Mid-American Conference Women's Soccer Notes (Sept. 8)

Updated 9/8/1999

MAC Pepsi Player of the Week
Amanda Kulikowski, Eastern Michigan (So., F)
Dearborn, Mich. (Edsel Ford)

Kulikowski netted four goals, including three game-winning goals, and notched a pair of assists in helping Eastern Michigan to a 3-0 week. The sophomore scored a pair of goals in the Eagles' 5-1 season-opening win over IUPUI, then helped EMU to its first win ever over Michigan State (1-0). Against Eastern Illinois, Kulikowski broke a scoreless tie with a goal with just under 10 minutes remaining to seal the victory.


Other nominees:
Name -- Stats
Emilie VilleMonte, CMU -- 2 goals in win over Detroit; second two goal game of season
Bethany Sanker, Kent -- 2 goals, including game-winner vs. Robert Morris
Kelly Clark, Marshall -- GWG and assist in win over IUPUI
Danielle Berkemeier, Miami -- 1 goal and 2 assists vs. Loyola; GWG against Wright State
Mindy Boggs, OU -- GWG in second overtime vs. Xavier
Odia Jahurally, UT -- 2 goals, including game-winner in OT, vs. Ark.-Little Rock
Kathryn Link, WMU -- Named to Cyclone Classic all-tournament team

MAKING HISTORY FOR BSU:
The answer to the question is freshman Emily Feeney. The question is 'who scored Ball State's first goal?' Feeney wasted no time at all against Earlham, connecting on a pass 1:48 into the contest. The Cardinals went on to win the match 4-2.

UB'S IRON WALL OF DEFENSE:
The University at Buffalo is off to a quick 3-0 start, and much of that success can be directed toward the Bulls defense, especially goalkeeper Jaime Adams. Adams has stopped all 18 shots directed towards the net and has registered three shutouts. She made 10 saves in a 2-0 win over Army in the opening game of the Governor's Cup in Albany, N.Y.

HUSKIES OFF TO A SLOW START, BUT ...
Northern Illinois is off to an 0-4 start, dropping two matches to a pair of top-30 squads -- Northwestern and Wisconsin -- and to Florida International. The Huskies dropped three straight last September to Cal, Stanford an Evansville, but NIU finished the season 13-4-0 to win the league title.

JAHURALLY PACES ROCKETS:
Junior Odia Jahurally's first goal of the season, an unassisted goal, six minutes into overtime against Arkansas-Little Rock gave the Rockets their first win of the season. Two days prior, Toledo lost an extra session affair to Memphis, 2-1.

MIAMI A SCORING MACHINE IN '99:
The RedHawks have tallied 10 goals already in 1999, and are well on track to surpassing last year's total of 24. Of the 10 tallies this season, five have come from the freshman class, including two from Danielle Berkemeier and three from Katie Milligan. Milligan notched all of her goals in a 7-1 win over Loyola Chicago.

IN SEARCH OF THE CENTURY MARK:
Bowling Green head coach Tom Piccirillo is one win shy of 100 for his career. Piccirillo, in his third year with the Falcons, is 99-84-9 overall in his 11th year as a collegiate head coach.

SUCCESS ON THE ROAD:
Marshall won for the first-time ever on the road with a 1-0 decision at Louisville. The Herd also claimed a 2-0 victory at IUPUI, which also marked the first time in school history that the team had won back-to-back contests.

EXTRA DUTY ON OPENING DAY:
Kent's 3-2 overtime victory against Robert Morris Aug. 28 marked the third consecutive year the Golden Flashes have been involved in a season-opening match that went to an extra stanza. During the 1997 inaugural campaign Kent lost to Bowling Green 1-0. Last season the Golden Flashes defeated Liberty 2-1 in overtime.

'CHIPS FRESHMAN LIKES PAIRS:
Central Michigan freshman Emilie VilleMonte is quickly making a name for herself. The forward scored a pair of goals in CMU's 3-1 win over Detroit on Sept. 3. It marked her second two-goal game of the season. VilleMonte leads the Chippewas in points (8) and goals (4).

BOGGS GETS ON BOARD FOR OU:
Ohio's Mindy Boggs, the MAC's top returning scorer from 1998, made her first goal of the season count. Boggs, who had 13 goals and 33 points a year ago, scored two minutes into the second overtime to give the Bobcats a 2-1 win over Xavier.

SOPHOMORE JINX? NO WAY:
Eastern Michigan's Amanda Kulikowski has made a point early on that the idea of a sophomore jinx is many times a non-factor. Kulikowski has produced 10 points in three contests, including four goals, which tie for the league lead. Three of her goals have been game-winners.

BRONCOS CLAIM SECOND AT ISU:
Western Michigan picked up its first win of the season at the Cyclone Classic with a 1-0 win over Loyola Chicago. Mary Gignac scored the unassisted game-winner for the Broncos, who finished second in the tournament behind Iowa State.

ERB'S PRODUCTION TOPS LAST YEAR:
After just one weekend of action, Bowling Green sophomore Desiree Erb had topped her scoring total for all of last season. Erb, who had five points in 1998, had six points in her first two matches.