Women's Soccer Games of the Week (10/25- 10/26)

Women’s Soccer Games of the Week (10/25 – 10/26)


South Dakota State (10-3-2, 5-0 Summit) at #18 Denver (14-1-1, 5-0 Summit), Friday, 7 pm CT

After dropping its first game of the season, Denver has won its last seven games, including five conference wins. During their winning streak, the Pioneers have allowed just one goal, while scoring 22 goals. The Pioneers have two main scorers, Kristen Hamilton with10 goals and Nicholette DiGiacomo with nine goals. Hamilton also has a team-leading 11 assists.

Unlike its opponent, South Dakota State is more of a defensive team. The team has scored 21 goals for the entire season; the Pioneers have scored 22 goals in their past seven games alone. The scoring on the team is equally distributed as the highest goal scorer is Alyssa Brazil with five goals. Ten other players have scored between one to three goals. Nicole Inskeep has played every minute of the season in goal and saved 53 shots.


Eastern Illinois (6-10, 6-1 Ohio Valley) at Tennessee-Martin (8-7-1, 6-1 Ohio Valley), Friday, 7 pm CT

Eastern Illinois struggled throughout the nonconference season, but has gone on a hot streak since OVC play began. The Panther defense has risen to the occasion, as they have allowed no more than one goal in five of seven conference tilts. The Panthers aren't a high powered offense, scoring only 13 goals on the season, led by Megan Radloff's six.

After dropping its conference opener to Austin Peay, the Skyhawks have won six straight, giving up just three goals. Unlike their opponents, the Skyhawk scoring is pretty even with Abi Sanvee’s team-leading four goals. Three others have three goals and three more have two. Mariah Klenke has saved an impressive 75 shots in over 1,212 minutes.


#25 BYU (9-4-1, 3-1 w/ game vs Gonzaga Thursday) at #4 Portland (12-1-1, 4-0 West Coast w/ game against USD Thursday), Friday, 7 pm PT

The Pilots come into the match with a potential 10-match win streak (depending on Thursday's result). In the team's first four conference matches, it has given up only two goals and shut out the other two opponents. The Pilots have two main scoring options, Micaela Capelle (eight goals) and Amanda Frisbie (six goals). Capelle is also one of three players with four assists, while two others have three. Erin Dees has played 1,150 minutes in goal and saved 45 shots.

The Cougars come into the match on a possible three match winning streak/or one game losing streak, depending on their match with Gonzaga. BYU is doubling up its opponents in goals scored, 22-11. The team has equally distributed its scoring as Cloee Colohan has four goals, but three players have three, two and one goals each. One of those with three goals, Ashley Hatch, also has four assists. Erica Owens has played all 1,280 minutes and saved 44 shots.