August 28, 2012
BIG EAST WOMEN'S NOTEBOOK
Louisville remains unbeaten
THE BIG (EAST) PICTURE – Big East teams had another solid weekend posting a combined 17-6-2 mark and raising the league’s overall nonconference record to 35-12-4 for a .725 winning percentage.
SCREAMING BLUE DEMONS – Under the direction of sixth-year head coach Erin Chastain, DePaul is 3-1-0 to begin the year. It is the first time DePaul has opened the season with three wins in its first four matches since 2009 when the Blue Demons started out 3-0-1
FLYING HIGH – Louisville (2-0-0) remained unbeaten last week following a 4-3 double overtime win over visiting Purdue on Aug. 24. Junior Katie Walz connected for her first goal of the season in the second minute of the second overtime to clinch the win.
AS GOOD AS GOLD – On Aug. 24, Marquette defeated crosstown foe Milwaukee in the team’s 21st meeting. The Golden Eagles have not lost to Milwaukee since 1998. With the win Marquette improved to 2-0-0 on the year. The Golden Eagles have had both Sunday matches postponed by weather (Aug. 19 vs. Florida State and Aug. 26 at St. Louis).
THAT SOUTH BEND SPIRIT – Notre Dame used a balanced offensive attack and consistent pressure to register a 5-0 win over East Carolina in its home opener on Aug. 26. The Fighting Irish had five different goal scorers and seven separate point scorers. Sophomore forward Lauren Bohaboy powered in 10 shots, the most by a Fighting Irish player in a single match since Oct. 8, 2010, when Henderson took 11 shots in a 2-1 win over Seton Hall at Alumni Stadium Notre Dame continues its startling streak when holding a 2-0 lead and improved to 334-0-1 all-time; including 311 consecutive wins dating to Sept. 15, 1991. When scoring three goals in a match, ND is 304-3-1 all-time; 206-1 since Oct. 6, 1995.
PANTHERS ON THE PROWL – Following a 3-1 win against Duquesne on Aug. 26, Pitt won its third consecutive game and improved to 4-1-0, its best start to a season in three years. It also marks the program’s longest win streak since it opened the 2009 season with four straight wins. The last time Pitt began a season with a 4-1-0 record or better was in 2006 when it started with a 4-0-1 record.
R YOU READY – Following a 1-0 win over Siena on Aug. 26, the Scarlet Knights are 4-0-0 for the first time since 2007. It marked the first four-game win streak since Oct. 11-23, 2009. Redshirt-junior Jonelle Filigno has 15 career goals and five this year. She leads the league in scoring with 10 points.
SYRACUSE ORANGE – Syracuse tied Albany 1-1 in its home opener on Aug. 24. The Orange are 12-1-4 all-time in its first home game of the season. Through the first three games of the season, Syracuse is outshooting its opponents 51-29 and has earned 21 corner kicks compared to nine for its opponents.
VILLANOVA WILDCATS – Villanova suffered its first two losses of the season by identical 2-1 scores to local foes Drexel on Aug. 24 and Saint Joseph’s on Aug. 26. In each game the Wildcats scored first but gave up two late goals. The game-winning goal scored by Drexel came with just over two minutes to play in the second overtime period.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers, R-Jr., F
Filigno earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row. She scored a pair of goals, including a gamewinner in a 2-0 week. The redshirt-junior had two scores in a 2-1 win over Bucknell on Aug. 24. Filigno also helped the team in a 1-0 win over Siena on Aug. 26. The Scarlet Knights are 4-0-0 for the first time since 2007. She was also named the BigAppleSoccer.com Player of the Week
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
D’Yonna Riley, Seton Hall, Fr., D
Riley was tabbed Big East Defensive Player of the Week following a 2-0 showing. She helped anchor a defense that did not allow a shot on goal in the two wins. The Hall topped Iona 1-0 on Aug. 20 and blanked Lehigh 2-0 on Aug. 24. Riley also notched an assist against Lehigh.
GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK
Elyse Hight, Notre Dame, Fr., GK
Hight earned Big East Goalkeeper of the Week honors after totaling eight saves in a 2-0-0 week for the Irish, including one shutout. The rookie played 164 minutes in two matches last week and did not allow a goal. She made five saves in a 2-0 win at Tulsa on Aug. 24. Hight also had three saves in 74 minutes in a 5-0 win over East Carolina on Aug. 26.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Roosa Arvas, Pittsburgh, Fr., M
Arvas was cited as the Big East Rookie of the Week after amassing seven points in a 3-0-0 week. She had a hand in six of the team’s seven goals last week. In a 2-1 win over Robert Morris on Aug. 22, she had an assist. In a 2-1 win at St. Bonaventure on Aug. 24, Arvas recorded two assists. In a 3-1 victory over Duquesne on Aug. 26, the rookie had two assists and the game-winning goal.
Kaitlin Brenn, Georgetown, Jr., F
Had four points, including two goals in a 2-0-0 week.
Katie Greer, Cincinnati, Jr., M
Scored the gamewinner in a 2-1 overtime win against Northeastern on Aug. 26.
Rebekah Roller, DePaul, Jr., M
As a holding midfielder, she played a crucial role in helping DPU secure two shutouts last week, a 3-0 win over Ohio on Aug. 24 and a 1-0 win over Valparaiso on Aug. 26. Roller also had two assists.
Elizabeth Tucker, Notre Dame, Jr., M
Scored both goals in a 2-0 win at Tulsa on Aug. 24; is first ND player in eight years with team’s first two goals of year.
Angelika Uremovich, Louisville, Jr., M
Had two goals in a 4-3 double-overtime win over Purdue on Aug. 24.