Catholic secured a playoff spot in the Landmark Conference Championship Tournament with a 2-0 victory over Goucher Oct. 22. Kirsten Wosleger put the Cardinals on the scoreboard early in the first half, after a pair of unassisted goals. The Cards improve to 11-1-2 overall and 5-0 in the league, while Goucher falls to 3-11-1 on the season and 0-5 in the conference.
Wosleger’s first goal came in the 12th minute, as she came down wide to the right wing and strategically cut the ball inside the Goucher defender. She took a shot toward the far post, that sailed into the side net beyond the goalkeeper’s reach for the Cards opening goal.
Six minutes later, Wosleger picked off a square pass between Gouchers’ two center backs and created her own breakaway. The Gophers’ keeper came off the goal line and got a hand on the ball, but was unable to gain control. Wosleger took the open net opportunity and sent a shot into the back of the goal.
Gallaudet scores 9
Gallaudet’s soccer team finally found some offense Oct.18, and lots of it, routing North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) foe College of Saint Elizabeth 9-1. GU more than doubled its goals scored for the season in the game. The Bison scored just four in their previous 15 games combined. Anastasia Murray and Sofia Lindevall both netted hat tricks for the Bison. This is the first time since 2005 that the Bison netted nine goals in a game.
Murray netted a pair unassisted in the opening 17 minutes. Katie Benz scored the first of her two goals in the 28th minute.
Valerie Lasko ended the hope of a Bison shutout in the 41st minute. She was assisted by Jessica Nunez. This was the first goal for St. Elizabeth (0-15, 0-10 NEAC) against a NEAC opponent this year and only the team’s second goal this season. Lasko’s goal snapped a scoreless streak of over 1,200 minutes for the Eagles as they celebrated Senior Day.
Murray netted her third goal of the half a minute later. Megan Calik assisted as Gallaudet took a 4-1 lead into halftime.
Lindevall owned the second half much like Murray did the first. She scored three straight goals in a span that lasted two minutes, nine seconds for the Bison (3-13, 2-9 NEAC). Erin LaFave and Sabina Shysh each added an assist on Lindevall’s hat trick. LaFave netted her first Bison goal when she scored an unassisted goal in the 60th minute. Benz capped off the Gallaudet scoring in the 76th minute off an assist from Lindevall.
Gallaudet wraps up its 2014 season Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. when the Bison host Penn College (4-11, 3-6 NEAC) in a homecoming game at Hotchkiss Field.
Howard’s Canadian imports led the women’s soccer team to a pair of shut out victories in Southwestern Athletic Conference last week. Treschelle Gibson-Serrette and Kyra Dickinson earned weekly honors from the SWAC for their efforts. Gibson-Serrette is this week’s Defensive Athlete of the Week and Dickinson has been tabbed as the Goalkeeper of the Week.
The duo helped Lady Bison shut out Prairie View A&M (1-0) and Texas Southern (3-0) on Oct. 17 and 19, respectively and move into first place in the conference with a 7-1 record in SWAC play. Dickinson only needed to make six saves all weekend (all against PVAMU) thanks to the defensive efforts of Gibson-Serrette and the Lady Bison unit. Prairie View’s loss was its first in SWAC this year.
George Washington goalkeeper Miranda Horn was tabbed the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week Oct. 20 after helping the Colonials to consecutive shutout victories at home last weekend. She helped the Buff and Blue in wins over conference foes Davidson (1-0) and Richmond (1-0) as GW secured its first 10-win season in 11 years and extended their unbeaten streak at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount Vernon Campus to 7-0-0. The Buff and Blue are now 10-3-1 overall and are tied for second in the A-10 standings with VCU with a mark of 3-1-1.
With her fifth and sixth shutouts of the season, Horn combined for nine saves in 180 minutes of work over the weekend. She also matched her career high with six stops against the Spiders. Horn’s biggest save came on a penalty kick against Richmond on Sunday, as she dove to the right post and punched the ball out to preserve a scoreless tie.
Catholic’s Alexa Povelaitis was named LC’s Women’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week after scoring the game-winner for the Cardinals 2-1 victory over Scranton Oct. 18. The Royals tied the game in the 73rd minute, eventually forcing overtime. Povelaitis ended the game with a header off of a corner kick in the 92nd minute to give the Cards the win and end Scranton’s 35-game unbeaten streak against conference foes.