Notebook: Assuming a Win
EIGHT IS GREAT: Senior forward Andrea Marcoccio netted the fifth game-winning goal in the first half as No. 3 Assumption blanked LeMoyne College, 1-0, on Sept. 24. The Greyhounds set a new school record with their eighth straight victory.
The Greyhounds remained undefeated with an 8-0-0 record as head coach Neil Stafford became the winningest coach in school history. Stafford boasts a 49-30-1 mark at the helm of Assumptions program.
Marcoccio, who leads the team with seven goals and 16 points, is on track to become just the second player with 100 points in school history. Stephanie Martin set the record with 120 in 1999.
ROAD-RUNNING AWAY: Top-ranked Metropolitan State College continued to roll last week with three against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponents as the Roadrunners improved to 10-0-0.
Metro State began the week by sneaking past No. 7 Regis University, 1-0, on Sept. 21 and then went on to down CSU Pueblo, 6-1, on Sept. 23. The Roadrunners capped off the week with a convincing 10-0 win against Colorado Christian to improve to 7-0-0 in the RMAC.
Metro State, the defending NCAA champion, has won 33 straight games dating back to the 2004 season.
LIGHT 'EM UP: Sophomore forward Jayme Light of Northern Kentucky University scored two goals and dished out an assist as she led the Norse to 4-1 wins over Lewis and Wisconsin-Parkside last week.
Light netted a goal in each game and assisted on one against Wisconsin-Parkside, the two-time defending Great Lakes Valley Conference champions. The native of Cincinnati, Ohio, earned GLVC Player of the Week honors for her efforts.
NKU climbed four spots to No. 19 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas Division II poll with the victories.
SUNNY DAY: Barry University swept the Sunshine State Conference womens soccer weekly awards after the Buccaneers extended their unbeaten streak to 49 games in league play last week. The Bucs are No. 11 in the latest national rankings.
Senior Tiina Saario from Helsinki, Finland, totaled three goals in wins against Nova Southeastern and Rollins. She recorded the first goal of each game as she was named Offensive Player of the Week.
Freshman Tiffany Rolfing earned the conferences defensive weekly award after holding Shurell Burton of Nova Southeastern, the SSCs leading scorer, without a goal for the first time in her career.
NOTABLE: No. 5 West Florida kept its shutout streak going with a 4-0 win against Christian Brothers on Sept. 25. The Argonauts have recorded 505 straight minutes without giving up a goal ¦ The University of Bridgeport got off to its best start in program history after edging East Stroudsburg, 2-1, on Sept. 27. Sofia Boo scored the game-winning goal for the Purple Knights as they improved to 8-1-0 this season.