Nov. 9, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's soccer (16-4) season will come in full circle when it hosts No. 2 Boston University (13-3-4) in the Patriot League Tournament championship on Sunday (1 PM) at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility in Annapolis. The Mids/Terriers match can be seen live and for free on the Patriot League Digital Network with live statistics available as well. Joe Miller will take the play-by-play responsibilities.
• Navy won the first game of the series, 1-0, on Sept. 20 at home.
• This is the first time that both programs will face one another in the Patriot League Tournament.
• Navy and Boston U. began the 2013 Patriot League slate against one another on Sept. 20 at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.
• Both teams were even across the board for the majority of the first half.
• The 43rd minute of the contest proved to be the dagger for the Terriers. Britta Vivaldi took a free-kick from 30-yards out and delivered it into the box. Vivaldi's kick found the head of a BU defender that was directed into their own net.
• The 1-0 Mids lead stood tall for the final 47 minutes.
Scouting Boston University
° The Terriers dominated all facets of their semifinal contest against Colgate on Friday. BU outshot Colgate, 35-4, and did not allow a shot on goal the entire 110 minutes of play.
° BU's Madison Clemens and Kylie Strom combined for 15 shots, four of which were on target. Erika Kosienski, the Patriot League Rookie of the Year, chipped in with four total shots, two that were on net.
° Even though the Terrier's goalkeeper Andrea Green was not tested against Colgate, Green has the nation's best goals-against average marks. Green owns a 0.30 GAA, which is best among all NCAA Division I women's soccer players.
Last Time Out
• Navy and American played the first semifinal game of the Patriot League Tournament on Friday.
• Navy had early offensive opportunities in the first half, but were unable to cash in on its early chances.
• In the second half, Dankanich flipped a switch found the back of the net twice in a matter of two minutes, in the 51st minute and 53rd minute.
• Dankanich has recorded three goals against the Eagles this season. She tallied the game-winner in the 1-0 over American earlier in the season.
Navy's Patriot League Tournament History
• Navy has reached the Patriot League Tournament 16 of 20 chances since it entered the conference in 1994. The Mids have played in 25 matches and own a 13-12 record. As the No. 1 seed, Navy is 4-4.
• Senior forward Paloma Perez has recorded a team-best four goals in four career postseason matches. Navy is 2-0 when Perez tallies a goal in the PL Tournament.
• The Mids are 6-8 against the three other contenders that are playing for the PL Title (Colgate: 3-7; American: 3-1; Boston U.: 0-0).
• Navy will be playing in its 11th Patriot League Championship match. The Mids are 3-7 in the title game.
Patriot League Major Awards
• Junior forward Morgan Dankanich was named the Offensive Player of the Year, junior defender Jade Seabrook was named the Defensive Player of the Year and senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner was named the Goalkeeper of the Year.
• Dankanich garnered her first major soccer accolade, being named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the year. She is the first Navy player to win the award since Meggie Curran in 2006.
• Seabrook and Hoerner defended their accolades for the second consecutive season.
• Seabrook is the second Navy defender to win defender of the year honors in back-to-back seasons (Nicole Aunapu 1997-98) and third Navy defender to win the title twice in a career (Aunapu & Shelly Moeller 2006, 2008).
• Hoerner became the second goalkeeper in Patriot League history to be chosen in back-to-back seasons as Goalkeeper of the Year (Lafayette's Lauren Smedley; 2010-11). Hoerner is the third Navy goalkeeper to be honored (Lizzie Barnes - 2006, '08; Beth Reed - 2009).
• Navy senior team captain Elizabeth Hoerner grabbed her second straight major Patriot League women's soccer award this week when she was named the sport's scholar-athlete of the year, announced the league office on Wednesday.
• Following Monday's announcement as the conference's Goalkeeper of the Year, Hoerner became the second Navy and third Patriot League women's soccer student-athlete to win the award in back-to-back seasons (Navy's Nicole Aunapu: 1997-98; Lafayette's Heidi Caruso: 1992-93). Since 1990, Navy has won the award six times, which is the most in league history (Aunapu: 1997-98; Kate Macfarlane: 2001; Lizzie Barnes: 2008; Beth Reed: 2009; Hoerner: 2012-13).
• The Lititz, Pa. native was recently placed on the 2013 Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District II Team. By virtue of the honor, the senior captain will now go on the ballot for national Academic All-America honors.
Clinched 8th Regular-Season Title
• Navy won its eighth Patriot League Regular-Season Title with the 3-0 win over Loyola on Sunday, Oct. 27. The Mids are the first team to win back-to-back regular-season titles since Bucknell (2006-07).
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.