#ASunWSoc Breakdown: A Look into the Weekend Action

Friday, September 13, 2013

MACON, Ga. - With 16 games scheduled in Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer teams are hoping for big results in non-conference action.

FGCU is riding a four-game unbeaten streak and travels to Honolulu, Hawaii for the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Soccer Classic. In Hawaii, the Eagles will face Portland State on Friday and Idaho State on Sunday.

The A-Sun has garnered two wins vs. SEC opponents this season with FGCU defeating Mississippi State and Mercer beating Alabama. The last time the A-Sun recorded two wins against BCS level opponents was in 2005 with wins against the ACC's Miami and the Big East's South Florida.

The A-Sun has the opportunity to surpass that total this weekend as Jacksonville hosts No. 21 Minnesota, Kennesaw hosts Ole Miss and Stetson travels to UCF.

Atlantic Sun Women's Soccer Team Tables
Team Quick Facts #ASunWSoc Tweetables
Twitter: @ETSUWSoccer
Record: (2-3-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Winthrop (W, 2-0)

Coach: Adam Sayer
Career Record: (26-14-1)
  • Next Game: at Alabama A&M (Sept. 13th - 2 p.m.)
  • Engelhaupt scored both game-winning goals for the Bucs this year
  • Sophomore Sarah Zadrazil has 12 career assists

  • Season Leading Scorer: Emilee Engelhaupt (2)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Sam Kron (6)
Twitter: @FGCU_WSoccer
Record: (3-1-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: FIU (W, 2-1)

Coach: Jim Blankenship
Career Record: (315-101-25)
  • Next Game: vs. Portland State (Sept. 13th - 11 p.m.)
  • FGCU is receiving votes in the NSCAA Southeast Regional Poll
  • Shannen Wacker is one away from her 15th career goal

  • Season Leading Scorer: Paulina Speckmaier / Tabitha Tindell (2)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Shannen Wacker (14)
Twitter: @JUWomensSoccer
Record: (3-2-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Georgia State (W, 1-0)

Coach: Brian Copham
Career Record: (53-35-15)
  • Next Game: at Georgia Southern (Sept. 13th - 7 p.m.)
  • Kaitlyn Bassett is tied for 13th in the country in goals per game (1.00)
  • JU hosts No. 21 Minnesota on Sunday and can be seen on ASun.TV

  • Season Leading Scorer: Kaitlyn Bassett (5)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Kaitlyn Bassett (19)
Twitter: @ksuOWLSsoccer
Record: (2-3-0; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Georgia State (W, 1-0)

Coach: Rob King
Career Record: (192-102-21)
  • Next Game: Ole Miss (Sept. 13th - 7 p.m. - ASun.TV)
  • Hosts the SEC's Ole Miss to begin a five game home stand
  • KSU's game vs. the Rebels can be seen for free on ASun.TV

  • Season Leading Scorer: Brittney Reed / Nicole Calder (1)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Katrina Frost (21)
Twitter: @LipscombWSOC
Record: (2-3-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Austin Peay (L, 2-1)

Coach: Kevin O'Brien
Career Record: (4-14-5)
  • Next Game: Central Arkansas (Sept. 13th - 7 p.m. CST - ASun.TV)
  • Ellen Lundy is leading the A-Sun with six goals this season
  • Lundy tied an LU record for goals in a season with six

  • Season Leading Scorer: Ellen Lundy (6)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Baylee Linnell (8)
Twitter: @MercerBears
Record: (3-3-1; 0-0-0)
Last: Charleston S. (W, 4-0)

Coach: Tony Economopoulos
Career Record: (26-50-4)
  • Next Game: Jacksonville State (Sept. 15th - 4 p.m.)
  • Mercer leads the A-Sun in total points (41) and goals (18)
  • The Bears' 18 goals this season come from nine different players

  • Season Leading Scorer: Five tied at 2
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Four tied at 8
Twitter: @OspreyWSoc
Record: (1-4-1; 0-0-0)
Last: USF (L, 1-0)

Coach: Linda Hamilton
Career Record: (48-80-12)
  • Next Game: Arkansas Pine Bluff (Sept. 13th - 7 p.m.)
  • Coach Hamilton is two wins away from her 50th career victory
  • The Ospreys are hosting the North Florida Invitational this weekend

  • Season Leading Scorer: Lanie Keating (1)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Lauren Hopfensperger (20)
Twitter: @NKUNorse
Record: (3-2-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Canisius (W, 6-1 )

Coach: Bob Sheehan
Career Record: (261-66-19)
  • Next Game: at Oakland (Sept. 13th - 7 p.m.)
  • NKU has the longest win streak in the A-Sun at three
  • Rutowski had a part in both game-winning goals for NKU last week

  • Season Leading Scorer: Allison Ponzer (2)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Megan Frye (6)
Twitter: @UpstateWSoccer
Record: (1-4-1; 0-0-0)
Last: Presbyterian (L, 1-0)

Coach: Abby Minihan
Career Record: (4-19-1)
  • Next Game: vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 13th - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Sarah Plantz leads the A-Sun in saves per game (5.25)
  • Plantz has collected 241 career saves; the most of the active players

  • Season Leading Scorer: Courtney Deblois / Haley Gethin (1)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Rachel Carr / Rebecca Sanzsole (2)
Twitter: @StetsonWSoccer
Record: (2-2-1; 0-0-0)
Last Game: S.C. State (W, 1-0)

Coach: Manoj Khettry
Career Record: (59-75-10)
  • Next Game: at UCF (Sept. 13th - 7 p.m.)
  • Alyssa Welsh has tallied 25 shots this season to lead the league
  • Amber Gross leads the league in assists per game (.80)

  • Season Leading Scorer: Four Tied at 1
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Alyssa Welsh (12)

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