November 4, 2014

Women's Watch - Weekend #10

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Lynchburg’s scores keep going up, Washington U. fell down, and Colby and Alma fought to the end - but it wasn’t enough. Tournament season has begun for some conferences, and all teams are fighting for position and respect in their respective leagues. Yes, it was another great week of women’s soccer.

Friday, October 31

No. 3 Trinity (Texas) (18-0-1) rolled over Southwestern (5-12-2) in a Halloween nightmare for the Pirates. Colleen Markey had two goals and four more players contributed as the Tigers rolled 6-0 in an SCAC matchup. Southwestern was held to without a shot in the match while the SU keepers were kept busy, recording 13 saves on the evening.

GAME OF THE WEEK #1 - Case Western (8-5-3/1-3-1) visited fourth-ranked Carnegie Mellon (13-1-0/4-1-0) Friday night in a battle of between two well-respected UAA squads. The Tartans dominated statistically, but the Case Western Defense held firm. With eight seconds left on the clock, freshman Katie Strycharz connected to a Savina Reid header across the frame of the goal past Spartan keeper Abbey Smith for her ninth goal of the season and the game winner. While the Spartans have played non-conference foes tenaciously, they’ve struggled in conference. They will close out their season with two away games at Rochester and Emory.

Speaking of Emory (9-1-6/0-1-4) and Rochester (5-7-4/1-3-1), the No.16 Eagles played the Yellow Jackets to a scoreless draw on Friday night. The Emory draw, coupled with a Carnegie Mellon win, officially eliminated the Eagles from the running for the UAA Championship. Emory is currently tied for sixth in the conference with both Rochester and Case...

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