September 27, 2012
BIG EAST WOMEN'S NOTEBOOK
Four games go to OT
OVERTIME MADNESS – There were four overtime games in the Big East last weekend, three of which were decided in the final minutes of the second overtime.
Sept. 21 St. John’s-Cincinnati Cincinnati scored GW at 109:58
Sept. 21 Syracuse-Louisville 1-1 (2ot) draw
Sept. 21 USF-Rutgers Rutgers scored GW at 108:11
Sept. 23 UConn-Villanova UConn scored GW at 105:52
NCAA LEADERBOARD - UConn senior Danielle Schulmann, who leads the league with 25 points, also ranks third nationally. The forward has registered at least one point in nine of 11 games this year and scored nine goals. A native of Saddle River, N.J., Schulmann led the Huskies with 15 points and seven goals last year. Sophomore goalkeeper Kristina Utley tied a career high with 12 saves, but it was not enough as Cincinnati lost to Syracuse 1-0 on Sept. 23 at home.
SCREAMIN’ BLUE DEMONS – DePaul had a 4-0 win over Pittsburgh on Sept. 23. DePaul’s four goals were the most since a 4-0 win at Loyola on Aug. 21, 2009. The Blue Demons’ four goals also tied their highest total in Big East play (4-2 win vs. Georgetown on Oct. 21, 2005).
HOT HOYAS – Georgetown topped Providence 1-0 on Sept. 23. It was the fourth straight win for the Blue & Gray, who improve to 10-1-1 overall 4-0-0 in the Big East. It is the fastest Georgetown has reached 10 wins and the first time in program history the Hoyas have won their first four conference games.
CARDS FLYING HIGH – Louisville had a 6-0 win over St. John’s on Sept. 23 at home. It was the team’s highest goal total since a 7-0 win over Evansville on Sept. 10, 2004. Junior Angelika Uremovich scored her team-leading eighth goal of the season and the 17th of her career in Sunday’s win. Louisville also earned its fifth shutout win of the season against the Red Storm, as senior goalkeeper Chloe Kiefer turned away three shots to cap her 15th career shutout. The Cardinals are 7-0-0 this season when scoring two or more goals and are 0-2-1 when scoring one or less.
FOUR FOR THE IRISH – Notre Dame’s four-match winning streak is its longest since the six-match run to the 2010 NCAA national championship and the longest regular-season winning streak for the Fighting Irish since a nine-match spree from Sept. 12-Oct. 10, 2010 . In the 3-0 win over Oakland on Sept. 23, Notre Dame held its opponent without a shot on goal for the first time since Nov. 1, 2009. The Fighting Irish improved to 338-0-1 all-time when taking a 2-0 lead in a match, with wins in their 315 such contests (dating back to a 3-3 draw with Vanderbilt on Sept. 15, 1991, in Cincinnati, Ohio). Only two of the last 227 Notre Dame opponents to trail the Fighting Irish 2-0 have managed to rally and tie the match, and none since Oct. 12, 2008. The Fighting Irish also moved to 306-3-1 alltime when scoring three goals in a match.
FILIGNO POWERS RUTGERS – Redshirt senior Jonelle Filigno punched in the fifth penalty kick of her career (5-of-5) in a 1-0 win over USF on Sept. 21. She scored the gamewinners in double-overtime with the clock at 108:11. Filigno also moved into a tie for No. 2 in the school’s single-season game winners list with five in 2012. The forward sits alone in ninth place on the RU all-time career list with 19 goals through three seasons. Filigno has scored 10 gamewinning goals over her career, good for fourth all-time. Since the start of the 2006 season, RU is 51- 14-9 on Yurcak Field.
ORANGE CRUSH – Junior goalkeeper Brittany Anghel recorded her 15th career shutout in Syracuse’s 1-0 win against Cincinnati on Sept. 23. She has sole possession of second place on the Orange’s career list. She trails only Eliza Bennett-Hattan, who posted 20 shutouts from 2006-09.
WHAT A HELPER –Senior Heidi Sabatura posted her seventh assist of the season and the 27th of her career against Providence on Sept. 21. She ranks in second place all-time at Villanova and is just two assists shy of becoming the school’s leader. Sabatura also notched a goal against the Friars with a penalty kick to earn the 73rd point of her career. That put her in sole possession of 8th all-time in career points at Villanova. Junior goalkeeper Jami Kranich posted a combined seven saves in Villanova’s two games vs. Providence and Connecticut. Kranich returned as a starter for Villanova for the first time this weekend after representing the United States in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan.
Offensive Player of the Week
Cari Roccaro, Notre Dame, Fr., F
Roccaro earned Big East Offensive Player of the Week honors after totaling five points, including two goals in a 2-0-0 week. The freshman factored into three of the team’s five scores last week. Roccaro had a goal in a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh on Sept. 21. The forward had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over Oakland on Sept. 23. She has seven points, including three goals in just four games since returning to the Irish from the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Defensive Player of the Week
Emily Menges, Georgetown, Jr., D
Menges was tabbed Big East Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Hoyas secure a pair of shutouts against conference opponents in a 2-0-0 week. She played the full 180 minutes last week and led the backline in a 4-0 win over UConn on Sept. 21 and a 1-0 win against Providence on Sept. 23. Menges also recorded an assist in the UConn victory.
Goalkeeper of the Week
Amanda Engel, Marquette, Fr., GK
Engel earned Big East Goalkeeper of the Week honors after totaling seven saves in two shutout wins over conference opponents. The freshman had two saves in 66 minutes in a 4-0 shutout against Seton Hall on Sept. 21. Engel made five saves in a 2-0 shutout over Rutgers on Sept. 23.
Rookie of the Week
Elise Wyatt, DePaul, Fr., F
Wyatt was cited as the Big East Rookie of the Week with five points in a 2-0-0 week. The freshman had an assist in a 2-0 win over St. Louis on Sept. 20. Wyatt scored her first collegiate goals in a 4-0 win over Pittsburgh on Sept. 23.
Kaitlin Brenn, Georgetown, Jr., F
Scored a goal in a 4-0 win over UConn on Sept. 21 and a goal in a 1-0 win over Providence on Sept. 23.
Ally Miller, Marquette, Sr., M
Anchored a defense that had two shutouts; a 4-0 win over Seton Hall on Sept. 21 and a 2-0 win over Rutgers on Sept. 23.
Katie Naughton, Notre Dame, Fr., D
Helped the Irish in a 2-0-0 week, including a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh on Sept. 21 and a 3-0 win over Oakland on Sept. 23; Oakland was held without a shot on goal.
Kylie Nordness, DePaul, Jr., D
Anchored a defense that had two shutouts; a 2-0 win over St. Louis on Sept. 20 and a 4-0 win over Pittsburgh on Sept. 23.
Erin Yenney, Louisville, So., M
Had five points in a 1-0-1 week, two goals and an assist; recorded three points in a 6-0 win against St. John’s on Sept. 23.