Notebook: Cavaliers Take Two in ACC
CAVALIERS CRUISE: Christina de Vries recorded a pair of 1-0 shutouts against then-No. 15 Wake Forest and No. 7 Duke last week to lead the Cavaliers to two Atlantic Coast Conference victories.
|Jess Rostedt scored the llone goal in the win against Duke. (Virginia)|
De Vries, a junior from Westlake Village, Calif., tied the Virginia school record for career shutouts with 17 as she led the Cavaliers to consecutive ACC road wins for the first time since 2002. The Cavaliers have posted three straight shutouts.
PUT UP ANOTHER ZERO: Brigham Young goalkeeper Erika Woodbury led the Cougars to an upset of then-No. 9 California and held Eastern Washington to a scoreless tie last weekend with her fifth and sixth shutouts of the season.
Woodbury, a sophomore from Murietta, Calif., helped the Cougars remain unbeaten with four saves in the two games to earn Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Woodbury leads the nation with a 0.101 goals against average and a .952 shots on goal save percentage.
MILESTONE: Santa Clara head coach Jerry Smith notched the 300th win of his career as the Broncos downed Saint Louis, 2-1, on Sept. 23.
Smith, who is in his 19th season in charge of the program, coached his 400th game at Santa Clara in the win against the Billikens. He is now one of just three Division I women's soccer coaches to reach the 300-win mark as he joins North Carolina's Anson Dorrance and Connecticut's Len Tsantiris.
The Broncos went on to win Smith's 301st career game with a 2-0 victory over Cal Poly on Sept. 24 to improve to 7-1-1 on the year. Smith's record now stands at 301-75-25.
FIRSTS: Yale's Mimi Macauley scored her first goal of the season as the Bulldogs took down defending Ivy League champion Princeton, 2-1, on Sept. 24.
It was Yale's seventh straight victory of the season since losing 1-0 games to North Carolina and Duke in the beginning of the year.
Yale's win over the Tigers was the Bulldogs' first since 2001.
NOTABLE: Lehigh set a school record with its eighth shutout of the year in a 2-0 win over Temple on Sept. 24. It was freshman goalkeeper Julie Kafka's seventh shutout of the year as the Mountain Hawks improved to 8-1-1 on the season. She ranks fifth in the nation with a .217 goals against average ¦ Portland's Christine Sinclair continues to lead the nation in points (4.44) and goals per game (2.0) after netting a pair of goals and contributing an assist in the Pilots' 3-0 win over No. 21 Arizona. Sinclair has scored at least one goal in each of Portland's nine games this season, and ranks second in the school record books with 89 career goals ¦ Old Dominion extended its winning streak to five games with victories against Elon and Wyoming last week. Senior forward Laura Beeman scored a pair of goals in each of the wins as she earned Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week. Beeman leads the league with nine goals and 19 points this season.