Notebook: TCNJ Dominates Instate Play
STREAK ON STREAK: With a pair of lengthy winning streaks on the line, The College of New Jersey dominated its instate competition, No. 25 Stevens Tech, 4-0, on Oct. 19. No. 2 TCNJ improved its string of victories to 14 games, while ending the Ducks' 14-match streak. The Lions also remained undefeated at 14-0-0.
Senior Brittny Body netted a goal and assisted on another to increase her season point total to 21. She now has 94 career points, which ranks fifth on the school's all-time list.
Goalkeeper Alissa Kacar posted her ninth shutout of the season and 26th of her career. She entered the week as the nation's sixth-ranked keeper with a 0.179 goals against average. The senior from East Brunswick, N.J., leads a Lion defense that was ranked third in NCAA statistics with a 0.154 GAA before the win over Stevens.
CAREER CARDINAL: Junior Karen Beers contributed the Cardinals third goal of the game in a 3-0 victory over Marietta on Oct. 19 as she set a new Otterbein College career point record.
Beers, a midfielder from Bellbrook, Ohio, currently has 76 career points, surpassing the previous record of 74 set by Kami Reynolds in 2003. She has 34 goals and eight assists during her three seasons with the Cardinals.
No. 8 Otterbein is riding an 11-game winning streak and remains unbeaten in Ohio Athletic Conference play with a 6-0 record.
SHUTTING IT DOWN: Junior Leslie Frey garnered Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors after fending off the scoring prowess of Centre College's Erin Menard to lead Sewanee to a 1-0 victory on Oct. 15. It was the Tigers' ninth straight shutout.
Menard, who leads the nation with 4.25 points and 1.92 goals per game, was held scoreless by Frey " the first time in the last nine games that she has not recorded a goal.
The Tigers have allowed just two goals this season, and have not given up a goal since Sept. 4 against Wooster " a span of 830 minutes.
SCORING FRENZY: Calvin College continued on its torrid scoring pace with a convincing 9-0 victory over Kalamazoo College on Oct. 18. It was the Knights' 10th straight Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association win.
The Knights, who began the week ranking second in the nation in scoring offense, improved their goals per game average to 5.21 with the win against Kalamazoo. Calvin has outscored its last three foes 34-0.
NOTABLE: Washington & Lee University edged Lynchburg College, 1-0, to end the Hornets' 22- game winning streak in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play on Oct. 19. The Generals scored on Katie DeLorenzo, the nation's top-ranked goalkeeper in save percentage (.976). DeLorenzo also entered the week second on the Division III goals against average list at 0.080 ¦ Willamette University moved up to No. 15 in the NSCAA/adidas national rankings after a two-game sweep of Western Washington last weekend. The Bearcats (9-4-1) are 7-1-1 in their last nine games, and have allowed just three goals during that stretch. Three of Willamette's four losses have been against nationally-ranked opponents.