Oct. 8, 2012 - Week 8 Release in PDF
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Two USF players earned BIG EAST women’s soccer weekly awards as senior Taylor Patterson was tabbed the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week and freshman Christiane Endler was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week. Marquette junior Maegan Kelly earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors, while Georgetown redshirt-freshman Emma Newins was cited as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
Kelly earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors after totaling five points in a 1-0-1 week. The junior had four points in a 5-0 win at Providence on Oct. 5, including two assists. She also scored a goal. On Oct. 7, Kelly recorded an assist in a 1-1 draw at Connecticut.
Patterson was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Bulls secure a pair of shutouts on the road against conference opponents. She played 180 minutes in two wins last week, a 1-0 at UConn on Oct. 5 and a 1-0 win at Providence on Oct. 7.
Endler earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors after totaling 10 saves in two shutout wins over conference opponents. The freshman had seven saves in a 1-0 win at UConn on Oct. 5 and three saves in a 1-0 win at Providence on Oct. 7. Endler has totaled seven shutouts in 14 games this season.
Newins was cited as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after totaling nine saves in a 1-0-1 week. She made five saves in a 1-0 win at Cincinnati on Oct. 5. In a 1-1 draw at Louisville on Oct. 7, she made four stops, including one in overtime to preserve it.
Charlyn Corral, Louisville, Jr., F
Scored twice in a 1-1-0 week, including a goal against No. 11/11 Georgetown on Oct. 7. Watch the video highlight here.
Hayley Katkowski, Rutgers, Fr., M
Helped in a 1-0-1 week, including a 1-0 shutout victory at DePaul on Oct. 5 and a 2-2 draw at 24/25 Notre Dame on Oct 7.
Jess Montrose, Connecticut, Fr., GK
In her first collegiate starts, Montrose made 10 saves in a 1-1 draw against 20/15 Marquette on Oct. 7 and made three saves against USF on Oct. 5.
Erin Simon, Syracuse, Fr., F
Recorded her second game-winning goal of the season in a 2-0 victory at Pittsburgh on Oct. 4 in the team’s only game last week.
Crystal Thomas, Notre Dame, Fr., F
In a 1-0-1 week, she scored twice in a 2-2 draw against Rutgers on Oct. 7.
TOP 25 TIME – A pair of ranked teams square off on Friday as No. 24/25 Notre Dame (10-3-2) heads to No. 11/11 Georgetown (12-1-2). The teams are tied atop the National Division, giving the winner an edge as the team’s hit the homestretch of the regular season. League play wraps up the weekend of Oct. 19-20.
CLOSE TO 500 – UConn head coach Len Tsantiris is closing in on career win No. 500. He currently holds a record of 498-169-50 which ranks as the second-highest win total among women’s soccer coaches nationally. Only North Carolina coach Anson Dorrance has more victories.
BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP RACE – As the regular season hits the homestretch, each team has two or three conference games left to qualify for the league tournament. The top four teams from each division will qualify. The next two teams, regardless of division, will be at-large selections to the 10-team championship. With some league teams playing 11 conference games and some playing 10 conference games, each division will be ordered on a points per game average. The top three teams in each division earn first-round byes to the quarterfinals. The first-round and quarterfinal games are conducted on the campuses of the higher-seeded teams.