Patriot League Play Continues for Navy Women's Soccer on Wednesday
|GAME 13: NAVY (9-3, 2-0 PL) at AMERICAN (1-9, 0-2 PL)|
||Wednesday, Sept. 27, 3:30 PM|
|Game Notes||Navy Media Notes|
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's soccer program will look to continue its run of strong play on Wednesday as the Mids bring a five-game winning streak into action on the road at American University. The Mids (9-3, 2-0 PL) and Eagles (1-9, 0-2 PL) are scheduled to kick off the Patriot League contest at 3:30 PM at Reeves Field in Washington, D.C. Navy is in the midst of 228:07-minute shutout streak going back into the first half of the Mids' road contest at Holy Cross on Sept. 15.
Both live stats and video will be available as part of Wednesday afternoon's coverage.
Navy vs. American
• Wednesday will be the 26th meeting between the two nearby schools in a series that began on Sept. 7, 1994 ... Navy leads the series 15-7-3 and has outscored American, 50-26 all-time ... The Mids and Eagles have gone through large momentum swings throughout this series as Navy won the first four meetings from ‘94-’98 before stringing together its current run of eight straight wins from ‘11-’16, including two postseason victories during that span ... During this undefeated run for Navy, the Mids have outscored the Eagles, 21-3.
• Last season in Annapolis, the two teams battled at a scoreless pace into the 51st minute when Natalie Dzhandzhapanyan put the Mids up 1-0 off of a Cadie Higginson assist ... The host team added an insurance goal in the 78th minute as Meghan Hegarty headed in a Megan Rogers corner kick ... Navy controlled all facets of the game and outshot American, 24-1 with a 12-1 advantage in shots on goal and 10-0 mark in corner kicks ... The Eagles’ only shot on goal came in the 76th minute and was turned aside by the Mids’ Dayton Wetherby.
• Amongst returning players, Natalie Dzhandzhapanyan, Clare MacAdam, Meghan Hegarty and Ash Fairow have multiple points to their names versus the Eagles ... Dzhandzhapanyan leads the way with eight points on three goals and two assists (she’s notched goals in each of the last three matchups) ... MacAdam and Hegarty have each tallied two goals and an assist over their four prior meetings, while Fairow scored twice against American in the 2015 Patriot League Quarterfinals ... Megan Rogers is the active leader in minutes versus the Eagles, as she has played in 258 minutes since 2014.
Last 5 Matchups
In the last five meetings dating back to 2013, Navy is 5-0 and has outscored American, 16-1
Oct. 19, 2016: Navy 2 - American 0
Nov. 3, 2015: Navy 6 - American 0 (Patriot League Quarterfinals)
Oct. 21, 2015: Navy 2 - American 0
Oct. 1, 2014: Navy 4 - American 1
Nov. 8, 2013: Navy 2 - American 0 (Patriot League Semifinals)
Comparing the Teams
|Patriot League Record||2-0||0-2|
|Goals||Eleanor Pratt, 8||Slavick/Williams, 1|
|Assists||Baseley McClaskey, 7||Alleyne/Bradfield, 1|
|Points||Pratt, 17||Slavick/Williams, 2|
|Shots||Clare MacAdam, 20||Yari Bradfield, 13|
|GK Saves||Sydney Fortson, 51||Ryleigh Brown, 24|
What 2 Watch 4
• Navy comes into Wednesday with the Patriot League’s highest scoring offense with 2.42 goals scored per game ... During the Mids’ current five-game win streak, they’ve tallied 18 goals with 11 coming in the second half of contests
• Junior forward Ash Fairow is second in the NCAA Division I with four game-winning goals over 12 games
• Junior defender Baseley McClaskey is fourth in DI with seven assists
• Junior midfielder Eleanor Pratt is 10th in the nation with eight goals
• Navy is 9-0 this season when scoring at least one goal ... All three of the team’s losses have come via shutouts ... Another note on their defeats, the Mids’ three opponents in those games are a combined 24-4-1 in 2017.
Clare with a Clear Eye on the Record Book
• Clare MacAdam, the senior team captain and native of Palmyra, New Jersey has taken aim on cementing her name amongst the best scorers in program history
• MacAdam’s 68 points (27 goals & 14 assists) place her in ninth place, two points behind Kristen Riismandel (‘00)
• MacAdam’s 27 goals are eighth best as she passed Ashlynn Soellner (‘14) on Monday, Sept. 18 versus Howard