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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Women's Soccer Weekly Notebook (August 28)
Another exciting week of Missouri Valley Women's Soccer is in the books. Valley teams are now 5-5-2 at home, 5-6 on the road, and 1-0-1 at neutral sites. Women's teams faced stiff competition this week, including matches against top 25 opponents and and three 2011 NCAA Tournament teams. Illinois State stands as the conference's remaining unbeaten team at 2-0-2 after their tournament performance in Florida this past weekend. UNI has also posted an impressive 3-1 record to start the season, their only loss coming against the Big 10's Iowa Hawkeyes.
Several performances stood out above the rest. Here are this week's Player of the Week Award winners:
Rachel Tejada, So., F, Illinois State
Tejada scored four more goals at the Embassy Suites Classic in Fort Myers, Fla., two in each match. She scored once in each half of the Redbirds’ 7-0 win against Florida Atlantic, also chipping in an assist in the process. Against Florida Gulf Coast, the defending Atlantic Sun champions, Tejada scored twice in a seven-minute span in the second half to bring the Redbirds back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the Eagles.
Other Notable Performances: Sarah Kendall, Creighton; Molly Brewer, Missouri State; Ashley Capone, UNI
Allie Brees, Sr., D, UNI
Brees has been key to the success for the Panthers all season. Playing shorthanded due to injuries on the defensive line, Brees helped UNI defeat Eastern Illinois in double overtime, allowing only one goal on a corner kick with five seconds to go in the first half. Again playing without all-conference defender Sam Copley, Brees held a tough task of keeping the University of Iowa offense in check. The Hawks scored three goals, but none were on Brees’s side of the field. The three goals marked a season low for Iowa, largely due to Brees’ performance. She has disrupted forwards from each squad UNI has faced this season. Playing without a top defender by her side Brees has stepped up and been a huge part of UNI’s success.
Chaviel Harrison, Sr., GK, Evansville
Evansville senior Chaviel Harrison put her name at the top of the record books with her performance over the weekend. Entering the year, Harrison was just nine saves shy of breaking UE's all-time saves record of 358. In Friday's game against Saint Louis, she made 10 saves on 12 attempts to set the Aces new record. With that achievement behind her, she followed that up by shutting out Murray State on Sunday to help UE earn its first win of the season.
Other Notable Performances: Mara Kremenovic, Illinois State; Chelsea Voet, Missouri State; Erin Zaideman, UNI
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