Hannah Peric once again stepped up in a crucial moment, rounding out another solid performance with an assist on the match-winning goal as Massachusetts knocked off Saint Joseph’s in a nail-biter. With time winding down into the final ten minutes and neither side able to find a goal, Peric was able to find teammate Jenny Hipp with a well-positioned header, who managed to fire home for the game’s only goal. Peric then backed up against Rhode Island as a sterling defensive performance saw the Minutewomen hold their opponents to just two shots on target before securing victory with a goal early in the second period of overtime.
Of course, Teresa Morrissey was also involved in that game, and despite conceding two overtime winners this week, kept her Rhode Island team in both of their games this week. The sophomore played 64 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Fordham, coming off the bench at halftime and making one save, and was elevated to the starting role against Massachusetts. Coming up with four saves, Morrissey kept the Rams in the game against the Minutewomen, but once again overtime proved Rhode Island’s downfall in a 1-0 defeat.
Alabama State marched into Texas and took six points to sit top of the SWAC alongside Grambling State, with Grace Norbury once again quite literally in the middle of things for the Hornets. The freshman played 74 minutes against Prairie View A&M before taking an opponent’s studs to the knees and being forced from the pitch, before the Hornets grabbed the game’s only goal in the 83rd minute. Norbury would return for Sunday’s match against Texas Southern, this time playing the full 90 minutes as Alabama State dominated but required an 84th minute penalty following a tangle at a corner to secure victory.
Staying in Texas, Madison McComasky put in an inspired performance for Incarnate Word as the Cardinals routed Nicholls State 6-0. The junior college transfer was instrumental in ensuring the Cardinals dominated the midfield battle on their way to a comprehensive victory, also rattling off four shots with one on target. Incarnate Word now sit fourth in the Southland Conference with three games to play, seven points off leaders Lamar but just a point shy of third-placed Stephen F. Austin, with both teams facing tricky but not impossible runs home.
Alabama State (Grace Norbury, Sophie Bui)
This week: defeated Prairie View A&M 1-0; defeated Texas Southern 1-0
Grace Norbury played the first 75 minutes and tallied a shot against Prairie View A&M before being forced off after suffering a knock to the knee. The freshman returned, however, to play the full 90 minutes against Texas Southern. Sophie Bui did not feature for the Hornets in either game this week.
Butler (Claire Farrington)
This week: defeated Marquette 2-0 (OT)
Claire Farrington came off the bench for Butler in their win over Marquette, playing 21 minutes.
Creighton (Renee Pountney)
This week: defeated Xavier 1-0; drew 0-0 with Iowa State
Renee Pountney did not feature for Creighton in their win over Xavier, whilst no details were provided for the exhibition against Iowa State.
East Tennessee State (D’arne Boato)
This week: lost to Wofford 1-0
D’arne Boato did not feature for East Tennessee State in their loss to Wofford.
Eastern Illinois (Ashleigh Harvie)
This week: drew with Austin Peay 1-1
Ash Harvie was ever-present for Eastern Illinois in their draw with Austin Peay, playing all 110 minutes.
Grambling State (Ashley Commens)
This week: defeated Southern 4-1; defeated Jackson State 3-0
Ashley Commens did not feature for Grambling State in either of their two wins this week.
Grand Canyon (Sandra Hill)
This week: defeated Chicago State 6-1; defeated Chicago State 4-0
Sandra Hill came off the bench to play an hour in Grand Canyon’s first win over Chicago State, before playing the full 90 minutes in the 4-0 victory later in the week.
Hofstra (Grace Watson Carr)
This week: defeated Delaware 6-0
Grace Watson Carr did not feature for Hofstra in their win over Delaware.
Illinois (Ashleigh Lefevre)
This week: lost to Michigan 2-0; defeated Michigan State 2-1
Ashleigh Lefevre did not feature against Michigan, but came off the bench for a 3-minute cameo against Michigan State.
Incarnate Word (Madison McComasky)
This week: drew with Southeastern Louisiana 0-0; defeated Nicholls State 6-0
Madison McComasky came off the bench against Southeastern Louisiana to play 33 minutes, before playing the full 90 minutes against Nicholls State, finishing with four shots and one on target.
La Salle (Alyssa Van Heurck)
This week: lost to Fordham 1-0
Alyssa Van Heurck played the full 90 minutes for La Salle in their loss to Fordham, finishing with a single shot.
Marshall (Laura Farrelly)
This week: v Old Dominion – 8am, Friday March 26; v West Virginia Tech – 8am, Monday March 29
Massachusetts (Hannah Peric)
This week: defeated Saint Joseph’s 1-0; defeated Rhode Island 1-0 (OT)
Hannah Peric tallied a shot and an assist in 70 minutes in Massachusetts’ win over Saint Joseph’s, before coming off the bench to play 73 minutes in the overtime victory against Rhode Island.
Nicholls State (Shauni Reid)
This week: lost to Abilene Christian 3-0; lost to Incarnate Word 6-0
Shauni Reid did not feature for Nicholls State in either game this week.
Rhode Island (Teresa Morrissey)
This week: lost to Fordham 2-1 (OT); lost to Massachusetts1-0 (OT)
Teresa Morrissey came off the bench to play 64 minutes against Fordham, making one save before playing all 100 minutes and making four saves in the overtime loss to Massachusetts.
San Francisco (Ashley Jordan)
This week: game v Saint Mary’s postponed.
St. Francis Brooklyn (Jazzmin Forwood)
This week: drew 0-0 with Wagner
Jazzmin Forwood came off the bench to play 27 minutes in St. Francis Brooklyn’s draw with Wagner, finishing with a shot on target.
Stanford (Amy Sayer)
This week: defeated Oregon State 3-1; drew with Oregon 1-1
Amy Sayer came off the bench to play 23 minutes against Oregon State, before returning to the starting lineup against Oregon to play 92 minutes. Sayer finished the Oregon game with two shots, of which one was on target.
Tennessee-Martin (Kiarnie Latham)
This week: defeated Tennessee Tech 1-0 (OT)
Kiarnie Latham came off the bench for Tennessee-Martin in their win over in-state foe Tennessee Tech, playing 34 minutes.
UMBC (Abi Jordan)
This week: defeated NJIT 1-0
Abi Jordan did not feature for UMBC in their win over NJIT.
USC (Talia Grossman)
This week: defeated Arizona 1-0
Backup goalkeeper Talia Grossman did not feature for USC in their win over Arizona.
Washington State (Aly Hay)
This week: defeated Colorado 1-0
Backup goalkeeper Aly Hay did not feature for Washington State in their overtime win over Colorado.
Wyoming (Indianna Asimus)
This week: lost to Colorado College 1-0; lost to Air Force 1-0
Indianna Asimus started both games for Wyoming this week, playing 79 minutes against Colorado College and 72 minutes against Air Force.