Navy's Ashlynn Soellner has already matched last year's point total through just six matches in 2012.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Navy has some company as the Patriot League’s hottest team.
The Mids rattled off two more wins last week on the road in Florida to extend their win streak to five straight before returning home for a five-match homestand in Annapolis. Bucknell, which opened the season with two consecutive losses, has quickly rebounded with three straight victories, including back-to-back shutouts last week.
Colgate, picked No. 1 in the preseason poll, is also playing well, going 2-0-1 in its last three. The Raiders rallied from three goals down in the second half to tie Princeton 4-4 Sunday afternoon in the Princeton Invitational, giving them a great lift as they return home for their next three matches.
PATRIOT LEAGUE NOTEBOOK
• Army handed Seton Hall its first loss of the season Monday night in a 1-0 triumph at West Point.
• Bucknell junior Liz Dwornik had her first career two-goal outing Sunday at St. Bonaventure. The Bison now have eight goals in five games this fall after scoring 10 all of last season.
• Lafayette senior Jill Dozier recorded her second career multi-goal game with a pair of tallies in the Leopards’ 3-0 win Sunday at St. Peter’s. Her 12 career tallies are tied for sixth in school history.
• Lafayette senior Lauren Smedley recorded her 23rd career clean sheet in the St. Peter’s victory, placing her alone in seventh in League annals.
• Navy’s Ashlynn Soellner leads the League with 12 points (5g, 2a) through six contests. She tied for the team lead with 12 points all of last season.
• A busy schedule awaits as 16 matches are slated between Tuesday and Sunday. Army and Navy will be hosting weekend tournaments.
• Some victory plateaus were reached last week. Colgate’s win Friday against Hofstra was No. 240 for head coach Kathy Brawn, while Bucknell coach Ben Landis captured his 70th victory as Bison head coach on Sunday and Mick Statham earned his 30th as the Leopards’ leading voice over the weekend.
• League teams are 18-18-4 in non-League matches thus far.
Patriot League Weekly Awards
BRINE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ASHLYNN SOELLNER, NAVY Jr., F, Hollidaysburg, Pa.
Soellner registered nine points on four goals and one assist during the Mids’ 3-0 week. She scored in each contest, and accounted for the game-winners in a 3-2 victory against George Mason and a 5-3 triumph over North Florida. Her decisive strike against the Patriots came in the 90th minute, and she had a career-high five points in the win over North Florida. She has 12 points on the season, already matching her total from a year ago.
BRINE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JADE SEABROOK, NAVY So., D, St. Paris, Ohio
Seabrook played all but three minutes of three Navy victories last week, and contributed a goal in the Mids’ 5-3 win Sunday over North Florida. The sophomore played a key role on the Navy back line, helping the Mids extend their win streak to five.
BRINE GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
SANDITA McDERMOTT, BUCKNELL Sr., GK, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
McDermott picked up a pair of shutouts last week, a 1-0 decision Friday against Buffalo followed by a 3-0 clean sheet Sunday at St. Bonaventure. She made a season-high six saves against the Bonnies, and also had a tough stop late in Friday’s win while the Bison were clinging to their 1-0 lead.
BRINE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CATHERINE WILLIAMS, COLGATE Fr., F, Buffalo, N.Y.
Williams scored a pair of goals during Colgate’s second-half rally as the Raiders eliminated a 4-1 second-half deficit to draw 4-4 at Princeton Sunday afternoon. She scored back-to-back markers to bring the Raiders within 4-3. Her first goal was a rebound off her own opportunity, while her second was a header off a free kick.
COURTNEY NELSON, BUCKNELL So., M, Phoenix, Ariz.
Nelson scored in both Bison victories last week, picking up the game-winner in Friday’s 1-0 win over Buffalo and added another marker in Sunday’s 3-0 victory versus St. Bonaventure.
LAUREN DANDIE, BUCKNELL Fr., D, Fullerton, Calif.
Dandie played all 180 minutes at center back, anchoring the Bucknell defensive effort last week in a pair of victories. The Bison allowed five shots and just one on frame in Friday’s win over Buffalo.
JENNA RAEPPLE, COLGATE So., F, Buffalo, N.Y.
Raepple picked up five points on the week, and logged a goal and two assists in the Raiders’ 3-2 win over Hofstra Friday at the Princeton Invitational.
JILL DOZIER, LAFAYETTE Sr., F, Fallston, Md.
Dozier scored twice in the second half to propel Lafayette to its 3-0 shutout of St. Peter’s on Sunday.