Women’s Team of the Week: October 5
Through the first couple of weekends of action, the Ivy League is not disappointing.
Kayla Thompson helped Brown pick up a big road win on Saturday, as her performance in goal against Columbia earns the latest Women’s Player of the Week nod. Thompson made five saves, including a stop on a penalty kick, in a 2-0 win. The Lions outshot the Bears by a 13-11 margin, but thanks to Thompson’s imperious performance, came away with the win.
Check out some of the other top performances from the past week of action in Division I women’s soccer below.
Women’s Team of the Week: September 27-October 3
GK Kayla Thompson, Brown – Saturday’s win was Brown’s third shutout of the season, as she remains one of the best goalkeepers in the college game. She’ll be a huge piece for the Bears as the Ivy League race picks up pace.
D Emily Pringle, Penn – After losing 3-0 in the Ivy League opener against Harvard, Pringle and Penn bounced back with a 2-0 defeat of Cornell. Pringle scored what turned out to be the winning goal, playing 86 minutes as the Quakers look to keep pressure on the aforementioned trio.
M Carlee Giammona, Pepperdine – After a stellar run during non-conference play, Pepperdine began WCC play with a bang. Giammona scored the winner and assisted on another goal in a 3-0 defeat of Portland.
M Julia Grosso, Texas – The season is starting to come together for the Longhorns at just the right time. Grosso assisted on Trinity Byars’ goal on Thursday, before tallying the winner in a 1-0 victory against Texas Tech.
F Jaida Thomas, Tennessee – Winning in College Station is no small feat, and it’s what Tennessee managed to pull off over the weekend. Thomas scored twice, including the winner, in a 3-1 victory against Texas A&M.
F Sarah Griffith, Purdue – The Boilermakers look like a surprise package in the Big Ten, despite a 2-1 loss against Michigan last Thursday. However, Griffith, who scored all three goals for Purdue last week, helped her team pick up the full points in a 2-1 win over Wisconsin on Sunday.
Honorable Mention: F Marissa Arias (Auburn), M Lauren Chang (South Carolina), F Penelope Hocking (USC), GK Laurel Ivory (Virginia), M Patricia Ward (Minnesota), M Tatum Gee (Princeton), M Caylee Thornhill (Kansas State), F Mia Fishel (UCLA)
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