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

The College Soccer News National Team Of The Week Recognizes Individuals oN bOTH sIDES oF tHE bALL Who Were Difference MAKERS dURING tHE wEEK.

Alina Stahl – Junior – Forward – West Virginia – Stahl scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in West Virginia’s 3-2 win over Duke. She also contributed the assist on junior midfielder Isabella Sibley’s goal. The Mountaineers secure a resume building win and improve to 9-2-0.
Kelsey Turnbow – Senior – Forward – Santa Clara – Turnbow scored twice including the game-winner in overtime to play a key role in Santa Clara’s 4-3 on the road win over Pepperdine. She also scored in the Broncs 4-0 victory over Pacific. Santa Clara improves to 5-0-0. The Broncos have a big match coming up on Wednesday, March 31 against WCC foe BYU.
Meadow Mancini – Sophomore – Forward – Sacred Heart – Mancini scored twice to help power SHU past Merrimack 4-0. She also provided the helper on teammate Sofia Germano’s goal in Sacred Heart’s 3-1 win over Mount St. Mary’s. The Pioneers improve to 2-3-1 overall with a 2-2-0 mark in Northeast Conference competition.
Madi Wolfbauer – Redshirt Junior – Forward – Bowling Green – Wolfbauer who is from Canton, Michigan has been a force on the offensive side of the ball for Bowling Green. This week she scored twice to help power BGSU past Ohio 3-0. Wolfbauer has scored a total of five times in the Falcons last three contests. Bowling Green is not 5-1-0.
Makamae Gomera-Stevens – Senior – Midfielder – Washington State – Gomera-Stevens came through in the clutch for the Cougars using her quickness and touch on the ball to create the space and the angle she needed to produce the game-winning goal in overtime in Washington State’s 1-0 win on the road over a very competitive Colorado team. The Cougars improve to 5-1-1.
Brianna Pinto – Junior – Midfielder – North Carolina – Pinto who hails from Durham, North Carolina found the back of the net three times to help power the Tar Heels past Tennessee 7-0 in Knoxville. Freshman midfielder Ruby Grant who is from Herts, England also had a hat trick for UNC in the win. The Tar Heels improve to 13-1-0. North Carolina will travel to face Villanova on Thursday, April 1.
Haleigh Stackpole – Junior – Midfielder – Mississippi – Stackpole was a catalyst on the offensive side of the ball assisting on the goals scored by teammates Molly Martin and Jenna Kemp in Mississippi’s 3-0 win over Georgia Southern. Ole Miss is 8-5-0 overall with a 4-0-0 mark in spring play.
Tanya Boychuk – Junior – Midfielder – Memphis – Boychuk scored twice including the game-winning golden goal in overtime to propel Memphis to a 3-2 win over highly regarded Vanderbilt out of the SEC. Memphis improves to 7-1-0 overall with a 5-0-0 mark in AAC play.
Mikala Furuto – Freshman – Midfielder – Rice – Furuto helped Rice secure a 2-0 win over Houston Baptist and a 4-0 victory over Southern Mississippi. She scored from the top of the box in the win over Houston Baptist after receiving a cross from Haley Kostyshyn and scored and contributed the assist on teammate Delaney Schultz’s goal in the win over Southern Mississippi. Rice improves to 8-2-0 with a 3-1-0 mark in CUSA play.
Jyllissa Harris – Junior – Defender – South Carolina – Harris is a difference maker. She was a key ingredient in a South Carolina backline that held Elon to only one shot on goal and also skillfully lofted a shot into the back of the net in South Carolina’s 3-0 win over Elon. The Gamecocks are now 10-3-0 and have not allowed a goal in their last three contests.
Cori Sullivan – Junior – Defender – Arizona State – Sullivan’s first goal of the spring season was a big one. She scored with only two minutes remaining in the first overtime period to give the Sun Devils the edge they needed to upset UCLA 2-1. Junior midfielder Olivia Nguyen scored ASU’s first goal in the contest. Arizona State is now 7-1-2.
Leah Freeman – Freshman – Goalkeeper – Oregon – Freeman was rock solid in goal for Oregon in a 1-0 win over California on the road and a scoreless tie with Stanford on the road. She had seven saves in route to securing the clean sheet in the contest with California and five stops in the match with Stanford. It was the first time in program history that Oregon has gone undefeated on the trip to the Bay Area. The Ducks improve to 5-3-3 overall with a 3-2-1 mark in Pac-12 play.
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