The postseason is creeping closer and closer in the Division II and III college soccer seasons. Below is a brief rundown of some of the standout individual performances over the past week.
Central Missouri swept past a pair of weekend fixtures, downing Missouri Southern 3-0 on Friday, and beating Southwest Baptist 6-0 on Sunday. Junior midfielder Megan Woolley scored three times and added two assists in the wins.
Victoria Antonino scored a goal and notched an assist as Adelphi beat American International College by a 3-1 score. Adelphi’s Morgan Santoro also scored goal number 21, tying her for the lead in the DII Golden Boot race.
Continuing to roll through opposition, forward Mary Reilly bolstered the UC San Diego offense to two more wins. Reilly scored three times over the weekend, nabbing the game-winning goals against Stanislaus State and Cal State East Bay.
Goalkeeper Kristen Spear ensured that Sonoma State didn’t suffer an upset loss at the hands of Chico State, as she made nine saves in a 1-1 draw on Friday.
It was a strong performance from the Simon Fraser attack, which put five past Saint Martin’s over the weekend. Adam Jones scored two goals and assisted on two other ones, while Mamadi Camara also added a pair of tallies.
Midwestern State managed to secure a pair of 1-0 results over the past week. Midfielder Gabriel Cavalcante provided the breakthrough in a win against St. Edward’s, while substitute Sebastian Venegas scored the only goal in a victory against Dallas Baptist.
Kristina Camaj score twice and Kara Shue scored a goal and added three assists as William Smith cruised to a 4-0 win against Union on Oct. 22. William Smith remains the No. 1 team in the NSCAA rankings with a 15-0 record.
University of Chicago midfielder Jenna McKinney enjoyed a strong week. She scored twice in a 4-0 win against Illinois Tech, and then scored the game-winning goal and setup another tally in another 4-0 victory against Concordia (Wis.).
One goal was enough for Lynchburg on Sunday, as forward Marina Clark scored the only tally of the game in a 1-0 victory against Christopher Newport.
Brenton-Neal Desai was on the double, leading the University of Chicago to a 3-0 win against Aurora. The win secured the No. 1 spot in the rankings for the victors.
Texas Lutheran’s upset win against Trinity (Texas) opened the door for Chicago. Cameron Townes scored twice for TLU, as they held on for a 3-2 upset win at home.
Sophomore defender Bret Lowry was involved in the goals for Kenyon, as it extended its winning streak to six games with two victories in the past week. Lowry assisted in a 4-2 win against Allegheny College on Oct. 22, and scored in a 2-0 victory over Ohio Wesleyan.
Chapman secured a pair of vital victories over the past week. The first came thanks to Jake Sarmiento and Sam Rudich. The former scored twice, with both assists off the foot of Rudich, in a 2-1 upset win over Redlands. Four different players, including two from Justo Garcia, helped Chapman score five answered in a 5-1 victory against Caltech.