The second week of the D3 Women’s soccer season saw an upset, a rivalry showdown and some explosive offense, including a pair for four-goal performances – we’ll take a look at some of the action below:
Roanoke Upsets Emory
RC Victory Alert! @RoanokeWomenSoc tops Emory 1-0! pic.twitter.com/3ved3fB9my
— Roanoke Maroons (@RCmaroons) September 11, 2016
Emory applied offensive pressure in the first-half but Liebel came up big, making five saves in the first 45 minutes of action.
Yoke notched the lone goal of the match in the 57th minute when Emory keeper Haley Pratt stopped the an initial shot by Emily Whitaker and Yoke was right in front of the net to tap home the rebound. It was her first goal of the season.
Following Yoke’s goal, Emory attempted to tie the game but Liebel and the rest of the Maroon defense held the Eagles off the board for the remainder of the contest, with Liebel making four second-half stops.
The Eagles held a 17-4 edge in shots, while Haley Pratt made three stops in net for Emory.
Chicago Blasts Illinois Wesleyan
Women’s Soccer: UChicago 5, Illinois Wesleyan 0 pic.twitter.com/CMQ7657lOc
— UChicago Athletics (@ChicagoMaroons) September 10, 2016
In minute 11, junior midfielder Kelsey Moore found Madori Spiker with a lofted long-ball over the Titan defense, and Spiker split a pair of Titan defenders to find the goal with a left-footer.
Not even 20 minutes later, Spiker found the back of the net again. The third Maroon goal came from junior forward Mia Calamari just two minutes after the halftime break. A pair of midfielders closed out the game’s scoring with a pair of late goals – sophomore Jenna McKinney and freshman Hannah Watkins both had tallies in the final 15 minutes of play.
Overall, Chicago outshot IWU 23-6 with an impressive 11-1 lead in corner kicks. It also marked the Maroons’ largest margin of victory over the Titans since 1995 (6-0).
Elizabethtown dominates Rosemont 6-0; Lawson Scores Four
dir=”ltr”>Lydia Lawson ties @BlueJaysWSOC record w/ 4g, @carolinee_novak scores 1st of career in #ECWS 6-0 win. https://t.co/bbcRRSloPW
— E-town Athletics (@EtownBlueJays) September 9, 2016
BR-97 Elizabethtown erupted for six goals in a shutout win over BR-236 Rosemont in their 2016 home opener. Freshman forward Lydia Lawson tied the program record for goals in a game with four, handing head coach Amy Hough earned her first win from the E-Town bench.
Lawson had Elizabethtown’s only goal of the season coming into the match, and with her four tallies becomes the first player since 1997 to score four goals in one game and is just the third player all-time to do so.
Brandeis tops Regis 9-0; McDaniel Scores Four
The Full Story: McDaniel matches records in #13/15 @BrandeisWSoccer’s 9-0 win at Regis https://t.co/ksT1PPII2O pic.twitter.com/nLnJZQgMKA
— Brandeis Athletics (@BrandeisJudges) September 9, 2016
BR-6 Brandeis rolled to its fourth-straight win when the Judges defeated host BR-366 Regis (MA), 9-0, at Regis Stadium. Senior Lea McDaniel tied a program record in the process with four goals and eight points.
McDaniel, who scored the game-winning goal in Brandeis’s first three contests, didn’t tally the first Judge goal of the day, rather she scored each of the Judges’ next four goals. After doubling the team’s lead in the 20th minute, McDaniel scored the first three goals of the second half.
Her tallies came at 47:00, 48:54 and 50:31 for a span of three minutes and 31 seconds, the eighth-fastest hat trick in NCAA D3 women’s soccer history.