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Women’s Team of the Week: Sept. 1

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: September 1, 2015

The second weekend of action in the Division I women’s seated featured goals galore, and a record setting performance that nabbed Player of the Week honors for a Big Ten standout.

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TDS Player of the Week: Jannelle Flaws, Illinois

TDS Team of the Week (Aug 24-30)

GK EJ Proctor, Duke – Proctor picked up a pair of shutouts over the weekend, both against ranked opponents. She made 11 saves in a 0-0 draw on the road against Penn State, before making three in a 2-0 defeat back at home against William & Mary.

D Mackenzie Dowd, Northeastern – The attacking outside back provided a jolt of offense, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime as the Huskies defeat Saint Joseph’s 2-1. She was also in on the goals in a 6-1 victory over Massachusetts-Lowell on Sunday.

D Claire Wagner, Clemson – The central defender played 180 minutes as the Tigers picked up a pair 2-1 wins. After helping Clemson hold a 2-1 lead again its in state rivals South Carolina, Wagner scored once and had an assist on the game-winning goal as they came from behind to beat UNC Wilmington on Sunday.

D Alex Arlitt, LSU – So far, so good for LSU, four games unbeaten after winning twice over the weekend. Arlitt was honored as the Battle on the Bayou Defensive MVP as she helped them secure a 4-1 win against Western Kentucky, and a 1-0 defeat of Minnesota.

D Kadeisha Buchanan, West Virginia – The defensive ace was at the heart of a pair of Mountaineer shutout victories, a 1-0 defeat on the road against Maryland, and a 5-0 defeat of Duquesne.

M Courtney Petersen, Virginia – The freshman sub’s strong start to her collegiate career continued in earnest over the weekend. On Friday, the Michigan native came in off the bench to score and assist in Virginia’s 2-0 win against Cal Poly. For an encore, she notched a goal and assist on Sunday in a 6-1 defeat of Colorado.

M Ashley Spivey, UCF – On a road trip to South Florida, Spivey played the hero not once but twice, scoring the game winner in a 1-0 victory over Florida International, and a 4-3 defeat of ACC side Miami (FL).

M Mikaela Harvey, Texas A&M – The sophomore continues to thrive in her sophomore season, netting a pair of goals in her past two games, wins over UC Irvine (4-0) and Florida Atlantic (2-0).

F Elise Wyatt, DePaul – Wyatt spearheaded a dominant DePaul weekend, as the Blue Demons scored 12 times in two games. The Senior accounted for five of those tallies, also adding an assist for good measure.

F Jannelle Flaws, Illinois – This week’s Player of the Week shows no signs of slowing down after getting an extra year of extra eligibility. Flaws netted a five-goal haul in wins over TCU (5-2) and Saint Louis (3-0), taking her season total to seven in four games. It also marked a program milestone, as her hat trick against the Billikens took Flaws into first place on the Illini scoring list with 50 career goals.

F Savannah Jordan, Florida – It was a big couple of games for Florida and Jordan against two in state rivals. Last Thursday, Jordan scored a hat trick as the Gators defeated Miami (FL). Then on Sunday, Jordan opened the scoring – and she missed a PK – as the Gators upset Florida State for the second season in a row.

Honorable Mention: GK Rachelle Beanlands (Maryland), F Rachel Hill (Connecticut), F Tabby Tindell (Florida Gulf Coast(w)), D Greta Espinoza (Oregon State), F Natalia Pinkney (Towson), D Sarah Gorden (DePaul), F Summer Green (North Carolina), M Michelle Xiao (Stanford)

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