MAC Women's Soccer Release

Updated 10/6/1999

Jaime Adams, Buffalo (Jr., GK)

Rochester, N.Y. (Greece Athena HS)

Over the weekend, Jaime Adams added two more shutouts to increase her season and league-leading total to eight. Over the weekend, Adams and the Bulls shutout both Western Michigan and Northern Illinois 2-0. The junior goalkeeper from Rochester has had a shutout in 80 percent of the matches she has played in this year, including three shutouts in her first four MAC contests of the season. Adams currently leads the league in shutouts and is second in the MAC with her 0.30 goals against average.

Other nominees:

Name	                   Stats
Janice Mentrup, BGSU	   Assisted in both Falcon goals in a 2-2 tie against Ball State
Darcey Rasch, CMU	   Two goals and two assists, assisted on game-winner
Sarah Willis, EMU	   Two shutouts this weekend, seven shutouts this season
Kristin Meister, Kent	   One assist, shut down both both forwards she defended
Kristina Shamel, Marshall  120-minute shutout against Eastern Michigan
Danielle Berkemeier, Miami Two goals and one assist over the weekend
Jane Mucci, NIU	           One goal and one assist against Kent
Amy Back, Toledo	   Game-winning goal against Ball State
Kerri Verardi, WMU	   Netted her first goal of the season in 2-1 win over Kent

The University at Buffalo is the only team in the MAC, and one of only four teams in the country, yet to be defeated. Buffalo has now out-scored its opponents 30-4, and is ranked ninth in the NSCAA/adidas Northeast region with a 10-0-1 overall record.

Buffalo, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan, the top three teams in the conference, also have the top three defenses in the MAC. Eastern Michigan leads the conference with a 0.35 goals against average, followed by Buffalo (0.36) and Central Michigan (0.89).

Half of all the MAC matches played this past week went into overtime, with nine overtime periods total. Ball State played in double-overtime twice this week, and has played in three double-overtimes this season. Ohio and Kent have also played in three overtimes, while Toledo leads the MAC with four overtime matches.

Marshall and Ohio will both be taking a break from road games, after four straight the past two weeks. The Thundering Herd play five of their next six at home, while the Bobcats will be playing six of their next seven games at home in Athens.

Miami, Eastern Michigan and Buffalo are all undefeated at home this season. Miami is in the midst of a seven-game winning streak at home, Buffalo is 4-0 at home and Eastern Michigan is 5-0-1 in Ypsilanti. Bowling Green and Central Michigan have won four of their last five games at home.

Two MAC schools and five individual players were ranked in the top 20 nationally in the latest National Collegiate Athletic Association release. Eastern Michigan is second in the nation in team defense, tied for third in shutouts, seventh in winning percentage ... Buffalo is third in team defense, tied for third in shutouts, fourth in winning percentage ... Buffalo's Paula Listrani is 11th in scoring and ninth in assists ... Eastern's Sarah Willis is third in goals against average, followed by Buffalo's Jaime Adams (fifth) and Marshall's Janelle Yansky (eighth) ... Kent's Lindsey Mitchell ranks 19th in saves per game.

Miami's Danielle Berkemeier broke the school's record for career scoring with her 24 points this season. The freshman forward had five more points this week, and has now broken single-season Miami records in goals and assists after only 11 matches.

On October 10, the conference's best offense, Miami, will travel to Buffalo to play against the second-best defense in the conference and the MAC leader in shutouts, Jaime Adams.

After four conference games last year, Central Michigan was in last place. This year the Chippewas are in a two-way tie with Buffalo for first place in the MAC with a 4-0 record. Central Michigan has also won five games in a row, breaking the old-school record of three, set in 1998.

Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan will be playing three games in five days this week. On Oct. 6, Eastern Michigan will travel to Wisconsin-Green Bay, and continue the its road trip to Western Michigan and Northern Illinois. Western Michigan will play at Detroit and play host to Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan this weekend.

Last Week's results

Wednesday, September 29
*Toledo at Bowling Green, postponed

Friday, October 1
*Bowling Green 2, Ball State 2 (2OT)
*Marshall 0, Eastern Michigan 0 (2OT)
*Northern Illinois 2, Kent 1
*Central Michigan 3, Ohio 1
*Miami 3, Toledo 2 (OT)
*Buffalo 2, Western Michigan 0

Sunday, October 3
*Miami 3, Bowling Green 1
*Central Michigan 2, Marshall 1
*Buffalo 2, Northern Illinois 0
*Eastern Michigan 2, Ohio 0
*Toledo 2, Ball State 1 (2OT)
*Western Michigan 2, Kent 1 (2OT)