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College Soccer News – Women’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending February 21, 2021

The College Soccer News Team Of The Week Recognizes Top Performers Who Played A Key Role In The Success Of Their Teams DuRing The Third Week Of The Spring Season

Natalie Beckman – Junior – Forward – Denver – Beckman played a key role in Denver’s weekend sweep over Summit League foe Oral Roberts. She contributed a goal and two assists in the Pioneers 3-0 win on Friday and a goal and an assist in their 4-1 win on Sunday. Denver has now won four in a row to improve to 4-1-0.
Amy Aquino – Senior – Forward – California Baptist – Aquino helped the Lancers secure back-to-back wins over Dixie State. She skillfully placed a shot into the lower right corner of the frame after receiving a pass from teammate Rola Badawiya in California Baptist’s 2-1 win over the Trailblazers on Thursday and followed that up with a goal and an assist in their 2-0 victory on Saturday. California Baptist is now 4-0-1.
Amirah Ali – Senior – Forward – Rutgers – Ali came through in the clutch with a two-goal performance to help Rutgers secure a hard fought 3-2 season opening come from behind win over Penn State. The Scarlet Knights travel to Bloomington to face Indiana on Thursday, February 25 followed by a contest with Purdue in West Lafayette on Sunday, February 28.
Sam Gerhart – Sophomore – Forward – High Point – Gerhart netted a hat trick to power the Panthers to a 3-0 win on the road over Winthrop. Gerhart has scored a total of four goals and contributed an assist in HPU’s two games to date. The Panthers travel to Buies Creek to face Campbell on Sunday, February 28.
Tara McKeown – Junior – Forward – USC – McKeown scored twice to help USC grind out a hard fought 4-3 win over a determined BYU team. Next up on the Trojans dance is a match in Tempe on Friday, February 26 with Arizona State.
Anna Haddock – Freshman – Midfielder – Auburn – Haddock had a busy day at the office during which she contributed a helper on four of the Tigers five goals in their spring season opening 5-0 win over Kennesaw State. Auburn improves to 5-4-2 and will host LSU on Friday, February 26.
Jackie Fiacco – Graduate Student – Midfielder – Stetson – Fiacco, a transfer from Loyola Marymount, found the back of the net twice to help power the Hatters to a 3-1 win over FIU. Stetson rebounds from a season opening loss to Georgia Southern to improve to 1-1-0.
Lucy Porter – Senior – Midfielder – Hofstra – Porter is a goal scorer. The Hofstra senior hit the ground running scoring twice in the Pride’s gutsy 4-3 come from behind win over Stony Brook in their spring season opener. Hofstra returns to the pitch on Thursday, February 25 when they welcome Fairleigh Dickinson to the Hofstra Soccer Stadium.
Annah Hopkins – Freshman – Western Kentucky – Hopkins found the back of the net twice in Western Kentucky’s 4-0 on the road win over Southern Illinois. The Hilltopers will seek to keep the momentum going when they travel to Murfreesboro to square off with fellow CUSA member Middle Tennessee.
Anna Walsh – Sophomore – Midfielder – Saint Louis – Walsh scored a goal and contributed the assist on teammate Abbie Miller’s goal in the Billikens’ 3-1 win over Illinois State. Saint Louis improves to 3-0-0. The Billikens host Indiana State in Hermann Stadium on Tuesday, February 23 and then travel to Fayetteville to tangle with a very talented Arkansas team on Sunday, February 28.
Rebecca Harty – Junior – Defender – Merrimack – Harty scored out of a free kick and assisted on the goal scored by teammate Erin Tyldesley in the Warriors 2-0 season opening win over Maine. Merrimack travels to Durham to face New Hampshire on Wednesday, February 24.
Dani Hansen – Redshirt Sophomore – Goalkeeper – Colorado – Hansen, a transfer from Washington, took care of business between the pipes for Colorado with a six save evening that helped provide her team the opportunity to secure a 1-0 win over Weber State. Defender Hannah Sharts scored the game-winning goal for the Buffs. Colorado improves to 3-0-0. The Buffs have back-to-back Pac-12 matches in Seattle against Washington on Friday and Sunday.

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