NAC Women's Soccer Weekly Honors (Week Ending September 3)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Hannah Fields, Colby-Sawyer
(Jr., C - Chapleigh, Maine)
Fields made her Colby-Sawyer debut count in a big way in the Chargers' lone game over the opening weekend. The junior scored the first two goals of the game and assisted on Colby-Sawyer's third en route to a 3-0 victory at Norwich.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sam Mitchell, Colby-Sawyer
(So., GK - Chester, N.H.)
Mitchell guided the Chargers to a 3-0 victory at Norwich in the team's lone game of the opening weekend. The sophomore goalie stopped all five shots she faced to record the clean sheet.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Maya Golowasch, Green Mountain
(Fr., M - West Harrison, N.Y.)
Golowasch scored five goals in her first two collegiate games helping the Eagles to their first 2-0 start since 2006. Of the seven goals the team has scored, the freshman has accounted for both game winners and scored all four times in the team's 4-2 win against Yeshiva. She also notched the first goal of the game in the team's 3-0 win against Paul Smith's on Saturday.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton fell to Plattsburgh State, 2-0, in its season opener last Saturday. The Spartans featured two freshman goalkeepers in the net, and Loren Henderson came away with seven saves in 69 minutes of action. Rachel Shambo also stopped the only shot she faced in her debut. The young, talented squad appeared to get better as the game progressed, outshooting their opponent, 5-2, in the second half. Castleton will return home for respective matches against Westfield State and Wheaton on Wednesday and Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
Colby-Sawyer earned a 3-0 victory at Norwich to begin the 2017 season. Junior Hannah Fields scored twice and assisted on the third goal by senior Natalie Shear. Sam Mitchell made five stops in net to record the clean sheet. The Chargers stay on the road on Wednesday for a match at 17th ranked Middlebury before returning home on Saturday to host Keene State.
UMaine-Farmington went 1-1 on the week, losing to Plymouth State and bouncing back to beat Regis on Saturday.
Green Mountain opened the season with a pair of victories giving the team its first 2-0 record to start a season since 2006. The Eagles shutout Paul Smith's 3-0 on Saturday before doubling up Yeshiva 4-2 on Sunday. Freshman Maya Golowasch contributed five of the eight goals over the weekend. The Eagles will host Bay Path on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. before welcoming SUNY Cobleskill on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Husson lost to St. Joseph's (Maine), as well. Sami Ireland tallied eight saves on the day.
Johnson (1-0, 0-0 NAC) opened their season with a 9-0 victory over Vermont Tech on Friday. Katie Fish led the Badgers attack with three goals, while freshman Kelsey Cauchon added two more. The Badgers visit Norwich on Tuesday before a weekend trip to Massachusetts for games against Curry and Newbury.
Lyndon dropped a 6-0 non-conference home decision to Plymouth State University in the season opener on Saturday. Senior goalkeeper Johanna Sargent stopped 20 of 26 shots on goal for Lyndon.
Maine Maritime went 1-1 in their opening week, picking up a 5-0 win over Unity College on Friday, but falling 4-1 to Gordon College. Makayla Lewis (Purcellville, Va.) led the Mariners with four goals over the two games.
New England College opened the season in upstate New York, opening the season with a 1-0 setback at Union before falling 4-0 to a tough Skidmore team. The Pilgrims will be back in action on Saturday when they take on SUNY Potsdam as part of their four-team tournament that also features Morrisville State and Elms.
Thomas came up short in two games this week as the Terriers suffered a one-goal loss in each contest. Two late goals by Southern Maine on Friday handed the team a tough 2-1 loss. On Sunday, the Terriers lost 1-0 at Curry College on a penalty kick goal. Thomas will host their first home game of the season on Wednesday, September 6, as they take on Saint Joseph's (Maine).