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College Soccer News – Women’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending October 10, 2021

The College Soccer News Team of the Week Recognizes Clutch Performances During Teh Week.

Jameese Joseph – Sophomore – Forward – NC State – Joseph and freshman midfielder Annika Wohner powered the Wolfpack attack in a 2-1 win over Duke in Durham and a 2-1 win over Louisville on the road. Joseph drove a shot in the bottom right corner of the net with nineteen ticks remaining in double overtime to give NC State the edge they needed to upset Duke. Joseph also alertly sent the rebound of a shot into the back of the frame in the win over Louisville. NC State improves to 6-6-2 and secures their first two wins of the season against ACC competition.
Channing Foster – Senior – Forward – Mississippi – Foster has big play ability. When she gets on track she can take over a contest. This week she contributed an assist on Ramsey Davis’ goal in Mississippi’s 2-1 win over South Carolina. Foster also scored twice to help power the Rebels past Texas A and M on the road. Ole Miss picks up two impressive wins in SEC play to improve 10-2-2 with a 5-1-0 record in conference play.
Penelope Hocking – Senior – Forward – USC – Hocking made a nice move and cut off the dribble to create the space she needed to send a left footer just inside the left post from twenty yards out in USC’s 4-1 win over Colorado. The goal was her 49th career goal and broke a program scoring record previously held by forward Isabelle Harvey that had been in the books for over twenty years. Hocking also scored in USC’s 7-0 thumping of Utah. The Trojans win their tenth contest in a row to enhance their record to 10-2-0 with a 5-0-0 mark in Pac-12 play. USC continues Pac-12 competition with a match against Oregon in Eugene on Thursday.
Brie Severns – Sophomore – Forward – Kansas – Severns played a key role in impressive Jayhawk wins over Baylor 2-1 and West Virginia 2-1. In the win over Baylor, Severns was fouled in the box creating a penalty kick opportunity that senior Rylan Childers converted. She also utilized her speed and finishing ability to score after running onto a through ball from sophomore Shira Elinav. Severns then came up big again for Kansas in the match with West Virginia when she contributed the assist on Childers goal and placed a shot just under the crossbar in the 110th minute of play to give Kansas the edge they needed to upset the Mountaineers 2-1. The Jayhawks rebound from five straight losses to improve to 7-8-1 with a 2-4-0 mark in Big 12 play.
Lucy Porter – Senior – Midfielder – Hofstra – Porter continues to come up big for the Pride. This week she had a three assist evening contributing the helpers on the goals scored by Miri Taylor, Ellen Halseth and Olivia Pearse in Hofstra’s 4-0 win over CAA foe Delaware. She also provided the helper on the two goals scored by Taylor in a 2-1 win in CAA competition over UNCW. The win over UNCW was the 200th career win for Hofstra head coach Simon Riddiough. The Pride marches onward with 12-1-0 overall record and a 4-0-0 mark in CAA play.
Lia Godfrey – Sophomore – Midfielder – Virginia – Godfrey contributed a helper on both of Alexa Spaanstra’s goals to help power the Cavaliers past Boston College 3-0 in Newton. She followed that performance up with a goal and by providing the assist on Haley Hopkins first goal in Virginia’s 5-0 win over Syracuse. The Cavaliers improve to 12-1-1 with a 5-0-1 mark in ACC play. Godfrey makes good things happen for Virginia with nine assists to date and three goals. The Cavaliers will host a very good Notre Dame team on Sunday.
Tanya Boychuk – Senior – Midfielder – Memphis – Boychuk came to play sending a header into the net from within the box that was set up by a nice cross from freshman forward Jocelyn Alonzo to get the Tigers on the board a little over a minute into the match in a 2-0 win over Tulsa. Boychuk also netted the game-winning goal when she converted her sixth goal of the season in a subsequent 2-1 win over Cincinnati. The Tigers pick up two solid AAC wins to up their win total to 10-1-1 with a 4-0-0 record to date in conference play. Memphis will host a very talented South Florida team on Sunday.
Sam Coffey – Senior – Midfielder – Penn State – Coffey put on a dominant show of offensive firepower in a 5-1 win over Maryland. Coffey drove a left-footed shot into the back of the net, returned the rebound of teammate Cori Duke’s shot back into frame, and scored with a helper from Jordan Canniff in the first stanza of the match. She also contributed an assist on Rachel Wasserman’s goal in the second half. Penn State improves to 8-5-0 with a 2-4-0 mark in Big Ten action.
Deja Sandoval – Junior – Defender -UTSA – Sandoval was part of a solid Roadrunner backline that held Marshall to only two shots on goal in route to a 3-0 shutout win over the Thundering Herd. She also contributed a goal in the win with an assist from senior forward Ellis Patterson. UTSA is 7-4-1 and off to their best start ever through 12 contests. UTSA will seek to build on the win over Marshall when they host conference foe Louisiana Tech on Thursday.
Naomi Girma – Senior – Defender – Stanford – Girma is a stalwart on the defensive side of the ball for Stanford. This week she also contributed on the offensive side of the ball sending a header into the back of the frame to score the lone goal in Stanford’s 1-0 win over Washington State in Pullman. She also was a key part of a Cardinal backline that had a bend but don’t break performance on the defensive side of the ball to secure a 2-1 win over Washington in Seattle. Stanford is now 10-3-0 overall with a 4-1-0 record against Pac-12 opponents. The Cardinal will take to the road again to face Colorado on Sunday in Pac-12 play.
Leah Freeman – Sophomore – Goalkeeper – Oregon – Freeman was rock solid between the pipes in Oregon’s 1-0 shutout win over Arizona. She followed that up with an eight save evening anchoring a solid Ducks defense that shutout Arizona State 1-0. Freeman established a new program record with her eighth shutout of the season. Oregon is 8-1-4 with a 3-1-1 mark in Pac-12 play. The Ducks are off to their best 13-game start since the 1981 squad was 11-0-2.
Zoe Clevely – Redshirt Senior – Goalkeeper – Pepperdine – Clevely is a difference maker. This week she anchored a Pepperdine defense that shutout San Diego 4-0 and Loyola Marymount 4-0 on the road in WCC play. She had four saves in the win over San Diego and two in the contest with LMU. Clevely has posted six straight shutouts and has a total of eight clean sheets with a 0.39 goals against average to date. Pepperdine is 12-1-0 with a 3-3-0 record in conference play. The Waves will host Gonzaga on Saturday.

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