Spring 2021 Week 11 Wrap

It wasn’t the best final week of the regular season for the Aussies in NCAA Division I, with no teams managing to join Alabama State as conference tournament champions, leaving numbers quite sparse for the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Claire Farrington’s Butler side went closest, taking Georgetown to overtime in the Big East championship game before falling 2-1, with Farrington playing cameos off the bench in both the semi-final win over UConn and the loss to Georgetown. Meanwhile, Kiarnie Latham, Hannah Peric, Grace Watson Carr, Sandra Hill, and Renee Pountney all saw their hopes evaporate at the semi-final stage, with differing levels of involvement for the Aussies.

Meanwhile, at NAIA level, Emma Farrelly remains the sole Aussie in the hunt for a national title as William Carey marched into the final 10-team national championship bracket. The Crusaders dismantled LSU Shreveport 3-0 and Cumberland 5-1 in their opening round matches on their home patch, with Farrelly coming off the bench in both games.

Of course, with the regular season now complete, we move on to the NCAA Tournament, for which the teams will be announced tomorrow. Grace Norbury, Sophie Bui, and Alabama State secured their berth by virtue of winning the SWAC Tournament, whilst Talia Grossman and USC are considered a lock to earn an at-large bid to the reduced 48 team bracket.

The remainder of the teams thought to be in with even a remote shot are Hofstra, Washington State, and Stanford. A loss to Elon in the CAA Tournament semi-finals leaves Grace Watson Carr and Hofstra likely on the outside looking in, their RPI having dropped significantly after sitting in the top 15 prior to that game, and with few high-quality wins to their name. Meanwhile, Washington State’s draw against Washington could be viewed as a good result, but it definitely wasn’t the blockbuster win Aly Hay’s side needed to push themselves into solid contention for a tournament spot. Finally, Amy Sayer and Stanford managed to scrape an overtime win against local rivals California on the weekend, but it also appears that they may be on the outer with the committee at this stage.

Complete Results

Alabama State (Grace Norbury, Sophie Bui)

No games this week.

Butler (Claire Farrington)

This week: defeated UConn 2-1 (Big East Tournament Semi-Final); lost to Georgetown 2-1 (OT) (Big East Tournament Final)

Claire Farrington came off the bench for Butler in both Big East tournament games this week, playing 45 minutes against UConn and 28 minutes in the loss to Georgetown.

Creighton (Renee Pountney)

This week: lost to Georgetown 2-1 (OT) (Big East Tournament Semi-Final)

Renee Pountney did not feature for Creighton in their loss to Georgetown.

Eastern Illinois (Ashleigh Harvie)

No games this week.

Grambling State (Ashley Commens)

No games this week.

Grand Canyon (Sandra Hill)

This week: lost to Seattle 3-2 (WAC Tournament Semi-Final)

Sandra Hill started for Grand Canyon in their loss to Seattle, playing 49 minutes.

Hofstra (Grace Watson Carr)

This week: lost to Elon 1-0 (CAA Tournament Semi-Final)

Grace Watson Carr did not feature for Hofstra in their loss to Elon.

Illinois (Ashleigh Lefevre)

No games this week.

Incarnate Word (Madison McComasky)

No games this week.

La Salle (Alyssa Van Heurck)

No games this week.

Marshall (Laura Farrelly)

No games this week.

Massachusetts (Hannah Peric)

This week: lost to Davidson 1-0 (Atlantic 10 Tournament Semi-Final)

Hannah Peric came off the bench for Massachusetts in their loss to Davidson, playing 42 minutes.

Nicholls State (Shauni Reid)

No games this week.

Rhode Island (Teresa Morrissey)

No games this week.

San Francisco (Ashley Jordan)

This week: defeated Pacific 1-0

Ashley Jordan did not feature for San Francisco in their win over Pacific.

St. Francis Brooklyn (Jazzmin Forwood)

No games this week.

Stanford (Amy Sayer)

This week: defeated Cal 1-0 (OT)

Amy Sayer did not feature for Stanford in their win over Cal.

Tennessee-Martin (Kiarnie Latham)

This week: lost to SIU Edwardsville 2-0 (OVC Tournament Semi-Final)

Kiarnie Latham came off the bench for Tennessee-Martin in their loss to SIU Edwardsville, playing 6 minutes.

UMBC (Abi Jordan)

No games this week.

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: drew with Washington 0-0

Aly Hay did not feature for Washington State in their draw with Washington.

Wyoming (Indianna Asimus)

No games this week.

About Lachy 383 Articles
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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