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This Week In WAC Women's Soccer - Oct. 16

This Week In WAC Women's Soccer - Oct. 16
 
 
UVU'S PETERSON AND SEATTLE U'S ROMERO NAMED PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 
Utah Valley's Alexis Peterson and Seattle U's Ariana Romero have been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 8-14.
 
Peterson, a redshirt senior forward from Bountiful, Utah (Bountiful), finished the week with two goals and four points. She netted two goals in a 3-0 shutout against CSU Bakersfield. Peterson recorded three shots in a loss to California Baptist. On the week, she totaled five shots with four being on goal and earned an .800 shots-on-goal percentage.
 
Romero, a freshman goalkeeper from Hercules, Calif. (Hercules), tallied two shutouts over the weekend. The first came in a dominating 4-0 win over NM State. Romero grabbed two saves against the Aggies. On Sunday, she posted a career-high ten saves in 110 minutes of play. Romero helped Seattle U to a scoreless double-overtime tie against UT Rio Grande Valley. On the season, Romero has three shutouts and a 1.07 goals-against average.
 
Other offensive nominees: California Baptist's Ari Coronado scored her second goal of the season to earn a 1-0 victory over Utah Valley. Sara Quevedo of Chicago State recorded a goal against NM State to move her to second on the school's career and single-season scoring lists… Lexie Howard of Kansas City finished a two-win weekend with two goals and an assist... NM State's Audriana Chavez scored twice in a 2-1 win over Chicago State.
 
Other defensive nominees: Carissa Christensen of California Baptist finished the week with 17 saves and a .944 save percentage… Chicago State's Judith Sorribes snagged 22 saves and an .815 saves percentage… Abby Small of Kansas City guided the Roos to a two-shutout weekend with wins over California Baptist and Grand Canyon... Kinga Szemik of UT Rio Grande Valley made five saves against Seattle U for her first shutout of the season… Utah Valley's Sarah Davis secured a 3-0 shutout against CSU Bakersfield.
 
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER
Kansas City remains undefeated in WAC play picking up two more victories against California Baptist and Grand Canyon. The Roos snuck past California Baptist 1-0 and topped Grand Canyon 2-0. 
 
CONFERENCE PLAY
Kansas City holds the top spot in the WAC Standings with a perfect 5-0 record. Seattle U follows with a 4-1-1 record and California Baptist jumped into third at 4-2. UT Rio Grande Valley has ten points in fourth place and Utah Valley follows one behind with nine points. Grand Canyon sits in sixth with six points and CSU Bakersfield and NM State are tied with three points. 
 
POST SEASON CLINCH 
Kansas City and Seattle U have both punched their tickets to the WAC Tournament. Kansas City leads with 15 points while Seattle U is just behind at 13. 
 
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
Kansas City jumped into first in the shots category after California Baptist had held it for the past few weeks. The Roos average 19.27 shots per game and have totaled 289 on the year. Kansas City also claims the most points at 112, leading by more than 30. The Roos have tallied the highest number of goals with 37 and assists with 38. California Baptist has allowed the fewest number of goals averaging .80. Chicago State remains the best in saves with 160. California Baptist leads with eight shutouts in 15 games played. 
 
Individually, Lexie Howard of Kansas City averages 4.73 shots per game and has the most points with 25. Emily Zapata of UT Rio Grande Valley sits atop the most goals with ten and most game-winning goals with five. Kansas City's Rylan Childers has the highest number of assists at 11. Carissa Christensen of California Baptist has the best goals against average at .56 and best save percentage with .889. Chicago State's Judith Sorribes has the most saves at 86 and averages 9.56 a game. 
 
NCAA STATISTICAL LEADERS 
WAC teams rank in the top ten in six team categories. Five different individuals are also ranked in the top ten including one in first. 
 
Chicago State is second in saves per game averaging 10.67. The Cougars are also second in shot accuracy with .613. Kansas City is tenth in shots per game at 19.13 and sixth in total assists with 39. The Roos are seventh in total goals with 38 and sixth in total points at 115. 
 
In the individual categories, Rylan Childers of Kansas CIty is sixth with .69 assists per game and her teammate, Lexie Howard, is eighth with .63. Childers and Howard are also ranked in total assists. Childers leads all of Division I with 11 assists while Howard holds fourth with ten. UT Rio Grande Valley's Emily Zapata is fifth in game-winning goals with five. Abby Burton of Grand Canyon has tallied 1,565:34 minutes in the net which is fifth best. Chicago State's Judith Sorribes is second with 9.56 saves per game. 
 
NON CONFERENCE PLAY
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. 
 
2018 NCAA COLLEGE CUP
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.
 
COLLEGE CUP DATES
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.
 
 
COMING TO YOU LIVE
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.