No Upset Today – Rose Augustin and Notre Dame Defeated Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 3-0
Dayton 2 (Williams 24?, Garcia 63?) – 1 (Cantwell 66?) Toledo
Dayton’s Colleen Williams scored her second goal in as many games and assisted on Alexis Garcia’s headed winner to lead the Flyers to a 2-0-0 start of the 2010 season. Williams had turned in a cross from Tori Oelschlager in the twenty-fourth minute to give Dayton a 1-0 lead. After the half, Garcia would head in the eventual match winner off a cross from Williams at the near post. The Rockets would gain some hope when Molly Cantwell headed home a Rachel Kravitz corner, but would ultimately get no closer to pulling level from two back. The Ohio derby was a tight affair throughout, but Dayton’s class shone through in the end.
Maryland 3 (Ayinde 37?, O’Sullivan 49?, Grove 71?) – 2 (Richardson 6?, Bonnick 77?) Missouri
Ashley Grove continued her strong start to the season as her seventy-first minute goal helped Maryland beat Missouri, 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. The Terps had been shocked by the visitors after a little under six minutes when Missouri’s Dominique Richardson had chipped goalkeeper Yewande Balogun from twenty-five yards to give the Tigers an early lead. The Tigers were unlucky to not double their lead before the half when Sarah Thune drove a shot off the bar in the thirty-fifth minute. Maryland would get back on level terms before the half when Sade Ayinde headed Olivia Wagner’s corner into the back of the net. Shortly after the half, the Terps would spurn a golden chance to take the lead when Jasmyne Spencer had a penalty saved by Jessica Gwin. Maryland would instead take the lead they would not give up when Amy O’Sullivan combined with Ayinde and Caitlin McDowell on an excellent team goal. Alysha Bonnick would grab a consolation goal for the visitors in the seventy-seventh minute, but Grove’s third goal on the young season would prove telling as the Terrapins moved to 2-0-0 on the year. Maryland dominated statistically, with ten shots on goal as opposed to the Tigers’ three, but Missouri keeper Jessica Gwin kept it a contest. Ayinde was a force for Maryland off the bench with a goal and an assist in thirty minutes, while Jasmyne Spencer impressed with five shots on goal despite missing the forty-seventh minute penalty.
New Mexico 3 (Rowe 39?, Fields 64?, Williams 85?) – 0 Nebraska
New Mexico’s torrid start to the 2010 season continued as they dispatched their more well known opposition by three goals on Sunday afternoon. Goalkeeper Kelli Cornell was the heroine for the home side, making seven saves and seeing another ball cleared off the line as the Lobos pitched the shutout. Stephanie Rowe would bag the winning goal for New Mexico before the half scoring from the top of the area. Rachel Fields would double the Lobo lead in the sixty-fourth minute with an assist from Zaneta Wyne, before Jennifer Williams would complete the humiliation with a sixty-yard chip while Nebraska keeper Emma Stevens had gone walkabout. Huskers scoring machine Morgan Marlborough would have three shots on goal but could not find the net.
North Carolina 3 (Rich 5?, Ohai 51?, Bartok 74?) – 0 Michigan State
Any fear of a letdown from the Tar Heels after their impressive display against Texas A&M on Friday faded when Alyssa Rich smashed home after Courtney Jones had turned a defender on the left and crossed toward her in the fifth minute of action against Michigan State. It was an early sign of the domination to come as Carolina coasted past Michigan State, 3-0. The Spartans would keep it at a one goal deficit at the half, thanks to the work of keeper Jill Flietstra. But there was to be no hint of a revival for the team in green as freshman Kealia Ohai got off the mark five minutes after the intermission with a finish from short range after a throw from Alyssa Rich. Speedster Brittani Bartok would put an exclamation point on the Tar Heel’s dominance in the seventy-fourth minute, adding UNC’s third with an assist from freshman Elizabeth Burchenal. Filiestra was forced into nine saves to keep the scoreline respectable. Anna Sieloff and Hannah Daly in the opposing net weren’t forced into a single stop, as the Spartans managed only three off-target shots all morning. The Tar Heels, without the injured Rachel Givan, used Megan Brigman, Crystal Dunn, and Rachel Wood in a lock solid defense for which Michigan State had no answers.
Notre Dame 3 (Tucker 52?, Augustin 65?, 70?) – 0 Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Freshman Elizabeth Tucker came off the bench to grab the match winner for the Irish after the home side had been put under pressure during a scoreless first half.
Irish keeper Nikki Weiss made three stops in the first half to keep the score level going into the half, including a diving save on the Panthers’ Makenzie Gillaspie. At the other end, Taylor Knaack came close to giving the Irish the lead near the end of the first half with an effort off the bar. After being out shot by a margin of 10-5 in the first half, Notre Dame came out blazing in the second half after switching to 4-4-2 from 4-3-3. Tucker scored from the edge of the area off a deflection in the fifty-second minute to break the deadlock. Rose Augustin would add a pair of insurance goals within a span of five minutes off assists by Melissa Henderson and Erica Iantorno. Augustin’s first came off a redirection of a Henderson shot, while her second came as a result of charging down a cross from Iantorno to put the match out of sight. The Notre Dame defense, with coach Randy Waldrum pointing out Jessica Schuveiller for specific recognition, largely bottled up Wisconsin-Milwaukee forward Sarah Hagen on the afternoon, holding her to one shot on goal.
Ohio State 1 (Walker 84?) – 1 (Philbin 79?) Marquette
Ohio State salvaged their weekend with a hard fought 1-1 draw against Marquette in Columbus on Sunday afternoon. The Buckeyes had looked to be crashing towards their second straight home defeat to open up the season after Lisa Philbin corralled a long ball from Julia Victor and took advantage of some horrible goalkeeping to lift it over a rushing Katie Baumgardner to give the Golden Eagles a late lead in the seventy-ninth minute. But it would be Aly Walker, just off the OSU bench less than two minutes prior, who would knock home a cross from short range after Tiffany Cameron drove to the endline to put the home side back on level terms. The Buckeyes would have a golden chance to grab the winner in extra time, only to see Kristen Niederhaus hit the post with just over three minutes left to play.
Texas A&M 3 (Mautz 21?, Hooper 63?, 90?) – 0 St. John’s
Texas A&M took out a great deal of frustration on St. John’s in a 3-0 battering of the Red Storm on Sunday afternoon to even their record on the year at 1-1-0. The Aggies got a pair of goals from Whitney Hooper, who was dropped to the bench after an indifferent performance against North Carolina on Friday. Hooper’s goals were insurance after Alyssa Mautz gave the Aggies a 1-0 lead in the twenty-first minute off an assist from Merritt Mathias. A&M could have doubled their lead through a header from Katie Lenz off a corner in the thirty-second minute but the Johnnies were able to clear off the line. Although the Aggies dominated the first half, they would only carry a 1-0 lead into the break. Hooper would add to the home side’s lead after rounding St. John’s keeper Kristin Russell before firing into an open net in the sixty-third minute. Hooper would end the scoring eleven seconds from the final whistle with a fifteen yard strike from the assist of Amber Gnatzig. The Aggies outshot their opponents 27-4 overall and 13-3 in SOG. Beth West also impressed for A&M with four shots on goal after getting the starting nod, although she did see a penalty saved by Russell in the second half.
UCF 0 – 2 (Annis 48?, 52?) Florida
“Big Game” Tahnai Annis added to her growing legend of scoring critical goals in crucial times with both strikes for the visitors as the Gators silenced Central Florida in front of over 2,100 in Orlando on Sunday night. The Golden Knights had stunned Florida State at home last season but found this year’s Gators too tough to tame. Florida had been the better side in the first half, but Lindsay Thompson found three shots stopped by UCF’s star keeper Aline Reis, including a point blank header in the thirty-fourth minute. Katie Fraine would make a key stop of her own with seconds left in the first half, denying Tishia Jewell on a one-on-one opportunity. It wouldn’t take long after the restart for Annis to pounce, as the junior swooped in to knock the ball in the back of the net after Jazmyne Avant’s cross was headed into the ground by Central Florida’s Marissa Diggs, putting the Gators 1-0 up. Annis would put the game out of Central Florida’s reach shortly after. Less than thirty seconds after Florida keeper Katie Fraine had kept a header from Lauren Halbert out of the back of the net, Annis was on the receiving end of a series of passes from Erika Tymrak and McKenzie Barney before finishing past Reis. Fraine was tested on more than a few occasions by the hosts after the two goal flurry but was equal to the task. Offense for the Gators for the rest of the half was fleeting, but the damage had been done.
-Clemson’s Maddy Elder scored a brace for the Tigers as they defeated Jacksonville, 3-1 at home. The Dolphins had taken a shock lead on a free kick from Liz Fink in the fourteenth minute but would begin to be undone after an own goal in the twenty-fourth minute put the teams back on level terms.
-Siena shocked UConn in extra time, 3-2 with Brittany Pfaff scoring the winner in the last minute of the first half of the extra session. UConn looked to be easing their way to victory after seven minutes after Meghan Cunningham had finished from short range. But the Saints came out of the locker room with purpose, Cara Riley equalizing in the fifty-third minute with a thirty-yard strike. Siena would take the lead a little over a minute later off an own goal. With UConn staring at defeat, Jessica Shufelt seemed to make herself a hero with an dramatic equalizer in the eighty-eighth minute. Pfaff and Siena had other plans, and despite being outshot 28-10 on the afternoon, emerged from Storrs with a priceless win.
-LaSalle sophomore Leigh Gray, plagued by injuries throughout her college career, scored two goals and added an assist as the Explorers shutout Canisius 5-0.
-Purdue rebounded from Friday’s defeat against Toledo to clobber Morehead State, 4-0. Sophomore forward Marta Lynch scored a brace while defender Liz Secue had two assists. Midfielder Kellie Phillips added a goal and an assist as the Boilermakers rolled.
-Kaity Mattsson went goal crazy for Nicholls State, scoring the school’s first four goal haul in program history as the Colonels ripped apart Alcorn State, 8-0. Midfielder Carolyn Noble added two assists on the afternoon, and midfielder, freshman Nicole Doherty chipped in with a goal and two assists.
-Katie Kemen assisted on both Ohio goals as the Bobcats upset Pitt on the road, 2-0.
-Navy’s Fallon Puppolo grabbed two assists for her side, but the Midshipmen paid the price for a slow start, finishing even with Presbyterian, 2-2. Presbyterian’s Sarah Beth Anderson made seventeen saves to preserve the draw for the home side.
-Temple’s Kate Yurkovic had a career day, scoring twice and reeling in a hatful of assists for a seven point afternoon as the Owls blasted Howard, 7-0. One of Yurkovic’s assists came on sister Allicia’s sixtieth minute goal for Temple. Midfielder Kelly Diviny added two assists of her own in the rout.
-Baylor forward Hanna Gilmore tallied two goals and an assist in thirty-four minutes, as the Bears crushed McNeese State, 7-0, in 103 degree weather. Lisa Sliwisnki also starred with a pair of assists for Baylor.
-Remarkably, both coaches were sent off for Chattanooga and Tennessee Tech in the final five minutes as the former topped the latter, 2-1. Donna-Kay Henry netted the winner for the Mocs.
-Delaware forward Ali Miller had two goals and an assist as the Blue Hens easily beat state rivals Delaware State. Shannon Kearney also had a brace off the bench for Delaware.
-LSU turned on the style to blow past minnows South Alabama, 8-0. Freshman forward Addie Eggleston would be the star attraction for the Tigers, with assists on the first three goals before getting on the scoresheet later with a pair of goals. Sophomore forward Carlie Banks also chipped in with a pair of goals while Kellie Murphy added two assists.
-Kelli Jestes had a pair of goals while Chelsea Balestra grabbed a goal and an assist as Louisiana-Lafayette eased past Mississippi Valley State, 4-0.
-Emily Milone notched a brace while Sara Elliot grabbed the game winner in the tenth minute and assisted on another as Mercer dispatched state rival Georgia Southern, 4-0. The Bears held the woeful Eagles without a shot on goal.
-Ellen Scarfone assisted on both North Texas goals as the Mean Green came from behind to top Missouri State, 2-1.
-Northwestern freshman Kate Allen capped a dream debut with her second goal, a winner in the fifteenth minute of extra time as the Wildcats topped Depaul, 2-1. The Wildcats had taken the lead through Allen in the seventy-seventh minute before Natasa Radosavljevic grabbed a desperate equalizer with two and a half minutes to play. Allen would have the last laugh in extra time though as NW opened with a win.
-Oral Roberts freshman Mary-Kate Halsmer grabbed both an equalizer and a winner as the Golden Eagles came back to erase a 1-0 deficit at the half against Northwestern State in Tulsa.
-Shannon Saxton had a pair of assists on two first half goals for Boise State as the Broncos overcame Portland State, 2-1, on the Nike Campus in Portland.
-TCU recorded an absurd forty-six shots as they rolled over Texas Southern, 7-0. Junior Jordan Calhoun recorded two goals as the Horned Frogs eased to victory. Alex Mechalske also grabbed two assists for the victors.
-Rachel Van Horn netted a pair of goals as East Tennessee State had little trouble beating UNC-Asheville, 4-1.
-Virginia whitewashed Colgate, 6-0, holding their opponents without a shot for the ninety minutes. The Cavs’ Meghan Lenczyk kept up her rapid start to the season with her second straight two goal match. Lenczyk’s strike partner Lauren Alwine was rewarded with a pair of assists for her work on the afternoon.
-Wofford put Alabama State to the sword, 6-0, with Nikki Siebert notching a pair of goals and assists. Freshman Emily Bougas also delivered for the Terriers, banging in a pair of goals in the winning effort.
-Barbara Maros de Carvalho picked up her fourth and fifth assists on the young season in St. Francis (PA)’s 3-0 win over Youngstown State.
-Natalie Norris scored a pair of headed goals off corner kicks, including the match winner while also contributing an assist as Utah State eased past Utah Valley State, 4-0. Stefani Shiozaki also had two assists for the victors.
-Alex Morgan netted twice for Cal in the first half of their match against UC Irvine, but the Bears conceded a costly equalizer to Texas transfer Courtney Goodson with less than two minutes to play. Anteaters keeper Danielle de Seriere made eight saves, including three in the extra frames to ensure Cal would only finish with a share of the spoils.
-Santa Clara achieved the Great Escape by scoring twice in the final eight minutes to stop an upset bid by San Jose State. The Spartans had taken a shock lead in the seventy-fifth minute through Katie Knopp. Santa Clara’s Anessa Patton would have a hand in both goals for the Broncos in the 2-1 win, setting up Sarah Jackson’s equalizer before volleying home the winner three minutes later in the eighty-sixth minute.
-Tennessee-Martin forward Rosaelia Loza netted a brace and goalkeeper Lauren Mackenzie made ten saves as the Skyhawks fought to a 2-2 draw with Arkansas State.
-Stephanie Aitken came off the bench with a pair of goals to score for the second straight match, as her Tulsa Golden Hurricane topped Arkansas-Little Rock, 5-1.
-Lauren Ruffini bagged two goals, including the match winner in the tenth minute, for Kennesaw State as they played their first official match in the KSU Soccer Stadium, crushing Alabama A&M, 6-0.
-Christen Press dazzled in Boston for Stanford, putting eight shots on goal for the Cardinal as they won a not-as-close-as-it-looked 2-1 decision over Boston University. BU keepers Alice Binns and Kelly King made a combined seven stops, but couldn’t keep freshman Sydney Payne off the board in the sixteenth minute. Press would double the advantage on a break in the twenty-second minute. Stanford’s old Cal nemesis, Lisa Kevorkian, halved the lead for her new team in the thirty-sixth minute, volleying a cross from Corie Halasz past Cardinal keeper Kira Maker. Boston would get no closer though and could consider themselves lucky to only lose by a single goal.
-Freshman Rasheeda Ansari netted a brace for Memphis as the Tigers cruised past Samford, 3-0. Jordan Boyle continued in goal for Memphis.
-Rice’s Kate Edwards scored a pair of goals, Hope Ward grabbed a pair of assists, and Jessica Howard scored a game winner off a bicycle kick as the Owls topped Stephen F. Austin, 3-1.
-UCLA obliterated Cal Poly in their season debut, winning 7-0 with Sydney Leroux bagging four goals for the Bruins. The home side also got two assists off the bench from Liz Zadro.
-Michigan were left with a frustrating 1-1 draw against Eastern Michigan in Ann Arbor after dominating proceedings for much of the night. Freshman Nkem Ezurike grabbed her second goal in as many games off an assist from Kristen Goncalves. But the Eagles snatched an equalizer after Maggie Christensen turned in Paige Sheridan’s cross in the eighty-second minute. Try as they might, Greg Ryan’s side couldn’t find a winner in extra time.
-Portland’s unconvincing start to the season continued as the Pilots did just enough on the road to hold off Cal State Northridge, 2-1. The unheralded Taylor Brooke and Micaela Capelle each chimed in with a goal in the final quarter of an hour to give the Pilots a 2-0 lead going into halftime. Northridge would strike back with Sonia Espitia in the fifty-eighth minute as a shot deflected off Michelle Olivier to leave Erin Dees flatfooted in goal. Matador keeper Cynthia Jacobo kept her side in it with a penalty save in the seventy-ninth minute on Keelin Winters. There was nearly late drama as Desiree Cardines saw her header tipped onto the bar by Dees just as time expired, with Portland escaping with a one goal win.