Notebook: O'Donnell Makes Point
Sept. 21, 2010
By Amy Farnum
MAKING HER POINT: University of Maryland senior Katie ODonnell became the Atlantic Coast Conferences all-time leading point scorer, contributing an assist on the Terrapins second goal of a 4-2 victory over then-No. 11 Boston College in the teams league-opener on Sept. 18.
ODonnell, who is also the ACCs career assist leader, added to her record point total with a goal in No. 2 Marylands 3-0 defeat of then-No. 20 Massachusetts, boosting her total to 232 career points.
The Terps are 7-0 on the season and head to No. 8 Wake Forest for an ACC tilt on Sept. 25.
TIGER TALES: No. 4 Princeton remained perfect with a pair of victories last weekend as the Tigers opened Ivy League action with a convincing 9-1 win over Dartmouth, and following it up with a key non-conference defeat of then-No. 8 Syracuse.
Freshman goalkeeper Christina Maida played 45 minutes without giving up a goal against Dartmouth, and then stopped six shots in a narrow 1-0 win against the Orange. Maida handed Syracuse its first shutout of the season as she collected her second of the year, and was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for her outstanding efforts.
The native of Doylestown, Pa., ranks second in the nation with a 0.44 goals against average and is third in Division I with an .889 save percentage.
CARDINAL RULES: University of Louisvilles Nicole Youman collected seven goals and two assists to lead the Cardinals as they outscored foes 13-2 in wins over Georgetown and Radford.
The native of Black Mountain, Australia, tallied four goals against the Hoyas to open BIG EAST play, and added three goals and two assists in a 7-1 defeat of Radford. Youman, who paces the league with 30 points, became the schools all-time leader in assists (39) against Radford. She has notched three or more goals in a game three times this season. Youman garnered BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for her stellar play.
Louisville climbed two spots to No. 10 in the latest Kookaburra/NFHCA National Coaches Poll following the 2-0 weekend. It is the Cardinals highest ranking of the season. They will visit No. 9 Syracuse for a league match-up on Sept. 25.
QUICK STICKS: Maine junior forward Jocelyn Mitchell combined for four goals last weekend, registering a hat trick against Bryant and then notching the game-winning score in a 3-2 overtime win against Yale. Mitchell, who was named America East Player of the Week, helped the Black Bears stretch their winning streak to four games. She is tied for the league lead with seven goals this season … Freshman Shelly Montgomery sparked American University to a pair of wins over nationally-ranked opponents last weekend, earning her first Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award. The midfielder from Fairfax, Va., recorded her first collegiate goal in a 2-0 win versus then-No. 20 UMass, and followed it up with two scores in a 2-1 defeat of then-No. 17 James Madison. The Eagles moved up three spots to No. 15 in the latest national rankings … Kent State is nationally-ranked for the first time since 2008 after posting a 2-0 win over then-No. 5 Michigan State on Sept. 17. The No. 17 Golden Flashes are one of just two programs in the nation to have wins against Top 10 foes this season. They also downed then-No. 8 Syracuse on Sept. 4.