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Potomac area college round-up: November 1, 2013

Soccerwire.com has gathered the game recaps and individual honors from the week for Potomac region college teams. As the regular season winds down, teams are looking to to solidify their spots in postseason play.

The NSCAA has released their national rankings for the week. The 18-0 Virginia women received all 32 first place votes to stay atop the women’s college soccer rankings, with Virginia Tech and Georgetown joining them in the Top 25. The Georgetown men have jumped up to No. 5 in the country, with five other local men’s teams rounding out the Top 25.

GAME RECAPS – MEN

First-place Navy men’s soccer earns 10th straight win by defeating Lehigh
The Navy men’s soccer team (11-3-2, 7-0-0 PL) extended the nation’s longest active winning streak to 10 games by outlasting Lehigh (2-12-1, 1-6-0 PL), 2-1 on Wednesday evening at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.

VMI men’s soccer falls 3-0 at Radford despite Kitchen’s career night
Despite a career-high 13 saves from senior goalkeeper Daniel Kitchen, the Virginia Military Institute men’s soccer team fell 3-0 Wednesday night at Radford University’s Cupp Memorial Stadium in Big South Conference action.

No. 10 Salisbury men’s soccer crowned regular-season champions with 3-0 shutout of Wesley College
In the final regular season match of the season, the No. 10 Salisbury University men’s soccer team blanked Wesley College, 3-0, on senior day, to remain undefeated in Capital Athletic Conference play and extend its winning streak to 11.

GAME RECAPS – WOMEN

No. 1 Virginia women’s soccer downs No. 5 Virginia Tech 2-0 to complete perfect regular season
The top-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team became the first ACC school to have a undefeated and untied regular season in a decade as it downed No. 5 Virginia Tech 2-0 Thursday night at Klöckner Stadium.

Longwood women’s soccer falls 1-0 to Liberty at home on Senior Night
Rebecca Smith scored the lone goal of the match at 81:46 to lead visiting Liberty University to a 1-0 Big South Conference women’s soccer victory at Longwood University on Tuesday night at the Athletics Complex in Farmville.

VMI women’s soccer closes out season with 3-0 loss to Radford
The Radford Highlanders scored twice in the first half to take a lead they would not relinquish, en route to a 3-0 win over the VMI Keydets in Big South women’s soccer action Tuesday at Patchin Field.

Salisbury women’s soccer clinches 4th seed in CAC playoffs with 6-0 win over Wesley
The road back to the Capital Athletic Conference championship game will start at home for the Salisbury University women’s soccer team following a 6-0 win Wednesday afternoon at the SU Soccer Complex. The Sea Gulls wrapped up the fourth seed in the CAC tournament with today’s result.

INDIVIDUAL HONORS

Johns Hopkins junior forward Hannah Kronick won her third NSCAA Player of the Week award as six college players were honored this week.

A number of local products and college players have been named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Virginia sophomore forward Darius Madison has been named the ACC Player of the Week.

UMBC women’s soccer’s sophomore forward Alexa Quaranta (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) garnered 2,076 of 6,338 total votes through the league’s social media sites to become the 2013 America East Women’s Soccer Fans’ Choice Player of the Year.

James Madison freshman Ashley Herndon (Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week.