Patriot League Women's Soccer Release - 9.11.12
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Another week into the season and not much has changed. Navy remains the Patriot League's hottest team as the Mids captured a pair of victories at the Navy Invitational over the weekend. The Mids, who boast the League's top offense at 2.88 goals per game, have won seven straight and will look to continue their winning ways with two matches at home this weekend.
Bucknell saw its four-match win streak halted at four over the weekend, but the Bison have already shown improvement offensively over last year's totals. They have scored 12 goals in seven matches in 2012, after scoring 10 in 16 bouts a season ago.
Preseason favorite Colgate went 2-1-0 last week, thanks to a chugging offense that scored 10 goals. Jillian Kinter and Catherine Williams both tallied eight points on the week, with each picking up a weekly honor.
Patriot League Notebook
Army picked up the League's second victory over a BIG EAST squad with Sunday's 1-0 shutout of Syracuse. It came six days after the Black Knights handed Seton Hall its first loss of the season by the same 1-0 tally.
Bucknell senior keeper Sandita McDermott set the school record for consecutive scoreless minutes (343:81) during Sunday's loss to St. Francis (Pa.).
Colgate's Jillian Kinter extended her point-scoring streak to six straight, while Caroline Williams has points in seven of nine matches this season.
Holy Cross freshman Annie Galvin picked up her first career game-winning goal in last week's 1-0 triumph at Rhode Island.
Navy handed Rider its first loss of the season Friday in a 3-0 final. The Broncs were 4-0 entering the match.
Courtney Nelson leads Bucknell with four goals and eight points. The Bison's leading scorer in 2011, Megan DeGennaro, topped out with six points.
Navy's 2-1 win Sunday over Towson was the 250th in the coaching career of Carin Gabarra. 244 of her career victories have come in Annapolis.
Colgate's 6-1 win last week over Albany was its largest margin of victory in the 13-match series against the Great Danes.
Michelle Montilio scored in American's 2-1 loss over the weekend to Loyola (Md.). She is tied for the team lead with six points (2g, 2a).
Colgate and Navy are the only two teams to currently feature three players with double-digit points.
Patriot League Weekly Awards
BRINE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JILLIAN KINTER, COLGATE Sr., F, Newburyport, Mass.
Kinter was an offensive force for Colgate, which went 2-1-0 last week. The preseason selection for Offensive Player of the Year picked up at least one point in each match, and finished with three goals and a pair of assists for eight points. Her finest showing was a two-goal, five-point effort in a 6-1 win over Albany. She's tied for the League lead with 16 points.
BRINE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MOLLY McGUIGAN, ARMY Jr., D, Boulder, Colo.
McGuigan helped Army to a 2-1-0 week, with both victories coming via shutout. The two-time defending Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year also picked up a defensive save in the 2-1 loss to unbeaten Iowa, knocking a Hawkeye opportunity away from the goal line with Army trailing 1-0. The Black Knights' two victories came against BIG EAST opponents Seton Hall and Syracuse.
BRINE GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
LINDA ROSAS, ARMY So., GK, Granada Hills, Calif.
Rosas earned her first career weekly honor after going 2-1-0 for the Black Knights last week with a 0.67 goals-against average and 17 saves in two shutouts. She made four stops in a 1-0 victory over previously-unbeaten Seton Hall and stopped six in Sunday's 1-0 clean sheet against Syracuse. She also had seven saves in a 2-1 loss to undefeated Iowa.
BRINE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CATHERINE WILLIAMS, COLGATE Fr., F, Buffalo, N.Y.
Williams logged her second consecutive weekly honor after another strong week. The rookie out of Buffalo, N.Y., finished the period with the same line as Kinter - three goals and two assists for eight points - and sits tied atop the League standings with her teammate with 16 points. She scored twice, including the game-winner, in a 3-1 win over Cornell, and logged at least one point in all three contests.
KIM AN, ARMY Jr., F, Oak Ridge, N.J.
An scored two goals and had five points last week, including the game-winner in Sunday's 1-0 victory over Syracuse. She also scored Friday against Iowa, and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Black Knight Classic.
COURTNEY NELSON, BUCKNELL So., M, Phoenix, Ariz.
Nelson's fourth goal of the season gave Bucknell a 2-0 lead just 7:09 into Friday's eventual 3-0 victory over UMBC.
CHELSEA ROCHE, COLGATE So., D, Bolton, Mass.
Roche picked up a pair of assists last week during Colgate's 2-1-0 stretch, with both coming in the victories against Albany and Cornell.
CARLY McCABE, HOLY CROSS So., GK, Barrington, R.I.
McCabe went 1-1-0 for the Crusaders last week, including a seven-save performance in a 1-0 shutout of Rhode Island for her third career clean sheet and first of the season.
PALOMA PEREZ, NAVY Jr., F, Mobile, Ala.
Perez was named the MVP of the Navy Invitational after scoring twice in Friday's 3-0 victory over Rider, while also providing offensive support in Sunday's 2-1 win over Towson to extend the Mids' win streak to seven.