Oct. 4, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Being tested early in the Patriot League schedule, Navy (9-2-0, 2-0-0 PL) hosts Colgate (6-3-0, 2-0-0 PL) for a chance to remain in first place on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility (7 PM). Live stats on navysports.com as well as live streaming for free on the Patriot League Digital Network.
• Colgate is 6-3-0 and tied for first in the Patriot League with American and Navy. The Red Raiders have rattled off two straight Patriot League wins in impressive offensive fashion, tallying a 4-1 win over Lafayette and 3-0 victory against Loyola (Md.).
• A big part of the Raider's success has been the play of junior midfielder Emily Manoogian. In five games played, Manoogian has recorded three game-winners and leads the team with eight points on three goals and two assists.
• Colgate has a very balanced team, both offensive and defensive, having tallied 18 goals and only allowing six goals on the season. Nine different players have recorded a goal. Of those nine players, six have scored two or more.
• The Raiders have split their nine-game season between goalkeeper's Erin Cummings and Brenna Mason.Cummings has allowed one goal in 369.35 minutes of play and owns a .909 save percentage.
• Colgate holds a slight edge in the all-time series, 14-11-4, over Navy. The Red Raiders are unbeaten in the last three contests, 1-0-2, with most recent win coming in the Patriot League Championship contest.
• Freshman forward Cat Macklin scored her first collegiate goal 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 is tenatively scheduled to travel to American on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Game is slated for 3:30 p.m. and can be seen on AUeaglesTV for $7.95.
Parking/Shuttle Information | Additional Game Day Information
Fans are reminded that the general public does not have access to drive their vehicles on to the U.S. Naval Academy. Fans may park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for $5 and take a shuttle that will run every 10 minutes starting one hour before each game and will continue running throughout the game and for one hour after. 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