Women's Soccer Hosts Lehigh on Wednesday
Oct. 22, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Navy women’s soccer (13-3-0, 6-0-0 PL) tries to remain undefeated in Patriot League play when it hosts Lehigh (4-8-2, 2-4-0 PL) on Wednesday at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. The Mids/Mountain Hawks contest can be seen live and for free on the Patriot League Digital Network with live statistics available as well.
Last Time Out
• Navy took its undefeated League record to Worcester, Mass. on Friday
• Mids jumped out to a 1-0 lead off a Rachel Hunter corner kick that found the head of teammate Jade Seabrook for her first goal of the season.
• Then in the 74th minute, senior K.D. Woolard provided Navy with an insurance goal.
• Hoerner and the Navy backline recorded their 11th shutout of the season, allowing just four shots on net.
•With its win over Holy Cross, Navy was the first team to clinch a spot in the six-team tournament.
• Lehigh comes into Wednesday’s contest 2-4-0 in League play and is tied for the sixth with Holy Cross for the final playoff spot.
• The Mountain Hawks are led on offense by Danielle Salans, who has tallied a team-best three goals this season.
• Lehigh has used two goalies this season. Ashley Blanks has started in eight games and Ani Nahapetian has started in six. Blanks has a team-best 1.01 goals against average and a .871 save percentage.
• Navy owns the all-time series at 14-4-4 against Lehigh. The Mids are 9-1-2 at home against the Mountain Hawks all time.
• 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.
Perfection in the Patriot League
• In six League contests, Navy has tallied wins in all of them, including 1-0 wins over defending Patriot League Tournament Champs Colgate and preseason favorite Boston University.
• Navy’s backline and goalkeeper have stifled the first six Patriot League opponents it has seen, not allowing a single goal.
• The Mids backline play has not allow opposing teams very many opportunities to shoot on net, let alone score. In 16 games, Navy has held opponents to four shots on goal or less 12 times.
• The Mids backline that features Emily Wilkin, Jade Seabrook, Julie Schumacher, Kahra Kelty and Britta Vivaldi (1st off the bench) have combined for 11 shutouts.
• Along with goalkeeper Hoerner, Navy's backline is fifth in the nation in shutout percentage (number of shutouts to total games) at .688 (11-16), as of Monday.
• 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, having scored her fourth game-winning goal of the season against American on Tuesday.
• The Glenmoore, Pa. native leads the Patriot League in points (25) and goals (11).
• Dankanich recorded three goals, two against Bucknell and one against American, last week to garner the Patriot League BRINE Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
• 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 Lititz, Pa. native was recently named a finalist for the senior CLASS Award on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
• The senior goalkeeper has not disappointed this season, having put up solid numbers through 15 games with a .860 save percentage and record of 12-3-0.
• Hoerner has posted a 0.495 goals against average through 15 games played, which ranks 11th in the nation. She has recorded eight 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 11 shutouts.
• Seabrook tallied her first goal of the season which stood as the game-winner against Holy Cross. Following her performance, she was named the Patriot League BRINE Offensive Player of the Week.
• The St. Paris, Ohio native has seen little time on the bench, having played 1364 of the 1432 possible minutes.
Navy hosts Loyola (Md.) on Sunday, Oct. 27. Sunday’s contest will be senior day for the Mids. The match will be streamed live and for free on the Patriot League Digital Network with Joe Miller on the call.
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