Oct. 1, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Being tested early in the Patriot League schedule, Navy (9-2-0, 2-0-0 PL) travels to American (4-7-0, 2-0-0 PL) for a chance to remain in first place on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Reeves Field (3:30 PM). Live stats on navysports.com as well as live streaming for $7.95.
With the current government shutdown, the Naval Academy has cancelled Tuesday's men's soccer contest against Howard. Stay up-to-date with the Mids contest against American and all future events at navysports.com with regards to potential postponements.
American is 4-7-0 and tied for first in the Patriot League with Colgate and Navy. The Eagles, following a tough 2-6, have won two of their last three contests.
Forward Lindsay Muri leads the team in goals (4) and points (8). Muri has tallied two game-winners, including the Eagles most recent win against PL foe Holy Cross.
The Eagles have a well-balanced offensive attacking, having seen eight different players contribute with at least one assist.
Goalkeeper Charlene Belanger has allowed seven goals in eight games started with two shutouts recorded.
Navy holds a slight edge in the all-time series, 9-7-3, over American. The Mids have won the last two matches.
Freshman forward Cat Macklin and sophomore midfielder Courtney Mason scored their first collegiate goals against The Citadel on Sunday, Aug. 25.
Freshman midfielder Emily Tucker tallied her first career point, an assist, against High Point on Friday, Sept. 13.
Freshman midfielder Taylor Kipilii recorded her first career points of the season against Lafayette on Saturday, Sept. 28. Kipilii tallied two assists in the match.
Junior forward Morgan Dankanich is becoming more and more dangerous on offense to opposing defenses. Dankanich recorded five points on two goals and one assist to garner the Patriot League BRINE Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 9 through Sept. 15.
Dankanich added a goal last week to her team-leading 19 points through 10 games.
The Glenmoore, Pa. native has recorded three game-winners this season, including the most recent game-winner vs. Lafayette (9/28/13).
Sophomore midfielder Kaylie Davidson seems to be the go-to midfielder to kick start the offense. Davidson scored the first goal of the season for Navy against N.C. State. That goal versus the Wolfpack gave the Midshipmen a 1-0 lead heading into the second half.
Two days later, the Oceanside, Calif. native scored the first of Navy's five total goals against The Citadel. Her goal was the eventual game-winner, which brought her tally of game-winning goals to four in her career.
Against St. Bonaventure, Davidson recorded her second game-winning goal of the season in the 92nd minute of overtime.
Goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner's was placed on three different preseason honors and was named the team's captain for 2013.
Hoerner's 1.06 goals against average, .808 save percentage, four shutouts and a 17-2-1 record in 2012 not only garnered her a spot on the 2013 Patriot League Preseason Team, but is being watched as one of 31 potential candidates in all of Division 1 women's soccer for the MAC Hermann Trophy this season.
The senior goalkeeper has not disappointed this season, having put up solid numbers through the first ten games with a .806 save percentage and record of 8-2-0.
Hoerner has posted a 0.66 goals against average through ten games played. She has recorded four solo shutouts and has combined with teammates Dayton Wetherby and Kalli Schulz for three more.
Along with her teammate Hoerner, junior defender Jade Seabrook has placed on the big stage following a terrific 2012 campaign as a full-time starter. Seabrook has not skipped a beat to begin the 2013 season, anchoring a backline that has recorded four shutouts.
The St. Paris, Ohio native has seen little time on the bench, having played 966 of the 1006 possible minutes.
Navy hosts Colgate on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. Game is slated for 7 p.m. and can be seen on the Patriot League Digital Network for free.