Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Soccer Notebook 9.19

pictured: Brandon Corday, Franklin & Marshall

At the Polls
NSCAA National Men: Johns Hopkins (9), Franklin & Marshall (18)
NSCAA Regional Men: Johns Hopkins (2), Franklin & Marshall (3), Dickinson (5), Swarthmore (7), Muhlenberg (8) National Men: Johns Hopkins (3), Franklin & Marshall (16) Regional Men (uses NCAA Index): Franklin & Marshall (2), Johns Hopkins (3), Dickinson (4), Muhlenberg (6)
NSCAA National Women: Johns Hopkins (18), Swarthmore (T23)
NSCAA Regional Women: Johns Hopkins (3), Swarthmore (4), Dickinson (T10) National Women: Johns Hopkins (16) Regional Women (uses NCAA index): Swarthmore (7)

Statistically Speaking
Franklin & Marshall's Ryan McGonigle (Chadds Ford, PA / Unionville) leads the Conference in goals (8) and points (18), while Hopkins' freshmen duo of Scott Bukoski (Sagamore, MA / Bourne) and David Drake (Medford, NJ / Shawnee) each have six goals ... the Jays' Nick Gauna (Evanston, IL / Evanston) tops the assist chart (5) ... Diplomat GK Zack Zamek (Hillsborough, NJ / Hillsborough) has a 0.00 goals against average through 459:47 ... on the women's side, Dickinson's Lisa Nichols (North Granby, CT / Granby Memorial) has 5-7-17 to lead all scorers, while Muhlenberg's Valerie Patriarca (Hedding, NJ / Hun School) also has five goals ... Swarthmore GK Lauren Walker (Fallston, MD / Hotchkiss School) did not allowed a goal in 344:04, but surrendered a goal vs. Albright on Tuesday night, ending a 402:07 streak dating to last season.

Heard on the Pitch
The Swarthmore women have received goals from five first-year players this season - Hannah Purkey (Palo Alto, CA / Palo Alto), Elizabeth Mills (San Diego, CA / The Bishop's School), Kirsten Peterson (Fenton, MI / Powers Catholic), Kelsey Cline (Stanwood, WA / Stanwood) and Megan Colombo (Arcadia, CA / Arcadia) ... Johns Hopkins' Kim Lane (Hazlet, NJ / Raritan) broke the program record for points in a game with 3-4-10 vs. Washington ... Muhlenberg's Kasey Hacker (Greenville, DE / Archmere Academy) scored both goals in the overtime win vs. McDaniel ... Washington College GK Marc Petrucci (Avondale, PA / Avon Grove) made a career-high 16 saves in the 1-0 loss to Dickinson ... Haverford rookie Max Stossel (New York, NY / Dalton School) scored in the 77th minute to give the Fords a 1-1 draw with McDaniel, snapping Haverford's four-year losing streak to McDaniel ... Gettysburg made it 15 straight victories in Conference openers with a 5-0 triumph at home vs. Ursinus ... Chris Bayon (Langhorne, PA / Lawrenceville School, NJ) and Matt Varner (Medford, NJ / Shawnee) each scored twice for the Bullets ... Franklin & Marshall has not allowed a goal in its six victories ... Dickinson, who has five straight shutouts, got the third game-winning goal of the season from first-year Thomas Parkinson (Westfield, NJ / Westfield) in the 1-0 win at Washington ... Unbeaten streak abound at Hopkins, as the Blue Jays are unbeaten in their last 21 regular season matches and their last 18 Centennial Conference matches ... in addition, Johns Hopkins has not lost a CC match at Homewood Field since Oct. 11, 1995 - a streak of 52 consecutive contests.

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