Potomac area NCAA women’s soccer round-up: September 2-4, 2016
Continue reading for a full recap of the local NCAA Division I action from the third weekend of the women’s college soccer season.
Friday, September 2
The shutout streak continued for No. 3 Virginia (5-0-0) on Friday as the Cavaliers defeated Oklahoma by a score of 3-0 at Klöckner Stadium.
The No. 16 Virginia Tech women’s soccer team fell to Ohio State 2-1 on Friday night at Thompson Field.
As Georgetown University’s women’s soccer game at No. 12 Rutgers on Friday night went to overtime, Hoyas Head Coach Dave Nolan said he felt it was going to come down to either one mistake or a great goal.
Monmouth’s Miranda Konstantinides scored a pair of goals to give Monmouth a 4-0 win over American on Friday afternoon at Reeves Field.
Two second-half goals and a pair of goals from sophomore forward Christine Tack lifted James Madison women’s soccer to a 3-2 comeback victory at East Carolina on Friday afternoon at Johnson Stadium.
Staring at a 2-0 deficit in the first period versus Appalachian State, the Liberty women’s soccer team dug down deep for its first victory of the 2016 season, Friday afternoon at Osborne Stadium. After the Lady Flames (1-3-0) knotted the contest by halftime, a go-ahead goal by junior defender Sami Santos less than 10 minutes into the second period set up the 3-2 victory over the Mountaineers (3-2-0). The win marks head coach Nate Norman’s first with the program.
The homecoming spotlight shined bright on a pair of Pennsylvanians as Longwood senior captain Amanda Spencer and freshman Emilie Kupsov both scored in a return to their home state to propel Longwood to a 2-1 upset win over reigning Atlantic 10 champion Duquesne Friday night at Arthur J. Rooney Field.
Sophomore Jarena Harmon notched five shots and Maryland’s backline put forth a solid performance, but the Terps fell 1-0 in overtime to No. 25 Pepperdine Friday afternoon.
Early goals in both the first and second half helped the Navy women’s soccer defeat Niagara, 3-1, Friday night at Niagara Soccer Field. The Mids improved to 1-3-1, while the Purple Eagles fell to 1-3-1.
Though the University of Richmond women’s soccer team was unable to take down the Holy Cross Crusaders in regulation, it didn’t take much longer for the Spiders to come out on top.
Despite taking an early lead in the eighth minute, the Towson University women’s soccer team was edged 3-1 Friday afternoon at Saint Joseph’s University.
It would be a hard fought night in the middle of the pitch for both the VCU Rams and Sacred Heart Pioneers, as the second game of the VCU Invitational showed plenty of heart but no results ending in a draw. Despite solid opportunities from both sides, neither side found the back of the net through the full 110 minutes of play.
A 56th-minute penalty kick goal was the difference as the Saint Peter’s Peacocks defeated the VMI Keydets, 1-0, in non-conference women’s soccer action Friday afternoon in Jersey City, N.J.
Sunday, September 4
Two first-half goals from senior forward Murielle Tiernan delivered the No. 16 Virginia Tech women’s soccer team its fourth road win of the season, as the Hokies bested William & Mary, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon.
Senior MacKenzie Cowley struck again, scoring her fifth goal in as many games, to lift the GW women’s soccer squad over No. 17 Arkansas, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
The No. 3 Virginia women’s soccer team defeated No. 25 Pepperdine, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium. Morgan Reuther (Chantilly, Va.) and Alissa Gorzak (Naperville, Ill.) scored for the Cavaliers (6-0), which held Pepperdine (4-2) to just two shots in a dominating performance.
The American University women’s soccer team fell to Tennessee, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at Reeves Field.
The George Mason women’s soccer team had its four game home winning streak come to an end, with Oklahoma winning the first-ever meeting 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at George Mason Stadium.
The Howard women’s soccer team was shutout by Princeton, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at Greene Stadium. With the loss, the Bison are 2-2-1, while the Tigers improve to 4-0-0.
Late-game heroics and stellar defense themed the day for the Liberty women’s soccer team, as the squad hosted James Madison, Sunday afternoon, at Osborne Stadium. Despite the Lady Flames being outshot by the Dukes, 17-8, a game-winning goal from Gabrielle Farrell in the 85th minute off an assist from fellow freshmen Sierra Lam sparked the 1-0 victory.
Youngstown state midfielder Sophie McFarland engineered back-to-back goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to lift the Penguins to a late 3-1 win over Longwood Sunday afternoon at Farmers National Bank Stadium.
Junior Chelsea Jackson gave the Maryland women’s soccer team the lead at halftime, but two second half goals helped Appalachian State down the Terps, 2-1, at Appalachian Soccer Stadium Sunday afternoon.
Buffalo’s Carissima Cutrona scored in the 73rd and the 77th minute to guide the Bulls past the Navy women’s soccer team, 3-1, on Sunday at UB Stadium. The Mids will look ahead to three home matches next week, beginning with a Wednesday night match versus Maryland at 7 p.m. at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.
The Old Dominion women’s soccer team (2-4) dominated East Carolina (2-4) by a 5-1 score on Sunday night at the ODU Soccer Complex. ODU’s five goals marks the most goals in a game for the program since 2012, as well as is the most during Angie Hind’s tenure in Norfolk.
It was a successful weekend for the University of Richmond women’s soccer team, as the Spiders rounded out the VCU Invitational with three goals by three different players in a 3-1 win over Sacred Heart.
Coming out of the halftime break, the Towson University women’s soccer team dominated time of possession. That control ultimately led the game’s only goal as senior Natalia Pinkney put away the game-winner in the 51st minute.
The UMBC women’s soccer team fell on the road to St. Francis (Pa.), 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at the Stokes Soccerplex. The Red Flash pick up their first win and move to 1-5-0, while the Retrievers fall to 2-4-0.
Sunday soccer brought out a scoring explosion from the VCU Rams, as three first-half goals were enough to defeat the Holy Cross Crusaders by a final score of 4-1 in the final game of the VCU Invitational.
Kristen Whitehurst’s 38th-minute goal was enough, as the VMI Keydets downed the IUPUI Jaguars in exciting fashion, 1-0, in non-conference women’s soccer action Sunday at VMI’s Patchin Field.