Philly College Sports Women’s Soccer Week In Review – Games of October 30 – November 7, 2013


LaSalle in Atlantic 10 Semifinals, Penn Readies For Princeton

Week of October 30 – November 7, 2013 Games

DREXEL 7 – 10 – 1 Overall, 3 – 5 – 0 CAA

Results – Season Complete

Summary –

Next Game – 2014 Season Opener

LA SALLE 14 – 4 – 2 Overall, 5 – 2 – 1 Atlantic 10

LaSalle Advances To The A-10 Semifinals
LaSalle Advances To The A-10 Semifinals

Results – Won 2 – 0 vs. Dayton, Won 5 – 0 vs. George Mason both at McCarthy Stadium, Won 2 – 0 vs. George Washington in Atlantic 10 Tournament First Round

Summary –

LaSalle 2 Dayton 0 – The Explorers defeated the top-ranked team in the conference.  Shannon Dwyer scored her first career goal in the 11th minute to put LaSalle on top.  The goal was assisted by Kelsey Haycook who added the insurance goal in the 38th minute.  Haycook leads the league in points with 38.

LaSalle 5 George Mason 0 – Maryam Huseini broke the school single season record for assists with 13.  Huseini was credited with 2 assists in the game which propelled her past Traci Depasquale and Tracey Spinelli on the all-time list.  Huseini would also score her first goal on the season in the 68th minute. The Explorers took the lead early as Jessika Kagan scored in the 3rd minute.  Renee Washington, Courtney Niemiec, and Marykate Bateman also tallied a goal in the game.  Huseini tied the season assist record on the goal by Washington and set the new standard on the Niemiec goal.

#2 LaSalle 2 George Washington 0 – The 2nd seeded Explorers broke the game open with 2 goals within 30 seconds of one another to move on to the Atlantic 10 Tournament semifinal round.  Renee Washington scored her eighth goal of the season in the 75th minute.  Jackie Cammarata followed a half-minute later with her first goal of the season.  Goal keeper Jessica Wiggins recorded her 8th shutout of the season.  LaSalle has blanked their opponent in the last four games.

LaSalle was well represented on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference list.  Four Explorer players; Kelsey Haycook, Maryam Huseini, Courtney Niemiec, and Jessica Wiggins were named to the conference first team.  Renee Washington garnered second team honors.  Dejia Davis was on the all-rookie team.

Next Game – 11/9 vs. #6 Massachusetts Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinal

PENN – 11 – 1 – 4 Overall, 4 – 1 – 1 Ivy League

ResultsWon 1 – 0 at Brown

Summary –

Penn 1 Brown 0 – Haley Cooper scored her first collegiate goal, and it proved to be the difference as the Red and Blue won on the road.  The goal came in the second minute of the match.  The victory gave Penn sole possession of second place in the Ivy League, but Harvard won the title outright earlier in the day.  Penn still has hopes of obtaining an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament adding importance to Friday night’s match against heated rival Princeton.  Penn had a 15 – 7 edge in shots on the night.

Next Game – 11/8 vs. Princeton at Rhodes Field

SAINT JOSEPH’S 7 –8 – 3 Overall, 3 – 4 – 1 Atlantic 10

Result – Won 1 – 0 vs. George Mason, Lost 3 – 2 vs. Dayton both at Sweeney Field

Summary –

Saint Joseph’s 1 George Mason 0 – A goal by Emily Gingrich and a shutout by goalkeeper Lauren Jancuska gave the Hawks a 1 – 0 win over George Mason.  The goal came in the 76th minute.  SJU outshot George Mason 16 – 6.  Jancuska made two saves in recording the shutout.

Dayton 3 Saint Joseph’s 2 – Mo Hawkins scored two goals to tie the Hawks career goal record.  Hawkins has 8 on the season and owns a part the school record with Jen Pfeiffer at 34 goals.  However, league leading Dayton scored the last two of the game to post the victory.  Ashley Campbell got the winning goal at the 68:48 mark.  Lauren Jancuska recorded a game-high 8 saves for the Hawks.  Saint Joseph’s was not able to qualify for league tournament play.

Mo Hawkins was named to the A-10 All-Conference first team.  Emily Gingrich was named as the conference Rookie of the Year.  The Hawks had multiple Atlantic 10 All-Conference honorees for the fourth consecutive season.

Next Game – 2014 Season Opener

TEMPLE 6 – 12 – 1 Overall, 1 – 8 – 0 AAC

Results – Lost 3 – 0 vs. SMU in AAC Tournament First Round

Summary –

#8 SMU 3 #9 Temple 0 – The season ended for the Temple Owls in the first round of the inaugural American Athletic Conference women’s soccer tournament.  The day started badly for the Owls as they gave up an “own goal” to the Mustangs in the 21st minute.  SMU scored again 4 minutes later.  SMU had a 9 – 8 edge in shots.  Temple goal keeper Shauni Kerkhoff made 3 saves in the game.

Next Game – 2014 Season Opener

VILLANOVA 6 – 10 – 3 Overall, 3 – 5 – 1 Big East

Results – Lost 1 – 0 vs. Providence at the West Campus Soccer Complex, Lost 1 – 0 to #3 DePaul in Big East Tournament First Round

Summary –

Providence 1 Villanova 0 – Despite losing to Providence in their final regular season conference game Villanova was able to clinch a spot in the conference tournament.  The Wildcats will enter as the 6th seed.  The goal came in the 25th minute as Catherine Zimmerman scored off a direct kick by Amanda Webster.

#3 DePaul 1 #6 Villanova 0 – The Wildcats dominated the stat sheet with a 19 – 9 edge in shots, 8 – 4 in shots on goal.  DePaul got the only goal in the first half by Elise Wyatt, then turned it over to the defense and goal keeper Alejandrina Godinez, who recorded 8 saves, to defeat Villanova for the second straight year in the tournament.  Villanova goal keeper Jami Kranich had four saves.  The senior class compiled a 17 – 14 – 4 record on the Main Line, and have made two successive trips to post-season play.

Three Villanova players received Big East Conference honors.  Taylor Houck, Hayley Wilson, and Katie Martin were all named to the Big East Conference Third Team.  Houck is a senior.  Wilson and Martin have more time to achieve honors in their careers as Wilson is a sophomore, and Martin is a freshman.  This is the 13th consecutive year where the Wildcats had at least two Big East honorees.

Next Game – 2014 Season Opener

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