NAIA Match of the Week
No. 14 Baker (Kan.) (9-2-1, 3-0-0) at No. 17 Graceland (Iowa) (12-2-0, 3-0-0)
Saturday, Oct. 13 | 5 p.m. CDT | Lamoni, Iowa | John Rasmussen Soccer Complex
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• No. 14 Baker (Kan.) travels to No. 17 Graceland (Iowa) in a key Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) showdown on Saturday at the John Rasmussen Soccer Complex. The two sides are currently unbeaten (3-0-0) in the league and tied with No. 25 Benedictine (Kan.) at the top of the standings.
• Graceland owns a 5-2-1 record in the series (dating back to 2007), including a 3-0-1 mark in Lamoni. However, Baker won both meetings between the two sides last season.
• Baker, who has won 8-of-9 since opening the season 1-1-1, is 2-2-0 in road contests and has only one win - 5-1 against then-No. 21 Texas at Brownsville on Sept. 2 - in four attempts against ranked opponents.
• Since 2008, the Wildcats are 20-18-5 in true road contests.
• Baker owns a 33-11 scoring advantage this season, aided in large part by a trio of goal scorers in Alexa Fryer, Finola Corley and Jordan Dolbin. Fryer leads the team with 10 goals this season, while Corley is second with eight. Doblin leads the team and is fourth nationally with nine assists. She also owns six goals.
• Rachel Thoebald has played every game between the pipes for Baker this season and owns a 0.960 goals against average in 1,031:30 minutes of action. She boasts four shutouts, including back-to-back clean sheets against HAAC conference foes Avila (Mo.) on Oct. 6 and MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) on Oct. 9.
• Graceland enters the contest riding an eight-match win streak, including a 2-0 victory against Culver-Stockton (Mo.) on Wednesday. During the streak, the Yellowjackets have outscored opponents 19-6, including three shutout victories.
• Dating back to 2007, the Yellowjackets have been nearly unbeatable at home, posting a 40-1-7 record in Lamoni, including a 4-0-0 mark this season. Graceland's only loss during that period came last season against St. Ambrose (Iowa.), 2-1.
• A key to the Yellowjackets' success this season has been the play of Gisela Arrieta, who ranks sixth in the NAIA in game winning goals (5), seventh in shots per game (6.14), 14th in points (33) and 14th in goals (14). She has lit the scoreboard in 10-of-14 matches this season, including four multi-goal performances. For her career, Arrieta has netted 69 goals in 63 matches (1.1 goals per game).
• Stefany Castano Cardozo has played the bulk of the minutes in net this season and owns a 1.42 goals against average and 0.842 save percentage.
This Week Around the Top 25
• This week of Oct. 8 - 14 features four Top 25 matchups in addition to the NAIA Women's Soccer Match of the Week, including:
o Monday - No. 24 Westminster (Utah) def. No. 19 Carroll (Mont.), 2-0
o Tuesday - No. 10 Vanguard (Calif.) def. No. 20 The Master's (Calif.), 1-0; No. 15 Westmont (Calif.) def. No. 21 Concordia (Calif.), 2-1
o Thursday - No. 12 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) at No. 2 Lee (Tenn.)
• Looking back at last week's Top 25 matchup results:
o Oct. 2 - then-No. 24 Judson (Ill.) def. then-No. 21 Trinity International (Ill.), 2-1
o Oct. 3 - then-No. 5 Mobile (Ala.) def. No. 12 Auburn Montgomery, 1-0; then-No. 22 The Master's def. then-No. 19 Concordia (Calif.), 2-0
o Oct. 5 - then-No. 10 Cal State San Marcos def. then-No. 23 Westminster, 3-0
o Oct. 6 - then-No. 10 Cal State San Marcos tied then-No. 20 Carroll (Mont.), 0-0
• Despite holding a 19-5 advantage in shots and 17-1 edge in corner kicks, then-No. 10 Cal State San Marcos was unable to find the back of the net against then-No. 20 Carroll (Mont.) last week in the NAIA Women's Soccer Match of the Week. Saint's goalkeeper Briana Carlin, who was playing in just her second match this season, tallied eight saves in the shutout. Erin Mulrooney paced Cal State San Marcos with a game-high four shots, including two on frame.
• No. 24 Westminster (Utah) rebounded from last Friday's 3-0 loss against Cal State San Marcos with a 2-0 win against conference rival No. 19 Carroll (Mont.) on Monday. The Griffins, who outshot the Saints, 10-4, on the afternoon, opened the scoring in the 39th minute when Jessica Harrison headed home a corner kick by Lorin Wathen. Westminster pushed its advantage to 2-0 in the 62nd minute on a goal by Justine Jones. Goalkeeper Dayna Winter-Nolte made three saves en route to her third shutout this season.
• No. 10 Vanguard (Calif.) downed No. 20 The Master's (Calif.), 1-0, in overtime to remain unbeaten in Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) action. The Lions scored the match's only goal in the 91st minute as Charlotte Wisniewski scored on a set-piece header. Vanguard held a 10-9 edge in shots and a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks. Prior to the loss, The Master's was unbeaten in conference play.
• In other GSAC action, No. 15 Westmont (Calif.) extended its winning streak to four games with a 2-1 road win against No. 19 Concordia (Calif.). The Warriors netted goals in the 21st and 76th minute, while Concordia scored at 76:21.
• Concordia (Ore.) remained the No. 1 ranked team for the fifth-straight week in the NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll. Overall, nine teams held their positions, while 11 other posted one-spot movements. No. 25 Benedictine (Kan.) is the lone newcomer this week, replacing previous No. 25 Indiana Wesleyan.
• For this week's NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll, click here.
For the Record (As of Oct. 10)
• Lubbock Christian (Texas) had its NAIA-best 12 match win streak snapped in a 4-2 loss at Oklahoma Baptist on Oct. 6. Viterbo (Wis.), who owns a 10-game streak with following a 4-0 win against Clarke (Iowa) on Wednesday, is now the NAIA leader.
• Lubbock Christian and Benedictine (Kan.) became the first teams to 10 victories this season. The Lady Chaparrals hit double-figures with a victory at Southwest (N.M.) on Sept. 25, while the Ravens defeated Bethel (Kan.), 6-0, also on Sept. 25.
• As of Oct. 10, four teams have not lost this season: Rocky Mountain (Mont.) (10-0-1), Carlow (Pa.) (6-0-1), Concordia (Ore.) (9-0-2) and Montreat (N.C.) (8-0-4).
• Ten teams are still searching for their first win in 2012.
• Embry-Riddle's Martine Olsen and Tori Singstock of Indiana Tech posted the season's first hat tricks, both coming on Aug. 18.
• Oklahoma City's head coach Brian Harvey, who is the NAIA's winningest active women's soccer coach, reached the 300-win plateau when his Stars defeated NCAA Division II Western State (Colo.), 1-0, on Oct. 7. He currently owns a 301-82-20 record in 17 seasons at Oklahoma City.
• Head coach Marty Ziesemer of Corban (Ore.) continues his pursuit of 200 career victories on Friday against Northwest (Wash). Ziesemer's Warriors are 7-5-0 on the season, upping his career record to 191-153-15.
• Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) head coach Jason Nichols topped the 100 career wins plateau with a 1-0 win against Mount Mercy (Iowa) on Sept. 19 and a 3-0 win at Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) on Sept. 25.
National Statistics (As of Oct. 10)
• Benedictine (Kan.) leads the NAIA with 76 goals in 14 matches this season, followed by Viterbo (Wis.) with 65. The Ravens also pace the nation with 61 assists.
• Park (Mo.) set NAIA game-highs in goals (22), points (67) and assists (23) in a 22-0 victory against Stephens (Mo.) on Sept. 29.
• Northwood (Fla.) owns the game-highs in shots and shots on goals with 76 and 42 against NCAA Division II Chowan (N.C.) on Sept. 14.
• AIB (Iowa) currently leads the NAIA with 157 saves, while Stephens paces the nation in saves per game with a 17.0 average.
• Midway's (Ky.) 17.4 shots on goal per game average is tops in the NAIA.
• Two-time NAIA National Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week Kelsey Langille of Cumberland (Tenn.) leads the NAIA with 28 goals, followed by Molly Machometa of Viterbo's (Wis.) 26. Langille, Machometa and Northwood's (Fla.) Helen Lynskey (23 goals) are the only individuals with 20-plus goals this season.
• Park's Dana Hemmingsen and Steph Wisen of Viterbo lead the nation with 13 assists. Wisen owns the NAIA individual game-high with six against Roosevelt (Ill.) on Sept. 15.
• Two individuals are tied for the national lead with seven game winning goals: Hollie Babut of Ashford (Iowa) and Langille.
• Madison Wiles of Bethel (Kan.) leads all NAIA goalkeepers with 140 saves and Ashley Holland of Benedictine owns a NAIA-best 0.17 goals against average in 14 matches
• For a complete list of the NAIA statistical leaders, click here.
List of NAIA Schools Participating in Women's Soccer - Click HERE
NAIA Women's Soccer Winningest Coaches - Click HERE
NAIA Women's Soccer Regular-Season Records - Click HERE
Looking Ahead to the National Championship
The 29th annual national championship will take place at a different venue - Orange Beach, Ala. This is the fourth-straight year in the state of Alabama with the previous three events being held in Decatur, Ala. The 2012 championship will be contested at the Orange Beach Sportsplex from Nov. 26 - Dec. 1.
|Most All-Time Championship Appearances|
|1. Berry (Ga.)*||16||17-10-4||2008|
|T2. Westmont (Calif.)||14||28-5-6||2011|
|T2. Azusa Pacific (Calif.)*||14||31-11-3||2011|
|T4. Lindenwood (Mo.)*||13||15-16-1||2003|
|T4. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||13||23-12-2||2011|
|T6. Houghton (N.Y.)*||12||6-13-0||2010|
|T6. Simon Fraser (B.C.)*||12||18-9-3||2010|
|8. Concordia (Ore.)||11||21-11-2||2011|
|T9. Park (Mo.)||8||4-9-2||2008|
|T9. Embry-Riddle (Fla.)||8||3-8-0||2011|
|T9. Lee (Tenn.)||8||26-3-2||2011|
|T9. Martin Methodist (Tenn.)||8||14-4-3||2011|
|Most Wins in Championship Appearances|
|1. Azusa Pacific (Calif.)*||31-11-3|
|2. Westmont (Calif.)||28-5-6|
|3. Lee (Tenn.)||26-3-2|
|4. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||23-12-2|
|5. Concordia (Ore.)||21-11-2|
|6. Simon Fraser (B.C.)*||18-9-3|
|7. Berry (Ga.)*||17-10-4|
|8. Lindenwood (Mo.)*||15-16-1|
|T9. Martin Methodist (Tenn.)||14-4-3|
|T9. Lynn (Fla.)||14-2-0|
|Programs with Most Championship Titles|
|1. Westmont (Calif.)||5|
|2. Lee (Tenn.)||4|
|T3. Berry (Ga.)*||3|
|T3. Lynn (Fla.)*||3|
|T3. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)*||3|
|T6. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||2|
|T6. Martin Methodist (Tenn.)||2|
|T6. St. Mary’s (Calif.)*||2|
|T6. Simon Fraser (B.C.)*||2|
* No longer an NAIA member institution