Spring 2021 Week 7 Wrap

This week saw Alabama State celebrate Senior Day, and it was Grace Norbury serving up a present for senior teammate McKenna Wiscombe during the Hornets’ 4-0 win over Alcorn State. Returning to the starting lineup after missing last week recovering from a knock, Norbury quickly returned to form, finding Wiscombe with an incisive pass that the senior buried to open the scoring. The freshman would also finish with a shot on target, posing an attacking threat throughout the contest. Sophie Bui came off the bench for the Hornets, also registering a shot as the Montgomery-based side moved to 3-0-1 in conference play, just 2 points shy of 4-0-0 Prairie View A&M at this point.

Moving north, Alyssa Van Heurck and La Salle enjoyed a successful weekend with two wins in as many games. The Western Australian played every minute of the two games as the Explorers defeated Rhode Island 1-0 before escaping with a win over Saint Joseph’s. However, being ever-present was hardly Van Heurck’s only achievement for the weekend, with the junior scoring the opener in the win over Saint Joseph’s. An early corner found its way to Van Heurck, who nodded the ball home to set the Explorers on their way, going up 3-1 before an 82nd minute goal from Saint Joseph’s set up a grandstand finish.

Teresa Morrissey was not between the sticks for Rhode Island’s loss to La Salle, but returned to the lineup against Boston College, and was once again called upon regularly following last week’s 8-save performance against Saint Joseph’s. With the Rams coming off two draws in their previous three games, it was only a matter of time before they belted the door down and picked up their first win, and six saves from Morrissey helped Rhode Island to a 3-2 victory in overtime. The win represented Rhode Island’s first victory over the Eagles in program history, having picked up one draw in among five losses in the six previous meetings between the two sides.

Finally, there was some unfortunate news to come out of Hartford, with the Hawks appearing to have cancelled their season. Whilst no official announcement has been made, all matches on the schedule on their website is listed as cancelled, meaning Western Australian goalkeeper Jamie Campbell’s debut will have to wait until the fall season.

Complete Results

Alabama State (Grace Norbury, Sophie Bui)

This week: defeated Alcorn State 4-0

Grace Norbury started for Alabama State in their win over Alcorn State, tallying an assist and a shot on target during a 64-minute outing. Sophie Bui came off the bench, playing 15 minutes and registering a shot.

Butler (Claire Farrington)

This week: defeated Creighton4-0; lost to 1-0

Claire Farrington came off the bench for Butler in both games this week, playing 30 minutes against Creighton and 26 minutes against DePaul.

Creighton (Renee Pountney)

This week: lost to Butler 4-0; defeated Marquette 3-0

Renee Pountney came off the bench in both games this week, playing 6 minutes in the loss to Butler and 11 minutes in the win over Marquette.

East Tennessee State (D’arne Boato)

This week: lost to Western Carolina 3-0

D’arne Boato did not feature for East Tennessee State in their loss to Western Carolina.

Eastern Illinois (Ashleigh Harvie)

This week: lost to Belmont 3-0

Ash Harvie started for Eastern Illinois in their loss to Belmont, playing 44 minutes.

Grambling State (Ashley Commens)

No games this week.

Grand Canyon (Sandra Hill)

This week: lost to UTRGV 2-1; defeated UTRGV 3-0

Sandra Hill did not feature for Grand Canyon in either game this week.

Hartford (Jamie Campbell)

This week: game v Binghamton cancelled

Hofstra (Grace Watson Carr)

This week: defeated Northeastern 3-0

Grace Watson Carr did not feature for Hofstra in their win over Northeastern.

Illinois (Ashleigh Lefevre)

This week: defeated Nebraska 3-1; lost to Ohio State 2-1

Ashleigh Lefevre came off the bench against Nebraska to play 15 minutes, but did not feature in the loss to Ohio State.

Incarnate Word (Madison McComasky)

No games this week.

La Salle (Alyssa Van Heurck)

This week: defeated Rhode Island 1-0; defeated Saint Joseph’s 3-2

Alyssa Van Heurck played the full 90 minutes in both games this week, scoring the opener in La Salle’s win over Saint Joseph’s.

Marshall (Laura Farrelly)

This week: lost to Western Kentucky 2-1

Laura Farrelly did not feature for Marshall in their loss to Western Kentucky.

Massachusetts (Hannah Peric)

This week: defeated Fordham 2-1 (OT)

Hannah Peric started for Massachusetts in their win over Fordham, playing 59 minutes.

Nicholls State (Shauni Reid)

This week: lost to Louisiana 3-0

Shauni Reid came off the bench for Nicholls State in their loss to Louisiana, playing 10 minutes.

Rhode Island (Teresa Morrissey)

This week: lost to La Salle 1-0; defeated Boston College 3-2 (OT)

Teresa Morrissey did not feature for Rhode Island against La Salle, but played all 92 minutes against Boston College, making six saves.

San Francisco (Ashley Jordan)

This week: game v San Diego postponed

St. Francis Brooklyn (Jazzmin Forwood)

No games this week.

Stanford (Amy Sayer)

This week: lost to California 1-0

Amy Sayer did not feature for Stanford in their loss to California.

Tennessee-Martin (Kiarnie Latham)

No games this week.

UMBC (Abi Jordan)

This week: lost to Albany 2-1 (OT)

Abi Jordan did not feature for UMBC in their loss to Albany.

USC (Talia Grossman)

This week: drew with UCLA 2-2

Talia Grossman did not feature for USC in their draw with UCLA.

Washington State (Aly Hay)

This week: lost to Washington 2-1

Aly Hay did not feature for Washington State in their loss to Washington.

Wyoming (Indianna Asimus)

This week: game v Colorado State cancelled

About Lachy 268 Articles
Founder of College Matildas. An Australian women's football fan who also happens to be a college sports fan. Often found at W-League or NPLW games.

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