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College Soccer News Women’s National Team Of The Week – Week Ending September 23, 2023

The College Soccer News Team Of The Week Recognizes Players Who Were Difference Makers For Their Teams During The Week

Ally Cook – Graduate Student – Forward – UCLA – Cook scored twice in the first half of play to help propel the Bruins past a good Colorado team 3-0 in their Pac-12 season opener. Cook has five goals and an assist on the season. UCLA is 7-1-0 overall.
Ally Sentnor – Redshirt Sophomore – Forward – North Carolina – Sentnor had a game-high five shots and provided the lone goal in UNC’s 1-0 win on the road win over a very competitive Virginia team. She also scored and added the helper on teammate Maddie Dahlien’s goal in the Tar Heels subsequent 3-3 tie with Florida State at Dorrance Field in Chapel Hill. North Carolina is 7-0-4 with a 2-0-1 mark in ACC play.
Ashleigh Williams – Junior – Forward – Texas Tech – Williams was a difference maker for the Red Raiders in on the road wins in Big 12 Conference contests with Texas and Baylor. She alertly sent a rebound into the back of the frame to net Texas Tech’s first goal in a 2-1 win over Texas in Austin and scored twice in their subsequent 2-0 win over Baylor in Waco. The Red Raiders are off to their best ever start with a 9-0-2 overall record and 3-0-0 mark in Big 12 play. Williams has found the back of the net 12 times so far this season.
Sage Glover – Sophomore – Forward – LSU -Glover came through in the clutch for the Tigers when she alertly controlled a rebound and sent it back into the frame in the 84th minute of play to give LSU the edge they needed to come from two goals back to top Georgia 3-2 in Athens. She also scored out of a counter attack with a double assist from teammate Kelsey Major and Mollie Baker in LSU’s 2-1 win over Mississippi State. The Bengal Tigers are 7-3-1 with a 2-1-0 mark in SEC play. Three of Glover’s four goals on the season have been game-winners.
Alex Carpio – Sophomore – Midfielder – San Francisco – Carpio made a nice move down the left side of the field and sent a left-footer into the back of the net to score the Dons first goal in their 3-0 win over ranked Santa Clara. She also contributed the assist on the goal scored by sophomore forward Ellie Weissenberg. The win over the Broncos was San Francisco’s second in the past three seasons.
Katie Bradley – Senior – Midfielder – UCF – Bradley was a difference maker for UCF in two Big 12 conference wins. She scored the Knights lone goal out of a corner kick in their 1-0 on the road win over Houston and converted a penalty kick that was awarded when teammate Chole Netzel was fouled in the box in their subsequent 1-0 win at home over Kansas. UCF has won five straight to improve to 7-2-0 with a 3-0-0 mark in conference play.
Zoe Burns – Senior – Defender – Southern California – Burns scored the Trojans second goal with an assist from forward Keely Roy and was part of a Southern Cal defense that shutout Utah 2-0. The Trojans improve to 5-2-0 and secure a win in their season opening Pac-12 contest. They continue Pac-12 play with games on the road against Washington State on Thursday and Washington on Sunday.
Jodi Smith – Junior – Defender – FAU – Smith was a stalwart in a rock solid FAU defense that shutout AAC opponent Temple 2-0 and in-state non-conference foe FIU 2-0. The Owls limited Temple to only two shots on goal and FIU to only three. Smith was on the pitch for a full 90 minutes of duty in both contests. FAU is 5-4-2 with a 1-1-0 mark in conference matchups.
Natalie Bain – Sophomore – Defender – Xavier – Bain contributed on both sides of the ball in the Musketeers 1-1 tie with Butler and 3-1 win over DePaul. She was on the pitch for a full 90 minutes of play in both contests and contributed a goal in the win over DePaul. Bain was a part of a solid Musketeer defense that limited Butler to only four shots on goal and DePaul to no shots on goal. Xavier improves to 8-2-1 overall with a 1-0-1 mark in Big East play.
Isabelle Gilmore – Junior – Defender – Bowling Green – The BGSU center back and team captain anchored a Falcon defense that allowed a total of just four shots on goal in two MAC contests. Gilmore put in a full 90 minute shift in the Falcons 2-0 win over Toledo during which the Rockets were limited to only three shots on goal and a full shift in their subsequent scoreless tie with Western Michigan in which the Broncos were held to only one shot on goal.
Allie Augur – Graduate Student – Goalkeeper – Georgetown – Augur had another solid week between the pipes for the Hoyas recording seven saves to help Georgetown secure Big East wins on the road over St. John’s 3-1 and Creighton 1-0. She has five shutouts, an impressive 0.29 goals-against-average, and has only allowed two goals on the season. Georgetown is 6-1-3 overall with a 2-0-0 mark in conference play.
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