Women's Soccer Notebook (10/26)

Updated 10/26/1999
MAC WOMEN'S SOCCER PEPSI PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Sarah Collins, Marshall (Fr., F)
Franklin, Ohio (Franklin H.S.)

Sarah Collins led the Thundering Herd to their first two conference victories on the season with eight points over the weekend. Against Ball State, Collins scored two goals and added two assists for a 5-0 Marshall victory. The freshman forward then added a goal in the 4-3 Marshall upset over Miami. Marshall's nine goals in two consecutive games is a season high, while Collins increased her point total for the season from three to 11.

Other nominees:

Name				Stats
Elizabeth Quiney, CMU		Shutout win over Buffalo, shutout Kent for one half
Amanda Kulikowski, EMU		Five points, including two match-winning goals
Andrea Cunningham, Miami	Scored both goals in 2-1 win over Ohio 	
Kelly Marvin, Kent		Scored the match-winner against Marshall in 80th minute
Renay DeNicolo, NIU		Assisted on both Huskie goals against Toledo
Corrie Hasenjager, Toledo	Scored lone goal against Northern Illinois
Katie Markey, WMU		Scored two goals against Bowling Green for a 4-1 victory
Mindy Boggs, Ohio		Contributed on every Ohio goal, one goal and two assists

MAC WOMEN'S SOCCER NOTEBOOK

CROWNING GLORY
The Mid-American Conference regular-season championship will be decided in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on October 29. Central Michigan will host Eastern Michigan in the match.

WEIRD SCIENCE
Because of the differing formats for regular season standings and tournament seedings, there is a chance Central Michigan could win the regular season championship, but Eastern Michigan could be seeded number one for the MAC tournament. If the two teams tie on Friday, this situation would hold true. According to the MAC manual, the regular-season champ is crowned based on points, but the tournament seeds are based on the following: winning percentage, record vs. ranked conference opponents and goal differential against conference opponents. This would only take place in the event of a tie on October 29.

WHO'S IN
Currently there are six teams guaranteed a spot in the MAC tournament. Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami, Buffalo, Ohio and Northern Illinois. While the seeding is still unknown, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami and Buffalo are all going to host a first-round quarterfinal match.

UP FOR GRABS
Four MAC teams are fighting for the two remaining spots in the eight-team MAC tournament. Either Western Michigan, Kent, Bowling Green or Toledo will fill the last two available spots.

WHO'S OUT
Only two MAC teams, Marshall and Ball State, have been mathematically eliminated from the post-season tournament.

LATE SURGE
After going 0-6-2 in their first eight conference matches of the season, Marshall won two MAC contests in a row, out-scoring their opponents 9-3.

LATE SLUMP
Buffalo, who could have wrapped up the regular-season championship with two wins last weekend, fell into a tie for third place. The Bulls lost two straight matches for the first time since 1997. Until this past weekend they also haven't been shutout twice in a row since 1994.

LOOKING AHEAD
If the past two seasons are any indication of the future format of the MAC tournament, then Ball State is guaranteed a spot in next year's MAC tournament. For the second year in a row, a second-year program is leading the Mid-American Conference standings. Last year, Ohio won the regular-season championship, while Central Michigan is currently in first place.

SPOILERS
While Ball State and Marshall will not make the MAC tournament this year, they can still play a part in the seedings. Ball State will take on Miami on October 28, while Marshall will travel to Ohio University for their final regular-season matches.

BALANCED ATTACKS
Six MAC teams have at least ten players who have scored goals this season. Central Michigan and Kent both have twelve players with at least one goal, followed by Eastern Michigan and Miami with 11 players scoring and Northern Illinois and Western Michigan with ten players scoring goals.

NATIONAL RANKINGS
To check out where MAC teams and players rank among the nation, check out the NCAA web page. The web page can be accessed at http://www.ncaa.org Tuesday afternoons.

OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

Name			School			MP	G	A	Pts.	PPG
Paula Listrani		Buffalo			17	12	10	34	2.00
Amanda Kulikowski	Eastern Michigan	18	11	12	34	1.89
Danielle Berkemeier	Miami			17	12	8	32	1.88
Andrea Cunningham	Miami			17	12	5	29	1.71
Tania Orlow		Eastern Michigan	16	11	4	26	1.63
Elizabeth Pfeffer	Buffalo			16	10	2	22	1.37
Corrie Hasenjager	Toledo			15	 9	2	20	1.33
Emilie Villemonte	Central Michigan	18	10	2	22	1.22
Jill Conover		Bowling Green		17	 6	8	20	1.18
Samantha Swerdloff	Buffalo			17	 8	4	20	1.17
Lindsey Jayjack		Marshall		17	 7	5	19	1.17
Courtney Carey		Miami			13	 7	1	15	1.15
Odia Jahurally		Toledo			15	 8	1	17	1.13

Name School MP Goals GPG Paula Listrani Buffalo 17 12 0.70 Danielle Berkemeier Miami 17 12 0.70 Andrea Cunningham Miami 17 12 0.70 Tania Orlow Eastern Michigan 16 11 0.69 Elizabeth Pfeffer Buffalo 16 10 0.62 Amanda Kulikowski Eastern Michigan 18 11 0.61 Corrie Hasenjager Toledo 15 9 0.60 Emilie Villemonte Central Michigan 18 10 0.56 Courtney Carey Miami 13 7 0.54 Odia Jahurally Toledo 15 8 0.53

Name School MP Assists APG Amanda Kulikowski Eastern Michigan 18 12 0.67 Paula Listrani Buffalo 17 10 0.59 Nicki Downey Kent 17 9 0.53 Nicki Pendleton Ohio 16 8 0.50 Jill Conover Bowling Green 17 8 0.47 Danielle Berkemeier Miami 17 8 0.47 Jackie Dummett Toledo 15 6 0.40 Darcey Rasch Central Michigan 18 6 0.33 Kate Lewis Eastern Michigan 18 6 0.33 Beth Wechlser Bowling Green 17 5 0.29 Andrea Cunningham Miami 17 5 0.29

School MP Shots G A Pts. GPG Miami 17 318 49 39 137 2.88 Eastern Michigan 18 126 41 44 126 2.27 Buffalo 17 251 37 29 103 2.17 Central Michigan 18 240 39 27 105 2.16 Toledo 15 200 28 29 85 1.86 Bowling Green 17 271 27 38 92 1.58 Kent 17 252 27 32 86 1.58 Western Michigan 17 230 24 18 66 1.53 Marshall 17 182 26 21 73 1.53 Ohio 17 224 21 22 64 1.23 Northern Illinois 17 246 18 19 55 1.06 Ball State 18 157 13 12 38 0.55

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS School MP Min. Saves GA GAA ShO Eastern Michigan 18 1699 80 10 0.53 11 Buffalo 17 1541 98 13 0.76 8 Central Michigan 18 1658 71 15 0.81 7 Miami 17 1569 68 24 1.38 3 Marshall 17 1598 96 25 1.41 6 Western Michigan 17 1589 107 25 1.42 6 Ohio 17 1605 74 28 1.57 3 Kent 17 1615 149 28 1.62 4 Toledo 15 1412 103 28 1.78 2 Northern Illinois 17 1537 108 32 1.87 2 Bowling Green 17 1629 94 40 2.21 3 Ball State 18 1697 114 44 2.33 0

Name School MP ShO SPG Sarah Willis Eastern Michigan 15 10 0.69 Jaime Adams Buffalo 15 8 0.53 Jonelle Yansky Marshall 8 3 0.38 Jennifer Haller Western Michigan 12 4 0.33 Lindsey Mitchell Kent 17 3.50 0.21 Jennifer Hoffman Toledo 12 2 0.16 Erika Flanders BGSU 15 2 0.13 Kim French Miami 15 2 0.13

Name School MP Saves SPG Lindsey Mitchell Kent 17 144 8.47 Jennifer Hoffman Toledo 12 89 7.41 Jennifer Haller Western Michigan 12 84 7.00 Kristina Shamel Marshall 9 58 6.44 Stefanie Maurer Northern Illinois 10 59 5.90 Jaime Adams Buffalo 15 84 5.60 K.D. Moreland Ball State 14 73 5.21 Erika Flanders BGSU 15 74 4.93 Sarah Willis Eastern Michigan 15 74 4.93 Kim French Miami 15 54 3.60 Vanessa Dennis Ohio 9 26 2.88 Beth Quincy Central Michigan 18 43 2.38

Name, School MP Min. ShO SV GA GAA Sarah Willis, E. Michigan 15 1453 10 74 8 0.50 Beth Quiney, C. Michigan 18 1107 1 43 10 0.81 Jaime Adams, Buffalo 15 1330 8 84 11 0.81 Stefanie Maurer, N. Illinois 10 900 1 59 14 1.40 Kim French, Miami 15 1132 2.1 54 19 1.51 Jennifer Hoffman, Toledo 12 1125 2 89 20 1.60 Lindsey Mitchell, Kent 17 1550 4 144 28 1.62 Kristina Shamel, Marshall 9 826 2 58 16 1.74 Jennifer Haller, W. Michigan 12 1004 4 84 22 1.81 Erika Flanders, BGSU 15 1329 2 74 32 1.96 Vanessa Dennis, Ohio 9 675 0 26 15 1.99 K.D. Moreland, Ball State 14 1237 0 73 33 2.40

STANDINGS Mid-American Overall Record W L T Pct. Pts. W L T Central Michigan 8 2 0 .800 24 13 4 1 Eastern Michigan 7 1 2 .800 23 14 2 2 Buffalo 7 3 0 .700 21 13 3 1 Miami 7 3 0 .700 21 14 3 0 Ohio 5 4 1 .550 16 7 9 1 Northern Illinois 5 5 0 .500 15 5 12 0 Western Michigan 4 4 1 .500 13 9 7 1 Kent 4 6 0 .400 12 9 8 0 Bowling Green 2 5 3 .350 9 5 9 3 Toledo 3 6 0 .333 9 7 8 0 Marshall 2 6 2 .125 8 6 8 3 Ball State 0 9 1 .063 1 1 16 1