Let’s take a look at some of the best performances in Week Two of the week in D2 women’s soccer:
GAME PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: BR-54 Southern New Hampshire 3, BR-15 Saint Rose 2
Recap: Peloquin, Jacobs Help @SNHU_W_SOCCER Topple Saint Rose in NE-10 Opener https://t.co/DEMtbphBhU pic.twitter.com/oCklFJNEDi
— SNHU Athletics (@snhupenmen) September 10, 2016
Sophomore Miranda Peloquin scored for the Penmen in the 95th minute to secure the upset win. It was the first time Southern New Hampshire has beaten the Golden Knights in a regular season match in more than 20 years.
Devin Jacobs scored twice in the first half for the Penmen, who improved to 3-1 on the season. Peloquin also had an assist in the match.
Elisa Galbiati and Julia Porzio each scored for Saint Rose.
OFFENSIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: St. Mary’s (Texas)
.@StMUwsoccer soars past Falcons in Odessa FULL STORY: https://t.co/oYMnFkBQZA
— St. Mary’s Athletics (@StMarysRattlers) September 10, 2016
In three games, the Rattlers have racked up 22 goals, among the most in the country, though most of that is thanks to a 12-0 thrashing of NAIA program University of the Southwest in the season-opener. The Rattlers are 3-0, with their next match a Heartland Conference hook up with Rogers State at home in San Antonio.
Leading the way for the Rattlers is Rachel Gurinsky, who has four goals in the team’s three games, and Alexia Maldonado, who has come off the bench to score four.
MILESTONE OF THE WEEK: West Florida‘s Bartlinski Gets 250th Win
#UWFWSOC head coach Joe Bartlinski earned the 250th victory of his UWF career with a win over FSC today #GoArgos https://t.co/43oAt6EN2o
— UWF Athletics (@GoArgos) September 11, 2016
BR-8 West Florida beat BR-96 Florida Southern 2-1 on Sunday, giving Coach Joe Bartlinski his 250th career win. Bartlinski, in his 15th year at UWF, became just the 16th coach in D2 women’s soccer to get win No. 250. His .840 winning percentage is the best among active coaches who have been coaching more than a year.
The Argos did it in dramatic fashion, too. Sara Helgadottir broke a 1-1 tie with the game-winning goal with just seven seconds on the game clock.
Bartlinski’s milestone, he says, is about the player, not their coach.
“It really isn’t about an old guy racking up wins over time,” Bartlinski said via the video after Sunday’s game. “If we’re old enough we get wins.But it’s about each team member that put it out there today.” UWF improved to 3-1 on the season.