2023 Week 3 Wrap

Week 3 was definitely a week for the goalkeepers, but it was also a week that saw one of the most long-awaited debuts among all the Aussies in NCAA Division I. Meanwhile, Alabama State’s Aussies each enjoyed a day out against Talladega.

Having missed the majority of her freshman season due to injury, Chantelle Symes is rapidly making up for lost time, with her game against SIU Edwardsville undoubtedly a match-winning effort for Southern Illinois. The Salukis were outshot 23-6, and found themselves on the wrong side of a 10-3 count in shots on target. However, Symes ensured they would come away with a point, finishing with nine saves including two in the final five minutes as the game finished 1-1. The sophomore was not nearly as busy in her team’s second game of the week against Lindenwood, but made two saves in a 90-minute outing as Southern Illinois picked up their second 1-1 draw of the weekend.

However, Symes wasn’t the only goalkeeper putting up massive save numbers. Libby Davy was all but a wall in front of the net for Pacific against Oregon State, keeping her team in it until the Tigers unleashed a second-half barrage to come away with a 3-1 win. Oregon State took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but Davy’s eight saves combined with three goals in six minutes just after the 70-minute mark led Pacific to victory. The freshman made another four saves in another full game performance against New Mexico State, but unfortunately the Tigers fell to a 3-1 defeat in a topsy-turvy week.

Fellow South Australian freshman goalkeeper Aimee Benton was also instrumental in her team picking up a point as Grambling State continued their solid start to the season. Playing the full 90 minutes for the second consecutive game, Benton pulled off five saves in the Tigers’ 2-2 draw with Tarleton State. The freshman would return to splitting playing time with Madison Covey-Taylor in a 1-1 draw with Little Rock as both players saw 45 minutes of action, with the result leaving Grambling State sitting at 2-2-3 through three weeks of play.

Staying in the SWAC, Alabama State hosted NCAA Division II side Talladega College, with both Grace Norbury and Madison Chambers finding their way onto the scoresheet. The Hornets bounced back from last week’s 9-0 defeat to Mercer with a 4-0 victory, outshooting Talladega 40-4. Somehow, it took until the 52nd minute for the home side to open the scoring, and it was Norbury who notched the opener for her first goal of the season. Chambers had to wait a little longer, tallying an assist on the Hornets’ fourth and final goal, which came in the 89th minute courtesy of Kassandra Schoen.

Finally, there was a long-awaited debut this week as Eloise Jones found her way onto the pitch for the first time. The defender’s first season at Rider had been scuppered by injury, but her late entry off the bench for the final two minutes against Albany signalled what will hopefully be the first of many appearances for the Broncs. 14 minutes in a win over Delaware State followed, and with any luck, that number will continue to climb in the coming weeks.

Complete Results:

Alabama State (Madison Chambers, Grace Norbury)

This week: defeated Talladega 4-0; lost 4-1 to Troy

Grace Norbury started both games for Alabama State this week, scoring with one of her five shots in 85 minutes against Talladega and playing the full 90 minutes against Troy. Madison Chambers tallied an assist in her 47 minutes as a starter against Talladega but did not feature against Troy.

Bellarmine (Teagan Douglas)

This week: defeated Evansville 2-0; defeated Chicago St. 2-1

Teagan Douglas started both games for Bellarmine this week, playing the full 90 minutes against Evansville and registering a shot in an 87-minute outing against Chicago State.

Butler (Claire Farrington)

This week: defeated IUPUI 3-0; lost 2-0 to Baylor

Claire Farrington did not feature for Butler on either occasion this week.

Central Michigan (Shivani Battaglia)

This week: drew 1-1 with Cincinnati; lost 3-0 to Louisville

Shivani Battaglia did not feature for Central Michigan on either occasion this week.

Coastal Carolina (Asha McClurg)

This week: lost 1-0 to North Dakota St.; lost 5-0 to South Carolina

Asha McClurg did not feature for Coastal Carolina on either occasion this week.

Dartmouth (Kate Ryan)

This week: defeated Colgate 1-0; defeated Merrimack 1-0

Kate Ryan did not feature for Dartmouth in either game this week.

Denver (Isabella Chidiac)

This week: defeated Northern Colo. 3-1; defeated NC State 4-2

Isabella Chidiac came off the bench for Denver in both games this week, playing 22 minutes against Northern Colorado and putting one of her two shots on target in 14 minutes against North Carolina State.

Eastern Kentucky (Sophie MacAlpine)

This week: lost 2-1 to DePaul; defeated Eastern Mich. 2-1

Sophie MacAlpine came off the bench to play 13 minutes against DePaul, before starting and playing 26 minutes in Eastern Kentucky’s win over Eastern Michigan.

Grambling State (Aimee Benton)

This week: drew 2-2 with Tarleton St.; drew 1-1 with Little Rock

Aimee Benton started both games for Grambling State this week, making five saves in a complete game outing against Tarleton State, before playing 45 minutes against Little Rock but not making a save.

Hawaii (Eliza Ammendolia)

This week: lost 3-1 to Air Force; drew 1-1 with UNLV

Eliza Ammendolia did not feature for Hawaii in either game this week.

High Point (Meg Roden)

This week: drew 1-1 with FGCU; lost 3-1 to East Carolina

Meg Roden came off the bench for High Point in both games this week, tallying two shots with one on target in 49 minutes against Florida Gulf Coast, before playing 33 minutes in the loss to East Carolina.

Illinois (Isabel Rolley)

This week: defeated Louisville 2-1; lost 1-0 to Kentucky

Isabel Rolley came off the bench for Illinois in both games this week, playing 35 minutes against Louisville and tallying two shots in 55 minutes in the loss to Kentucky.

Kent State (Lua Suero)

This week: lost 5-0 to Arizona; drew 1-1 with Arizona St.

Lua Suero came off the bench to play 36 minutes in Kent State’s loss to Arizona, but did not feature against Arizona State.

La Salle (Courtney Butlion)

This week: defeated Seton Hall 3-1; lost 3-1 to Bucknell

Courtney Butlion started both games this week, playing 45 minutes against Seton Hall and 50 minutes against Bucknell, registering a shot in each game.

Little Rock (Cameron Barreiro, Emily Jensen, Candice Kilderry, Bronte Peel)

This week: drew 0-0 with Central Ark.; drew 1-1 with Grambling

Once again, all four Australians saw playing time for Little Rock this week. Candice Kilderry started both games, playing 65 minutes against Central Arkansas and 61 minutes against Grambling State, tallying a shot in each game. Bronte Peel also started both games, registering a shot in 62 minutes against Central Arkansas and playing 59 minutes against Grambling State. Emily Jensen also had two starts, playing 71 minutes in the draw with Central Arkansas and 75 minutes against Grambling State. Cameron Barreiro came off the bench in both games, notching a shot in 26 minutes of action against Central Arkansas and playing 15 minutes against Grambling State.

Long Island (Matilda Boyle, Isabella Stein)

This week: lost 3-0 to NJIT; drew 0-0 with Manhattan

Matilda Boyle started for Long Island against NJIT and played 39 minutes, before coming off the bench against Manhattan to register two shots in 43 minutes, of which one was on target. Izzy Stein came off the bench in both games, tallying a shot in 47 minutes against NJIT before playing 50 minutes in the draw with Manhattan.

Louisiana (Emma Bates)

This week: lost 2-1 to Fla. Atlantic; drew 2-2 with FIU

Emma Bates came off the bench in both games this week, playing 38 minutes against Florida Atlantic and 45 minutes against Florida International.

Maine (Lara Kirkby)

This week: drew 1-1 with Merrimack; drew 1-1 with Sacred Heart

Lara Kirkby started both games this week, tallying a shot on target in 69 minutes against Merrimack and playing 66 minutes in the draw with Sacred Heart.

Massachusetts (Hannah Peric)

This week: defeated Syracuse 2-0; defeated Bryant 2-0

Hannah Peric started both games this week, tallying a shot in a full-game outing against Syracuse and playing 68 minutes against Bryant.

Morehead State (Natasha Tanner)

This week: lost 2-1 to Austin Peay

Natasha Tanner came off the bench in Morehead State’s loss to Austin Peay, playing 54 minutes.

Northwestern State (Caitlin Le Roux)

This week: lost 3-0 to Southern Miss.; defeated Alabama A&M 1-0

Caitlin Le Roux started both games for Northwestern State this week, playing 37 minutes against Southern Miss and 49 minutes in the win over Alabama A&M.

Oral Roberts (Layla Lopez)

This week: drew 2-2 with Missouri St.; lost 5-0 to North Texas

Layla Lopez did not feature for Oral Roberts in either game this week.

Oregon State (Katie Godden)

This week: lost 3-1 to Pacific; drew 1-1 with Portland

Katie Godden came off the bench to register two shots in 24 minutes against Pacific, before starting and playing 63 minutes in the draw with Portland.

Pacific (Libby Davy)

This week: defeated Oregon St. 3-1; lost 3-1 to New Mexico St.

Libby Davy played all 180 minutes this week, making eight saves against Oregon State and four more against New Mexico State.

Rider (Eloise Jones)

This week: lost 3-0 to UAlbany; defeated Delaware St. 4-1

Eloise Jones came off the bench in both games this week, playing 2 minutes against Albany and 14 minutes in the win over Delaware State.

Santa Clara (Holly Furphy)

This week: defeated Columbia 1-0; defeated James Madison 2-1

Holly Furphy came off the bench in both games this week, playing 20 minutes against Columbia and 9 minutes in the win over James Madison.

Siena (Iona Snape)

This week: lost 6-0 to New Hampshire; defeated Holy Cross 2-1

Iona Snape came off the bench to tally two shots with one on target in Siena’s loss to New Hampshire, before moving into the starting lineup to play 56 minutes in the win over Holy Cross.

Southern Illinois (Chantelle Symes)

This week: drew 1-1 with SIUE; drew 1-1 with Lindenwood

Chantelle Symes played the full 90 minutes on both occasions this week, making nine saves against SIU Edwardsville and two more in the draw with Lindenwood.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Molly Arens)

This week: defeated Prairie View 6-0; drew 2-2 with Sam Houston

Molly Arens started both games for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi this week, tallying two shots in 66 minutes against Prairie View A&M and another shot in 56 minutes against Sam Houston State.

UAB (Abbey Burns)

This week: drew 0-0 with TCU; defeated SFA 1-0

Abbey Burns played the full 90 minutes for UAB in their draw with TCU, before tallying a shot in 61 minutes against Stephen F. Austin.

UMBC (Isobel Davy, Annaliese Grove)

This week: lost 8-1 to Towson; lost 2-0 to George Washington

Annie Grove started for UMBC against Towson but was forced off after just nine minutes and did not feature for the rest of the game or against George Washington, whilst Isobel Davy did not feature on either occasion this week.

UNC Asheville (Jasmine Barry)

This week: defeated Wofford 1-0; defeated Furman 2-1

Jasmine Barry started both games for UNC Asheville this week, registering a shot in 48 minutes against Wofford and playing 36 minutes against Furman.

USC (Talia Grossman)

This week: defeated Purdue 4-0

Talia Grossman did not feature for USC in their win over Purdue.

VCU (Greta Kraszula)

This week: drew 0-0 with Maryland; lost 4-1 to Virginia

Greta Kraszula started both games for VCU this week, playing 78 minutes against Maryland and 80 minutes against Virginia.

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

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