Mid-Atlantic Review, Week 8
By D3soccer.com Contributor
Only two weeks left in the regular season. “Senior Day” celebrations are happening all over the nation, with wistful daughters and parents meeting on flowered fields. On the pitch, Week 8 saw quick goals (:12 and :13 seconds), upsets, and several conference playoff pictures clearing up. Messiah and Stevens took control of their respective Middle Atlantic Conference races, while the Centennial and Landmark are still wide open and will come down to the last few weeks of the regular season to determine playoff seedings.
Let’s take a look back… and a look forward...
Messiah (13-1-1 / 4-0-1) D3Soccer.com No. 2 / MA Region No. 1
Messiah made the long trek to Lycoming (7-7-1 / 0-4-0) Tuesday night and made quick work of the Warriors, scoring five first-half and three second-half goals for the 8-0 MAC Commonwealth win. Six different players scored for the Falcons, with Brooke Firestone and Rachael Tirjan each scoring twice, and Maddie Kohl, Brianna Seip, Kayla Herr, and Rebecca Ritchie adding single goals. The Falcons outshot the Warriors 39-4 (16-0 SOG) and took 15 corners to two for Lycoming.
Six different Falcons scored in their 6-1 homecoming victory against Lebanon Valley (4-9-0 / 1-4-0) Saturday afternoon, a win that puts them at the top of the MAC Commonwealth standings and in the driver’s seat to host the upcoming conference playoffs. Kayla Herr, Maddie Kohl, Sunny Gelnovatch, Shelby Burger, Brooke Firestone, and Brianna Seip scored for the Falcons. The Falcons outshot the Dutchmen 36-10 (17-5 SOG) and took 12 corner kicks to two for LVC. To LVC’s credit, they scored the first goal by any conference opponent against Messiah in regular-season play in more than three years.
The Falcons hit the road this week, first traveling to Hood (11-3-2 / 3-0-1) Wednesday night before heading over to Reading, PA, to take on Albright (8-6-0 / 2-2-0) Saturday night. The Lions just beat No. 14 [read more]