Aug. 19, 2012 – By Pete LaFleur (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Opening-Day Recap (8/17/12; results, links, photos & more)
Compared to Friday's night's opening-day rash of upsets, Sunday's DI college women's soccer action went a bit more to plan – with only 25 games involving teams in the CS360 Composite Top-40 and only four of those games resulting in upset losses (plus three ties). Wake Forest (#3) – which played to a scoreless draw vs. UNC Wilmington – was the only team in the CB360 top-15 that suffered an upset loss/tie on Sunday.
Scroll down for note highlights from Sunday's action (many posted on the CSS360updates Twitter feed) and then a full listing of Sunday's top-40 results, with an assortment of postgame links (recaps from both teams, HTML & PDF stats, photo galleries, video highlights and postgame video interviews).
Minnesota sophomore forward Taylor Uhl (#3) scored five minutes into Friday's season opener vs. 4th-ranked Florida State (the Gophers scored a couple minutes later for a 2-0 lead but lost 3-2 on a goal in the 87th minute). Uhl then played a big role in Sunday's 2-1 win over cs360 #28 South Carolina – scoring even earlier (1:27) than she had in the opener before providing a deft flick pass across the goalmouth to set up freshman Haley Helverson's gamewinner (97'). – photo courtesy Univ. of Minnesota
• CS360 Top-40 Teams in Action: 27
• Games Involving CS360 Top-40 Teams: 35 (2 head-to-head); one halted due to lightning (no-result)
• Sunday's Upsets in CS360 Top-40 Action: 7 (4 losses, 3 ties)
… at Minnesota 2-1 vs. (28) South Carolina (OT)
… at (40) Rutgers 1-0 vs. (t30) Ohio State (2 OT)
… Cal State Northridge 3-0 at (t30) San Diego
… at South Florida 1-0 vs. (32) Miami
… UNC Wilmington 0-0 vs. (3) Wake Forest (at Virginia Tech)
… at Villanova 0-0 vs. (17) Maryland
… at Texas 3-2 vs. (29) Dayton (OT)
All photos on this page courtesy of the respective schools.
Gameday Team Tweets
• Pretty shocking score out west, as Cal State Northridge posted easy win (3-0) over San Diego (cs360 #30) … Northridge goals: Amanda Smith 18', Wendy Warner 34' & Stephanie Galarze 49' (2A-Stephanie Norton) … CSUN outshot San Diego12-7 (7-4 shots-on-goal), USD had 5-3 margin in corner kicks.
• A fourth CS360 top-40 game was affected by lightning delays this weekend – they started late (2 CT) at Marquette, Florida State up 3-0 at half. … So that's CB360 top-40 games delayed by lightning this weekend in Storrs, CT; Annapolis, MD; Tampa, FL (late start Sun., Miami at South Florida); & Milwaukee, WI. … Lightning Strikes Again (another potential win wiped out) – Florida State at Marquette goes as "no-result" (FSU led 3-0 thru 47'). … UConn (3-2 v. UCLA) & FSU (3-0 at Marquette) both had 2nd-half leads this week when games called due to lightning (no W; need 70' for official).
• Impressive weekend from Penn State (cs360 #9) – despite absence of talented forward duo Maya Hayes/Taylor Schram (playing with U.S. U-20s): 3-1 win at (6) Virginia; 5-0 St. John's.
• Miami failed to ride momentum of Friday win at Florida (4-1), losing 1-0 today at South Florida (goal at '51 from Sharia Passariello). … Miami lost despite 12-9 edge in total shots (6-1 shots-on-goal; 8-6 corner kicks).
• Illinois State – which tied (16) Memphis in preseason – played to 1-1 final w/ cs360 #18 Illinois today … Illini 26-17 shots edge (11-4 SOG; 5-5 CKs) … Illinois State led Illinois on goal by Rachel Tejada 22' … visiting Illini tied it on Nicole Breece goal 30' (ast-Niki Read from deep corner).
• Subpar first weekend for South Carolina (cs360 #28) – 0-0 at Milwaukee on Fri. and then lost 2-1 today at Minnesota in OT. … Minnesota's Taylor Uhl scored 1:27 into game and South Carolina's Lani Smith then had tying goal in final second of 1st half. … Looks like 44:59 goal by SC so. forward Smith was a desperation shot from 25 yds, looked routine but thru 'keeper Cat Parkhill's hands. … Minnesota nice GWG sequence (97'): Allie Phillips service from rt flank, Taylor Uhl flick near rt post, fr. M Haley Helverson scored at left post. … Minnesota had stat edge in shots (12-7), SOG (6-4) & corners (7-2).
• Another scoreless draw, this time at Villanova vs. visiting Maryland (cs360 #17) ... Wildcats sr. 'keeper Kelsey Quinn w/ 6 saves … Terps had 20-12 shot edge, 6-4 SOG, 13-5 corners.
• Rutgers (cs360 #40) edged visiting (30) Ohio State 1-0 on double-OT goal (101:00) from Jonelle Filigno (started for Canada at Olympics). … sr./jr. forward Filigno – who had solid Olympic showing w/ Canada (scored goal & started) had 3 of the 4 RU goals this week.
She's in there somewhere (half-a-face … we think!)
– Canadian Olympic team member Jonelle Filigno
is mobbed by her Rutgers teammates after scoring
in double-OT to beat Ohio State.
• Wake Forest (cs360 #3) – playing w/out star forward Katie Stengel (w/ U-20s) – was tied today by UNC Wilmington (0-0, at Virginia Tech) … Huge day for UNCW sr 'keeper Caitlin Hunter, saved all 10 shots (15 total) & dealt w/ 8 corners … WFU had 15-10 edge in total shots, 10-4 shots-on-goal & 8-2 corners.
(scroll down for Sunday's top-40 results, with assortment of links)
UNC Wilmington senior 'keeper Caitlin Hunter's busy day in the scoreless battle vs. Wake Forest included 10 saves and defensing eight corner kicks.
• Sunday's 13 idle CS360 top-40 teams (8 of top-160) included: (1) Stanford, (6) North Carolina, (10) Texas A&M, (11) Boston College), (13) Notre Dame, (14) Florida, (15) Santa Clara, (16) Memphis, (20) Pepperdine, (22) Louisville, (24) William & Mary, (25) LSU and (26) Long Beach State. Two of those teams – A&M (at UC Irvine) and LSU (at Oklahoma) – both are set to open their seasons tomorrow (Monday, Aug. 20).
College Soccer 360 is excited for the return of a this exclusive site feature – a Gameday homepage that provides convenient links (season, game-coverage and postgame) for college soccer action involving teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings, along with key late-season coverage from other conferences and full tracking of all postseason competition.
• Special dedicated Twitter feed (above) with team-based tweets from top-40 teams competing that day.
• Season links for team homepage, roster, stats, schedule, media guide, quick facts, head coach's bio, etc. (some content not yet available for certain teams)
• Updated team records and series history
• Links to special features, such as recent video interviews, Q&As, profile stories, etc.
• Live game-coverage links located all in one place (live stats, video, audio, blogs, game preview & notes, weather forecast)
• Assortment of postgame links (recaps from both teams, final stats, video highlights & interviews, photo galleries, etc.)
• Conference links (weekly release, stats, standings, composite schedule, media guides and more)
• New for 2012 – Gameday pages will be enhanced postgame, with collection of photos from noteworthy games.
Gameday pages will be created on a regular basis, based on the quantity of games in a given day (with preference given to the bigger matchups and head-to-head games).
CS360 is happy to provide this resource and welcomes feedback from college soccer fans (email@example.com) – enjoy! ...
SUNDAY'S COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER KEY GAMES (8/19/12)
(based on the CS360 CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)
SUNDAY'S TOP MATCHUPS (Aug. 19, 2012 … both teams in the CS360 top-40)
• at (40) RUTGERS 1 … def. (30) OHIO STATE 0 (2 OT) … Live Stats | Accuweather Forecast
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF | RUT Recap | OSU Recap | Video Highlights
RU Info. – Game Notes | Roster | Media Guide | Quick Facts | Coach Glenn Crooks
OSU Info. – Game Notes (HTML & PDF) | Roster | Media Guide | Quick Facts | Coach Lori Walker
(4) FLORIDA STATE at (11) MARQUETTE – called off due to lightning (FSU led 3-0 thru 47'; need 70' for official game)
… Live Stats | Accuweather Forecast
MARQ Info. – Game Notes (HTML & PDF) | Roster | Media Guide | Quick Facts | Coach Markus Roeders
FSU Info. – Game Notes | Roster | Media Guide | Quick Facts | Coach Mark Krikorian
SUNDAY'S OTHER TOP-40 GAMES (based on the CS360 Composite National Rankings)
• at (2) DUKE 8 … def. ELON 0 … Live Stats | Live Video | Accuweather Forecast
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF | Duke Recap | Elon Recap | Photos | Postgame Video
… Duke Info. – Game Notes | Roster | Media Guide | Quick Facts | Coach Robbie Church
• UNC WILMINGTON 0 … tied (3) WAKE FOREST 0 (at Virginia Tech) … Live Stats | Accuweather Forecast
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF | UNCW Recap | WFU Recap
… WFU Info. – Game Notes (HTML & PDF) | Roster | Media Guide | Quick Facts | Coach Tony da Luz
• (5) UCLA 2 … won at UMASS 1 … Live Stats | Live Video | Accuweather Forecast
… Final Stats | UCLA Recap | UMass Recap | Photos | Postgame Video
… UCLA Info. – Game Notes | Roster | Media Guide | Quick Facts | Coach B.J. Snow
• at (6) OKLAHOMA ST. 1 … def. WEBER ST. 0 … Live Stats | Live Video | Live Audio | Accuweather Forecast
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF | OK-St. Recap | Weber Recap
… OK-St. Info. – Game Notes | Roster | Media Guide | Quick Facts | Coach Colin Carmichael
• at (9) PENN STATE 5 … def. ST. JOHN'S 0 … Live Stats | Accuweather Forecast
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF | PSU Recap | StJ Recap | Photos | Video: Highlights & Postgame
… PSU Info. – Game Notes (HTML & PDF) | Roster | Media Guide | Quick Facts | Coach Erica Walsh
Villanova central defender
Alexa Carugati (right)
Aryn Newsom (left)
Cal State Northridge's
Amanda Smith (right)
Christiane Endler (left)