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This Week In WAC Women's Soccer - Oct. 9

This Week In WAC Women's Soccer - Oct. 9
Utah Valley's Sadie Brockbank and UT Rio Grande Valley's Maile Lunardi have been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 1-7.
Brockbank, a freshman forward from Holladay, Utah (Olympus), became the first player in Utah Valley history to score four goals in a single match as the Wolverines earned a 6-0 shutout over Chicago State. She is just the fourth player in the nation this season to have four goals in a match. She totaled eight shots, six on goal and recorded a .500 shot percentage and .750 shots on goal percentage.
Lunardi, a redshirt freshman goalkeeper from Highland Park, Ill. (Highland Park), helped UT Rio Grande Valley to a 2-0 weekend while picking up ten saves. She recorded her first career shutout and tallied a career-high six saves in a 3-0 win against Grand Canyon. Lunardi made four saves against CSU Bakersfield for a 3-1 victory.
Other offensive nominees: California Baptist's Ari Coronado assisted a game winner and scored her first career goal in a 2-0 weekend… Sara Quevedo of Chicago State converted her second penalty kick of the season for her third goal on the year… Kansas City's Lexie Howard tallied a goal and an assist in a win over NM State… Rachel Bowler of Seattle U scored her first two career goals, one being a game winner… UT Rio Grande Valley's Emily Zapata had three goals in a two-win weekend.
Other defensive nominees: Carissa Christensen of California Baptist made three saves to lead the Lancers to two shutouts… Chicago State's Judith Sorribes recorded a season-high 17 saves against Seattle U to tie the school record for most saves in a single game… Sarah Davis of Utah Valley picked up the first shutout of the season in a 6-0 victory over Chicago State.
Seattle U, UT Rio Grande Valley, and California Baptist all picked up a two match sweep over the weekend. Seattle U defeated CSU Bakersfield 4-3 and followed with a 3-1 victory against Chicago State. UT Rio Grande Valley posted a 3-0 shutout over Grand Canyon and beat CSU Bakersfield 3-1. California Baptist recorded two shutouts defeating NM State 3-0 and Grand Canyon 1-0. Utah Valley dominated Chicago State 6-0 in their only match over the weekend. Kansas City also played just one match and shutout NM State 3-0. 
Kansas City remains the only unbeaten team in WAC play. California Baptist, UT Rio Grande Valley, and Seattle U are all 3-1. Utah Valley sits at 2-1 while Grand Canyon and CSU Bakersfield have one conference win each. 
In their last three matches, UT Rio Grande Valley has scored three goals. Emily Zapata of UTRGV scored three goals this past weekend to put her at ten on the season. She currently leads the WAC and is second in program history for most goals scored in a single season.
Seattle U defeated Chicago State 3-1 over the weekend. They recorded 40 shots throughout the match setting a Division I program record. 
California Baptist remains the leader in total shots and shots per game with 244 and 18.77. Kansas City has tallied the most points at 102 and scored the most goals with 34. The Roos have also recorded 34 assists, best in the WAC. The Lancers have posted the most shutouts with seven while Chicago State has made the most saves at 138.  
Individually, Lexie Howard of Kansas City leads the WAC in number of shots with 59 and a 4.54 per-game average. Kansas City's Kelsey Mothershead has tallied the most points with 23 and Emily Zapata of UT Rio Grande Valley stole the top spot in total goals with ten. Jessie Ray has the best points, goals, and assists per-game averages wtih 2.25 points, .75 goals, and .75 assists. Kansas City's Rylan Childers has dished out nine assists and leads the WAC. For the goalies, California Baptist's Carissa Christensen has allowed just three goals and holds an .833 save percentage. Audra Wisehart of Chicago State has the highest total saves at 73 while her teammate, Judth Sorribes, averages the most saves per game with 9.14. Kansas City's Afton Fennewald has posted the most shutouts with five total in just ten games played. 
WAC teams rank in the top ten in five team categories. Kansas City is tenth in assists per game with 2.50 and eighth in total assists with 35. Chicago State is second in two categories. The Cougars average 10.62 saves per game and hold a .641 shot accuracy. Kansas City is sixth in total goals with 35 and fourth in points with 105. 
In the individual categories, WAC schools are in the top ten six times. Rylan Childers and Lexie Howard of Kansas City each average .64 assists per game and are tied in seventh. Childers and Howard are also tied for third in total assists with nine a piece. UT Rio Grande Valley's Emily Zapata is fourth in game-winning goals netting five. Audra Wisehart of Chicago State is fourth best in saves per game with an 8.11 average.
Overall, WAC teams finished non-conference play with a 31-55-6 record. Teams played four top 25 teams in five different matches and competed in 24 overtime matches. 
The 37th Annual Women's College Cup will be held at Wakamed Soccer Park, Cary, N.C., Nov. 30 and Dec. 2.  Last year's WAC champs, Utah Valley, fell short in their 2017 first round match up against Stanford. The Wolverines were defeated 9-1 by the 2017 National Champions.
First Round (64)
Nov. 9-11, 2018
On campus sites TBD
Second Round (32)
Nov. 16, 2018
On campus sites TBD
Third Round (16)
Nov. 18, 2017
On campus sites TBD
Quarterfinals (8)
Nov. 23-24, 2017
On campus sites TBD
Women's College Cup
Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, 2018
Wakemed Soccer Park
Cary, N.C.
The WAC Digital Network will broadcast over 60 games this season including all five games of the 2018 WAC Women's Soccer Tournament in Orem, Utah.