Oct. 7, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – After passing its first test in an early first-place match against Colgate, Navy (10-2-0, 3-0-0 Patriot League) prepares for its second test against American (5-7-0, 3-0-0 Patriot League) for sole possession of first place in the Patriot League on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Washington, D.C. The match is slated for 3:30 p.m. and live stats along with live streaming ($7.95) will be available on navysports.com.
Last Time Out
• Navy had its best defensive performance of the season, not allowing Colgate a single shot on net in a 1-0 win on Saturday, Oct. 5. The win gave the Mids their eighth-straight win and fifth-straight shutout.
• The match was scoreless through the first 32 minutes of play until Navy used a counterattack in the 33rd minute.
• A header by Rachel Hunter, off of a Colgate throw-in, sent the ball into Colgate territory and in the direction of teammate Courtney Hook. Hook took possession of the pass, dribbled into the 18-yard box and crossed a pass behind a Colgate defender and to a wide-open Cat Macklin. Macklin took two steps and beat the goalkeeper for her fourth goal of the season.
• Navy’s defense played a perfect 90 minutes by not allowing the Raiders one single shot on net.
• Along with Navy, American is the only other team in the Patriot League with an unbeaten League record (3-0-0). The Eagles have shut out League opponents, Lehigh, Holy Cross and Bucknell.
• The Eagles are 0-7 this season when allowing at least one goal
• Forward Lindsay Muri leads the team in goals (5) and points (11). Muri has tallied three game-winners, including the Eagles most recent win against PL foe Bucknell.
• The Eagles have a well-balanced offensive attacking, having seen 10 different players contribute with at least one assist.
• Goalkeeper Charlene Belanger has allowed seven goals in eight games started with three 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 scored her first collegiate goal against The Citadel on Sunday, Aug. 25. Macklin recorded her first game-winning goal against Colgate on Saturday, Oct. 5.
• 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.
• The Mids backline play has not allow opposing teams very many opportunities to shoot on net, let alone score. In 12 games, Navy has held opponents to four shots on goal or less 10 times.
• The Mids backline that features Emily Wilkin, Jade Seabrook, Julie Schumacher, Kahra Kelty and Britta Vivaldi (1st off the bench) have combined for eight shutouts.
• Along with goalkeeper Hoerner, Navy’s backline is ninth in the nation in shutout percentage (number of shutouts to total games) at .667 (8-12).
• Navy did not allow a single shot on net against Colgate on Saturday, Oct. 5.
• Junior defender Jade Seabrook earned her second Patriot League BRINE Defender of the Week for Navy’s stellar defensive performance against Colgate. Seabrook previously won the award on Sept. 23 and teammate senior defender Emily Wilkin garnered her first DOW on Sept. 30.
• 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 1056 of the 1096 possible minutes.
Navy travels to Bucknell on Friday, Oct. 11. Game is slated for 7 p.m. and can be seen on the Patriot League Digital Network for free.