It wasn’t the most eventful week for the Australians in college this week, but there were still a couple of players doing some great things. Isabel Hodgson was the undoubted star of the week, tallying goals and assists throughout the weekend. Elsewhere, Beattie Goad and Alex Huynh each made unexpected impacts on games.
Isabel Hodgson was the undoubted star of the week amongst the Australians. Bombing forward from her right back position, the South Australian tallied an assist in East Tennessee State’s 3-1 win over Alabama A&M, setting herself up for a huge performance in a 7-0 drubbing of South Carolina State. Isabel opened the scoring for the Buccaneers inside 20 minutes, and then tallied a pair of assists late on as East Tennessee State banged in one goal after another in what proved to be an absolute demolition job leading into conference play next week.
Alex Huynh has become a rock at the back for Troy this season, but a move up field almost paid dividends as the senior went agonisingly close to scoring her first career goal. Alex spent the first half playing in an attacking midfield role before reverting to a defensive role in Troy’s 3-0 win over Appalachian State, but tallied 4 shots in a 1-1 draw with Arkansas State, tallying two on target including a free kick that was denied by the fingertips of the goalkeeper.
Beattie Goad hasn’t seen much playing time since the opening weekend, but was moved back into the starting lineup for the first time in a month for top-ranked Stanford. Beattie played 86 minutes for the Cardinal as the top team in the RPI rankings knocked off Santa Clara 2-1 to remain undefeated at 7-0-1 for the season so far.
Player Of The Year Points;
3: Isabel Hodgson (East Tennessee State)
2: Alexandra Huynh (Troy)
1: Beattie Goad (Stanford)
Massachusetts (Laura Johns)
This week: drew 0-0 with Brown; lost 3-0 to Providence
Laura Johns started against Brown and played 74 minutes, tallying a shot, before coming off the bench to play 34 minutes against Providence.
Indiana (Julia De Angelis)
This week: lost 1-0 to Northwestern; defeated Illinois 1-0 (OT)
Julia De Angelis started both games, playing 40 minutes and tallying a shot on target against Northwestern and following up with 39 minutes against Illinois.
San Francisco (Price Keogh)
This week: lost 4-1 to California; defeated UC Davis 1-0
Price Keogh came off the bench in both games, playing 17 minutes against California and 3 minutes against UC Davis.
Nicholls State (Jess Coates, Kristy Helmers)
This week: drew 0-0 with Lamar
Jess Coates and Kristy Helmers both started for Nicholls State, with Jess tallying three shots and Kristy one.
USC (Lulu Pullar)
This week: defeated Kansas 2-0
Lulu Pullar did not feature for USC this week.
UCLA (Teagan Micah)
This week: defeated Pepperdine 3-0; defeated Long Beach State 2-1
Teagan Micah played the complete 90 minutes in both games, making two saves in each game.
East Tennessee State (Isabel Hodgson)
This week: defeated Alabama A&M 3-1; defeated South Carolina State 7-0
Isabel Hodgson started both games, playing 65 minutes and registering an assist against Alabama A&M before scoring her first career goal against South Carolina State and also tallying another two assists in a 90 minute effort.
Pacific (Ellie Papalexiou)
This week: lost 2-1 to UC Davis
Ellie Papalexiou started for UC Davis, her 8th consecutive start.
Albany (Claire Urquhart)
This week: lost 3-1 to Dartmouth
Claire Urquhart did not feature for Albany this week.
Texas (Monique Iannella)
This week: defeated North Texas 1-0; defeated UC Santa Barbara 2-1
Monique Iannella returned to the starting lineup to play 90 minutes against North Texas, but did not feature against UC Santa Barbara.
Stanford (Beattie Goad)
This week: defeated Santa Clara 2-1
Beattie Goad returned to the starting lineup for the first time since the opening weekend, playing 86 minutes and tallying a shot.
Texas Tech (Demi Koulizakis)
This week: drew 1-1 with Loyola Marymount; defeated San Diego State 1-0
Demi Koulizakis came off the bench in both games, playing 18 minutes against Loyola Marymount and 2 minutes against San Diego State.
LSU (Caitlin Cantrill)
This week: defeated Ole Miss 3-0; defeated Lamar 4-0
Caitlin Cantrill did not feature for LSU against Ole Miss, but did come off the bench against Lamar.
Troy (Alexandra Huynh)
This week: defeated Appalachian State 3-0; drew 1-1 with Arkansas State
Alexandra Huynh started both games, playing 82 minutes against Appalachian State and a complete 110 minutes against Arkansas State, playing in a more advanced role in parts and tallying 4 shots, with two on target.
Iona (Kiri Dale)
This week: lost 4-2 to Siena
Kiri Dale started for Iona, playing all 90 minutes and tallying a shot on target.
Colorado (Isobel Dalton, Kahlia Hogg)
This week: defeated Denver 1-0 (OT)
Kahlia Hogg played the full 99 minutes, tallying a shot, but Isobel Dalton did not feature this week.
Western Carolina (Kate Swartwout)
This week: defeated Tennessee Tech 1-0 (OT)
Kate Swartwout once again started for Western Carolina this week.
Winthrop (Jai Jackson)
This week: lost 1-0 to Kennesaw State
Jai Jackson got a rare start for Winthrop, playing the full 90 minutes.
Fairleigh Dickinson (Sam Roff)
This week: lost 4-1 to Army
Sam Roff did not feature for Fairleigh Dickinson this week.
Hofstra (Emily Hulbert)
This week: defeated Fordham 2-1
Emily Hulbert did not feature for Hofstra this week.
Southeast Missouri State (Maddy Cornell, Siena Senatore)
This week: lost 1-0 to Missouri State
Siena Senatore got a start this week and played 71 minutes against Missouri State, whilst Maddy Cornell came off the bench to play 40 minutes.
Texas Southern (Paige Hayward)
This week: lost 7-0 to Oral Roberts
Paige Hayward started for Texas Southern, playing the full 90 minutes and taking 3 of Texas Southern’s five shots.
Drexel (Emma Heckenberg)
This week: drew 0-0 with Penn
Emma Heckenberg scored a rare start for Drexel, and played the entire 110 minutes in the overtime draw.