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College Soccer News – Women’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending April 11, 2021

Big Time Players Make Big Time Plays To Help Their Teams Prevail Down The Homestretch Of The SPring 2021 Season.

Sam Gerhart – Sophomore – Forward – High Point – Gerhart converted a header out of a free kick, slotted a shot into the back of the frame after receiving a cross from Skyler Prillaman, and scored out of a corner kick put in play by Carsyn Gold in High Point’s regular season ending 4-1 win over Longwood. Gerhart has scored ten times to date for an HPU team that concluded regular season play with a 9-0-0 overall record and 8-0-0 mark in Big South Conference competition.
Anja Savich – Junior – Forward – Butler – Savich alertly drove the rebound of her blocked shot into the goal and threaded a shot into the near corner of the goal with an assist from junior midfielder Katie Soderstrom to play a key role in Butler’s 2-1 win over Creighton. The Bulldogs improve to 9-1-0 and secure the Big East regular season Midwest Division Championship.
Chloe Barnthouse – Freshman – Forward Murray State – Barnthouse placed a rebound into the back of the net, converted a header after receiving a cross from senior defender Izzy Heckman, and drove another header into the net with an assist from freshman defender Riley Johnson to power the Racers past Eastern Illinois 4-0. Barnthouse’s hat trick was the first by Murray State since the 2014 season. The Racers are 9-1-0.
Marissa Vasquez – Freshman – Forward – San Francisco – Vasquez added the firepower that the Dons needed to come from behind to top Loyola Marymount. She scored unassisted and found the back of the net after receiving a cross from senior forward Sydney Cooper to enable San Francisco to top LMU 3-2. The Dons improve to 3-4-2.
Lucy Porter – Senior – Midfielder – Hofstra – Porter secured her third-career hat trick netting her first goal in Hofstra’s 7-2 win over Townson 43 seconds into the contest. She also sent a volley into the back of the frame out of a corner kick and scored out of a free kick. Hofstra improves to 7-0-1. The Pride moves on to face Elon in a semifinal match in the CAA Tournament on Thursday, April 15.
Megan Bornkamp – Freshman – Midfielder – Clemson – Bornkamp sent a rebound into the back of the frame and converted a header out of a corner kick served in by defender Renee Guion to lead the Tigers to a 2-1 come from behind win over a very competitive South Carolina team. Clemson has won six in a row to improve to 12-4-0.
Gabby Provenzano – Senior – Midfielder – Rutgers – Provenzano was part of a solid Rutgers defensive effort along with a backline that includes Allison Lynch, Emma Misal, Shea Holland and Adriana Kuryla that shutout Michigan State 1-0 and Ohio State 1-0 to advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The Scarlet Knights improve to 8-2-3.
Abbie Miller – Sophomore – Midfielder – Saint Louis – Miller who hails from St. Charles, Missouri had another productive week of play scoring twice to lead the Billikens past Dayton 3-1. She also contributed the helpers on the goals scored by Hannah Larson and Emily Groark in Saint Louis’ 2-1 win over Dayton. The Billikens are 13-1-0 with a perfect 8-0-0 mark in Atlantic 10 Conference play.
Brooke Lampe – Senior – Defender – North Texas – Lamp put in a solid ninety minute shift to anchor a productive Roadrunner defense that held UT San Antonio to only two shots on goal in route to securing a 3-0 shutout win. North Texas improves to 7-2-2 with a 4-1-1 mark in CSUA. The Roadrunners will square off with Charlotte on Tuesday, April 13 in the first round of the CUSA Tournament.
Karlina Sample Junior – Defender – Texas A and M – Sample was a key ingredient in a tenacious Aggie defense that held a normally high powered TCU attack to only three shots on goal. Texas A and M recorded their eighth shutout of the season in route to a impressive 1-0 win over the Horned Frogs. The Aggies are 11-3-0.
Alex Nillen – Senior – Defender – Denver – Nillen put in a full days work on the defensive side of the ball as a part of a Pioneer backline that posted back-to-back 1-0 shutouts over Kansas City. She also contributed a helper on Kaitlyn Glover’s game winner in the second contest. Denver improves to 14-2-1 and secures the Summit League regular season title for the third-consecutive season.
Dani Hansen Redshirt SophomoreGoalkeeper – Colorado – Hansen made the key saves she needed to make to give her team the opportunity to win. She had an eleven save evening in Colorado’s scoreless tie with Arizona and recorded five saves in Colorado’s 2-0 win over Arizona State. The Buffs are 8-5-2 overall with a 4-4-2 mark against Pac-12 competition.
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