Relive this furious final week of the season, with a rundown of CS360 Twitter posts from the past few days. Part I follows below (Nov. 2-3) ... look for Part 2 (Nov. 4-5), Part 3 (Nov. 6-7) and Part 4 (Nov. 8) to be posted to the CS360 blog later in the day:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2
CS360 PRIMETIME PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK #10 (pre-release) - WEB LINK
KEY GAMES TODAY (11/2) - Loyola (MD) vs. Niagara (12 ET; MAAC Final), Kansas vs. TxTech (6 CT; Big12 Play-in), Wisconsin @Northwestern (7 CT
LOYOLA(MD) COMEBACK TOPS NIAGARA FOR MAAC TITLE/NCAA BID: NIA-BrittanyBenthin 11' (2; Greco/Bowers)/Adriana Gallo 40' (2; Greco; 18yd lob rt
Freshman midfielder Tessa McClenahan (left; from Ottawa, Ontario) delivered the far-post header that capped Loyola's comeback from a 2-0 halftime deficit to win the Metro Athletic (MAAC) tournament title (3-2). The Greyhounds are riding a 14-game unbeaten streak (12-0-2) and will be making their seventh all-time appearance in the NCAAs.
MORE LOYOLA (MD): Christine Gomez PK 62' (6th), tying goal-Gianna Mangione deflection 64' (2nd; Heather Cooke) ...
...LOYOLA (MD) cont. - GWG: Tessa McClenahan far-post header to left, 67' (3rd; Amanda Meehan); LOY 24-16 SH/12-5 SOG; NIA 3-2 CK
KAN STATERS (vs. TxTech): G-KatLiebetrau...S.Robbins/W.Berry/M.Dolinsky/L.Jackson/ C.Noble/K.Boyer/S.Williamson/E.Cressy/K.Williams/G.Magness
TX-TECH STARTERS (vs. KU): G-ColleenPitts...C.Williams/J.Kammerer/Z.Rezaie/ T.Lytle/ T.Smith/H.Fowler/E.Villareal/D.Ward/C.McCall/L.Mihelich
KU & TT TIED UP (1-1; 30'): KU-WhitneyBerry header 20' (6th; ast-EmilyCressy); TT-TiffiniSmith 21' (2nd; 25yd shot); TT 7-4 SH/2-2 SOG/2-0CK
JAYHAWKS-RAIDERS STILL 1-1 (66') - TX Tech has narrow edge in total shots (10-8), shots on goal (3-2) & corners (2-0); Big 12 play-in game
PK SHOOTOUT LOOMING IN ALAMO CITY (KU & TX-Tech still 1-1; 106') - Red Raiders have big shot edge (22-12; 10-3 SOG; 6-2 CK); in SanAntonio
KANSAS ADVANCES IN BIG 12 PLAY-IN GAME (1-1; 5-4 PKs) - KU makes by Emily Cressy/Emily Cressy/Whitney Berry/Kim Boyer/Shelby Williamson ...
TEXAS TECH SHOOTOUT RESULTS - Makes by Taylor Lytle/Sarah Ellison/Conner Williams/Dawn Ward (miss by Maggie Fete)
KU-TXTECH FINAL STATS - Red Raiders 22-13 shot edge (10-2 SOG/7-2 CK) ... Kansas now 12-7-1, TT 8-8-3
Kansas sophomore (RS-fr.) goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau (left; Centennial, Colo.) came up big in the Big 12 play-in game, making eight saves in regulation/OT (1-1) before stopping Texas Tech's fifth PK in the shootout (5-4) to help keep KU's hopes alive for an NCAA bid.
BIG GAME FOR KAT LIEBETRAU - The KU sophomore (RS-fr.) 'keeper made eight saves during run of play and saved TT's fifth PK attempt.
WISCONSIN WINS @NORTHWESTERN (2-1): WIS-Paige Adams 15' (3rd; Laurie Nosbusch); NW-Alicia Herczeg 24' (6th; Caroline Dagley) ...
MORE WISCONSIN: GWG-So. M Erin Jacobsen 89:05 (3rd); WIS 9-8 SH/4-4 SOG/5-2 CK; Wisconsin now 8-5-5 (NW 6-9-2)
PRIMETIME PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK #10 ANNOUNCED - WEB LINK
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
PUR STARTERS (@IU): G-JennyBradfisch...D-Secue/Forbes/Stellhorn/Rogers...M-Phillips/Montenegro/Leinert/Seeger...F-Van.Ibewuike/Jess.Okoroafo
SCORELESS IN BLOOMINGTON (IU @PUR; 41') - Boilers have 8-3 shot edge (6-0 SOG; 0-0 CK)...Purdue is 10-5-3/3-3-2 Big Ten (IU 10-5-2/2-4-2)
STILL SCORESLESS AT HALFTIME (Purdue @Indiana) - Boilermakers have 8-4 shot edge (6-0 SOG/1-0 CK), IU's Hollandsworth-6 SV
HOOSIERS SCORE EARLY SECOND HALF (1-0 vs. Purdue; 48') - Jr. M Chloe McKay scored her second goal of season at 45:35 (ast-Carly Samp)...
PURDUE ANSWERS RIGHT BACK - Fr. reserve midfielder Jessica Warner scored her second goal of '09 at 47:53 (top of box; ast-JessicaStellhorn)
OVERTIME LOOMING? (PUR 1 @IU 1; 80') - Boilers still have shot edge (18-10), plus 10-3 SOG and 4-1 CK
Purdue 5th-year defender Syliva Forbes (left; Whiby, Ontario) – a converted forward – turned a tie into a win vs. Indiana, when she headed in a goal with 21 seconds left in the second overtime.
OT IN BLOOMINGTON (IU 1 @PUR 1; 92') - Purdue 18-11 shot edge/10-3 SOG/4-1 CK
PURDUE WINS IN FINAL SECONDS OF OT (2-1 @IU) - 5th-Yr. D Sylvia Forbes headed in Jessica Steelhorn free kick at 109:39 (6th goal of season)
PURDUE-INDIANA FINAL STATS - Boilers had 20-12 shot edge (11-3 SOG; 4-2 CK) ... Purdue now 10-5-3/3-3-2 Big Ten (Indiana 10-5-2/2-4-2)