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Weekly Preview: Women's Soccer Caps Regular Season Off With Pair Of NEWMAC Tilts

Weekly Preview: Women's Soccer Caps Regular Season Off With Pair Of NEWMAC Tilts

Women's Soccer vs. Clark 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 

Boston, Mass. | Rotch Field 

7:00 p.m. 

Live Stats 

 

Women's Soccer at MIT 

Saturday, October 27, 2018 

Cambridge, Mass.

4:00 p.m. 

Live Stats | Video 

 

A LOOK BACK ON THE WEEK 

  • Coast Guard and Babson fell victim to Emerson's winning ways this past week as the Lions picked up two wins to move them into the fourth spot with two games left on the schedule. 
  • The final three game home stand began on Tuesday night with a 4-1 win over Coast Guard behind goals from four different Lions including sophomore Modesty Sanchez (Lakewood, Calif.), seniors Paige Haley (San Diego, Calif.) and Jess Frost (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) and junior Veronica Alberts (Half Moon Bay, Calif.). 
  • The seniors led the way in Saturday's postseason-clinching 3-2 win over Babson on goals from senior Kira Venturini (Wallingford, Penn.), Haley and Frost, who also notched two assists. 

 

MAKING MOVES TO THE POSTSEASON 

  • Dating back to a 2-1 win over Smith on October 2, Emerson has gone 4-1-1 against NEWMAC opponents to put the Lions in the fourth spot behind MIT, Springfield and WPI. 
  • Saturday's 3-2 win not only counted as the first win over Babson in program's history, but it secured the Lions a spot in playoffs for the first time since 2016. 

 

LIONS LEADERS 

  • This weekend's wins boosted Frost and Haley back within the top-10 of their respective NEWMAC categories. 
  • The duo now finds themselves tied in the ninth spot with six goals apiece, while Frost is tied for third in assists (7) and tied for eighth in points at 19. 
  • Freshman Megan Rose (Danville, Calif.) continues to be a force in goal for Emerson with a NEWMAC third best 88 stops. 

 

FROST NAMED NEWMAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

  • For the second time this season and the fourth week Emerson has represented in the weekly NEWMAC awards, Frost was named Offensive Player of the Week after a productive week on the offensive attack. 
  • The forward racked up two four-point efforts to lead the Lions in a 2-0 week to put her season total at six goals with seven helpers for 19 points, including three game winning nets with two games left in 2018. 

 

SCOUTING THE COUGARS 

  • Clark has shoulder three consecutive setbacks with its most recent coming in a 2-0 shutout to Coast Guard over the weekend to move its record to 8-6-1 and 3-5-1 in the conference. 
  • The Cougars concluded 2017 with a NEWMAC showing of 4-4-2 and an overall record of 9-7-2 that included a 3-1 win over Emerson on October 25, 2017. 
  • Emerson currently leads the all-time series over Clark at 3-2 in five meetings. 
  • Pacing the Cougars on the stat sheet at 15 points on five goals and five helpers is Inoge Kaloustian and is joined by Taylor Barbieri, who has four goals and three assists for 11 points. 
  • Clark splits time in net with three goalies consisting of Alison Carroll (4-1-1), Julianna Christy (2-5) and Morgan Small (2-0). 
  • Caroll holds a .63 goals against average within six appearances with a .867 save percentage, followed by Christy, who has allowed 11 goals and stopped 46 shots on target and Small, who has three saves. 

 

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS 

  • Emerson looks up in the standings to the first place MIT, who have yet to lose against NEWMAC foes at a perfect 8-0 and 13-2-2 overall. 
  • MIT's perfect record in conference play continued this past weekend as the Engineers topped Springfield, 3-1, and are set to take on WPI on Tuesday. 
  • Within 17 contests, the Engineers average 3.71 goals per game for 63 total goals on 21.3 shots and hold opponents to .73 goals. 
  • The reigning NEWMAC Champions ranked No. 13 in the United States Coaches Division III Poll after a 20-2-1/9-01 NEWMAC showing only to have its season end in a 5-0 shutout to No. 10 Messiah in the NCAA DII Women's Soccer Tournament Sectional Semifinals.
  • Emerson was edged out by MIT, 2-1, on October 28, 2017 and trails the all-time series 1-11 with its last win over the Engineers dating back to 1999. 
  • MIT's stat sheet is filled with three players with 20+ points and three with 10+ as Karenna Groff paces the Engineers at 27 points on 11 goals and five assists, followed by Sophia Struckman at 26 on 13 goals and 21 points from Montana Reilly rounds the leaders out with nine assists and six goals.
  • At 10+ points are Amy Postol at 16 and both Emily Berzolla and Chessa Hoeskstra with 12 points. 
  • With five shutouts under her belt, Lily Mueller has preserved all 13 wins for MIT with an overall record of 13-2-2 on an .89 goals against average and .770 save percentage with 47 saves. 

 

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