Women's Soccer Goes in Search of First NCAA Win Friday vs. Georgian Court


NCAA Tournament First Round
#3 Southern New Hampshire (14-2-5)
  #6 Georgian Court (16-3-2)
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
Mercy Field - Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.



SERIES: SNHU leads, 2-0-0
LAST MEETING: SNHU 2, Georgian Court 0 (09/16/07 at Lakewood, N.J.)

Last Time Out: SNHU 2, Franklin Pierce 1 (11/05/17 at Manchester, N.H.)
Streak: Won 1

Scoring Leaders:
#9 Trisha Luis, Sr. (10 goals, 4 assists, 23 points)
#19 Abigail Maker, Sr. (4 goals, 7 assists, 15 points)
#21 Courtney Benson, Sr. (5 goals, 4 assists, 14 points)
#6 Miranda Peloquin, Jr. (4 goals, 3 assists, 11 points)

In Goal:
#30 Paige Salmon, Sr. (14-2-5, 1994:08, 0.54 GAA, .838 save pct., 62 saves)

Notes: Southern New Hampshire captured its second Northeast-10 Championship and first since 2012 with a 2-1 victory against in-state rival Franklin Pierce on Sunday. Junior Miranda Peloquin (Greenville, R.I.) began the scoring just 1:10 in and then was indirectly responsible for the second goal nearly 20 minutes later, as she drove a shot toward the net that was deflected in by a Franklin Pierce defender. The Ravens cut the deficit in half early in the 33rd minute and neither team would score again. Senior Trisha Luis (Lowell, Mass.) was named the NE10 Championship Most Valuable Player and was joined on the All-Championship Team by Peloquin and senior goalkeeper Paige Salmon (W. Hempstead, N.Y.). The Penmen will be making their fourth appearance in the NCAA Tournament and are in search of their first win, officially going 0-2-1 in the Big Dance. 

Last Time Out: Georgian Court 4, Wilmington (Del.) 1 (11/05/17 at Lakewood, N.J.)
Streak: Won 10

Scoring Leaders:
#20 Anissia Fucci, So. (13 goals, 5 assists, 31 points)
#2 Lizzy Kroon, So. (12 goals, 7 assists, 31 points)
#9 Kaitlin Lister, So. (8 goals, 13 assists, 29 points)
#5 Heather Arbachesky, Jr. (9 goals, 2 assists, 20 points)

In Goal:
#1 Natalie Axelsson, So. (12-2-1, 1403:11, 1.09 GAA, .738 save pct., 48 saves)

Notes: Georgian Court earned its first CACC crown since 2010 with a 4-1 victory against Wilmington (Del.) on Sunday. Following a scoreless first half, junior Heather Arbachesky scored just 3:03 into the second stanza and then added a second goal in the 75th minute to open the floodgates. Sophomore Dana Fontana added two tallies of her own in the 78th and 81st minutes, before Wilmington found the back of the net in the 85th minute to cap the scoring. Abrachesky was tabbed the Most Valuable player, while she was joined on the All-Tournament Team by sophomore goalkeeper Natalie Axelsson and fellow sophomores Kaitlin Lister and Anissia Fucci, as well as freshman Meagan Murdocco. GCU, which began the season 2-3-1 and has since gone 14-0-1, including 10 straight victories, will be making its third NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2010.