET.

ABOUT THE EXPLORERS

  • For the second year in a row, La Salle battled a nationally-ranked opponent, deciding 4-1 against No. 12 Saint Louis at McCarthy Stadium.
  • Junior Emily Banashefski gave the Explorers an early lead in the eighth minute, but the Billikens scored four unanswered goals, including three in the second half, to break a 1-1 tie.
  • Junior Kelly McGroarty provided one assist against SLU and leads the team with three goals, four assists and 10 points.
  • The game between the two teams is the first since the 2007 season when La Salle recorded a 3-2 win over the Ramblers in Chicago. Kristin Hextall scored the game winner in the 78th minute.

ABOUT THE WANDERERS

  • Loyola is taking a week-long break after a 1-1 draw with Big Ten opponents Illinois on Sept. 11.
  • The Ramblers hold a 4-2-2 record in their first Atlantic 10 season, including a tie against national-ranked Wisconsin.
  • Megan Nemec has three team-best goals this season, while Madeleine Barone is the squad’s top playmaker with four assists.

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Spartans start Big Ten play with a goal of earning a spot in the NCAA https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/spartans-start-big-ten-play-with-a-goal-of-earning-a-spot-in-the-ncaa/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 13:36:31 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/spartans-start-big-ten-play-with-a-goal-of-earning-a-spot-in-the-ncaa/ EAST LANSING — Prior to their win over 19th-ranked Colorado on Sept. 11, it had been almost six years since the Michigan State women’s soccer team had defeated a ranked opponent. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the result was how dominant the Spartans were. MSU’s 4-2 win included a massive shooting lead (25-10) and […]]]>

EAST LANSING — Prior to their win over 19th-ranked Colorado on Sept. 11, it had been almost six years since the Michigan State women’s soccer team had defeated a ranked opponent.

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the result was how dominant the Spartans were.

MSU’s 4-2 win included a massive shooting lead (25-10) and the Spartans nearly doubled Colorado in shots on goal (13-7). For a program still in the early stages of its second season under coach Jeff Hosler, the game couldn’t have gone any better.

“I felt it was a really thorough performance on both sides of the ball, except for the first few minutes after the (weather) delay and the last 30 seconds of the game,” Hösler said on Thursday. “So you take away those chunks, and I thought it was as complete a performance as one could hope for. But those moments happened and it gives us something – with all the confidence we have – to bring the group back together and narrow our focus.”

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Sun Devil Soccer concludes the non-conference game with home games against Grambling State & Toledo https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/sun-devil-soccer-concludes-the-non-conference-game-with-home-games-against-grambling-state-toledo/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 05:00:03 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/sun-devil-soccer-concludes-the-non-conference-game-with-home-games-against-grambling-state-toledo/ THE GAME: Sun Devil Soccer (2-0-2) vs. Grambling State (3-5) IF: Wednesday at 7pm MST WHERE: Sun Devil Football Stadium • Tempe, Ariz. LIVE BROADCAST: ASU Live Stream LIVE STATISTICS: click here BUY TICKETS: click here NEXT The Sun Devil soccer team concludes the non-conference game with two home competitions against Grambling State (Wednesday at […]]]>
THE GAME: Sun Devil Soccer (2-0-2) vs. Grambling State (3-5)
IF: Wednesday at 7pm MST
WHERE: Sun Devil Football Stadium • Tempe, Ariz.
LIVE BROADCAST: ASU Live Stream
LIVE STATISTICS: click here
BUY TICKETS: click here

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The Sun Devil soccer team concludes the non-conference game with two home competitions against Grambling State (Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.) and against Toledo (Sun. at 7:00 p.m.). Wednesday’s contest against Grambling State was added to the ASU schedule on September 1. The game replaced the Hawaii game, which was canceled on August 18 due to weather.

The Sun Devils (2-0-2) return to action for the first time in 13 days after their bouts against Georgia Southern (September 4) and current No. 9/undefeated Pepperdine (September 8) were canceled due to Covid -19 logs.

The fact that the Sun Devils are undefeated is a testament to the team’s focus on getting through the games so far, despite the obstacles they’ve overcome.

Both competitions in ASU’s opening weekend were affected by the weather. ASU’s opening game, a 1-1 draw with 2021 NCAA tournament entrant South Dakota State, began and ended on the night of August 18 (it was played 48 minutes before play was interrupted by lightning). on the morning of August 19th. Keri Matthews’ The first career goal separated Friday’s game 1-1 after SDSU took the lead in Thursday’s evening session.

ASU’s next scheduled contest against Hawaii (Aug. 21) hasn’t even started yet, as the contest was delayed by a flash just as the teams were warming up. The game was eventually abandoned.

The Sun Devils were able to start and finish their first road competition, a 2-1 win at Boise State (Aug. 25), without unusual interruptions. However, weather problems came into play again in ASU’s subsequent game, a 1-1 draw in Denver (Aug. 28) — a lightning 50-minute delay before the start of the second half.

Ahead of the current break, ASU returned home and scored the most goals since the 2021 season opener in the 6-2 win over UAB (September 1).

The Sun Devils were led by returning All-Americans NicoleDouglas, who became ASU’s all-time leader in career goals after scoring twice in the win over UAB. Douglas equaled and passed Stacey Tullock (50 goals/1998-2001) of the Sun Devil Hall of Fame and now has 51 career goals. After failing to hit the back of the net in the season opener, Douglas has exploded for five goals in ASU’s last three games. Douglas (120 career points/51 goals and 18 assists), who also equaled Tullock’s school record for career winning goals (16) in defeating UAB, is now targeting Tullock’s school record (125 points), which she needs six more points to gain surpass

The Sun Devils enter the regular season this weekend with a record of 25-7-2, non-conference games since 2018.

NOTES FROM LAST GAME

• With two goals against UAB, NicoleDouglas has now scored 11 multiple goals in a game in his career, including twice this season. Three times she has equaled the school record in one game (three goals).
• Douglas has scored 24 goals in ASU’s 24 games since last season. She started the week tied third in the nation in goals per game (1.25) and second in points per game (2.75).
• Defender Lucy Johnson tied the single-game school record with three assists against UAB. She tied teammate NicoleDouglas (vs Central Arkansas on August 25, 2019) and Lucy Lara (vs Pepperdine on September 11, 2015).
• Student in the first year Enasia colon scored her first goal of the season. second grader Keri Matthews scored for the second time in her career while being a veteran midfielder Alexia Delgado and Eva van Deursen both score their first goals of the season.
• Freshman goalie Pauline Neles was not available in the first week as she was still playing with the German national team at the U20 World Cup in Costa Rica. She made her college start at Boise State, a difficult task for any player making his first start. All four of their saves came on the second stick as Boise State desperately looked for an equalizer after the Broncos halved ASU’s lead in the 74th minute. She also had a save in ASU’s 1-1 draw in Denver (Aug. 28) and followed that with a season-high five saves against UAB (September 1).

HISTORY ON THE HUNT

All eyes are on the 2021 NCAA scoring leader NicoleDouglas, who was honored as a third-team All-America last season and was one of 13 players named to the All-Pac-12 First Team. As the first Sun Devil since 2002 to earn All-America honors, Douglas set the single-season school records for goals (19 – No. 1 in the nation) and points (45) in 2021. She also led the nation in goals per game (0.95) and points per game (2.25).

On September 1, 2022, Douglas became ASU’s all-time leader in career goals after hitting the back of the net twice in ASU’s 6-2 win over UAB. Douglas equaled and passed Stacey Tullock (50 goals/1998-2001) of the Sun Devil Hall of Fame and now has 51 career goals. Douglas (120 career points/51 goals and 18 assists), who also equaled Tullock’s school record for career winning goals (16) in defeating UAB, is now targeting Tullock’s school record (125 points) – she needs six more points to top it.

Douglas, who has started all 75 games of her ASU career, scored or assisted in all but five games last season and had a streak where she scored at least one goal in seven straight games. She has 11 multiple goals in a game during her career and has set the school record for goals (3) in a game three times and the record for assists (3) in a game once.

On August 18, it was announced that Douglas was one of 60 players on the 2022 Hermann Trophy Watch List. Presented annually by the Missouri Athletic Club, the Hermann Trophy is the nation’s highest individual award, recognizing the national player of the year.

ON THE HISTORY PART II

Also within reach of breaking a program career record is the fifth-year midfielder Eva van Deursen (22 career assists/tie second place with Manya Makoski 2002-05), who needs four assists to become ASU’s all-time leader. ASU Hall of Famer Stacey Tullock (first place/25 assists/1998-2001) holds the school record.

Last season, van Deursen, who also scored three goals, set the school’s all-time record with 10 assists. At the end of the season, van Deursen led the Pac-12 and was the nation’s No. 19 in assists per game (.56). She finished her single-game career with assists (two) twice high in ASU’s wins at UAB (Aug. 29) and Utah (Oct. 31).

ABOUT THE SCHEDULE

ASU’s 2022 schedule features five contests against teams that qualified for last season’s NCAA tournament: South Dakota State (T, 1-1), Stanford, UCLA, USC and Washington State. The Sun Devils missed an opportunity to face a top-10 team when their game against then-No.10 and undefeated Pepperdine (September 8) was canceled due to Covid-19 protocols.

ASU’s first two street opponents — Boise State (W, 2-1) and Denver (T, 1-1) — narrowly missed out on an automatic NCAA tournament spot last season after failing in the championship game of their respective conference tournaments . Ditto for Wednesday’s enemy, Grambling State.

HOW’S THAT FOR EXPERIENCE?

ASU is bringing back a quartet of fifth-year players in the form of forwards NicoleDouglas (75 starts/75 games) and Olivia Nguyen (40 starts/65 games, including 39 starts in 41 games since the start of their junior season) and midfielders Alexia Delgado (61 starts/68 games) and Eva van Deursen (70 starts/73 games). The four players have played 281 games combined, including 246 starts.

The Sun Devils are also bringing back two more players with more than 50 games starting experience: defenders Lieske Carleer (56 starts/55 career games) and defender/midfielder Callie Darst (59 starts in 61 career games).

NO MORE FREE FOOTBALL IN REGULAR SEASON

Last April, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved overtime rule changes in both regular and postseason men’s and women’s soccer that will apply to the 2022 season.

For the regular season, overtime has been abolished, meaning if a game ends in a tie after the regular 90 minutes, it ends in a tie. Previously, teams played two 10-minute overtimes in a sudden-victory (golden goal) format, and if neither team scored, the game ended in a draw.

In conference tournaments and NCAA postseason games, the sudden win component has been eliminated, and teams play two 10-minute overtimes instead. The game clock will also stop if the winning team makes a substitution in the last five minutes of the second overtime.

If the game is a tie, a penalty shootout will be held to determine the winner.

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RECAP: Minnesota Golden Gophers 3, Marquette Women’s Soccer 0 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/recap-minnesota-golden-gophers-3-marquette-womens-soccer-0/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 13:15:00 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/recap-minnesota-golden-gophers-3-marquette-womens-soccer-0/ Marquette women’s soccer had lost its three-game unbeaten streak in Minnesota on Sunday, losing a 3-0 result to Minnesota. The Golden Eagles are now 3-3-1 in the season with one final non-conference date ahead of them. The game turned in the 31st minute when Minnesota’s Sophia Boman converted a penalty. I couldn’t watch the game […]]]>

Marquette women’s soccer had lost its three-game unbeaten streak in Minnesota on Sunday, losing a 3-0 result to Minnesota. The Golden Eagles are now 3-3-1 in the season with one final non-conference date ahead of them.

The game turned in the 31st minute when Minnesota’s Sophia Boman converted a penalty. I couldn’t watch the game because it was on B1G+ and I don’t sign up for it, but neither Minnesota’s nor Marquette’s recaps are helpful in describing the foul that led to the PK. It was 1-0 for the home side, but it wasn’t an undeserved goal at that point in the game. Minnesota already blew Marquette out 5-0 before the penalty kick and MU keeper Chloe Olson had already made four saves. This is a “only a matter of time” situation.

That goes towards Minnesota, who scores a run-of-play goal, and that came from Boman’s boot less than three minutes later.

That’s just excellent solo play from Boman, although it’s easy to argue that Marquette should be able to stop a player… but also seems important to defend her by making the seemingly obvious pass. .. yeah I don’t know I don’t think I can blame anyone but going 2-0 down in the 34th minute sucks.

Marquette was defeated 9-1 at the break, so that didn’t bode well for how things would go the rest of the way. The Golden Eagles grabbed two shots on goal in the second half, both from Alex Campana about 10 minutes past the hour mark of the game, but that was ultimately MU’s only real offensive boost for the competition. If it wasn’t already decided after that, Gabbie Cesarone got a header from a corner kick from – surprise! – Boman to nail things in the 87th minute.

Next: Marquette returns to Valley Fields for her final non-conference game of the season. That’s coming up Thursday night, as the Golden Eagles will host Western Michigan, with the first kick scheduled for 7 p.m. Central, and that will be MU’s only game for the week. The Broncos are 0-3-3 in the season after tying their last two contests.

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Women’s soccer fight Fredonia to 2-2 draw https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/womens-soccer-fight-fredonia-to-2-2-draw/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 21:23:56 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/womens-soccer-fight-fredonia-to-2-2-draw/ story links Next game: SUNY Cortland 09/14/2022 | 4 p.m 14 Sept (Wed) / 4:00 p.m SUNY Cortland story FREDONIA, New York— Fredonia thought they had done just enough with a goal from Maddy Payne in the 81St minute, but the Ithaca College […]]]>

FREDONIA, New York— Fredonia thought they had done just enough with a goal from Maddy Payne in the 81St minute, but the Ithaca College women’s soccer team fought until the final whistle and scored the equalizer in the 87th minuteth minute to the 2:2 final score on Saturday afternoon. The Bombers scored both goals in the second half as the final 10 minutes proved to be the most dramatic.

The Bombers were by far the more dangerous team as they held a 31-7 advantage on shot attempts as IC had 14 of those attempts on target. Rosie Bostian and Juliet Cascone combined for 14 shots. Bostian placed three goals when she leveled the game in the 87th minute on a strike inside the 18-yard box.

Fredonia was the first to score when they conquered Ithaca in the 13th centuryth Minute when Talia Defay found the back of the net. The Devils carried the 1:0 lead into the half-time break. The Bombers continued to create offensive chances and made it 1-1 Juliet Cascone scored a goal without assist when the score was 50-10.

Katie Sellers assisted Maddy Payne’s goal in the 81st minuteSt Minute when the Bombers finally equalized on the Rosie Bostian solo effort.

Claire reader made four saves in goal, including an outstanding performance at 88-09 in the second half.

Ithaca (3-0-1) remains unbeaten and hosts SUNY Cortland for their home game at Carp Wood Field on Wednesday, September 14. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m

 

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Under Hansen’s leadership, UNC women’s soccer edged out the Blue Devils in road victory https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/under-hansens-leadership-unc-womens-soccer-edged-out-the-blue-devils-in-road-victory/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 06:25:00 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/under-hansens-leadership-unc-womens-soccer-edged-out-the-blue-devils-in-road-victory/ It was only the 35th minute but the North Carolina women’s soccer team celebrated like the game was decided when senior defenseman Tori Hansen scored the opening goal in Thursday’s 3-0 win over Duke. On UNC’s first corner kick of the game, Hansen tracked down a well-placed ball off senior Emily Moxley’s right foot. She […]]]>

It was only the 35th minute but the North Carolina women’s soccer team celebrated like the game was decided when senior defenseman Tori Hansen scored the opening goal in Thursday’s 3-0 win over Duke.

On UNC’s first corner kick of the game, Hansen tracked down a well-placed ball off senior Emily Moxley’s right foot. She weaved through a crowd of Blue Devils and overcame Duke midfielder Nicky Chico to head the ball into the left side of the net.

Immediately, Hansen was bullied by her teammates—not just those off the field, but those off the field as well. The bench flocked onto the field and promptly received a yellow card to celebrate.

It was a bold statement for the Tar Heels, who had already picked up two yellow cards in the dismal rivalry encounter.

“I loved it and hated it,” head coach Anson Dorrance said of his team’s excessive celebration.

Last season, UNC lost their first game at Dorrance Field to Duke. According to Hansen, the Tar Heels haunted the painful memories of the Blue Devils storming their home turf into Thursday night.

“Most of us on this team remember that feeling and I think that was such a fire among us for this game,” said Hansen. “We thought, ‘We’re going to do the same thing to them here in their field.'”

And they did.

UNC didn’t just win. They dominated from start to finish and beat the Blue Devils 15-2. Not only did Hansen score that defining first goal, but she also mastered a defensive line that gave Duke his first shutout loss of the season.

In recent games, the defensive unit has been devastated by two season-ending knee injuries in starters Maycee Bell and Kayleigh Herr. But for every blow inflicted on UNC’s backline, another player rose to the challenge.

With Bell and Herr watching from the touchline in matching greaves, Hansen has become the de facto leader of the defence.

“We had people who were able to fill those roles without sacrificing[performance],” said Hansen.

Hansen played alongside senior Julia Dorsey as the team’s centre-back, while Moxley and first-year Tessa Dellarose flanked her on the right and left. For 90 minutes, this quartet formed an impenetrable wall that completely cut off Duke’s attack.

Moxley, who is officially listed as a forward in the team roster, impressed in her first start of the season at right-back, not only assisting Hansen but also stopping several of Duke’s plays in goal.

“She’s in insane shape. She can walk up and down the field,” said Emmie Allen, a redshirt freshman goaltender. “I think she was the best player on the field, probably in the first and second halves.”

Allen, who had shared time in goal with senior Marz Josephson until Thursday, played every 90 minutes against Duke. After conceding the goal with just one save, Allen credited the defense for giving her an easy game on her debut as the team’s full-time goaltender.

And with UNC being so effective at keeping the ball away from the Blue Devils, the Tar Heels scored their second and third goals by essentially wearing down their opponents. Dorrance set up rolling substitutions for his relentless front line, which pounded in a barrage of crosses from the right side of the field. When the clock ran out, two of those passes snuck past Duke defenders and into the net at the feet of sophomore Emily Murphy and older Isabel Cox.

However, as Dorrance pointed out, the foundation of UNC’s success begins with excellent defense. Thursday’s performance showed that the Tar Heels back row is driven more by group synergy than individual star performances.

“This is basically a demonstration of who we are at our best,” Dorrance said.

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No. 18 SCAD Savannah Women’s Soccer defeats No. 1 UT Southern https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/no-18-scad-savannah-womens-soccer-defeats-no-1-ut-southern/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:35:54 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/no-18-scad-savannah-womens-soccer-defeats-no-1-ut-southern/ VSN (admin) Published Wednesday, September 7, 2022 – 07:30 SAVANNEH, Ga. – The No. 18 SCAD women’s soccer team upset No. 1 UT Southern 3-2 on day two of the SCAD Coca-Cola Classic. RECORDS: The Bees improve to 5-1 on the season. The Firehawks fall to 2-2. DID YOU KNOW? UT Southern is the highest […]]]>

VSN (admin) Published Wednesday, September 7, 2022 – 07:30


SAVANNEH, Ga. – The No. 18 SCAD women’s soccer team upset No. 1 UT Southern 3-2 on day two of the SCAD Coca-Cola Classic.

RECORDS:

  • The Bees improve to 5-1 on the season.
  • The Firehawks fall to 2-2.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • UT Southern is the highest ranked team to defeat SCAD in program history.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • UT Southern attacked first and came on the board in the 35th Minute.
  • SCAD responded with a goal of their own at 57:32 Lane Lieberman (Chevy Chase, Md. / Visual Communications) scored an assist out Sydney Chura (Milford, Mich. / Fibers).
  • Ten minutes later, however, the Firehawks took a 2-1 lead Jule Stendebach (Kelkheim, Hesse, Germany) tied the game at 2:2 with an assist Berglind Baldursdottir (Kopavogur, Iceland / Architecture).
  • The Bees took the 3-2 win in the 89th minuteth Minute when Chura found an odd assist at the back of the net Abigail Siddall (Plymouth, Mich. / Movies & TV).

IN THE BOX RESULT

  • goalie Zoe Goodale (Copell, Texas) earned the win with nine saves in her 90-minute work.
  • Chura had a total of one goal and one assist on four shots (all on target), including the game-winning goal.
  • Liberman scored with one shot while Stendebach scored with three shots, two of which were on target.
  • Baldursdottir and Siddall each had an assist.

WHAT’S NEXT

  • The Bees will host Life University on Sunday, September 11 at 3:00 p.m

SCAD Savannah UT Southern Soccer Women’s Mid-South Conference The Sun Conference Scores

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No. 8 Penn State Women’s Soccer wins 1-0 over Santa Clara https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/no-8-penn-state-womens-soccer-wins-1-0-over-santa-clara/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 09:14:09 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/no-8-penn-state-womens-soccer-wins-1-0-over-santa-clara/ On Sunday night, the No. 8 Penn State Women’s Soccer team (4-1-1) played the final of their two-game California trip, defeating Santa Clara (1-4-0) 1-0. The Nittany Lions clinched the win with an early goal that bounced off a Santa Clara defender after a Payton Linnehan cross. The goal was the only goal for both […]]]>

On Sunday night, the No. 8 Penn State Women’s Soccer team (4-1-1) played the final of their two-game California trip, defeating Santa Clara (1-4-0) 1-0.

The Nittany Lions clinched the win with an early goal that bounced off a Santa Clara defender after a Payton Linnehan cross. The goal was the only goal for both sides.

How it happened

The Nittany Lions started the game by rooting deep in Santa Clara’s half and testing their defensive line. The Broncos seemed primed for powerhouses like Ally Schlegel and Penelope Hocking and were able to get the ball closer to Penn State‘s goal.

Santa Clara took the first corner of the night in the 11th minute and decided to play it back. Although it was put back in the 18, the Broncos couldn’t take a shot.

Penn State took control and Payton Linnehan made a nice cross to Hocking, who fired a missile off her left foot but went too far with it.

In the 14th minute, the Nittany Lions rushed on target and Linnehan sent in another cross, this time to Kate Wiesner. Wiesner was blocked by Santa Clara’s Emma Reeves, who failed to hit the ball at the right angle, resulting in an own goal that gave Penn State a 1-0 lead.

Schlegel made a great play in the 34th minute after some changes of possession between the two teams, but Santa Clara’s Makoto Nezu pulled a foul, showing Penn State’s defensive prowess.

Izzy D’Aquila gave Santa Clara her first shot on goal from a header in the 36 minute, but she sent the ball straight into Kat Asman’s hands. Shortly thereafter, D’Aquila tried again, but landed too far to the right.

With just 15 seconds left at halftime, Amelia White nearly landed a second Penn State goal. The white shot just missed the post, so it was 1-0 at half-time.

Both Penn State and Santa Clara start the second half with shots, two from the Broncos and one from the Nittany Lions, in the first three minutes. However, neither side scored a goal.

In the 59th minute, D’Aquila almost equalized with a great shot that Asman couldn’t block, but the ball went just wide. Shots from D’Aquila and an aggressive offensive line were a bigger threat for Penn State in the second half, increasing from four shots in the first half to 16 by the 70th minute.

Kaitlyn MacBean finally gave Penn State the much-needed switch, driving the ball towards the Broncos’ goal, eventually winning them a corner kick. Although it came to nothing, it gave the Nittany Lions an opportunity to play more offensively.

Penn State maintained their 1-0 lead and ended their trip to California with a win in the bag.

player of the game

Kat Asman | goalkeeper

Asman played a great match, especially in the second half when Santa Clara camped in the Penn State half. Saving four goals and keeping their defensive line cool, calm, and collected was just what the Nittany Lions needed to maintain their early lead.

What’s next

The Nittany Lions return to Happy Valley for their matchup against Liberty on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. The game can be seen televised on the Big Ten Network.

Mackenna is a junior food sciences student from Manitou Springs, Colorado, and an associate editor of Onward State. She loves food, is addicted to coffee, and can tell you random facts or bad jokes you didn’t ask for. Ask her to bake gluten free treats so she has an excuse to try new cupcake flavors. Mackenna can be contacted via Twitter @mackennayount (especially if you want to show off your best dad jokes) or you can email her [email protected]

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