Women's Soccer Looks to Continue Winning Streak
Sept. 13, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
James Madison (2-4) at Navy (7-1)
Glenn Warner Soccer Facility | Annapolis, Md.
7:00 PM | Gametracker
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's soccer team (7-1) will carry its seven-game win streak into a pair of home contests this weekend at Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. The Mids will host James Madison (2-4) on Friday at 7:00 PM and VMI (1-3) on Sunday at 2:00 PM. Live stats for both games will be available on navysports.com(.)
Gabarra Wins Game No. 250
Navy head coach Carin Gabarra won her 250th career game last weekend against Towson. Gabarra owns a career record of 250-123-33 in 21 seasons as a head coach. Gabarra is just the 26th women's soccer coach in NCAA history to win 250 career games. Gabarra will be honored by the Naval Academy Athletic Association prior to the Navy-VMI contest on Sunday.
Last Time Out: Navy Invite Champs
The Mids captured the Navy Invitational team title last weekend after defeating Rider, 3-0, and Towson, 2-1. Junior forward Paloma Perez (Mobile, Ala.) was named the MVP of the Navy Invitational after scoring twice in the win over Rider. Perez was joined on the all-tournament team by sophomores Jade Seabrook (St. Paris, Ohio) and Lily Kraemer (Pitman, N.J.) and freshman Lexi Ricketts (The Woodlands, Texas).
Seabrook leads all Navy field players with 601 minutes played and has one goal and one assist. Seabrook moved to a central defender role after playing the midfield as a freshman in 2011.
An important part of Navy's success this season has been taking the early lead. Navy has outscored its opponents in the first half, 12-0, during its seven-game win streak. Also, Navy is 6-0 when leading at the half.
Seven Wins in a Row
After falling to then No. 13 Maryland in their season opener, the Mids have rattled off seven straight wins. The current streak is the longest since 2006 when Navy won 19 straight games and had arguably its best season in program history. The 2006 team was 21-2-1, won the Patriot League Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
Mids 11th in the NCAA in Scoring
In the NCAA's first statistical report of the 2012 season, the Mids rank 11th in the country with 2.88 goals per game. Navy is also 11th in winning percentage at .875 (7-1-0). Individually, Perez is 10th in the nation with her five assists and is 33rd with her 13 points.
Navy is also ranked No. 1 in the Patriot League in goals per game (2.88), first in points per game (8.50) and second in assists per game (2.75). The Mids rank fourth in goals-against average (1.38).
Perez ranks third in the Patriot League in points per game (1.62). Junior forward Ashlynn Soellner (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) is fourth (1.50) and sophomore forward Morgan Dankanich (Glenmoore, Pa.) is fifth (1.38).
Mids Appear at No. 9 in Mid-Atlantic Poll
Navy is ranked No. 9 in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Poll for the second straight week. Patriot League member Colgate is sixth in the poll. Also, Navy is No. 51 in the Top Drawer Soccer Tournament 64 Rankings.
Scouting James Madison
James Madison (2-4) enters the weekend on a three-game skid, dropping its last three games to Penn (2-1), Richmond (1-0) and No. 9 Virginia (4-1). James Madison owns wins this season over Marshall (2-1) and Temple (2-0).
Senior Kelly Germain leads the team with four points (one goal, two assists) and five other players have each scored one goal this season. Junior Lauren Wilson has scored one goal so far this season after tallying 22 points (eight goals, six assists) a year ago.
Navy is 2-0-0 against CAA teams this season, having already defeated George Mason, 3-2, and Towson, 2-1.
The Dukes were 8-8-3 in 2011 and posted a 5-5-1 mark in conference play.
The Keydets enter the weekend with a 1-3 mark and will take on Mount St. Mary's on Friday before heading to Annapolis. VMI defeated USC Aiken, 1-0, for its only win of the season. The team most recently dropped a 6-1 contest to Old Dominion.
VMI has been outscored this season, 11-2. VMI goal-scorers to date have been Christelle Ndongo and Erika Boggs. Goalkeeper Mackenzie Harrmann is 1-3-0 with a 2.56 goals-against average.
Sunday's game will be the fifth all-time meeting between Navy and VMI with the Mids leading the series, 4-0. Navy last defeated VMI, 4-0, during the 2010 season.
Next Up: Boise State
The Mids will host Boise State next Friday at 7:00 PM. Navy defeated the Broncos, 2-1, in the only other meeting in the series in 2009.
Parking/Shuttle Information | Additional Game Day Information
All fans without a Department of Defense sticker on their vehicle must park outside of the U.S. Naval Academy grounds. Fans may park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for $5. Free shuttle buses will run every 10 minutes between Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. The shuttle buses will start running one hour before each game, throughout the entire game and for one hour after the game is complete. Shuttle schedule and pick up location are subject to change. Please call 1-800-US4-NAVY for more information. Fans are reminded that pets are not allowed in the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.