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College Soccer News – Women’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending February 28, 2021

Big Time Players Made Big Time Plays For Their Teams During A Week of VEry Compeitive Play.

Clarissa Larisey – Senior – Forward – Memphis – Larisey found the back of the net twice to lead the Tigers to a 2-0 win over Tulsa in the American Athletic Conference opener for both programs. Memphis improves to 2-0-0 and will face Ole Miss in Oxford on Monday, March 1.
Emily Groark – Junior – Forward – Saint Louis – Groark contributed a goal in Saint Louis’ 3-0 win over Indiana State and scored in their 3-1 win over a highly regarded Arkansas team on the road. The Billikens improve to 5-0-0. Groark and her teammates have another tough contest coming up on Saturday, March 6 when they will welcome Oklahoma State team to Hermann Stadium.
Melanie Forbes – Senior – Forward – Indiana – Forbes was a difference maker for IU netting the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Hoosiers the edge they needed to top Rutgers 1-0. She also found the back of the net twice to help power Indiana past Iowa 2-0. The Hoosiers will seek to build on their 2-1-0 record when they travel to University Park to tangle with Penn State on Thursday, March 4 followed by a visit to College Park on Sunday, March 7 to face Maryland.
Emma Sears – Sophomore – Forward – Ohio State – Sears netted a hat trick to help power Ohio State past Big Ten foe Wisconsin 3-1 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Indoor Field. Ohio State is now 1-0-1 and will seek to keep the momentum going when they host Big Ten foe Maryland on Thursday, March 4.
Whitley Wiley – Sophomore – Midfielder – New Hampshire – Wiley had a productive week of play scoring twice in New Hampshire’s 5-1 non-conference win over Merrimack College and converting a penalty kick in their 2-0 win over Rhode Island. New Hampshire improves to 3-0-0 and will host Maine in an America East contest on Sunday, March 7.
Thais Reiss – Senior – Midfielder – North Florida – Reiss contributed a goal in North Florida’s 2-1 win over The Citadel and scored twice in their ASUN Conference season opening win over FGCU. The win was the Ospreys first ever over FGCU. North Florida will put their 4-0-0 record on the line when they travel to Deland to square off with Stetson on Saturday, March 6.
Jessica Garziano – Sophomore – Midfielder – St. John’s – Garziano scored three times to lead St. John’s to a 3-0 win over Sacred Heart. She also converted a penalty kick in the Red Storm’s 1-0 win over Massachusetts. The Johnnies are 3-0-0. Their upcoming dance card includes matches with Villanova on Thursday, March 4 and Seton Hall on Sunday, March 7.
Olyvia Dowell – Sophomore – Midfielder – Oklahoma State – Dowell found the back of the net twice in the Cowgirls 3-0 spring season opening win over Little Rock. Junior midfielder Grace Yochum also contributed a goal and an assist in the win. Oklahoma State travels to face Saint Louis on Saturday, March 6.
Cassy Harrigan – Senior – Midfielder – Seton Hall – Harrigan alertly controlled a loose ball and chipped it into the back of the frame from the edge of the 18-yard box and scored after receiving a through ball from teammate Izzy Engel to help the Pirates top Saint Joseph’s 2-1 in their season opener. Seton Hall will face a very competitive Georgetown team in Washington on Thursday, March 4.
Sydney Collins – Junior – Defender – California – Collins was part of a very productive California defense that secured two on the road Pac-12 wins. She put in a full shift in the back in the Goldens Bears the 3-1 win over Oregon State in Corvallis and 1-0 win over Oregon in Eugene. California will host Colorado on Friday, March 5 and Utah on Sunday, March 7.
Brianne Riley – Sophomore – Defender – UCLA – Riley was a key part of a solid Bruin defense that opened Pac-12 play with a 2-1 on the road win over a very competitive Arizona team. UCLA improves to 4-0-0 and now shifts their focus to upcoming Pac-12 contests at home on Friday, March 5 against Oregon and Sunday, March 7 against Oregon State.
Madison Waguespack – Sophomore – Goalkeeper – Seattle – Waguespack had four saves including a stop of a penalty kick in a 1-0 victory over UTRGV and five saves in their 1-0 win over California Baptist. The Redhawks improve to 2-2-1,

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