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)
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.