MAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Alyssa Zuccaro, Bowling Green, Forward
Junior, Mentor, Ohio (Mentor)
Had seven points as Bowling Green got off to a 2-0 start in the MAC for the first time in four years ... one game after her first collegiate two-goal contest (in last weekend's win at Indiana State), she had her first hat trick as the Falcons downed Buffalo, 4-0 ... it was the first hat trick by a BGSU player since November of 2004 ... then, had an assist on the game-winning goal against Kent State on Sunday ... that assist came on Tracy Togba's marker with just 8:27 left in regulation, in what turned out to be a 1-0 win ... in addition to the three goals and the assist, Zuccaro hit the crossbar with a header vs. UB, and she hit the post with a shot against KSU ... has a team-leading 15 points this season, including six goals ... has scored 12 points in the last three games ... now ranks 10th in scoring in BGSU history, with 33 career points ... is eighth in BG annals with 13 career goals.
MAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Alexa Arsenault, Bowling Green, Goalkeeper
Senior, Richmond Hill, Ontario (St. Theresa of Lisieux)
Had a total of 12 saves and a goals-against average of 0.00 as the Falcons won a pair of games over the weekend ... posted back-to-back shutouts in wins over Buffalo and Kent State ... had three saves as BG opened the MAC schedule with a 4-0 win over UB ... then, made a season-high total of nine stops, including several spectacular saves while the match was still tied, in what turned out to be a 1-0 victory over KSU ... Sunday's complete-match shutout was the 22nd of her career, extending her own career record in that category ... with 27 career victories, is ranked third on that BGSU list.
Megan Abman, Buffalo, Midfield
Freshman, Denver, CO (Colorado Academy)
Abman struck early on in the first half Sunday against Miami, scoring in just the fifth minute to give the Bulls its earliest lead of the season... Abman took a pass from senior Lindsey Bailey and put home a shot over the keeper from just outside the box... The Denver native's goal give her three for the year now, good for the team lead.
Katie Slaughter, Central Michigan, Defender
Sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio (Anderson)
ophomore Katie Slaughter played 85 minutes in each of CMU's victories over the weekend. Slaughter lead CMU's defense to its 16th consecutive shutout at the CMU Soccer Complex on Friday in CMU's 3-0 win vs. Akron. In Sunday's 3-1 victory over Ohio, Slaughter scored her first goal of the season, the second of her career as a back line defender.
Laura Twidle, Central Michigan, Forward
Sophomore, Mississauga, Ontario (Erindale SS)
Sophomore Laura Twidle scored two goals in 65 minutes of action during Sunday's match vs. Ohio. Twidle's two goals moved her into fourth on CMU's career goals scored list with nine.
Stephanie Clarke, Eastern Michigan, Forward
Freshman, London, Ontario (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Freshman Stephanie Clarke turned in a career performance in a 4-1 win over Akron on Sunday. She recorded her first two career goals and added an assist in the win, nearly scoring a hat trick if not for a diving save by the keeper. The London, Ontario native posted the game-winner as she converted a penalty kick with ease. She fired off a team-leading six shots over the weekend, all of which landed on goal.
Katherine Lawrence, Kent State, Defender
Freshman, Ajax, Ontario (Pickering)
Lawrence played all 180 minutes for Kent State on the defensive side of the ball last week. Against Miami Friday, Lawrence and the Golden Flashes held one of the nation's top scoring teams to just one goal.
Katy Dolesh, Miami, Midfielder
Freshman, South Euclid, Ohio (Notre Dame Cathedral Latin HS)
Dolesh spurred Miami to a pair of MAC-opening wins over the weekend as she scored a trio of goals in two contests. She had the game-winning goal in both games, as she registered the only goal of the match in Miami's 1-0 win over Kent State Friday. Dolesh then recorded her first career multi-goal game Sunday, notching the game-tying goal early in the contest and the game-winner (Miami's fourth goal) in the second half against Buffalo. She now has a team-best six goals on the year.
Kris Gasparovic, Miami, Goalkeeper
RS Freshman, Rochester, Mich. (Adams HS)
Gasparovic pitched a shutout in Miami's MAC-opening win over Kent State Friday. She stopped all three KSU shots on goal to pick up her third win of the season and third clean sheet in as many starts in goal. Two of her saves came in a 20-second span, as she stopped a shot from close in and got back in position to stop the rebound as well. Friday's game was her only action on the weekend.
Lauren Eberts, Northern Illinois, Defender
Sophomore, Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington North)
Lauren Eberts helped the Huskies to their fourth shutout of the weekend, when the Huskies defender helped hold Ball State to a scoreless game on Sunday. A prominent member of the Huskie backline this past weekend, Eberts played all 184 minutes and recorded two shot attempts.
Kylie Revelle, Northern Illinois, Midfielder
Senior, Olathe, KS (South)
NIU senior Kylie Revelle notched the game-winning goal for NIU in the Huskies match-up against Ball State. In an exciting overtime goal, Revelle hit a header past Ball State's goalkeeper to secure the Huskies first MAC victory in the 94th minute of play against the Cardinals. Revelle's first career goal pushed the Huskies to 1-1-0 in the MAC play.
Sarah Brown, Ohio, Defender
Senior, North Royalton, Ohio (North Royalton HS)
Brown helped anchor Ohio's defense that shut out Eastern Michigan Friday. She followed it up by recording a shot against Central Michigan Sunday. Overall, Brown helped lead the Bobcats' defense that allowed three goals in 200 minutes of play.
Rachael Goulding, Ohio, Forward
Senior, Toronto, Ontario (Morocco/Merton Secondary School)
Goulding tallied a goal for two points while tying for the team lead in shots with four over the weekend. After recording a shot against Eastern Michigan Friday, the senior scored a goal and had three shots in Sunday's game against Central Michigan. She currently leads Ohio with two goals on the season.
Rachel MacLeod, Toledo, Forward
Freshman, Westerville, OH (Central)
Rachel MacLeod accounted for three goals in a pair of Toledo victories this past weekend at home. MacLeod opened the weekend with a pair of scores vs. Northern Illinois on Friday, including the eventual match-winning score. Two days later vs. Western Michigan, she scored the first goal of the match. For the season, the Westerville, OH native ranks first on the team with five goals and tied for the team lead with 10 total points.
Stephanie Skowneski, Western Michigan, Midfielder
Junior, Clinton Township, Mich. (Chippewa Valley)
Skowneski was involved in every goal scored by the Broncos in Friday's 3-0 win over Ball State. She assisted on Jackie Drees' game-winning goal and then tallied two of her own leading WMU to victory for the first time at Ball State since 2001. Skowneski then netted WMU's lone goal in their hard-fought 2-1 loss at Toledo. Skowneski's three goals this weekend matched her season total from last year and also set a new career-high with six goals in a season.