MAC Women's Soccer Notes

Updated 11/2/1999
Corrie Hasenjager, University of Toledo (Fr., F)
Dayton, Ohio (Northmont H.S.)

Corrie Hasenjager scored four points this week to lead the Rockets over Western Michigan and Bowling Green. Against the Broncos, Hasenjager scored the game-winner to keep Toledo's tournament hopes alive. In the Rockets' overtime victory against Bowling Green, her goal made the difference as Toledo won in overtime 2-1. The two victories put the Rockets in a tie for eight-place only to lose the tie-breaker to Kent. The freshman forward finished the season with a team-leading 11 goals and 24 points, while finsishing sixth in the conference in points and in a tie for third in goals.

Other nominees:

Name				Stats
Robyn Maples, EMU		Scored the match-winner against Central Michigan
Nicki Downey, Kent		Scored the match-winner to lead Kent into the tournament
Danielle Berkmeier, Miami	Had three points against Ball State
Beth Johnson, NIU		First-half goal tied up match with Western Michigan
Rachel Najjar, Ohio		Scored two goals against Marshall

Women's Soccer Notebook

THE TIE-BREAKERS
Three tie-breakers were needed for the MAC tournament this season. Central Michigan won the tie-breaker over Miami by defeating the RedHawks 3-0 on September 24; Northern Illinois won the tie-breaker over Kent by defeating the Golden Flashes 2-1 on October 1; Kent won the tie-breaker over Toledo by defeating the Rockets 1-0 on September 19. All the results were based on head-to-head competition, the first variable used in breaking ties for tournament seeding. QUARTERFINAL MATCHUPS
The quarterfinal matches will take place on November 2 at campus sites. The number one seed, Eastern Michigan will host Kent at 2 p.m. Eastern Michigan won regular-season matchup 5-0. The number two seed Central Michigan hosts Northern Illinois at 2 p.m. with Northern Illinois taking the regular-season match 1-0. The three seed Miami will host Western Michigan the six seed. Miami won the regular-season match 3-1. The four seed Buffalo will host the five seed Ohio at 4 p.m. with Buffalo taking the regular-season match 2-1.

ITS AUTOMATIC
The winner of this year's Mid-American Conference tournament will receive an automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. The NCAA will release the final tournament brackets by 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Novemeber 7.

FINISHING STRONG
The University of Toledo ended the season with a five-match winning streak. The Rockets put themselves in contention for the MAC tournament, but lost out on the tie-breaker to Kent.

LATE SLUMPS
Buffalo lost four of their last six conference matches to finish with the fourth seed of the MAC tournament. The Bulls started conference play with five straight wins before losing to Miami on October 10. Bowling Green also started out strong winning three of their first four conference games before ending the season with a seven-match losing streak.

MUCH IMPROVED
The sixth through tenth place teams from a year ago had vast improvements this season. After finishing sixth last year with three confernce wins, Buffalo finished fourth this season with seven conference wins. Western Michigan finished seventh last year with three conference wins, while they are the sixth seed in this year's tournament with five conference wins. Miami had the biggest improvement from last year with six more MAC wins and the three seed in the tournament. Central Michigan, with only two conference wins last year, finished second this year. Marshall had two more wins this season and will return every starter for next season.

RECORD-BREAKERS
Miami finished the season with a school record 15 wins, more than they had in the 1997 and 1998 seasons combined ... Ohio's Mindy Boggs now holds the career assists record at Ohio with 18 ... Bowling Green's Erika Flanders set a single-match school record with 14 saves against Ohio State, Flanders also holds the career save record with 91 ... Miami's freshmen tandem of Danielle Berkmeier and Andrea Cunningham are both tied for the single-season goal recrod with 13.

NATIONAL RANKINGS
To check out how MAC teams and players rank among the nation, check out the NCAA web page on Tuesday afternoons. The web address is http://www.ncaa.org.

Name			School		MP	G	A	Pts.	PPG
Paula Listrani		Buffalo		18	12	10	34	1.88
Danielle Berkemeier	Miami		18	13	 9	32	1.77
Andrea Cunningham	Miami		18	13	 5	31	1.72
Amanda Kulikowski	Eastern Michigan20	11	12	34	1.70
Tania Orlow		Eastern Michigan17	11	 4	26	1.53
Corrie Hasenjager	Toledo		17	11	 2	24	1.41
Elizabeth Pfeffer	Buffalo		17	10	 2	22	1.29
Odia Jahurally		Toledo		17	 9	 3	21	1.24
Lindsey Jayjack		Marshall	17	 7	 5	19	1.17
Emilie Villemonte	Central Michigan19	10	 2	22	1.16

Name, School MP Min. ShO SV GA GAA Sarah Willis, E. Michigan 17 1543 10 77 8 0.47 Jaime Adams, Buffalo 16 1446 8 91 12 0.75 Beth Quiney, C. Michigan 19 1748 1 44 11 0.83 Jennifer Hoffman, Toledo 14 1330 2 108 22 1.49 Kim French, Miami 15 1132 2.1 54 19 1.51 Lindsey Mitchell, Kent 18 1667 4.5 153 28 1.51 Stefanie Maurer, N. Illinois 11 981 1 70 18 1.65 Jennifer Haller, W. Michigan 14 1292 4 96 26 1.81 Kristina Shamel, Marshall 11 1006 2 72 22 1.97 Erika Flanders, BGSU 17 1517 2 77 35 2.08 K.D. Moreland, Ball State 15 1327 0 77 37 2.51

Name School MP ShO SPG Sarah Willis Eastern Michigan 17 10 0.59 Jaime Adams Buffalo 16 8 0.50 Jennifer Haller Western Michigan 14 4 0.29 Lindsey Mitchell Kent 18 4.50 0.25 Jennifer Hoffman Toledo 14 2 0.14 Kim French Miami 15 2 0.13 Erika Flanders BGSU 17 2 0.12

School MP Min. Saves GA GAA ShO Eastern Michigan 20 1879 92 12 0.57 11 Buffalo 18 1658 105 14 0.76 8 Central Michigan 19 1748 72 16 0.82 7 Miami 18 1669 69 24 1.30 4 Western Michigan 17 1589 107 25 1.42 6 Kent 18 1731 158 28 1.51 5 Ohio 18 1695 78 29 1.54 3 Marshall 19 1778 110 31 1.57 6 Toledo 17 1617 108 30 1.67 2 Northern Illinois 18 1627 119 36 1.99 2 Bowling Green 19 1817 111 43 2.13 3 Ball State 19 1787 118 48 2.42 0

Standings

Mid-American Overall Record W L T Pct. W L T #*Eastern Michigan 8 1 2 .818 15 3 2 *Central Michigan 8 3 0 .727 13 5 1 *Miami 8 3 0 .727 15 3 0 *Buffalo 7 4 0 .636 13 4 1 *Ohio 6 4 1 .590 8 9 1 *Western Michigan 5 5 1 .500 10 8 1 *Northern Illinois 5 6 0 .455 5 13 0 *Kent 5 6 0 .455 10 8 0 Toledo 5 6 0 .455 9 8 0 Bowling Green 2 6 3 .318 5 11 3 Marshall 2 7 2 .273 6 10 3 Ball State 0 10 1 .045 1 17 1

#Regular-Season Champ *Tournament Participant