Women's Soccer Set for Saturday Showdown with Colgate
Oct. 14, 2011
South Carolina State (3-6-3) at Navy (8-5-2)
Annapolis, Md. | Monday, October 17 at 4:00 PM
Glenn Warner Soccer Facility | Live Stats
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's soccer team (8-5-2, 1-2-0 PL) will host Colgate (9-4-1, 2-0-1 PL) in a Patriot League contest at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility on Saturday at 12 noon. The Mids will also host South Carolina State on Monday at 4:00 PM in the team's final non-conference game of the season. Navy is beginning a four-game homestand.
A live video stream of the Navy-Colgate game will be available to Navy All-Access subscribers. A one-month subscription costs $9.95 and a 12-month subscription costs $79.95. Fans can subscribe to Navy All-Access by visiting NavySports.com(.) Live statistics will be available for both games.
Navy is coming off a pair of 1-0 road defeats at the hands of first-place Lafayette and Lehigh last weekend. At 1-2 in the Patriot League, the Mids are currently tied with Bucknell for fifth place. Colgate is currently tied with Army for second place with seven points.
After being ranked in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region for the past six weeks, Navy dropped out of the rankings after the 0-2 weekend.
Sophomore Alexes Lopez-Shaw has posted five shutouts on the season and sports a 0.88 GAA and .787 save percentage. Lopez-Shaw holds an 8-5-1 record in goal.
Prior to the back-to-back losses last weekend, the Mids had won seven of their last nine games, aided by an uncanny ability to score "Golden Goals." Navy has played in seven overtime games this season and has registered a game-winning goal in overtime four times. Sophomore Ashlynn Soellner has scored two "Golden Goals" and freshman Rachel Hunter and Kelty have also struck for game-winners in extra time.
Colgate enters the contest on a six-game unbeaten streak and a 2-0-1 Patriot League record. The Raiders defeated Bucknell and Holy Cross and battled Army to a 1-1 draw.
Junior Jillian Kinter leads the league with 17 points on six goals and five assists. Freshman Jenna Raepple has contributed six goals and three assists. The Raiders lead the Patriot League in goals per game (2.07).
Goalkeeper Ashley Walsh has a 1.28 GAA and a .760 save percentage.
Series History with Colgate
The Raiders lead the all-time series against Navy, 13-11-2. Navy got the best of the Raiders last season in Hamilton, earning a 2-0 win in the Patriot League season opener. Then-freshmen Ashlynn Soellner and Paloma Perez each scored and Soellner also assisted on Perez's tally.
Navy holds a slight edge in the series in games played in Annapolis at 5-4-1, as well as an 8-7-2 lead in regular season games.
Scouting South Carolina State
The Bulldogs, who compete in the Great West Conference, enter the weekend with a 3-6-3 overall record (2-0-1 GWC). The team will host NJIT on Saturday before traveling to the Naval Academy for a Monday afternoon non-conference meeting. Senior forward Olivia Moore leads the team with four goals. The Bulldogs were 13-5-1 last season with a perfect 6-0-0 league mark.
Series History with South Carolina State
This is the second all-time meeting between the two schools. South Carolina State defeated Navy, 2-1, in the Mids' season opener in 2010. The game featured a frantic ending, as all three goals were scored in the game's final 4:03. S.C. State tallied the game's first goal in the 86th minute, before Navy's Christine Calderon tied it at 1-1 in the 87th minute. Just 11 seconds later, the Bulldogs scored again to reclaim the lead and the game.
Navy's four-game homestand continues with a much-anticipated Star Game against Army on Friday evening (Oct. 21) at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. Navy will also host Holy Cross on Sunday (Oct. 23).
2011 Patriot League Standings (as of 10/14) Team League Pts. Overall Pct. Lafayette 3-0-0 9 8-3-1 .708 Army 2-0-1 7 9-2-3 .750 Colgate 2-0-1 7 9-4-1 .679 Lehigh 2-1-0 6 6-6-1 .500 Navy 1-2-0 3 8-5-2 .600 Bucknell 1-2-0 3 3-8-1 .292 American 0-3-0 0 4-10-1 .300 Holy Cross 0-3-0 0 2-9-2 .231
This Weekend's Promotions
Make it a Navy Soccer Weekend - All fans that purchase a ticket to the Colgate game will receive free admission to Monday's game against South Carolina State.
Saturday vs. Colgate
Make the Grade Day - Bring a test, paper or report card with an "A" and receive $3 admission. Limit one per fan ages 18 and under.
Camper Reunion - All Navy Soccer Campers are invited to attend the game for free.
Monday vs. S.C. State
After School Special - YMCA and Day Care Day - All kids 18 years and under receive free admission and adults with a YMCA card receive $3 admission.