(Featured Image Credit: Stanford Athletics)
Given her chance after an injury to teammate Sophia Smith early in the second first half of Stanford’s game against Utah, Beattie Goad took full advantage in her unexpected extended stint on the field. After a short stint on the field late in the first half, Goad was called upon just after halftime after Smith went down following a crunching tackle, and set about asserting herself. In 44 minutes on the pitch, Goad tallied three shots, positioning herself well throughout the second half both deep in midfield and higher up the pitch. But the moment of the match for the junior was surely her second goal of the season. Making a perfect run in behind, Goad picked up Jordan DiBiasi’s delightful through ball and finished across the goalkeeper to double Stanford’s lead to 2-0 and ensure that the Cardinal’s unbeaten streak would be extended. Goad rounded out her weekend with an assist in Stanford’s 7-0 rout of Isobel Dalton’s Colorado side as the Cardinal left no doubt as to the top team in the Pac-12, extinguishing the Buffaloes’ conference title charge with the dominant win. The Victorian, along with teammate Kiki Pickett, combined to tee superstar Catarina Macario for Stanford’s third goal inside the first half-hour, a sign of things to come throughout the rest of the afternoon.
Emma Heckenberg also chipped in an assist on a weekend that saw Drexel pick up a pair of wins to secure their spot in the Colonial Athletic Association conference tournament. After a solid 90-minute performance in the Dragons’ 1-0 upset win over Northeastern that earned the team a bonus three points of sorts, Drexel came into their game against Elon on a high. That confidence turned to goals, with Heckenberg heavily involved in the attack. Aside from tallying two shots with one on target, the senior once again demonstrated her prowess at set pieces, whipping in a free kick from deep that found teammate Lauren Currey for the Dragons’ second goal ten minutes from time to seal the 2-0 win and a spot in the conference tournament.
Wyoming have become the masters of overtime this season, and this week picked up their fourth win in the extra minutes this season to continue their march towards a high seed in the Mountain West tournament. After demolishing Nevada 4-0 earlier in the week, Wyoming looked set to defeat UNLV as they took a 1-0 lead into the final five minutes. However, a contentious penalty call handed UNLV their chance which was duly taken. However, Wyoming rebounded in the 9th minute of the first overtime period to see Madison Barrick score the golden goal for the 2-1 victory. Whilst the Australian quartet did not manage any of the goals, they did combine for five of the Cowgirls’ 16 shots. Indianna Asimus and Caitlin Pickett tallied one apiece, whilst Annika Clayton dominated the midfield as per usual whilst also managing to get forward and have three attempts on goal, of which one was on target.
Akron (Freyja Murray)
This week: defeated Bowling Green 1-0; defeated Toledo 1-0
Freyja Murray did not feature for Akron in either game this week.
Albany (Claire Urquhart)
This week: defeated UMBC 4-0; defeated Binghamton 1-0
Claire Urquhart did not feature for Albany in either game this week.
Chicago State (Sarah Clark)
This week: lost 2-0 to UTRGV
Sarah Clark did not feature for Chicago State in their loss to UTRGV.
Colorado (Isobel Dalton)
This week: defeated California 3-0; lost 7-0 to Stanford
Isobel Dalton came off the bench in both games this week, playing 5 minutes against California and 8 minutes in the loss to Stanford.
Drexel (Emma Heckenberg)
This week: defeated Northeastern 1-0; defeated Elon 2-0
Emma Heckenberg played the full 90 minutes in both games this week, tallying an assist and two shots in the win over Elon, of which one was on target.
East Tennessee State (Isabel Hodgson)
This week: lost 2-1 to Mercer (OT); lost 2-1 to The Citadel (OT)
Isabel Hodgson played all 102 minutes in the loss to Mercer, before following up with another complete game performance as East Tennessee State conceded a 105th minute winner to The Citadel, a game in which Hodgson finished with two shots.
Fairleigh Dickinson (Sam Roff)
This week: lost 2-1 to St. Francis (OT)
Sam Roff started and played all 95 minutes for Fairleigh Dickinson in their loss to St. Francis.
Georgia Southern (Hannah Allen)
This week: lost 3-1 to Arkansas State; lost 1-0 to Arkansas-Little Rock
Hannah Allen did not feature for Georgia Southern in either game this week.
Grand Canyon (Sandra Hill)
This week: defeated New Mexico State 1-0; drew 0-0 with Utah Valley
Sandra Hill started both games for Grand Canyon this week, playing 68 minutes in the win over New Mexico State and 40 minutes against Utah Valley.
Hawaii (Kiri Dale)
This week: defeated Cal Poly 4-0; lost 1-0 to UC Santa Barbara
Kiri Dale came off the bench for Hawaii in both games this week, tallying a single shot in 52 minutes against Cal Poly and playing 28 minutes in the loss to UC Santa Barbara.
Hofstra (Monique Iannella, Grace Watson-Carr)
This week: defeated Charleston 1-0
Monique Iannella played all 90 minutes for Hofstra in their win over Charleston, whilst reserve goalkeeper Grace Watson-Carr did not feature for the Pride.
Illinois (Ashleigh Lefevre)
This week: lost 2-1 to Northwestern; defeated Nebraska 2-1
Ashleigh Lefevre came off the bench in both games this week, playing 9 minutes against Northwestern and 13 minutes in the win over Nebraska.
La Salle (Claudia Jenkins, Alyssa Van Heurck)
This week: lost 1-0 to George Mason; lost 4-2 to VCU
Claudia Jenkins played the full 90 minutes in both games this week, making four saves on each occasion. Alyssa Van Heurck also started both games, playing 40 minutes against George Mason and 42 minutes in the loss to VCU.
LSU (Caitlin Cantrill)
This week: lost 2-1 to Tennessee (OT); defeated South Carolina 2-1 (OT)
Caitlin Cantrill did not feature for LSU in either game this week.
Marshall (Laura Farrelly)
This week: drew 2-2 with Louisiana Tech
Laura Farrelly did not feature for Marshall in their draw with Louisiana Tech.
Nicholls State (Tessa Calabria, Tenille Harberger, Kristy Helmers)
This week: lost 4-0 to Central Arkansas; lost 3-2 to Northwestern State (OT)
Kristy Helmers came off the bench in both games this week, playing 32 minutes against Central Arkansas and registering one shot in 52 minutes against Northwestern State. Neither Tessa Calabria nor Tenille Harberger featured in either game this week.
North Dakota State (Lauren Featherstone)
This week: defeated Oral Roberts 1-0 (OT); lost 1-0 to Nebraska-Omaha
Lauren Featherstone came off the bench in both games this week, playing 4 minutes against Oral Roberts and tallying a shot in 13 minutes against Nebraska-Omaha.
Old Dominion (Gaby Bentley)
This week: defeated UTSA 2-0; drew 2-2 with UTEP
Gaby Bentley came off the bench in both games this week, playing 4 minutes against UTSA and 9 minutes against UTEP.
Southeast Missouri State (Siena Senatore)
This week: lost 2-1 to Belmont; defeated Austin Peay 2-1
Siena Senatore did not feature for Southeast Missouri State in either game this week.
St. Francis University (Shelby Milton)
This week: defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 2-1 (OT)
Shelby Milton did not feature for St. Francis in their win over Fairleigh Dickinson.
Stanford (Beattie Goad)
This week: defeated Utah 2-0; defeated Colorado 7-0
Beattie Goad starred off the bench for Stanford, tallying the Cardinal’s second goal with one of her three shots in 44 minutes against Utah before adding an assist and another shot in 58 minutes in the 7-0 drubbing of Colorado.
Texas Tech (Demi Koulizakis)
This week: lost 2-0 to TCU
Demi Koulizakis came off the bench for Texas Tech in their loss to TCU, playing 22 minutes and tallying a single shot.
Towson (Jodie Burchell)
This week: lost 4-3 to UNC Wilmington (OT)
Jodie Burchell started for Towson in their overtime loss to UNC Wilmington, playing 37 minutes.
UCLA (Teagan Micah)
This week: defeated Oregon 2-1; defeated Oregon State 6-0
Teagan Micah played the full 90 minutes against Oregon and made one save, but did not feature against Oregon State – a game in which the UCLA defence gave up a total of zero shots on target in any case.
Western Carolina (Kate Swartwout)
This week: defeated The Citadel 3-0; defeated Mercer 1-0 (OT)
Kate Swartwout came off the bench to play 21 minutes against The Citadel, but did not feature in the win over Mercer.
William & Mary (Lorena Bugden)
This week: lost 2-0 to Delaware; lost 1-0 to Northeastern
Lorena Bugden did not feature for William & Mary in either game this weekend.
Wyoming (Indianna Asimus, Annika Clayton, Jessie Gentle, Caitlin Pickett)
This week: defeated Nevada 4-0; defeated UNLV 2-1 (OT)
Annika Clayton started both games this week, playing 55 minutes against Nevada and finishing with 3 shots in 84 minutes against UNLV. Jessie Gentle saw 54 minutes of action against Nevada and played the full 99 minutes in the win over UNLV. Caitlin Pickett also played 54 minutes against Nevada, before tallying a single shot in 53 minutes against UNLV. Indianna Asimus played 65 minutes in the win over Nevada and registered a shot in 66 minutes against UNLV.