Sept. 16, 2010
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's soccer team (3-4-1) will play at VMI (1-6-0) on Friday night and will also play at James Madison (3-3-0) on Sunday. Navy is 1-0 in games played in Virginia this season and is carrying momentum from a 5-0 win over Manhattan in the final game of the Navy Invitational last weekend.
Game Day Information
Navy at VMI
Friday, Sept. 17 at 4 pm | Lexington, Va. | Patchin Field
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Navy at JMU
Sunday, Sept. 19 at 1 pm |Harrisonburg, Va. | JMU Soccer Complex
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* VMI will enter the game with a 1-6-0 record.
* VMI coming off a 2-0 loss to Howard on Monday. Their lone win of the year was a 1-0 decision over Campbell, when Sarah Strand scored in the 48th minute.
* The Keydets have been outscored this season 24-2.
* Like Navy, VMI has been using two different goalkeepers so far this season, with seniors Heidi Beemer and Angela Redmond splitting time.
* The Keydets were 7-10-3 overall last season with a 5-4 Big South finish.
* Goalkeeper Heidi Beemer is the current Big South Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, after posting a 1-0 shutout over Campbell last week.
* VMI is coached by Bryan Williams (Washington & Lee `81), who is in his sixth year. While at VMI, he has a career record of 35-63-6 (.365).
* Navy leads the series 3-0-0.
* In Navy's 1-0 win over VMI on Sept. 18, 2009, Brittany White scored in the 35th minute off assists from Carissa Youker and Jessica Grupp. Beth Reed made four saves in goal to post her fifth shutout of the season. Navy outshot VMI 18-4, including 9-0 in the first half.
Overall: Navy, 3-0-0
In Annapolis: Navy, 2-0-0
In Lexington: Navy, 1-0-0
Streak: Navy, Won 3
Goals: Navy 4, VMI 1
Game-by-Game Series Results
9-18-09 Navy 1, VMI 0 in Annapolis
9-14-08 Navy 1, VMI 0 in Lexington
9-25-07 Navy 2, VMI 1 in Annapolis
Fast Facts on VMI
Full Name: Virginia Military Institute
Location: Lexington, Va.
Colors: Red, White & Yellow
Conference: Big South
Scouting James Madison
* JMU enters the weekend with a 3-3-0 record.
* The Dukes will play at Virginia Tech on Friday night, before hosting the Mids on Sunday.
* Senior Teresa Rynier is the team's leading scorer, with two points and two assists for six points.
* Rynier is one of 45 players on Hermann Trophy Watch List for National Player of the Year
* Diane Wszalek has been in the net for every minute this season. She owns a 1.50 GAA and a .654 save percentage, and has posted two shutouts.
* James Madison had previously ranked as high as No. 2 in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Poll, but fell to No. 6 after losing 1-0 to Georgetown and 6-3 to Princeton last weekend. Georgetown is currently ranked No. 15 in the national poll and is No. 2 in the Northeast Region Poll. Princeton is currently No. 3 in the Mid-Atlantic Poll.
* James Madison was 11-8-2 in 2009 and posted a 6-3-2 conference record.
* Coach David Lombardo (Southern Connecticut State' 76) is in his 21st year at JMU and holds a record of 262-166-30 (.605).
* James Madison leads the series 2-0-0
* In their last meeting, JMU beat Navy 3-1 on Sept. 11, 2009. JMU's Corky Julien scored a hat trick and Navy's Carissa Youker netted the lone goal for the Mids.
Overall: JMU, 2-0-0
In Annapolis: JMU, 1-0-0
In Harrisonburg: JMU, 1-0-0
Streak: JMU, Won 2
Goals: JMU 5, Navy 1
Game-by-Game Series Results
9-11-09: JMU 3, Navy 1 in Annapolis
9-23-07: JMU 2, Navy 0 in Harrisonburg
Fast Facts on James Madison
Location: Harrisonburg, Va.
Colors: Purple & Gold
Navy Quick Kicks
* Senior Carissa Youker leads the team with seven points. Youker also led the team in points in 2009 with 23.
* Youker, Christine Calderon and Ashlynn Soellner are tied for the team lead in goals with three apiece.
* Katelyn George, Brittany Fruin, Sam Newhaller, Anastasia Abid and Paloma Perez have all also scored goals.
* George, Fallon Puppolo and Kate Herren are tied for the team lead with two assists apiece.
* Carissa Youker is currently in a tie for eighth place on the Navy all-time career goal chart (21 career goals) with Katie Eames (`05) and Shannon Filbin (`00). Next on the list in seventh place is Kristen Riismandel (`00) with 23 goals.
* Youker ranks third on the career charts with 12 game-winning goals. She needs one more to tie Justine Fisher (`02) for second place.
* Youker needs six more points to appear on the Navy career points leader board at No. 10. She currently has 51 career points.
* Navy's five goals against Manhattan (5-0 win on Sept. 12) were the most since a 6-0 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Aug. 28, 2009.
* Navy has now scored five or more goals in 31 games in program history.
* In the 5-0 win over Manhattan, three different Navy freshmen scored (Ashlynn Soellner, Sam Newhaller and Paloma Perez). It was the first time three different freshmen scored in the same game for Navy since Sept. 16, 1998, when Vanessa Solon, Justine Fisher and Danielle La Salle all scored in a 8-0 win over Howard.
* Paloma Perez scored a goal in just her second career game in Navy's win over Manhattan on Sept. 12.
* Ashlynn Soellner's overtime goal against George Mason was the 15th Golden Goal in Navy's program history and the first since Kate Herren scored in the 96th minute of the Patriot League Semifinals against Colgate in 2008. Navy scored four Golden Goals in 2008, but none in 2009.
* Sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Legler has played 429:37 minutes in goal and holds a 1.47 GAA. Freshman Alexes Lopez-Shaw has logged 335:23 minutes with a 1.88 GAA and the goalies have combined for three shutouts.
* Soellner, Calderon and Hannah Morse share the team lead with 13 total shots.
* The Mids currently own an 84-13-7 (.841) all-time record at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.
* Navy is 1-2-1 in overtime games.
* Navy has scored first in five of eight games.
* Navy is 1-0-0 this season when playing in Virginia, and will play two games in the state this weekend.
* Kelsey Learned, Fallon Puppolo and Carissa Youker were selected to the Navy Invitational All-Tournament team.
Mids to Face Another Hermann Watch List Opposing Player
For the third time this season, Navy will face team that has a player on the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List. The Hermann Trophy is awarded to the top player in NCAA Division I women's soccer. JMU's senior midfielder and leading scorer Teresa Rynier is on the list. The Mids have fared well against players on the Hermann Trophy list so far this season. George Mason's Omolyn Davis took eight shots, but was held without a goal in Navy's 1-0 win over the Patriots on Aug. 29. Also, Carissa Youker is currently the only player to score a first-half goal this season against Texas' Alexa Gaul, another Hermann Watch List member.
Around the Patriot League
* Army sits atop the Patriot League standings with a 6-2 record and a No. 7 ranking in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Poll.
* Army ranks third in the nation in GAA (0.143) and shutout percentage (.857). The Black Knights have posted six shutouts this season.
* Colgate, the defending champions and Navy's first PL opponent on Oct. 1, is 2-6-0.
Navy's Patriot League Weekly Awards
Player Award Date
Ashlynn Soellner Offensive Player of the Week Aug. 30
Katelyn George Defensive Player of the Week Aug. 30
Christine Calderon Offensive Player of the Week Aug. 23
Navy in the Polls this Season
NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Poll
Aug. 30 No. 10
TopDrawerSoccer.com Tournament 64
Aug. 30 No. 56
Aug. 23 No. 61
Aug. 16 No. 54
Late Game Magic
Navy has made a habit scoring goals late in the game this season. Navy found the back of the net in the 85th minute or later four times this season and each goal has either tied the game or put the Mids ahead.
Navy's Goals in the 85th Minute or Later
Date Time Goal Opponent Result
Aug. 29 98:51 Ashlynn Soellner George Mason W 1-0 (OT)
Aug. 27 84:33 Ashlynn Soellner Mount St. Mary's W 1-0
Aug. 22 87:00 Katelyn George Presbyterian T 2-2 (2OT)
Aug. 20 86:54 Christine Calderon South Carolina State L 1-2
Navy will return home for a meeting with Duquesne on Friday, Sept. 24 at 7 pm. The Mids will also play at Penn on Sunday.
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