Sept. 21, 2009
Center Valley, Pa.--Patriot League teams have recorded 26 shutouts through 68 non-League games. Leading the way is Navy, which has recorded a League-high six shutouts. The Mids also own the League's best record at 8-1-1. Army notched shutouts in a League-best 62.5 percent of its games. The Black Knights have held five of their eight opponents scoreless.
Patriot League Weekly Release 9.21.09
BRINE Offensive Player of the Week (9.14.09-9.20.09)
Brittany White, Navy Sr., F, Carmel, Ind.
White registered a goal and two assists in Navy's victories over VMI and Mount St. Mary's. Against the Keydets, she scored the lone goal of the match in the 35th minute. It was her fourth career game-winner. She matched a career high with two assists against Mount St. Mary's on Sunday. White ranks second on the Navy roster with 12 points in 10 games this season.
BRINE Defensive Player of the Week
Chelsi Pugliese, Holy Cross Sr., D, Pembroke, Mass.
Pugliese helped the Holy Cross defense record a shutout against Wagner on Tuesday. She led a defensive unit that limited the Seahawks to just eight shots and four shots on goal. Pugliese also notched a goal in the Crusaders' victory. For the week, Pugliese steered a defense that allowed just 18 shots and eight shots on goal.
BRINE Goalkeeper of the Week
Alex Lostetter, Army Jr., GK, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Lostetter became the all-time leader in shutouts at Army in the Black Knights' 1-0 win against Hartford on Sunday. She finished with six saves against the Hawks to record her 20th career shutout. She also made 12 saves in the Black Knights' 1-0 loss to Iona on Friday. She has 28 saves in her last three games. Lostetter has four solo shutouts this season and has been involved in all five of Army's shutouts.
BRINE Rookie of the Week
Alicia Crawford, Navy Fr., F, Carrollton, Texas
Crawford came off the bench and scored her first collegiate points in Navy's 4-1 win over Mount St. Mary's. She registered her first career goal in the 36th minute to give the Mids their first lead, which they would not relinquish. She later added her first career assist in the second half.
Performances Last Week
Elizabeth Betterbed, Army
Sr., M, Fox Island, Wash.
Scored her first goal of the season in a 1-0 victory over Hartford on Saturday.
Shelby Stand, Holy Cross
Sr., F, Douglas, Mass.
Registered a team-high two goals in the Crusaders' 6-0 triumph over Wagner.
Liz Carlos, Lehigh
Sr., F, Southbury, Conn.
Scored the game-winning goal in Lehigh's 2-1 double-overtime victory at Monmouth.
Hailey Coonrad, Lehigh
Sr., D, Ramsey, N.J.
Anchored a defensive unit that allowed just 17 shots in two games.
Beth Reed, Navy
Sr., GK, Indianapolis, Ind.
Recorded two wins, including one shutout. Made nine saves during the weekend.
Patriot League Notebook
The Week In Review
Navy continued its torrid pace, rattling off two more victories. The Mids claimed a 1-0 home victory over VMI on Friday before toppling Mount St. Mary's on the road on Sunday. Lehigh split its two weekend contests, winning on the road and losing at home. The Mountain Hawks were dealt a 2-0 defeat by VCU on Friday. Lehigh rebounded for a 2-1 double-overtime win at Monmouth on Sunday. Army also split its weekend matches. After dropping a 1-0 decision at Iona, the Black Knights claimed a 1-0 win at Hartford. Holy Cross was involved in a pair of shutouts last week, one on the winning end and one on the losing side. The Crusaders garnered a 6-0 victory over Wagner before suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Fairfield. American was dealt a pair of 2-0 losses, falling to Loyola (Md.) and Virginia. Bucknell, which was undefeated at home entering the weekend, dropped a pair of home contests against Marist and VCU. Colgate played three games last week, defeating St. Bonaventure and losing to Cornell and Albany. Lafayette dropped its weekend contests against Monmouth and Marist.
American will commence the week with a Tuesday showdown at in-city rival George Washington. The Eagles will then hit the road for a Sunday meeting with Robert Morris. Navy will attempt to maintain its League-best record with two weekend road games. The Mids will battle Monmouth on Saturday before heading to Dover, Del. to meet the Delaware State Hornets on Sunday. Army will begin its week on Thursday at Brown before hosting Fairfield on Sunday. Bucknell will start its week with a Wednesday duel with in-state rival Penn State in Lewisburg. The Bison will then travel for a Sunday meeting with Cornell. Colgate will host Vermont and Columbia in weekend action. Lafayette will spend the weekend on the road, taking on NJIT and Wagner. Holy Cross will play just one game this week, traveling to New Hampshire on Thursday. Lehigh, which is in the midst of a nine-day layoff, will have the entire week off from competition.
Shutout or Bust
Patriot League teams have recorded 26 shutouts through 68 non-League games. Patriot League teams are 33-29-6 in that stretch. Each of the League's eight teams has recorded at least one shutout. Navy leads the way with six shutouts in its 10 games. Army has five shutouts in eight contests.
Navy is now 4-0 on the road in 2009, extending its overall road winning streak to six games dating back to last season. Navy has not lost in its last 11 road contests (10-0-1). Navy's last road loss came against nationally-ranked Stanford on Aug. 29, 2008.
Keep Track Of The Patriot League Through Social Media
In addition to visiting www.patriotleague.org, League fans and followers have plenty of new ways to stay updated and involved during the 2009 season and beyond. The Patriot League has accounts on Facebook and Twitter, and has now started a blog to give more information on the action on the field. All three accounts are accessible through the multimedia link at the right-hand sidebar on the front page of www.patriotleague.org.
Patriot League Tournament
The 2009 Patriot League Tournament will be held Friday and Sunday, November 6 and 8 at the site of the highest seed. The teams with the top four regular-season records will qualify for the Patriot League tourney.
American dropped two 2-0 decisions over the weekend, giving the Eagles three losses in their past four games. American suffered losses to Loyola (Md.) and No. 10 Virginia. Mikaila Weaver, who has just six shots in six games, leads the team with two goals. The Eagles will open the week at in-city rival George Washington before traveling to Robert Morris for a Sunday duel.
Army played a pair of 1-0 contests last week, falling to Iona before beating Hartford. The Black Knights' win was their first against the Hawks in four tries. Junior goalkeeper Alex Lostetter's school-record 20th shutout gave Army their fifth shutout in eight games this season. The Black Knights will visit Brown on Thursday before hosting Fairfield on Sunday.
Bucknell suffered a pair of weekend losses, snapping its three-game winning streak. The losses were Bucknell's first two home losses of the season. The Bison dropped a 3-2 decision to Marist on Friday before falling to VCU, 3-0, on Sunday. Bucknell's Sunday defeat ended a string of six straight one-goal games. The Bison went 4-2 in that stretch. Bucknell will host Penn State on Wednesday before playing at Cornell on Sunday.
Colgate went 1-2 in its three games last week. The Raiders picked up a 2-0 win over St. Bonaventure on Friday. Colgate was also defeated by Cornell and Albany. Freshman goalkeeper Ashley Walsh picked up her first career shutout in the Raiders' triumph over St. Bonaventure. Fellow freshman Jillian Kinter recorded her first career goal in the win. Colgate will host Vermont and Columbia this week.
Holy Cross was involved in a pair of shutouts last week, one in victory and one in defeat. The Crusaders claimed a 6-0 victory over Wagner on Tuesday in which five different players scored. Shelby Stand paced the attack with two goals. Holy Cross was then bested by Fairfield, 2-0. The Crusaders will play just once this week in preparation for Patriot League play. Holy Cross will travel to New Hampshire for a Thursday meeting with the Wildcats.
Lafayette suffered back-to-back defeats over the weekend, falling to Monmouth and Marist. Lafayette, which does not have a senior on its roster, is currently led in scoring by freshman Jill Dozier. The forward from Fallston, Md. has a team-best two goals and five points. The Leopards will play road games against NJIT and Wagner this weekend.
Lehigh split its weekend matches against VCU and Monmouth. Lehigh's Friday loss to VCU snapped the Mountain Hawks' three-game winning streak. Lehigh lost despite limiting the Rams to three shots on goal. Lehigh surrendered an own-goal in the first half. VCU added a late second-half goal while Lehigh was pressing for the equalizer. The Mountain Hawks won their third straight road game, topping Monmouth in double-overtime on a goal by Liz Carlos. Lehigh will have this week off.
Navy scored weekend victories over VMI and Mount St. Mary's. With its win over VMI, Navy improved its record to 37-5-3 on its home field. Over the 45-match span, the Mids have outscored their foes by a 120-21 margin. Junior forward Carissa Youker has now registered points in each of her past five games. Four of her six goals this season have been game-winners. Navy will play at Monmouth on Saturday and at Delaware State on Sunday.