With four Aussies on the roster, Little Rock are regularly good for the occasional highlight, and this week was no exception as Emily Jensen and Bronte Peel scored three goals between them. The Trojans dominated in-state foes Arkansas-Pine Bluff, rolling to a 4-0 win. Jensen was particularly dangerous, rattling off five shots in 73 minutes. All five were on target, with one finding the back of the net in the 58th minute for the freshman’s first collegiate goal as Little Rock picked up their first win of the season.
Jensen doubled her season tally in the very next game, lashing home the opener from outside the area as Little Rock rolled to a 3-0 win over Alabama A&M. The freshman became the first Aussie to score multiple goals this season, but was not the only Aussie at Little Rock to tally a goal this weekend. Bronte Peel rounded out the scoring in the 51st minute, latching onto a through ball from Kiwi midfielder Serenity Thake for her first goal of the season. Little Rock have still lost just once this season, and now sit at 2-1-4 after picking up their first two wins of the season.
Lara Kirkby may not have scored this week, but that didn’t make her contribution for Maine any less meaningful as the Black Bears maintained their undefeated start to the season. With time running down and Maine level at 1-1 with Boston University, the South Australian’s cross found teammate Abby Kraemer, who sent the ball home for an 88th minute winner as the game finished 2-1. Kirkby played in excess of an hour in both games this weekend as the Black Bears knocked off UIC, winning 2-1 on the road in Chicago to finish non-conference play with a 5-0-3 record.
Meanwhile, Chantelle Symes continues to play a major role between the sticks for Southern Illinois. Although the Salukis weren’t able to get a result against North Alabama, Symes kept her team in the contest throughout, making six saves in a 90-minute performance. However, the sheer weight of attacking chances created by North Alabama culminated in a 87th minute winner as Southern Illinois came desperately close to escaping with a draw. The result sees Southern Illinois finish non-conference play 1-3-3 before heading into Missouri Valley Conference play next weekend.
Alabama State (Madison Chambers, Grace Norbury)
This week: lost 5-1 to Georgia St.
Grace Norbury played the full 90 minutes in Alabama State’s loss to Georgia State, but Madison Chambers did not feature for the Hornets.
Bellarmine (Teagan Douglas)
This week: drew 1-1 with Morehead St.; lost 2-0 to Xavier
Teagan Douglas started both games for Bellarmine this week, playing the full 90 minutes against Morehead State and 78 minutes in the loss to Xavier.
Butler (Claire Farrington)
This week: drew 2-2 with Cincinnati; defeated TCU 2-1
Claire Farrington came off the bench in Butler’s draw with Cincinnati, before playing the full 90 minutes and tallying a shot in the Bulldogs’ win over nationally ranked TCU.
Central Michigan (Shivani Battaglia)
This week: defeated Purdue Fort Wayne 2-1
Shivani Battaglia did not feature in Central Michigan’s win over Purdue Fort Wayne.
Coastal Carolina (Asha McClurg)
This week: lost 3-0 to UNC Greensboro; defeated Stetson 3-0
Asha McClurg did not feature for Coastal Carolina in either game this week.
Dartmouth (Kate Ryan)
This week: drew 1-1 with Boston College; defeated Central Conn. St. 1-0
Kate Ryan did not feature for Dartmouth in either game this week.
Denver (Isabella Chidiac)
This week: defeated Colgate 6-0; defeated Oregon 2-0
Isabella Chidiac came off the bench for Denver in both games this week, playing 17 minutes in the win over Colgate and tallying two shots, with one on target, in 12 minutes against Oregon.
Eastern Kentucky (Sophie MacAlpine)
This week: lost 2-0 to Northern Ky.; lost 1-0 to Miami (OH)
Sophie MacAlpine did not feature for Eastern Kentucky in either game this week.
Grambling State (Aimee Benton)
This week: lost 8-0 to Texas A&M
Aimee Benton came off the bench to play the last 14 minutes in Grambling State’s loss to Texas A&M, making a single save.
High Point (Meg Roden)
This week: defeated UMBC 1-0; lost 3-0 to Old Dominion
Meg Roden came off the bench in both games this week, tallying three shots with one on target in 46 minutes against UMBC, and playing 37 minutes in the loss to Old Dominion.
Illinois (Isabel Rolley)
This week: lost 2-1 to Missouri; defeated Pepperdine 3-2
Isabel Rolley started both games for Illinois this week, playing 30 minutes against Missouri and 31 minutes in the win over Pepperdine.
Kent State (Lua Suero)
This week: defeated Duquesne 2-1
Lua Suero did not feature in Kent State’s win over Duquesne.
La Salle (Courtney Butlion)
This week: drew 1-1 with NJIT; drew 2-2 with Temple
Courtney Butlion came off the bench for La Salle to register 3 shots in 34 minutes against NJIT, before moving into the starting lineup and registering one shot in her 76 minutes against Temple.
Little Rock (Cameron Barreiro, Emily Jensen, Candice Kilderry, Bronte Peel)
This week: defeated Ark.-Pine Bluff 4-0; defeated Alabama A&M 3-0
All four Aussies were heavily involved for Little Rock this week. Emily Jensen peppered the UAPB goal in her 73 minutes of action, scoring with one of her five shots on target before adding another with one of her four shots in 53 minutes against Alabama A&M. Bronte Peel also scored with one of her five shots in 55 minutes against Alabama A&M, having tallied a shot in her 67 minutes on the pitch against UAPB. Candice Kilderry came off the bench in both games, playing 38 minutes against UAPB and notching a shot in target in her 37 minutes against Alabama A&M. Cameron Barreiro also came off the bench in both games, tallying a shot in her 39 minutes of action against UAPB and playing 37 minutes in the win over Alabama A&M.
Long Island (Matilda Boyle, Isabella Stein)
This week: defeated VMI 2-1
Matilda Boyle and Isabella Stein both started for Long Island in their win over VMI, with both players tallying a shot on target and playing 16 and 65 minutes respectively.
Louisiana (Emma Bates)
This week: match abandoned v Alcorn; lost 2-0 to Lamar University
Emma Bates started for Louisiana in their loss to Lamar, notching a shot in her 40 minutes on the pitch. Louisiana’s match against Alcorn State was abandoned with the Ragin’ Cajuns up 5-0 after an hour, rendering all stats null and void.
Maine (Lara Kirkby)
This week: defeated Boston U. 2-1; defeated UIC 2-1
Lara Kirkby started both games for Maine this week, notching a shot and an assist in 64 minutes against Boston University, before tallying another shot in 74 minutes of action in the win over UIC.
Massachusetts (Hannah Peric)
This week: match cancelled v UAlbany; lost 1-0 to Rutgers
Hannah Peric played the full 90 minutes in Massachusetts’ loss to Rutgers, whilst the match against Albany was cancelled.
Mississippi Valley State (Jacquelline Kambere)
This week: lost 3-0 to Jacksonville St.
Jacquelline Kambere did not feature in Mississippi Valley State’s loss to Jacksonville State.
Morehead State (Natasha Tanner)
This week: drew 1-1 with Bellarmine; lost 3-0 to Northern Ky.
Natasha Tanner started both games for Morehead State this week, playing 62 minutes against Bellarmine and 79 minutes in the loss to Northern Kentucky.
Northwestern State (Caitlin Le Roux)
This week: defeated Jackson St. 2-0; lost 2-1 to LSU
Caitlin Le Roux did not feature in Northwestern State’s win over Jackson State, but came off the bench to play 35 minutes in the loss to LSU.
Oral Roberts (Layla Lopez)
This week: lost 1-0 to Central Ark.; defeated Kansas St. 2-1
Layla Lopez did not feature for Oral Roberts in either game this week.
Oregon State (Katie Godden)
This week: defeated UC Irvine 3-2; drew 0-0 with Boise St.
Katie Godden started for Oregon State against UC Irvine, tallying 3 shots on target in 41 minutes, before coming off the bench to play 12 minutes in the draw with Boise State.
Pacific (Libby Davy)
This week: defeated Southern Utah 3-1; defeated Sacramento St. 3-2
Libby Davy started both games for Pacific this week, playing 45 minutes without making a save or conceding a goal against Southern Utah, before making two saves in a full-game performance against Sacramento State.
Rider (Eloise Jones)
This week: lost 1-0 to Marist
Eloise Jones did not feature in Rider’s loss to Marist.
Santa Clara (Holly Furphy)
This week: drew 0-0 with California; drew 1-1 with Cal Poly
Holly Furphy did not feature in Santa Clara’s win over California, but came off the bench to play 28 minutes in the draw with Cal Poly.
Siena (Iona Snape)
This week: drew 1-1 with Manhattan
Iona Snape started in Siena’s draw with Manhattan, registering a shot in her 73 minutes of action.
Southern Illinois (Chantelle Symes)
This week: lost 2-1 to North Ala.
Chantelle Symes played the full 90 minutes for Southern Illinois in their loss to North Alabama, making six saves.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Molly Arens)
This week: defeated Tarleton St. 3-1
Molly Arens started for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in their win over Tarleton State, notching two shots with one on target in her 57 minutes on the pitch.
UAB (Abbey Burns)
This week: defeated Tennessee Tech 1-0; lost 3-0 to South Alabama
Abbey Burns started both games for UAB this week, playing 62 minutes against Tennessee Tech and 73 minutes against Tennessee Tech, tallying a shot in each contest.
UMBC (Isobel Davy, Annaliese Grove)
This week: lost 1-0 to High Point; lost 4-1 to Navy
Neither Isobel Davy nor Annie Grove featured in either game for UMBC this week.
UNC Asheville (Jasmine Barry)
This week: drew 0-0 with The Citadel (match called after 80 minutes due to weather); drew 2-2 with Mercer
Jasmine Barry came off the bench in both games this week, playing 46 minutes against UNC Asheville and 33 minutes against Mercer.
USC (Talia Grossman)
This week: lost 3-2 to Utah Valley
Talia Grossman did not feature in USC’s loss to Utah Valley.
VCU (Greta Kraszula)
This week: lost 2-1 to Stanford
Greta Kraszula played the full 90 minutes in VCU’s loss to Stanford, tallying a shot in the process.