How the West was Won - Week 7
By Ryan Bascue
Entering the final two weeks (already…how is that possible?), with the predictable exception of the SCAC, the top spot in each conference is up for grabs with multiple contenders. Berths in the conference tournaments, again with an SCAC exception, remain unsettled and likely may stay that way until the final weekend.
The West Region has two of the remaining ten undefeated women's teams in the country and were 46 seconds from having a third until the Occidental Tigers (7-1-4 /-1-4) gave up the winner to the Redlands Bulldogs (8-4-1 / 7-2-1) in the final minute of second overtime on Saturday.
Player(s) of the Week; Week Six
In the ASC, Offensive Player of the Week honors went to Hardin-Simmons (10-1-1 / 7-0-1) freshman, Randie Dennison scored a pair of game winners for the Cowgirls including one in the fifth minute against Louisiana College (1-10-1 / 0-7-1). She then followed that performance with a hat trick against Belhaven (2-11-1 / 1-7-0). This week’s Defensive Player of the Week honors were shared by a pair of goalkeepers, Texas-Dallas (13-0-1 / 7-0-1), Monica Dallacasa and McMurry’s (5-8-1 / 3-4-1) Cindy Villasana. Dallacasa recorded a pair of shutouts against Mary Hardin-Baylor (8-3-2 / 7-1-0) and Concordia (Texas) (5-7-0 / 4-4-0). Villasana also recorded back to back shut outs against Belhaven and then Louisiana College.
In the NWC, Sofia Ellington of Whitman (3-10-1 / 3-7-0) claimed Offensive Player of the Week. Ellington notched a pair of goals against Lewis & Clark (3-9-2 / 1-8-1). Then she was credited with two assists and an...[read more]