South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 7
By D3soccer.com Contributor
Quite a week we had in the South Atlantic this week. Several matchups occurred this week with regionally-ranked teams that affected regional and national rankings. There are still three teams in the region that have not experienced a loss, but the top team fell from the ranks of the unbeaten. The Old Dominion Athletic Conference race is heating up and will be interesting to watch over the next few weeks, with nine teams still in the hunt to be the regular season champion. Also, a huge matchup in the NJAC coming up this week. Let’s look back at what the top-ranked teams in the South Atlantic did this past week and what they have going for week eight:
Christopher Newport (11-1-2 / 4-1-0) D3Soccer.com No. 3 / SA Region #1
Christopher Newport had no problems at St. Mary’s (Md.) (3-10-0 / 1-4-0) in their first Capital Athletic Conference match on the road, handling the Seahawks by a 3-1 score. Riley Cook, Abby Harrigan, and Madison Cochran scored for the Captains, who outshot the Seahawks 32-4 (11-2 SOG) and held a five to one advantage in corner kicks.
When the Captains traveled to Salisbury (9-2-2 / 5-0-0) Saturday afternoon, their vaunted defense limited the Sea Gulls to just eight shots, with six of those being on goal. The problem with that statistic was that the Gulls put five of those eight shots in the goal. The Captains found themselves down 4-0 in the 48th minute, and despite goals by Riley Cook and Ryanne Davidson in a desperation comeback attempt, the Captains fell by the final score of 5-2. The Captains finished the game outshooting Salisbury 13-8 (8-6 SOG) and holding a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks. The loss snapped the Captains’ 22 game winning-streak against CAC opponents and their streak of unbeaten conference games at 37 (36-0-1), a streak dating back to the start of the 2015 season.
The Captains host two Capital Athletic Conference matches this week, first welcoming St. Mary’s (Md.) (3-10-0 / 1-4-0) to Captains’ Field Wednesday night and Mary Washington (5-8-0 / 2-3-0) Saturday afternoon.