Opening-Day Wrapup – College Women's Soccer 2012

Aug. 17, 2012
By Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

CS360 Composite Top-40  |  Preseason Rundown (results & links)  |  2011 Gameday Coverage

Friday had the makings for plenty of upsets and that proved to be the case – as eight teams in the CS360 Composite Top-40 suffered upset losses – most notably, co-#6s North Carolina and Virginia, plus (13) Notre Daem, (14) Florida, (16) Memphis and (19) West Virginia.

Scroll down for note highlights from Friday's action (many posted on the CSS360updates Twitter feed) and then a full listing of Friday'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). All photos on this page courtesy of the respective schools.

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Portland's Ellen Parker (22) reacts to her 5th-minute goal – a redirection of Amanda Frisbee's free kick – that held up to give the Pilots their first win over North Carolina in the program's history. Teammates Micaela Capelle (19) and Michelle Cruz (20) join in the celebration. (photo courtesy Univ. of Portland)
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• CS360 Top-40 Teams in Action: 38 (all but #10 Texas A&M and #25 LSU)
• Games Involving CS360 Top-40 Teams: 31 (7 head-to-head); one halted due to lightning (no-result)
• Friday's Upsets in CS360 Top-40 Action: 9 (8 losses, 1 tie)
… (9) Penn State 3-1 at (t6) Virginia
… at Portland 1-0 vs. (t6) North Carolina 
… at Wisconsin 1-0 vs. (13) Notre Dame
… (32) Miami 4-1 at (14) Florida
… at Missouri 5-1 vs. (16) Memphis
… La Salle 2-1 at (19) West Virginia
… at Texas 3-2 vs. (29) Dayton (OT)
… at Hofstra 2-0 vs. (30) Ohio State
… at (29) Milwaukee 0-0 vs. (28) South Carolina

• OT games – Four of the games were won on goals in overtime: at (23) Virginia Tech 1, UNC Wilmington 0 (2 OT) … at (26) Long Beach 1, Arizona 0 … at Texas 3, (29) Dayton 2 … and at (38) Georgia 1, UNC Greensboro p (2 OT).

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• Top-ranked Stanford spotted Santa Clara a 1-0 halftime lead, then won 6-1 (home win streak now at 50) … junior forward Natalie Griffen had 2G-1A, senior right back Rachel Quon 1G-1A … Unique opener for defending champs Stanford, replacing 4 starters, another at U-20s & 2 others not playing Friday due to injury … Only four Stanford starters Friday also started 2011 NCAA final: right back Rachel Kwo (move from left), center backs Alina Garciamendez & Kendal Romine, and defensive midfielder Mariah Nogueira.

Stanford's Mariah Nogueira celebrates
tying goal vs. Santa Clara.

• La Salle has several top players back from its strong 2011 team & picked up quality win at cs360 #19 West Virginia, 2-1 … La Salle outshot West Virginia 14-9 (7-1 SOG; 3-4 CKs), holding WVU without a shot on frame over the final 88' … WVU cashed in a turnover for early lead (Bry McCarthy 1:18) but Explorers won on goals by Leigh Gray 60' & Jourdan McVicker 65'.

La Salle (dark jerseys) held West Virginia without a shot-on-goal over the final 88 minutes of play. (photo-WVU)

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• Portland was 0-7-1 all-time vs. (6) North Carolina until 1-0 win on Friday night ... Ellen Parker deflected an Amanda Frisbee free kick for early goal (5') ... UNC lost despite big shot edge (20-7; 5-4 SOG, 7-2 corners) ... Erin Dees made 4 saves & the Pilots also had a team save.

• (17) Maryland's 3-0 win at Navy included a 106-minute, in-game lightning delay.

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• (16) Memphis was coming off historic 2011 season but tied both exhibition games (2-2 vs. Western Kentucky; 1-1 vs. Illinois State), then lost big on Friday at Missouri, 5-1 … Missouri goals (led 2-0): Candace Johnson 15', Taiwo Adeshigbin 50' & 55', Alyssa Diggs 57:42 & 58:34.  

Taiwo Adeshigbin (right) scored twice
in Missouri's 5-1 upset of Missouri.

• Rough way to open season for (14) Florida (at home), losing 4-1 to Miami. Gators were outshot 12-9 by 'Canes (9-5 SOG, 4-1 CK), Florida has 20 fouls (2 yellows), Miami 10 (3) … Miami goals at Florida (ed 3-0): Paige Lomba 12', Kate Howarth 17', Tina Romagnuolo 32' & Jesse Shugg 67' (1st & 3rd off CK sequences).

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Paige Lombard
(14) and her Miami teammates frustrated Florida veterans McKenzie Barney (4) and Erika Tymrak (17), along with the rest of the Gators, in a 4-1 Hurricanes win that saw host Florida total only five shots on goal and one corner kick, but 20 fouls. (Florida photo)

 Wisconsin beat Notre Dame (cs360 #13) 1-0 on Monica Lam-Feist goal 84' (25 yds to far-post) – one of two Badgers shots on goal in game … NDad 12-8 edge  in total shots, 7-2 shots-on-goal, 5-2 corners … Lauren Gunderson 7 SV.

 LIONS WIN TOP-10 MATCHUP (cs360 top-40): (9) Penn State 3 at (6) Virginia 1 ... Mallory Weber's first of two goals put PSU up 2-1 at 76' … Penn State goals: Tani Costa 41' and Weber 76' & '88 … UVa  had 14-13 shot edge (PSU 6-4 SOG, 7-5 CK) ... Bunched momentum shifts Friday at Klockner, UVa's Makenzy Doniak headed in an Erica Hollenberg corner at 75:35 for 1-1 … 22 seconds after tying goal from UVa's Doniak, Penn State retook lead on Weber near-post shot (assist-Christine Nairn).

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Bri Hovington (right) and her Penn State teammates picked up a huge opening-day win at Virginia.


 Another upset (based on the CS360 top-40), as Texas scored late first OT to beat Dayton, 3-2 … Senior Kristin Cummins' second goal of game won in at 98:50.  

• There was a "no-result" Friday in Storrs (almost another big upset) … UConn was up 3-2 on UCLA thru 57' but cancelled due to lightning (need 70' for official game).


FRIDAY'S COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER KEY GAMES (8/17/12)
(based on the CS360 CS360 Composite National Rankings top-40)

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Duke's Kim DeCesare (left) has made an impressive transition to the Duke front line early in the 2012 season – while ace frontrunners Kelly Cobb & Mollie Pathman are away training with the U.S. Under-20 World Championship team.
 


FRIDAY'S TOP MATCHUPS 
(Aug. 17, 2012 … 
both teams in the CS360 top-40)

• (9) Penn State 3 … won at (6) Virginia 1
Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  PSU Recap  |  UVa Recap  Photos  |  Postgame Video (PSU)  

• at (1) Stanford 6 … def. (15) Santa Clara 1
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  STAN Recap  |  SCU Recap 
Photos (STAN)  |  Photos (SCU)
 

• (2) Duke 4 … won at (24) William & Mary 1
… Final Stats  |  Duke Recap  |  W&M Recap  |  Photos (W&M)  |  Postgame Video (W&M) 

• (28) South Carolina 0 … tied at (29) Milwaukee  0
… Final Stats  |  MIL Recap  |  SC Recap (w/ video)

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Milwaukee's Jamie Forbes (right)

• at (20) Pepperdine  4 … def. (30) San Diego  2
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  PEP Recap  |  USD Recap  |  Photos

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• (32) Miami 4 … won at (14) Florida 1
… Final Stats  |  Miami Recap  |  FL Recap  |  Photos

• (5) UCLA at (37) Connecticut – canc. (lightning), 
UConn led 3-2 thru 57'; need 70' for official game)

Pepperdine's Anisa Guajardo (left)

FRIDAY'S OTHER TOP-40 GAMES
(based on the CS360 Composite National Rankings)

• (3) Wake Forest 4 … def. Richmond 1  (at Virginia Tech)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  WFU Recap  |  RICH Recap 

• (4) Florida State 3 … won at Minnesota 2
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  FSU Recap  |  MINN Recap  |  Photos: MN & FSU  |  Postgame Video (MN)

• at (6) Oklahoma State 1 … def. UMKC 0
Final Stats  |  OK-St. Recap  |  UMKC Recap

• at Portland 1 … def. (6) North Carolina 0
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  PORT Recap  |  UNC Recap  |  Photos 

• at (11) Boston College 3 … def. Providence 0
Final Stats  |  BC Recap  |  PC Recap

• at (11) Marquette 4 … def. St. Bonaventure 0
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  MARQ Recap (w/ postgame video)  |  StB Recap

• at Wisconsin 1 … def. (13) Notre Dame 0
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  WIS Recap  |  ND Recap  |  Photos  |  Postgame Video

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Wisconsin's Cara Wells (right)


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at Missouri 5 … def. (16) Memphis 1
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  
MO Recap  |  MEM Recap  
Photos (MO)  |  Postgame Video (MEM)

• (17) Maryland 3 … won at at Navy 0
Final Stats  |  MD Recap  
Navy Recap

• at (18) Illinois 1…def. W. Michigan 0
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  
ILL Recap  |  WMU Recap  |  Photos

• LaSalle 2 …
won at (19) West Virginia 1
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  LAS Recap  |  WVU Recap  |  Photos

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• (21) Central Florida 3 … won at South Florida 1
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  | UCF Recap  |  SF Recap

• (22) Louisville 2 … won at Butler 0
Final Stats  |  LOU Recap  |  BUT Recap  |  Photos

• at (23) Virginia Tech 1 … def. UNC Wilmington 0  (2 OT)
Final Stats  |  VT Recap  |  UNCW Recap  |  Photos  

• at (26) Long Beach State 2 … def. Arizona 1 (OT)
Final Stats  |  LB Recap  |  AZ Recap

• at Texas 3 … def. (29) Dayton 2 (OT)
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |   TX Recap  |  DAY Recap  
Photos  |  Postgame Video

Kristin Cummins (far right) celebrates with Texas teammates
after scoring her overtime goal vs. Dayton.

• at Hofstra 2 … def. (30) Ohio State 0
… Final Stats: HTM & PDF  |  HOF Recap  |  OSU Recap  |  Postgame Video

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Lulu Echeverry (left) helped Hofstra
post a 2-0 win over Ohio State.


• (32) Baylor 1 … won at Rice 0
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  BAY Recap  |  Rice Recap

• at (34) Boston Univ. 3 … def. Central Connecticut State 0
Final Stats  |  BU Recap  |  CCSU Recap  |  Photos (CCSU)  |  Video Highlights  |  Postgame Video

• (35) California 3 … won at University of the Pacific 0
Final Stats  |  Cal Recap  |  UOP Recap

• at (36) Georgetown 2 … def. George Washington 0
… Final Stats: HTML & PDF  |  GU Recap  |  GW Recap    Photos (GU)  |  Photos (GW)  |  Postgame Video

• at (38) Georgia 1 … def. UNC-Greensboro 0  (2 OT)
Final Stats  |  GA Recap (w/ video)  |  UNCG Recap

• at (38) Auburn 1 … def. Georgia State 0
Final Stats  |  AUB Recap  |  GS Recap  |  Photos 

• (40) Rutgers 2 … won at Monmouth 0
Final Stats  |  RUT Recap  |  MON Recap  |  Photos (RUT)

 editor@collegesoccer360.com