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College Soccer News – Women’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending August 28, 2022

The College Soccer News National Team Of The Week Recognizes Players Who Played A Key Role In The Success Their Teams Had During The Week.

Avery Patterson – Junior – Forward – North Carolina – Patterson scored both goals in UNC’s 2-0 win over Texas and their first goal in limited time on the pitch in a 6-0 thumping of Baylor. The Tar Heel pick up two good on the road wins to improve to 4-0-0. North Carolina travels to play Missouri on Thursday and then returns home for a marquee matchup with UCLA on Sunday.
Sunshine Fontes – Senior – Forward – UCLA – Fontes contributed a hat trick to power the Bruins past CSUN 6-0 and drove a shot into the lower left corner of the net from outside the box to give UCLA the big play they needed to top Santa Clara 1-0. The Bruins will put their 3-0-0 record on the line when they travel to North Carolina to face Duke on Thursday and North Carolina on Sunday.
Haley Hopkins – Graduate Student – Forward – Virginia – Hopkins scored the lone goal in Virginia’s 1-0 win over Georgetown followed by a hat trick to power the Cavaliers past FDU 5-0. Virginia improves to 4-0-0 and will host JMU on Thursday.
Lily Farkas – Senior – Forward – Michigan – Farkas supplied the lone goal in Michigan’s 1-0 win over Boston College. She also scored and contributed two assists to help the Wolverines top Boston University 6-2. Michigan has a two win week to improve to 3-1-0. They return to the pitch on Thursday when they host Iowa State.
Jameese Joseph – Senior – Forward – NC State– Joseph is a force on the offensive side of the ball for the Wolfpack. She scored in the last minute of play off a quick breakaway that was set up by a long pass from Jaida Thomas to secure a 1-0 win over Campbell. Joseph also scored NC State’s first goal in their 2-2 tie with Georgetown. The Wolfpack face Elon on the road on Thursday and host Harvard on Sunday.
Shira Elinav – Junior – Forward – Kansas – Elinav scored to give Kansas the edge they needed to top Iowa 1-0 on the road. She also scored twice providing the punch on the offensive side of the ball that the Jayhawks needed to top Drake 3-1. Kansas hosts Purdue on Thursday and travels to face Missouri on Sunday.
Jamie Sheppard – Junior – Midfielder – BYU – Sheppard found the back of the net twice with teammate Brecken Mozingo contributing the assist on both goals to secure a solid 2-0 on the road win over Ohio State. The Cougars return to Provo to host Colorado on Monday, Alabama on Thursday, and CSUN on Saturday.
M.E. Craven – Graduate Student – Defender – Auburn – Put in a full shift at center back along with junior goalkeeper Maddie Prohaska as a key ingredient in a stout team oriented Auburn defense. The Tigers tied an explosive FSU team 1-1 in Tallahassee and tied a very good Wake Forest team 0-0 in Winston-Salem. Auburn stands at 2-0-2 to date. The Tigers host West Virginia on Thursday and Army on Sunday.
Kylie Gazza – Senior – Defender – Samford – Gazza contributed a goal in Samford’s 4-1 win over Murray State and put in a full 90 minute shift at center back as a key ingredient in a tenacious Samford defensive effort that resulted in a scoreless tie with Ole Miss. Samford is 3-0-1. The Bulldogs return to the pitch to face Army on Thursday and West Virginia on Sunday.
Mieke Schiemann – Sophomore – Defender – Penn State – Schiemann was a key factor on both sides of the ball for the Nittany Lions. She scored out of a corner kick to add the insurance goal in Penn State’s 2-0 win over West Virginia and scored what proved to be the game-winning goal out of a set piece served in by senior defender Kate Wiesner in Penn State’s 3-1 win over Monmouth. The Nittany Lions travel cross country to square off with Stanford on Thursday and Santa Clara on Sunday.
Heather Hines – Senior – Goalkeeper – South Carolina – Hines anchored a stout Gamecock defense that recorded on the road shutouts against UConn 3-0 and Vermont 2-0. Hines had four stops in the win over the Huskies and five saves in the win over Vermont. South Carolina has not allowed a goal in four games to date. The Gamecocks will host in-state non-conference foes Clemson on Thursday and Furman on Sunday.
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