2019 Week 12 Wrap

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Beattie Goad has come off the bench in recent weeks, but received a starting berth on her own Senior Day and took the opportunity with both hands as the Cardinal routed local rivals California 4-0. Stanford took a 2-0 lead inside the first 15 minutes, with Goad tallying an assist on the second. The senior found Carly Malatskey in space out wide with a neat pass, before Malatskey tucked a finish just inside the near post to deliver Stanford a handy advantage.

Goad would do something quite similar in the build-up to Stanford’s third goal after halftime. This time, Goad found Sophia Smith out wide, who cut in before curling home past the goalkeeper’s outstretched hand. Stanford finished the game outshooting California 39-1, with 17 of those on target. The win completed a perfect Pac-12 season for Stanford, who look set to go into the NCAA Tournament as the #1 overall seed as they look for a second national championship in three seasons.

Texas Tech may not have been able to get a win in their Big 12 semi-final against TCU, but Demi Koulizakis was nonetheless dangerous for the Red Raiders. Just 53 seconds into the contest, Koulizakis’ shot from distance could only be tipped down by the goalkeeper, with the ball dropping into the path of Jordie Harr, who managed to direct the ball home despite the close attention of a TCU defender. However, despite Texas Tech outshooting their opponents 21-10, the Horned Frogs scored with their only two shots on target of the evening to secure a 2-1 smash-and-grab victory, leaving Texas Tech to await their position in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Eliza Ammendolia remained a threat for Hawaii until the very last moment of the Rainbow Wahine’s season, with the All-Conference selection again proving dangerous despite her team’s 3-0 loss to Cal State Fullerton in the Big West semi-finals. The freshman tallied one of Hawaii’s five shots on target in a complete game performance, but Cal State Fullerton were clinical, putting 10 of their 12 shots on target as they rolled to victory. The loss also saw Kiri Dale’s outstanding college career come to an end, with the redshirt senior proving to be an integral member of the Hawaii side for the last three seasons since transferring from Iona.

Whilst neither Monique Iannella nor Grace Watson Carr have seen much playing time this year, they will still take away special memories from this season as Hofstra secured their third consecutive CAA Championship. Having dominated all season, the Pride put a bow on things in the best way possible, rolling to a 5-1 victory in the championship game over James Madison.

Player of the Year Points:

3: Beattie Goad (Stanford)
2: Demi Koulizakis (Texas Tech)
1: Eliza Ammendolia (Hawaii)

Complete Results

Alabama State (Sophie Bui)

This week: lost 1-0 to Prairie View A&M

Sophie Bui started and played 45 minutes in Alabama State’s season-ending loss to Prairie View A&M.

Fairleigh Dickinson (Sam Roff)

This week: defeated Bryant 2-0; lost 1-0 to Central Connecticut State

Sam Roff started her final two college games, playing 82 minutes in the win over Bryant and 33 minutes in the Northeast Conference championship game loss to Central Connecticut State.

Hawaii (Eliza Ammendolia, Kiri Dale)

This week: lost 3-0 to Cal State Fullerton

Eliza Ammendolia played the full 90 minutes for Hawaii in their loss to Cal State Fullerton, tallying 3 shots with one on target. Kiri Dale came off the bench in her final game for the Rainbow Wahine, playing 15 minutes.

Hofstra (Monique Iannella, Grace Watson Carr)

This week: defeated James Madison 5-1

Neither Grace Watson Carr nor Monique Iannella featured for Hofstra as the Pride secured the CAA championship with a win over James Madison.

La Salle (Claudia Jenkins, Alyssa Van Heurck)

This week: lost 1-0 to Saint Louis

Claudia Jenkins played the full 90 minutes in La Salle’s season-ending loss to Saint Louis, making two saves. Alyssa Van Heurck also started, posting a shot in a 50-minute outing.

Southeast Missouri State (Siena Senatore)

This week: lost 2-1 SIU-Edwardsville

Siena Senatore started for Southeast Missouri State in what turned out to be her last college game, playing the full 90 minutes.

Stanford (Beattie Goad)

This week: defeated California 4-0

Beattie Goad started for Stanford in their win over rivals California, contributing a pair of assists as well as a shot in a 60-minute outing.

Texas Tech (Demi Koulizakis)

This week: lost 2-1 to TCU

Demi Koulizakis played the full 90 minutes in Texas Tech’s conference tournament loss to TCU, tallying four shots with two on target.

UCLA (Rachel Lowe, Teagan Micah)

This week: defeated USC 4-2

Teagan Micah played the full 90 minutes in UCLA’s victory over cross-town rivals USC, but did not make a save. Rachel Lowe missed this game due to Young Matildas commitments.

Washington State (Aly Hay)

This week: lost 1-0 to Washington

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

2019 Week 12 Preview

At #15 in the United Soccer Coaches national rankings, Texas Tech are the second-highest ranked Big 12 team, and also finished second in the conference standings before knocking off Baylor in last weekend’s conference tournament quarter-finals. That put the Red Raiders into a semi-final against TCU, with the Horned Frogs the only Big 12 team to deliver Texas Tech a defeat this season. However, that slip-up doesn’t change the fact that Texas Tech will come into this game as favourites, with senior Demi Koulizakis part of a Red Raiders attack that has done the required job on just about every occasion this season. With a solid defence that has conceded just five goals in conference play backing them up, Texas Tech has eked out four 1-0 victories this season on their way to second place in the conference standings. However, a 4-1 win over Kansas State last week displayed the Red Raiders’ offensive prowess, and with nine goals in their last four games, if everything clicks, Texas Tech could yet storm to the championship game.

Hawaii have already made history just by reaching the Big West tournament, but that is merely a step on the pathway as the Rainbow Wahine look to reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007. With the tournament being hosted by the regular season champion, Hawaii’s semi-final against Cal State Fullerton in the 1st v 4th semi-final becomes a true road game rather than a neutral venue contest. However, Hawaii have already drawn with the Titans on the very same pitch that they will be playing this game. It was a hardly a game in which Hawaii just eked out a draw either; although they were outshot 20-13, the Rainbow Wahine certainly had their chances throughout the contest. Big West All-Conference First Team selection Eliza Ammendolia’s emergence as part of the attack has certainly been a game-changer for Hawaii, and whilst they have only won one of their last five, the Rainbow Wahine have lost only one of their past eight as they carved out a number of draws to pick up vital points on their way to the tournament.

UCLA and USC played out one of the most thrilling games of the regular season in 2018, and sparks look set to fly once again as the crosstown rivals face off on the final day of Pac-12 play. Last year’s contest saw Teagan Micah make one of the plays of the season, coming up with an acrobatic tip over the bar with just two seconds remaining in regulation to force the game to overtime. UCLA would go on to secure the golden goal victory, and another victory this week would greatly assist in the Bruins’ push to secure as high a seeding for the NCAA Tournament as possible. Micah kept two clean sheets last week to maintain some outstanding form of late, and another performance of similar ilk would just about get the Bruins halfway to a victory – you can’t lose if you’re not conceding goals!

Siena Senatore and Southeast Missouri State have run roughshod over much of the Ohio Valley Conference this season, giving themselves a golden chance to secure a conference title and reach the NCAA Tournament in Senatore’s final season. Having received a double-bye through to the semi-finals, the Redhawks need just two wins to secure the title, with that semi-final coming at home against SIU-Edwardsville. Southeast Missouri State already have a 2-1 win at home, but the Cougars are a dangerous team, smashing home 29 goals and finishing with the second-best goal difference in the league. That is where Senatore comes into play for the Redhawks. A solid defensive performance, of which the senior will most likely play a crucial role off the bench, has the potential to stifle SIU-Edwardsville’ attack and turn this game into a defensive battle. That is an area in which the Redhawks can claim superiority, having conceded just 13 goals in 10 games compared to SIU-Edwardsville’s 17. Should the Redhawks get a win, they could face a Murray State team that has already beaten them 5-0 once this season. If that is the case, then Senatore and the Redhawks defence would become even more crucial if they are to get revenge for that result and secure a conference championship.

Full Schedule

Alabama State (Sophie Bui)

This week: @ Prairie View A&M – 10:30am, Friday November 8 (SWAC Tournament Quarter-Final)

Fairleigh Dickinson (Sam Roff)

This week: v Bryant – 8am, Saturday November 9 (Northeast Conference Tournament Semi-Final)

Hawaii (Eliza Ammendolia, Kiri Dale)

This week: @ Cal State Fullerton – 2:30pm, Friday November 8 (Big West Tournament Semi-Final)

Hofstra (Monique Iannella, Grace Watson Carr)

This week: v James Madison – 5am, Sunday November 10 (CAA Tournament Final)

La Salle (Claudia Jenkins, Alyssa Van Heurck)

This week: @ Saint Louis – 6am, Saturday November 9 (Atlantic 10 Tournament Semi-Final)

Southeast Missouri State (Siena Senatore)

This week: v SIU-Edwardsville – 11:30am, Saturday November 9 (Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Semi-Final)

Stanford (Beattie Goad)

This week: v California – 2pm, Saturday November 9

Texas Tech (Demi Koulizakis)

This week: v TCU – 12pm, Saturday November 9 (Big 12 Tournament Semi-Final)

UCLA (Rachel Lowe, Teagan Micah)

This week: v USC – 1pm, Saturday November 9

Washington State (Aly Hay)

This week: @ Washington – 2pm, Saturday November 9

2019 Week 11 Wrap

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La Salle and Dayton combined for five goals last week in their regular season finale, but there would be no repeat of that goalfest in their Atlantic 10 tournament quarter-final, with Claudia Jenkins in top form between the sticks. The South Australian came up with seven saves, with each one proving vital as La Salle snuck home with a 1-0 victory to move within two wins of a conference championship and an NCAA Tournament berth. However, they will now have to go through Atlantic 10 regular season champions Saint Louis in the semi-finals to get there.

Texas Tech’s final day 4-1 victory over Kansas State secured second spot in the Big 12, with Demi Koulizakis once again playing a crucial role for the Red Raiders. A flying start from Texas Tech saw the home side smash home four goals inside the first 20 minutes to put the game to bed early, with Koulizakis providing an assist on the second of those four. A blocked shot from teammate Charlotte Teeter found its way to Koulizakis just outside the six-yard box, but rather than take on the low-percentage shot on the turn, the senior returned the ball to Teeter, who smashed it home from the edge of the area to put her team up 2-0.

The Red Raiders would then face Baylor in the first round of the Big 12 tournament, the same team that knocked them out in overtime in last year’s semi-finals. However, revenge would be sweet for Koulizakis and Texas Tech, with a first-half goal enough to see the second seeded Red Raiders through to next Friday’s semi-finals against TCU.

Beattie Goad has enjoyed immense success at Stanford, and that continued this week as the Cardinal secured their fifth consecutive conference championship. The 3-0 win over Arizona State secured a share of the title, and with Washington’s loss to Colorado later in the day, Stanford secured the championship outright. The title makes Goad a member of one of three Stanford classes to secure four conference championships in their four years on The Farm, and the Cardinal will now head into the NCAA Tournament as one of the favourites as they attempt to secure a second national championship in three years.

Eliza Ammendolia’s recent run of form continued as the freshman managed to tally another assist for Hawaii in a history-making week for the Rainbow Wahine. Needing at least one win to qualify for the Big West tournament for the first time, Ammendolia was dangerous throughout the contest against UC Davis. The freshman finished with three shots, including one on target, as Hawaii notched a 3-2 win. A loss for UC Irvine the next day secured Hawaii’s berth in the tournament, and heading into the final day of the season, they remained an outside chance of winning the regular season title. Whilst other results put paid to that, Hawaii still secured a 1-1 draw with Long Beach State to go into the tournament in solid form, with Ammendolia notching the assist on Hawaii’s goal, helping to tee up sophomore Morgan Meza’s equaliser.

Teagan Micah once again demonstrated why she is considered one of the nation’s top goalkeepers, registering a pair of clean sheets as UCLA continue their hot streak of form as the season approaches its climax. The senior came up with three saves in a 4-0 rout of Oregon State, before tallying another two in a 1-0 victory over Oregon that pushed the Bruins’ winning streak to four, with their only dropped points in the last eight games coming in a loss to the unstoppable Stanford side.

It’s been a tough season for Nicholls State, but Tessa Calabria was able to add something positive to her final college game, notching an assist in the Colonels’ defeat to Southeastern Louisiana. Having gone 1-0 down inside the opening 20 minutes, Calabria was able to tee up senior Blaire Laiche for the equaliser in the 38th minute. Nicholls State took the the lead just after halftime, but Southeastern Louisiana came home with a flourish, scoring four goals in the last half-hour to secure victory in the final game for both Calabria and Kristy Helmers.

Player of the Year Points

3: Claudia Jenkins (La Salle)
2: Demi Koulizakis (Texas Tech)
1: Eliza Ammendolia (Hawaii)

Complete Results

Alabama State (Sophie Bui)

This week: lost 2-1 to Alabama A&M

Sophie Bui started for Alabama State in their loss to Alabama A&M, tallying a shot on target in a 75-minute outing.

Chicago State (Sarah Clark)

This week: lost 5-1 to Kansas City

Sarah Clark came off the bench to play the last 28 minutes against Kansas City in the final game of the senior’s college career.

Fairleigh Dickinson (Sam Roff)

This week: drew 0-0 with Wagner; defeated Mount St. Mary’s 4-1

Sam Roff started both games this week, playing 75 minutes against Wagner before tallying a pair of shots on target in 73 minutes against Mount St. Mary’s.

Grand Canyon (Sandra Hill)

This week: lost 1-0 to Cal State Bakersfield

Sandra Hill played the full 90 minutes for Grand Canyon in their loss to Cal State Bakersfield.

Hawaii (Eliza Ammendolia, Kiri Dale)

This week: defeated UC Davis 3-2; drew 1-1 with Long Beach State

Eliza Ammendolia started against UC Davis, tallying three shots with on one target in 79 minutes. The freshman also started against Long Beach State, notching an assist on Hawaii’s goal and tallying six shots in 97 minutes. Kiri Dale came off the bench to play 20 minutes against UC Davis, before tallying a shot in 20 minutes off the bench against Long Beach State.

Hofstra (Monique Iannella, Grace Watson Carr)

This week: defeated Elon 3-1 (CAA Conference Tournament)

Neither Grace Watson Carr nor Monique Iannella featured for Hofstra in their win over Elon.

La Salle (Claudia Jenkins, Alyssa Van Heurck)

This week: defeated Dayton 1-0

Claudia Jenkins finished with seven saves in a complete-game performance in La Salle’s conference tournament quarter-final win over Dayton. Alyssa Van Heurck also started for the Explorers, playing 35 minutes in the win.

LSU (Caitlin Cantrill)

This week: defeated Kentucky 3-2

Caitlin Cantrill came off the bench to play 19 minutes in her final game for LSU.

Marshall (Laura Farrelly)

This week: lost 3-1 to Western Kentucky

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

Mississippi (Aimee Medwin)

This week: lost 2-1 to Texas A&M

Aimee Medwin did not feature for Mississippi in their loss to Texas A&M.

Nicholls State (Tessa Calabria, Kristy Helmers, Shauni Reid)

This week: lost 5-2 to Southeastern Louisiana

Tessa Calabria came off the bench against Southeastern Louisiana in her final college game, tallying an assist and two shots in 66 minutes. Kristy Helmers also came off the bench in her last game for the Colonels, tallying a shot in 64 minutes. Shauni Reid did not feature for the Colonels this week.

North Dakota State (Eden Taylor-Wineera)

This week: defeated North Dakota 1-0; lost 1-0 to Denver

Eden Taylor-Wineera did not feature for North Dakota State in either game this week.

Old Dominion (Gaby Bentley)

This week: defeated Charlotte 1-0

Gaby Bentley did not feature for Old Dominion in their win over Charlotte.

Stanford (Beattie Goad)

This week: defeated Arizona State 3-0; defeated Arizona 6-2

Beattie Goad came off the bench for Stanford in both games this week, tallying a shot in 41 minutes against Arizona State and playing 31 minutes against Arizona.

Texas Tech (Demi Koulizakis)

This week: defeated Kansas State 4-1; defeated Baylor 1-0 (Big 12 Tournament)

Demi Koulizakis tallied an assist and a shot in a 67-minute outing against Kansas State. The senior then played the full 90 minutes in Texas Tech’s conference tournament opener against Baylor, registering a shot in the victory.

UCLA (Rachel Lowe, Teagan Micah)

This week: defeated Oregon State 4-0; defeated Oregon 1-0

Teagan Micah played every minute of the weekend for UCLA, making three saves against Oregon State and another two in the win over Oregon to keep two clean sheets. Rachel Lowe missed these games due to Young Matildas commitments.

UMBC (Abi Jordan, Teal Kilbride)

This week: lost 2-0 to Binghamton

Neither Abi Jordan nor Teal Kilbride featured for UMBC in their loss to Binghamton.

Washington State (Aly Hay)

This week: defeated Utah 4-1; defeated Colorado 4-1

Aly Hay did not feature for Washington State in either game this week.

Western Carolina (Kate Swartwout)

This week: lost 1-0 to Mercer (OT) (Southern Conference Tournament)

Kate Swartwout started in her final college game, tallying a shot in a 34-minute outing in Western Carolina’s overtime loss to Mercer.

Wyoming (Indianna Asimus)

This week: drew 0-0 with Colorado State

Indianna Asimus tallied 2 shots in 90 minutes as Wyoming’s season came to an end with an overtime draw against Colorado State.

2019 Week 11 Preview

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Several teams featuring Aussies are involved in conference tournament play this weekend, with a La Salle’s Claudia Jenkins and Alyssa Van Heurck as well as Western Carolina’s Kate Swartwout the players to watch. Jenkins and Van Heurck will be first up as La Salle host Dayton on Sunday morning in a replay of last week’s thriller to end conference play. The Explorers won that game 3-2 to earn hosting rights in their conference tournament opener, and now face a Flyers side out for revenge in a far more important game. However, with Jenkins in outstanding form between the sticks all season, La Salle have every reason to be confident of securing victory on their home patch.

Western Carolina earned a bye through to the quarter-finals of Southern Conference tournament, but still find themselves on the road in a 4 v 5 matchup at Mercer. These teams faced other just two weeks ago on Kate Swartwout’s Senior Day, with Western Carolina rolling to a 4-1 victory on that occasion. Whilst that may have been a home victory for the Catamounts, it was such a dominant performance that going on the road should not dent their confidence going into this knockout fixture as they look to make a charge at a conference championship.

Dropping their game against UC Santa Barbara last week set Hawaii back in their chase for a regular season conference championship, but the Rainbow Wahine remain well and truly in control of their own fate when it comes to reaching the Big West tournament. Taking on Long Beach State and UC Davis this week, Hawaii will be considered favourites in each of these games, but playing on the road makes things just that little bit more difficult, particularly when every road trip consists of a five-hour flight. A win and a draw in these two games will clinch a conference tournament spot, and with several players in good form, Hawaii have every reason to be confident of picking up those results. Australian freshman Eliza Ammendolia is one of those players in form, with things really starting to click for the midfielder in recent weeks. With Kiri Dale providing outstanding impact off the bench in recent weeks, both Aussies could play integral roles in getting Hawaii over the line and into a first Big West tournament.

Wyoming remain an outside chance of sneaking into the Mountain West Conference tournament, but they’ll need other results to go their way if they are to return to the preseason. However, first and foremost, the Cowgirls will need to pick up victory over their arch-rivals Colorado State in the annual Border War fixture. Fortunately, Indianna Asimus is in excellent form at the moment, scoring in each of Wyoming’s games last weekend. Wyoming are going to need to score goals in this one, and if Asimus continues as she has in recent games, the Cowgirls are a solid chance to do their part on the final weekend. Then, it will just become a case of hoping that San Jose State and Air Force both drop points. It all seems a bit unlikely at this point, but soccer regularly throws up crazy final days like this one could be.

Texas Tech, on the other hand, find themselves in position to potentially secure a Big 12 regular season championship. They will be relying on Baylor taking points from ladder leading Oklahoma State on the final day of the season, but a win over Kansas State will secure a top-two spot regardless of other results. The Texas Tech attack has been in solid form all season, with Demi Koulizakis a large part of that. The senior tallied three shots on target last time out, and if that kind of accuracy and volume continues, it’s only a matter of time before the Sydneysider gets another goal before her college career comes to an end.

Full Schedule

Alabama State (Sophie Bui)

This week: @ Alabama A&M – 7am, Saturday November 2

Chicago State (Sarah Clark)

This week: v Kansas City – 5am, Sunday November 3

Fairleigh Dickinson (Sam Roff)

This week: v Wagner – 10am, Friday November 1; v Mount St. Mary’s – 5am, Monday November 4

Grand Canyon (Sandra Hill)

This week: v Cal State Bakersfield – 1pm, Sunday November 3

Hawaii (Eliza Ammendolia, Kiri Dale)

This week: @ UC Davis – 8am, Friday November 1; @ Long Beach State – 9am, Monday November 4

Hofstra (Monique Iannella, Grace Watson Carr)

This week: v Northeastern/Elon – 5am, Monday November 4 (CAA Conference Tournament)

La Salle (Claudia Jenkins, Alyssa Van Heurck)

This week: v Dayton – 4am, Sunday November 3 (Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament)

LSU (Caitlin Cantrill)

This week: v Kentucky – 10:45am, Friday November 1

Marshall (Laura Farrelly)

This week: v Western Kentucky – 10am, Saturday November 2

Mississippi (Aimee Medwin)

This week: @ Texas A&M – 10:30am, Friday November 1

Nicholls State (Tessa Calabria, Kristy Helmers, Shauni Reid)

This week: v Southeastern Louisiana – 8am, Saturday November 2

North Dakota State (Eden Taylor-Wineera)

This week: v North Dakota – 10am, Friday November 1; @ Denver – 6am, Monday November 4

Old Dominion (Gaby Bentley)

This week: v Charlotte – 10am, Saturday November 2

Stanford (Beattie Goad)

This week: v Arizona State – 11am, Friday November 1; v Arizona – 7am, Monday November 4

Texas Tech (Demi Koulizakis)

This week: v Kansas State – 11am, Friday November 1

UCLA (Rachel Lowe, Teagan Micah)

This week: @ Oregon State – 1pm, Friday November 1; @ Oregon – 8am, Monday November 4

UMBC (Abi Jordan, Teal Kilbride)

This week: @ Binghamton – 10am, Friday November 1

Washington State (Aly Hay)

This week: v Utah – 1pm, Friday November 1; v Colorado – 6am, Monday November 4

Western Carolina (Kate Swartwout)

This week: @ Mercer – 7am, Monday November 4 (Southern Conference Tournament)

Wyoming (Indianna Asimus)

This week: @ Colorado State – 8am, Saturday November 2

2019 Week 10 Wrap

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Wyoming remain in the hunt for a conference tournament spot heading into their final game, and they have Indianna Asimus in part to thank. In a game against UNLV that started and finished wildly, Asimus tallied her fifth goal of the season to put Wyoming up 2-1 after just 24 minutes. Teed up perfectly with a square ball, Asimus swept the ball home from just outside the six-yard area. UNLV tied the game with just 9 minutes remaining, but Wyoming responded with an 87th minute winner to secure a much-needed three points.

Asimus would follow up with the opening goal for Wyoming against Nevada on Sunday afternoon. Latching onto a through ball, Asimus’ shot across the goalkeeper found its way into the back of the net to give the Cowgirls a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, Nevada would respond twice to take a 2-1 victory with goals in the space of just seconds in the 74th minute.

That result sees Wyoming no longer control their own fate in the Mountain West. A win against Colorado State is now crucial, but they will need other results to go their way if they are to return to the conference tournament.

Having regularly started earlier in the season, Beattie Goad has been more of an impact player off the bench in recent weeks. There is no better way to impact a game than by scoring a goal, and that is exactly what Goad did against Colorado. Tucking home a square pass at the near post from close range, Goad’s goal sealed victory for Stanford, putting the Cardinal up 3-0 with 13 minutes to play, with the final scoreline reading 4-0. The goal was also Goad’s third of the season, a career-high for the senior.

Stanford now sit nine points clear atop the Pac-12 standings with three games to play, meaning a draw in any of their remaining fixtures will secure the conference championship for a fifth consecutive occasion.

Another player coming off the bench to score her third goal of the season this weekend was Western Carolina’s Kate Swartwout. The senior tallied the equaliser against UNC Greensboro as part of a 42-minute outing, finishing after being teed up by fellow senior Mackenzie Wright. Although UNC Greensboro would go on to win the match 3-1, Swartwout and the Catamounts would bounce back against VMI, with the senior playing 44 minutes in a 1-0 victory. That win secured fifth spot in the Southern Conference, and they will now await first round results in the conference tournament to find out their quarter-final opponents.

With just one goal to her name coming into the season, Swartwout is now equal-third for most goals on the Catamount roster this season, behind a pair of players with four goals.

However, not every outstanding performance culminates in goals, and a couple of players demonstrated as much this week. Eliza Ammendolia may not have finished the weekend with a tally, but was nonetheless involved in just about everything good for Hawai’i in a 1-1 draw with Cal Poly. The freshman’s combinations with her fellow attackers are starting to click with more regularity, and whilst the Rainbow Wahine may not have secured the win, several phases of play were scintillating to watch. Kiri Dale also provided outstanding impact for Hawai’i in that game, going close to volleying home a pass from Ammendolia herself in her 28 minutes on the pitch.

Meanwhile, Demi Koulizakis did just about everything but score a goal this week as Texas Tech held onto second spot in the Big 12 with a pair of wins against Baylor and Texas. Having already put in a complete-game performance in the 2-0 victory over Baylor, Koulizakis came out firing against Texas. The Red Raiders led their opponents 12-4 in shots on target, with Koulizakis delivering three of those as each of her shots tested the goalkeeper. In the end, that kind of dominance was bound to result in goals, but Texas Tech left it late. Having peppered the net all day, it took an 89th minute equaliser just to take the game to overtime. A 96th minute golden goal followed, lifting the Red Raiders above Texas in the Big 12 standings and keeping their slim chances of a regular season conference championship alive.

Player of the Year Points:

3: Indianna Asimus (Wyoming)
2: Beattie Goad (Stanford)
1: Eliza Ammendolia (Hawaii)

Complete Results

Alabama State (Sophie Bui)

This week: lost 1-0 to Howard

Sophie Bui did not feature for Alabama State in their loss to Howard.

Chicago State (Sarah Clark)

This week: lost 5-0 to Grand Canyon; lost 3-0 to Cal State Bakersfield

Sarah Clark came off the bench to play 30 minutes against Grand Canyon, but did not feature against Cal State Bakersfield.

East Tennessee State (D’arne Boato)

This week: drew 0-0 with VMI; lost 2-0 to UNC Greensboro

D’arne Boato did not feature for East Tennessee State in either game this week.

Fairleigh Dickinson (Sam Roff)

This week: defeated St. Francis Brooklyn 1-0

Sam Roff started for Fairleigh Dickinson in their win over St. Francis Brooklyn, playing 78 minutes.

Grand Canyon (Sandra Hill)

This week: defeated Chicago State 5-0; lost 1-0 to Utah Valley

Sandra Hill started both games this week, playing 71 minutes against Chicago State and the full 90 minutes against Utah Valley.

Hawaii (Eliza Ammendolia, Kiri Dale)

This week: drew 1-1 with Cal Poly; lost 4-1 to UC Santa Barbara

Eliza Ammendolia started both games this week, tallying two shots on target in 96 minutes against Cal Poly before adding another shot on target in 73 minutes against UC Santa Barbara. Kiri Dale came off the bench to play 28 minutes on both occasions, finishing with a shot on target in each game.

Hofstra (Monique Iannella, Grace Watson Carr)

This week: defeated Towson 5-1; defeated William & Mary 2-1

Grace Watson Carr came off the bench for the final 15 minutes against Towson, making one save, but did not feature against William & Mary. Monique Iannella did not feature for Hofstra in either game this week.

Illinois (Ashleigh Lefevre)

This week: defeated Minnesota 4-1

Ashleigh Lefevre came off the bench in Illinois’ win over Minnesota, playing 18 minutes.

La Salle (Claudia Jenkins, Alyssa Van Heurck)

This week: lost 4-2 to Massachusetts; defeated Dayton 3-2

Claudia Jenkins played every minute of the weekend, making 9 saves against Massachusetts and another 2 in the win over Dayton. Alyssa Van Heurck started against Massachusetts and played 39 minutes, before coming off the bench against Dayton to play 27 minutes.

LSU (Caitlin Cantrill)

This week: drew 2-2 with Mississippi State; lost 4-0 to Ole Miss

Caitlin Cantrill did not feature for LSU in either game this week.

Marshall (Laura Farrelly)

This week: lost 3-2 to Louisiana Tech

Laura Farrelly did not feature for Marshall in their loss to Louisiana Tech.

Mississippi (Aimee Medwin)

This week: lost 2-0 to South Carolina; defeated LSU 4-0

Aimee Medwin did not feature for Mississippi in either game this week.

Nicholls State (Tessa Calabria, Kristy Helmers, Shauni Reid)

This week: lost 4-0 to Northwestern State; lost 6-0 to Central Arkansas

Tessa Calabria started both matches for Nicholls State this week, playing 74 minutes against Northwestern State and 46 minutes against Central Arkansas. Kristy Helmers also started both games, tallying a shot in 76 minutes against Northwestern State before playing 57 minutes against Central Arkansas. Shauni Reid did not feature in either game this week.

North Dakota State (Eden Taylor-Wineera)

This week: lost 1-0 to South Dakota State

Eden Taylor-Wineera did not feature in North Dakota State’s loss to South Dakota State.

Old Dominion (Gaby Bentley)

This week: defeated UTSA 3-0; lost 2-0 to UTEP

Gaby Bentley came off the bench in both games this week, playing brief 4-minute cameos on both occasions.

Rhode Island (Teresa Morrissey)

This week: lost 4-1 to Saint Joseph’s; drew 0-0 with Duquesne

Teresa Morrissey missed both games this week due to Young Matildas commitments.

Southeast Missouri State (Siena Senatore)

This week: defeated Jacksonville State 2-0; defeated Tennessee Tech 3-2

Siena Senatore came off the bench to 17 minutes against Jacksonville State before starting and playing 50 minutes against Tennessee Tech, tallying a shot on target in the process.

Stanford (Beattie Goad)

This week: defeated Colorado 4-0; defeated Utah 4-0

Beattie Goad came off the bench in both games this week, scoring a goal in 44 minutes against Colorado and playing 46 minutes against Utah.

Texas Tech (Demi Koulizakis)

This week: defeated Baylor 2-0; defeated Texas 2-1

Demi Koulizakis played the full 90 minutes in the win over Baylor, before tallying three shots on target in a 75-minute outing against Texas.

UCLA (Rachel Lowe, Teagan Micah)

This week: defeated Washington 1-0; defeated Washington State 2-1

Teagan Micah did not feature against Washington, but returned to make a single save in a complete game performance against Washington State. Rachel Lowe missed both games due to Young Matildas commitments.

UMBC (Abi Jordan, Teal Kilbride)

This week: lost 2-1 to Hartford

Neither Abi Jordan nor Teal Kilbride featured for UMBC in their loss to Hartford.

Western Carolina (Kate Swartwout)

This week: lost 3-1 to UNC Greensboro; defeated VMI 1-0

Kate Swartwout came off the bench in both games this week, scoring a goal in 42 minutes against UNC Greensboro before playing 44 minutes against VMI.

Wyoming (Indianna Asimus)

This week: defeated UNLV 3-2; lost 2-1 to Nevada (OT)

Indianna Asimus started both games this week, scoring a goal with one of her three shots on target in 83 minutes against UNLV before scoring with her only shot in an 86-minute outing against Nevada.

2019 Week 10 Preview

The split is almost straight down the middle for the Aussies when it comes to those on the brink of a postseason berth and those on the outside looking in. It’s now or never for some teams, whilst others are looking to clinch regular season titles or improve tournament seedings.

(Image Credit: Stanford Athletics)

Hawaii picked up four points from last week’s road trip to remain a point off the top of the Big West standings with a game in hand. Two wins this week would put the Rainbow Wahine in the box seat heading into the final weekend, but more importantly, it could guarantee the team a spot in their first Big West conference tournament. Fortunately, the team, and freshman Eliza Ammendolia in particular, find themselves in outstanding form. Ammendolia is fresh off a goal and three assists in the space of two weeks, and with Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara providing eminently winnable fixtures at home for Hawaii, this could very well be the week that the Rainbow Wahine break their Big West postseason duck.

Stanford and UCLA are usually both fighting for the Pac-12 title deep into the season, but 2019 sees the two teams in vastly different situations with five games remaining in conference play. Stanford currently sit top of the best conference in college soccer with a perfect 6-0 record, and this week travel east for their final road games of the season against Colorado and Utah. Trips to the mountains are never easy, particularly with the altitude to contend with, but Stanford aren’t 14-1 for nothing, and they’ll be fully expected to secure two victories this weekend and eliminate the vast majority of the Pac-12 from mathematical title contention. What will be particularly interesting to watch is just how much playing time Beattie Goad receives this week. After an outstanding start to the campaign, the senior’s playing time has diminished as stars have returned from injury, but there is no denying the versatile midfielder’s class.

On the other hand, UCLA sit 9 points back in the Pac-12 standings, but will still be looking to finish strongly and earn a seeding in the NCAA Tournament. With three games still to come against teams sitting above them in the standings, there are plenty of chances for resume-building wins, and that starts this week as the Bruins host Washington and Washington State. Both teams sit narrowly above UCLA in the RPI rankings, but the Bruins would still be considered favourites in both games. Rachel Lowe will not be available for these games due to Young Matildas commitments, but Teagan Micah will continue to provide a strong presence between the sticks. Micah has produced six clean sheets in 11 appearances in 2019, and if the senior can continue that form, the Bruins could be back in national title form in rapid time.

Indianna Asimus helped Wyoming to a win in their final home game of the season, but the Cowgirls will need more results on the road if they are to return to the Mountain West Conference tournament. This week sees Wyoming travel west to face Nevada and UNLV, two teams sitting in the bottom three of the Mountain West standings. Although they may be on the road, these two games represent prime chances for the Cowgirls to pick up a full six points, particularly if Asimus can keep whipping in free kicks the likes of which she produced in last week’s Senior Day win over Utah State. With other teams placed above them set to take points off each other, the Cowgirls could edge their way right into contention heading into a final-day Border War matchup against local rivals Colorado State.

Full Schedule

Alabama State (Sophie Bui)

This week: v Howard – 5am, Saturday October 26

Chicago State (Sarah Clark)

This week: @ Grand Canyon – 11am, Friday October 25; @ Cal State Bakersfield – 11am, Sunday October 27

East Tennessee State (D’arne Boato)

This week: @ VMI – 7am, Saturday October 26; @ UNC Greensboro – 5am, Monday October 28

Fairleigh Dickinson (Sam Roff)

This week: @ St. Francis Brooklyn – 4am, Saturday October 26

Grand Canyon (Sandra Hill)

This week: v Chicago State – 1pm, Friday October 25; @ Utah Valley – 11am, Sunday October 27

Hawaii (Eliza Ammendolia, Kiri Dale)

This week: v Cal Poly – 4pm, Friday October 25; v UC Santa Barbara – 2pm, Monday October 28

Hofstra (Monique Iannella, Grace Watson Carr)

This week: @ Towson – 6am, Friday October 25; @ William & Mary – 4am, Monday October 28

Illinois (Ashleigh Lefevre)

This week: v Minnesota – 5am, Monday October 28

La Salle (Claudia Jenkins, Alyssa Van Heurck)

This week: @ Massachusetts – 6am, Friday October 25; v Dayton – 4am, Monday October 28

LSU (Caitlin Cantrill)

This week: v Mississippi State – 11am, Friday October 25; @ Ole Miss – 9am, Monday October 28

Marshall (Laura Farrelly)

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Mississippi (Aimee Medwin)

This week: @ South Carolina – 10am, Friday October 25; v LSU – 9am, Monday October 28

Nicholls State (Tessa Calabria, Kristy Helmers, Shauni Reid)

This week: v Northwestern State – 8am, Saturday October 26; v Central Arkansas – 5am, Monday October 28

North Dakota State (Eden Taylor-Wineera)

This week: @ South Dakota State – 10am, Friday October 25

Old Dominion (Gaby Bentley)

This week: v UTSA – 10am, Friday October 25; v UTEP – 3am, Monday October 28

Rhode Island (Teresa Morrissey)

This week: @ Saint Joseph’s – 10am, Friday October 25; v Rhode Island – 4am, Monday October 28

Teresa Morrissey will miss these games due to Young Matildas commitments.

Southeast Missouri State (Siena Senatore)

This week: v Jacksonville State – 10:30am, Saturday October 26; v Tennessee Tech – 6am, Monday October 28

Stanford (Beattie Goad)

This week: @ Colorado – 8am, Friday October 25; @ Utah – 5am, Monday October 28

Texas Tech (Demi Koulizakis)

This week: @ Baylor – 11am, Friday October 25; @ Texas – 5am, Monday October 28

UCLA (Rachel Lowe, Teagan Micah)

This week: v Washington – 2pm, Friday October 25; v Washington State – 6am, Monday October 28

Rachel Lowe will miss these games due to Young Matildas commitments.

UMBC (Abi Jordan, Teal Kilbride)

This week: v Hartford – 5am, Monday October 28

Western Carolina (Kate Swartwout)

This week: v UNC Greensboro – 10am, Saturday October 26; v VMI – 5am, Monday October 28

Wyoming (Indianna Asimus)

This week: @ UNLV – 1pm, Saturday October 26; @ Nevada – 6am, Monday October 28

2019 Week 9 Wrap

Eliza Ammendolia is proving untouchable at the moment, adding a first college goal to last week’s trio of assists. Demi Koulizakis tallied her fourth goal of the season for Texas Tech, whilst Claudia Jenkins continues to play a vital role for La Salle.

Eliza Ammendolia proved that last week’s outstanding performance was no fluke, launching into a run of stunning form with two more solid performances. On the road at UC Riverside, the freshman followed up last week’s hat-trick of assists with her first college goal to seal a 2-0 victory. In acres of space near the top of the box, a wayward touch almost cost Ammendolia a golden opportunity, but instead the Hawaii midfielder turned into a peach of a finish, volleying home to ensure the Rainbow Wahine would take home the three points. Ammendolia then enjoyed another solid performance in Hawaii’s 1-1 draw with Cal State Fullerton, pulling the strings in midfield and finishing with a shot on target as Hawaii remained unbeaten in conference play.

Demi Koulizakis continues to chip in the odd goal for Texas Tech, tallying her fourth of the season to give the Red Raiders an early lead against TCU. As a ninth-minute corner was swung in, the senior managed to find an opening and got her head to the ball, putting her team up 1-0. However, TCU would fight back for the 2-1 victory to see Texas Tech fall five points behind Oklahoma State in the conference title race, albeit with a game in hand.

It may have been Senior Day on a snowy day in Laramie, but sophomore Indianna Asimus was right among the action, helping Wyoming celebrate the occasion in style with a 2-1 victory over Utah State. After the teams traded goals midway through the first half, Asimus delivered a free kick for the eventual winner in the 42nd minute, finding the head of fellow sophomore Savannah Warner, who directed the ball home before the Cowgirls held on for the victory. The win keeps Wyoming’s realistic postseason hopes alive, with the Cowgirls two points outside a conference tournament berth with three games to play.

La Salle continue to lean on Claudia Jenkins between the sticks, with the South Australian coming up with two clean sheets to keep her team among the top echelon in the Atlantic 10. The Explorers had six shots on target to George Mason’s five in their 2-0 win on Thursday evening, but more importantly, Jenkins finished with five whereas her counterpart at the other end made only four to help get her team over the line. Jenkins was called upon only twice against Davidson on Sunday, but both saves proved crucial as La Salle secured the 1-0 victory with a 90th minute winner.

Meanwhile, Loren Sellers may no longer be playing, but the former Wyoming defender is still having plenty of success in Division I. In her first season as an assistant coach for Incarnate Word, Sellers has helped turned a team that won just three conference games last season into one that has won six of eight games to secure a conference tournament berth with two weeks to play. A loss to Lamar on the weekend dropped the Cardinals three points off the conference lead, but they remain well-placed for a top-two seed in the conference tournament as they look to secure a conference championship and NCAA Tournament berth.

Player of the Year Points:

3: Eliza Ammendolia (Hawaii)
2: Claudia Jenkins (La Salle)
1: Demi Koulizakis (Texas Tech)

Complete Results

Alabama State (Sophie Bui)

This week: lost 2-1 to Texas Southern; lost 2-1 to Prairie View A&M

Sophie Bui did not feature for Alabama State in either game this week.

Chicago State (Sarah Clark)

This week: lost 10-0 to Utah Valley; lost 2-1 to New Mexico State

Sarah Clark came off the bench to play 61 minutes in Chicago State’s loss to Utah Valley, but did not feature against New Mexico State.

East Tennessee State (D’arne Boato)

This week: lost 2-1 to Mercer (OT); defeated The Citadel 3-1

D’arne Boato did not feature for East Tennessee State in either game this week.

Fairleigh Dickinson (Sam Roff)

This week: drew 1-1 with Bryant

Sam Roff played 95 minutes in Fairleigh Dickinson’s draw with Bryant, tallying two shots including one on target.

Grand Canyon (Sandra Hill)

This week: lost 1-0 to Seattle; lost 3-0 to Cal Baptist

Sandra Hill played the full 90 minutes for Grand Canyon on both occasions this week, tallying a shot on target against Cal Baptist.

Hawaii (Eliza Ammendolia, Kiri Dale)

This week: defeated UC Riverside 2-0; drew 1-1 with Cal State Fullerton

Eliza Ammendolia scored her first college goal with one of two shots in a 76-minute outing against UC Riverside, before tallying 3 shots including one on target in 96 minutes against Cal State Fullerton. Kiri Dale came off the bench to register a shot on target in 25 minutes against UC Riverside, and played 33 minutes off the bench against Cal State Fullerton.

Hofstra (Monique Iannella, Grace Watson Carr)

This week: drew 1-1 with UNC Wilmington

Neither Monique Iannella nor Grace Watson Carr featured for Hofstra in their draw with UNC Wilmington.

Illinois (Ashleigh Lefevre)

This week: lost 2-1 to Penn State; drew 0-0 with Ohio State

Ashleigh Lefevre did not feature for Illinois in their loss to Penn State, but came off the bench to play 47 minutes in the draw with Ohio State.

La Salle (Claudia Jenkins, Alyssa Van Heurck)

This week: defeated George Mason 2-0; defeated Davidson 1-0

Claudia Jenkins played every minute across both games this week, making five saves in La Salle’s win over George Mason and two more in the win over Davidson. Alyssa Van Heurck started both games, playing 64 minutes against George Mason and 35 minutes against Davidson.

LSU (Caitlin Cantrill)

This week: lost 5-1 to Vanderbilt

Caitlin Cantrill did not feature in LSU’s loss to Vanderbilt.

Marshall (Laura Farrelly)

This week: lost 2-1 to Rice; lost 2-0 to North Texas

Laura Farrelly did not feature for Marshall in either game this week.

Mississippi (Aimee Medwin)

This week: drew 1-1 with Alabama

Aimee Medwin did not feature for Mississippi in their draw with Alabama

Nicholls State (Tessa Calabria, Kristy Helmers, Shauni Reid)

This week: lost 6-0 to Stephen F. Austin; lost 3-0 to Sam Houston State

Tessa Calabria started both games for Nicholls State this week, playing 73 minutes against Stephen F. Austin before tallying a shot in a complete game performance against Sam Houston State. Kristy Helmers also played the full 90 minutes against Sam Houston State and registered a shot, having tallied a shot on target in 65 minutes against Stephen F. Austin. Shauni Reid did not feature in either game for Nicholls State this week.

North Dakota State (Eden Taylor-Wineera)

This week: drew 0-0 with Purdue Fort Wayne; defeated Western Illinois 2-1

Eden Taylor-Wineera did not feature for North Dakota State in either game this week.

Old Dominion (Gaby Bentley)

This week: drew 1-1 with Florida Atlantic; drew 2-2 with UAB

Gaby Bentley did not feature for Old Dominion in either game this week.

Rhode Island (Teresa Morrissey)

This week: lost 1-0 to St. Bonaventure; defeated Richmond 1-0

Teresa Morrissey did not feature for Rhode Island this week due to Young Matildas commitments.

Southeast Missouri State (Siena Senatore)

This week: drew 2-2 with Tennessee-Martin

Siena Senatore came off the bench for Southeast Missouri State in their draw with Tennessee-Martin, playing 72 minutes in the overtime draw.

Stanford (Beattie Goad)

This week: defeated UCLA 1-0

Beattie Goad came off the bench for Stanford in their win over UCLA, playing a brief five-minute cameo at the end of the first half.

Texas Tech (Demi Koulizakis)

This week: lost 2-1 to TCU

Demi Koulizakis played 84 minutes in Texas Tech’s loss to TCU, scoring the opening goal.

UCLA (Rachel Lowe, Teagan Micah)

This week: lost 1-0 to Stanford

Teagan Micah made three saves in a complete game performance in UCLA’s loss to Stanford, whilst Rachel Lowe missed the game due to Young Matildas commitments.

UMBC (Abi Jordan, Teal Kilbride)

This week: defeated Maine 2-1

Neither Abi Jordan nor Teal Kilbride featured for UMBC in their win over Maine.

Western Carolina (Kate Swartwout)

This week: defeated The Citadel 1-0; defeated Mercer 4-1

Kate Swartwout came off the bench to play 33 minutes against The Citadel, before starting on Senior Day against Mercer and playing 34 minutes, registering one shot.

Wyoming (Indianna Asimus)

This week: lost 1-0 to Boise State (OT); defeated Utah State 2-1

Indianna Asimus played 98 minutes in Wyoming’s overtime loss to Boise State, before tallying an assist and a shot on target in 83 minutes against Utah State.