MAC Women’s Co-Soccer Players of the Week (9-28-09)
Molly Gerst, Central Michigan, Forward
Senior, Ada, Mich. (Forest Hills Central)
Recorded the third hat trick in program history and the first since 2004 in a win at Ohio on Saturday. The performance was also her fifth career multi-goal effort, the second most in school history.
Kelly Sherwood, Kent State, Goalkeeper
Sophomore, Strongsville, Ohio
Sherwood posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time in her career as Kent State posted a pair of wins to open MAC play last weekend. Against Ball State Sept. 25, Sherwood made six saves. Then, two days later versus Miami, Sherwood anchored a stingy Kent State defense, making one save along with two key defensive plays to keep the sheet clean. On the season, Sherwood has four shutouts and a 0.75 goals-against average.
Jeny Wolbert, Akron, Goalkeeper
Sophomore, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (St. Mary's)
Wolbert defended the Akron net for a combined 211 minutes in two double-overtime matches over the weekend, allowing only two goals in the process (one of which was an own goal). She also recorded nine saves, including five against Central Michigan on Sunday.
Alyssa Zuccaro, Bowling Green, Forward
Sophomore, Mentor, Ohio (Mentor)
Had three points in the Falcons' two games last week. Scored BGSU's goal in Friday's 1-1 tie at Northern Illinois. That goal came just two minutes after NIU had taken a 1-0 lead. Then, had an assist on Sarah VonderBrink's goal at Western Michigan on Sunday.
Shannon Fisher, Buffalo, Forward
Freshman, Mississauga, Ontario (John Fraser S.S.)
Fisher scored the game tying goal against Miami on Friday night in the 55th minute of play to prevent a Miami win at UB Stadium. She had two shots on the weekend, both of which were on goal, for 100% accuracy of shooting on net.
Maggie Manville, Eastern Michigan, Goalkeeper
Junior, Chelsea, Mich. (Chelsea)
made fives in her third shutout of the season and 14th of her career for the Eagles, moving her into second place all-time.
Lindsey Curnock, Northern Illinois, Goalkeeper
Senior, Batavia, Ill. (Batavia)
In Sunday's contest against Toledo Lindsey Curnock held the defending MAC Champions to a scoreless game, to boast her 28th-career shutout. With this shutout Curnock broke the MAC career shutout record, and is the sole leader in the category with 28. Curnock posted nine saves in the weekend, allowing only one goal in the Huskies 1-1 tie against Bowling Green. This season Curnock has 40 saves, while allowing only seven goals to posses a .67 goals-against-average.
Rachael Goulding, Ohio, Defender
R-Junior, Toronto, Ontario (Morrocco/Merton Secondary School)
Goulding led Ohio with five shots, including three on goal during the weekend against Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan. Against the Eagles Sunday, she totaled a team-high four shots, putting two of them on goal, to help the Bobcats to the tie.
Vicki Traven, Toledo, Goalkeeper
Sophomore, St. Charles, IL (North)
Traven helped UT to 1-0-1 record in the opening MAC weekend, defeating Western Michigan in double overtime, 2-1, and playing Northern Illinois to a double-overtime draw, 0-0. Traven finished with five saves in the two matches and allowed only one goal in 212:58. For the season, the 2008 MAC Freshman of the Year is 5-2-2 with a 0.62 GAA and four shutouts.
Nicole Dulyea, Western Michigan, Midfield
Junior, Kentwood, Mich. (East Kentwood)
Dulyea assisted on WMU's goal in its 2-1 double-overtime loss to Toledo on Friday. In Sunday's 3-2 last-minute win against Bowling Green she had a hand in every goal. She assisted on WMU's first goal of the game, scored the second goal from 20 yards out and then found Stephanie Skowneski in the box with 57-seconds remaining in the game for the game-winning goal. The four point game on Sunday was the first multi-point game of her career, also setting a new career high for assists in a season with 3.