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Women’s Team of the Week: Sept. 22

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: September 22, 2020

With the SEC getting into action over the past week, there was a relatively high number of women’s Division I games to sift through.

Forward Rachel Jones was trending in a positive direction at the end of 2019, and the junior has started off well. She helped North Carolina to a 4-1 win against Wake Forest, scoring twice and setting up another goal, as the Tar Heels kicked off their season with a pair of wins last week. Against the Demon Deacons, Jones led UNC with four chances created.

Player of the Week: Rachel Jones, North Carolina

Check out some of the other top performances from last week’s DI women’s soccer games below.

Women’s Team of the Week: September 14-20

GK Maddie Prohaska, Auburn: In her college debut, Prohaska kept Auburn within touching distance of Mississippi State, eventually earning a draw in a 1-1 matchup. She made a total of eight games in the 110 minutes, with the only goal she conceded off a penalty kick.

D Caitlin Cosme, Duke: The defender scored a goal and just did enough to help Duke draw 1-1 at home against Virginia. She also completed 93% of her passes in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Wake Forest, helped her side keep a clean sheet.

D Emily Madril, Florida State: It was an excellent performance for Madril and the Seminoles on Thursday, where she scored a goal and completed 93% of 69 passes attempted. She also played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 1-0 win against Louisville.

D Hannah Anderson, Texas Tech: Neither side could break the deadlock as Baylor and Texas Tech drew 0-0. Anderson played the full 110 minutes, winning 76% of the 21 defensive challenges she made and had seven interceptions.

M Grace Yochum, Oklahoma State: The Cowgirls made it two wins from two, edging Iowa State in a close 2-1 matchup. Yochum converted the winning penalty late in the second half, capping off a strong effort in midfield. She led her team with 12 interceptions and 11 ball recoveries.

M Addie McCain, Texas A&M: Finding goals was going to be critical for this fall and beyond. McCain was the first Aggie to step forward and showcase the ability to find the back of the net. She scored twice as A&M cruised to a 3-0 win against Mississippi.

M Abby Boyan, Georgia: It was a big win for the Bulldogs, which welcomed South Carolina to Athens and came away with a 1-0 win. Boyan grabbed the game’s only goal in the 63rd minute. It was Georgia’s first win over the Gamecocks since 2014.

M Rachel Jones, North Carolina: Jones accounted for the winning goal, contributing on three of her side’s four goals in Thursday’s win against Wake Forest. She also started in the team’s 1-0 win against Virginia Tech on Sunday, completing 81% of 36 passes attempted.

F Riley Mattingly, Alabama: The junior fired home a game-winning brace in Alabama’s SEC opener, a 3-1 win over Tennessee.

F Amanda West, Pittsburgh: The Canadian is back on the Team of the Week once again, and has four goals in four games. She also chipped in an assist to go with her goal against Syracuse, and then scored the game winner from the spot versus Navy. More difficult games lie ahead for Pitt, but West is off to a very strong start.

F Haley Hopkins, Vanderbilt: After conceding two goals in the first half against Kentucky, Hopkins ensured that the Commodores would emerge with the full points thanks to Hopkins. She jump-started the comeback with an impressive finish, early after the break, and then headed home the winning goal late in the second half of a 3-2 victory.

Honorable Mention: M Yujie Zhao (Florida State), D Mackenzie Cherry (Coastal Carolina), M Caroline Conti (Clemson), F Enzi Broussard (West Virginia), F Hailey Furio (Arkansas State), D Reagan Swindall (Arkansas), M Brianna Pinto (North Carolina), GK Ruthie Jones (Duke)

All stats cited courtesy of InStat Football.

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