Potomac area NCAA women’s soccer round-up: August 26-28, 2016
Continue reading for a full recap of the local NCAA Division I action from Week 2 of the women’s college soccer season.
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Friday, August 26
No. 4 Virginia women’s soccer defeats Michigan State 3-0
The defense shined for No. 4 Virginia (3-0-0) on Thursday night as the Cavaliers held Michigan State (1-1-1) without a shot on the way to a 3-0 victory at Klöckner Stadium.
No. 18 Virginia Tech women’s soccer routs East Carolina 5-1
Four second-half goals helped the No. 18 Virginia Tech women’s soccer team open its 2016 home season with a bang, as the Hokies knocked off East Carolina, 5-1 on Friday night at Thompson Field.
George Washington women’s soccer defeats LSU 3-1 on the road
The George Washington women’s soccer team downed LSU on the road, 3-1, at the LSU Soccer Stadium on Thursday evening to remain perfect in 2016 through three games.
Maryland women’s soccer earns 3-2 win over William & Mary
Sophomore Jarena Harmon recorded a hat trick to push Maryland past William & Mary, 3-2, Thursday night at Martin Family Stadium.
Second-half surge helps Navy earn 2-2 draw vs. UNCW
With second-half goals from freshman midfielder Caddie Higginson (New Orleans, La.) and junior forward Clare MacAdam (Palmyra, N.J.), the Navy women’s soccer team (0-2-1) earned a 2-2 double-overtime draw with UNCW (2-0-1) Friday night at UNCW Soccer Stadium.
American drops overtime contest at Mount St. Mary’s, 2-1
Sophomore Maddie Light scored late in regulation for the American University women’s soccer team, but Mount St. Mary’s scored two minutes into overtime for the 2-1 victory on Sunday afternoon.
Howard ties Mount St. Mary’s 1-1 in double overtime
In its first road game of the season, the Howard women’s soccer team ended in a 1-1 tie with Mount St. Mary’s after double overtime on Friday afternoon.
Marshall holds off Longwood 1-0
Marshall forward Jordan Sackaris punched in the game-winning goal seven minutes into the second half to lift the Thundering Herd to a 1-0 win over Longwood in front of a massive Lancer crowd Friday evening at the Athletics Complex.
Prillaman’s record-tying night gives Richmond 4-2 win over JMU
The fireworks at Robins Stadium aren’t scheduled until next Saturday, but the University of Richmond women’s soccer team got the show started early with a dominating 4-2 home opening win over in-state rival JMU on Friday night.
Towson weathers Red Storm to draw with St. John’s
It would not be a women’s soccer game at Towson University if there wasn’t overtime. The Tigers played St. John’s University, which received votes in this week’s NSCAA Coaches’ Poll, to a 0-0 draw.
The UMBC women’s soccer team picked up a big win on Thursday night, taking down Big South Conference-favorite Liberty, 1-0 at Retriever Soccer Park. The Retrievers move to 2-1-0 on the season, while the Lady Flames fall to 0-3-0.
Saturday, August 27
EKU’s early spurt costs VMI in 2-0 loss
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels scored twice in the first 3:24 of game action and held on for a 2-0 win over the VMI Keydets in non-conference women’s soccer action Saturday at VMI’s Patchin Field.
Sunday, August 28
No. 18 Virginia Tech women’s soccer defeats James Madison 2-0
Two goals from junior forward Alani Johnson helped push the No. 18 Virginia Tech women’s soccer team win streak to four with a 2-0 victory over James Madison on Sunday evening at University Park, in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
No. 4 Virginia women’s soccer downs Old Dominion 4-0
Junior forward Veronica Latsko (Venetia, Pa.) provided the offensive spark on Sunday (Aug. 28), recording her first career hat trick, as No. 4 Virginia (4-0-0) defeated Old Dominion (1-3-0) by a score of 4-0 at Klöckner Stadium.
Second half outburst leads George Mason to 3-0 win over Towson
The George Mason women’s soccer team scored three goals in the second half in a 3-0 win over Towson on Sunday night at George Mason Stadium.
Damaska does it again as Georgetown tops Colorado College, 4-1
Senior forward Grace Damaska (Milton, Ga./Blessed Trinity) scored a pair of goals in the second half to help Georgetown put the game away as the Hoyas beat Colorado College, 4-1, in a women’s soccer game at Shaw Field Sunday afternoon. It was the second-straight win for the Hoyas, who improve to 3-1-0 overall, while the Tigers fall to 2-2-0.
Cartwright’s late goal lifts Howard over Longwood, 2-1
Freshman Hollie Cartwright’s game-winner in the 71st minute pushed Howard past Longwood, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Greene Stadium.
Maryland rolls past Pennsylvania 3-1
The Maryland women’s soccer team defeated Penn, 3-1, behind goals from redshirt freshman Darby Moore, sophomore Cassie Phillips and sophomore Jarena Harmon at Rhodes Field Sunday evening.
North Carolina State defeats Navy 4-1
North Carolina State (2-2) played a very balanced match on both sides of the ball and defeated the Navy women’s soccer team (0-3-1), 4-1, on Sunday at Dail Soccer Field. The Mids will look ahead to two road matches in the state of New York next weekend, beginning with Niagara on Friday (7 PM) and concluding with Buffalo on Sunday (1:30 PM).
Radford falls to Appalachian State 2-1
For the second straight game, the Radford women’s soccer team was on the short end of a tight one-goal matchup as Appalachian State held on a for a 2-1 decision Sunday night at Cupp Stadium.
UMBC drops Sunday matchup to UNCW 4-1
Two second half goals by UNCW helped to stop a potential comeback by UMBC, as the Retrievers fell to the Seahawks, 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at UNCW Soccer Stadium. UNCW moves to 3-0-1 on the season, while UMBC falls to 2-2-0.
Cashin and Quirk send VMI to victory, 7-0 over Hampton
Blake Cashin had her first career hat trick and Emma Quirk tied a school record with three assists, leading the VMI Keydets past the Hampton Lady Pirates, 7-0, in non-conference women’s soccer action Tuesday at Patchin Field in Lexington.
First half goals lift William & Mary to 2-1 win over DePaul
A pair of first half goals lifted the William & Mary women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over DePaul on Sunday afternoon at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field.