In a matchup of former teammates, Marquette freshman Josie Kelderman traveled across town to play fellow freshman Courtney Hoppe and Lexi Blaser. Despite Kelderman playing all 105 minutes, the Panthers defeated the Golden Eagles 1-0 in overtime. UWM improved to 7-1 on the season, while Marquette dropped to 2-5. Marquette returns to action this week hosting Northern Illinois and Colorado State. UWM hosts Detroit Mercy on Friday night.
Also pitting former teammates, McKenzie Leibiger and her Concordia St. Paul teammates (including North Shore Alum Haleigh Bares) improved to 3-0 on the season beating UW Parkside and fellow freshman Liv Banks. Banks has contributed to each of the Rangers first five games, help Parkside to a 2-3 record. Parkside hosts Northern Michigan on Saturday. Bares has logged 250 minutes in the young season for CSP. The Bears travel to Fayette, Iowa to take on Upper Iowa and then to Winona to face Winona State this weekend.
In a third matchup of North Shore Alum, Katie McLaughlin and her University of Missouri St. Louis teammates beat Maria Salm and the Lindenwood Lions. Salm played 68 minutes as Lindenwood dropped to 1-2. Lindenwood plays at Illinois-Springfield Friday, and hosts Lewis on Sunday. McLaughlin played 22 minutes in helping the Tritons improve to 1-2. UMSL hosts Lewis and Illinois-Springfield this weekend.
Remarkably, former North Shore teammates also faced each other this week when Senior Ari Banks helped Loyola split a pair of games this weekend, losing to DePaul 2-0 and beating Northern Illinois, and North Shore Alum, Abby Gregg 2-0. Banks has started all 8 games and logged 656 minutes. Ari recorded an assist against Illinois. Gregg has been injured this season, but started 18 of 19 games for the Huskies last year, scoring 2 goals.
Nikki Albrecht, Celina Nummerdor and Brittney Bentheimer helped Minnesota defeat NC State 1-0 on Thursday, before falling to South Dakota State on Sunday. Nummerdor has started all seven games, logging 529 minutes for the Gophers. Albrecht continues to anchor the defense for the Gophers, logging 603 minutes. Minnesota travels East to play Rutgers and Maryland this weekend.
Freshman Hailey Block picked up her fifth start in as many games for Southeast Missouri State. Club teammate Gabby Gscheidmeier is redshirting this season while recovering from knee surgery. Despite losing 1-0 to Arkansas State, the Red Hawks are 2-3 on the season. Block has logged 358 minutes in the young season. SEMO hosts Belmont and Eastern Illinois this weekend.
Freshman Grace Taylor picked up three goals and two assists as UW Green Bay beat Arkansas Pine Bluff 5-1, Mississippi Valley State 4-0 and Alcorn State 8-0 to improve to 6-3 on the season. Taylor has started 2 games and logged 226 minutes. Freshman Anna Heyden has been limited by injury and only been able to play in one game for the Phoenix this fall. The Phoenix open Horizon League conference play hosting Cleveland State on Friday night.
Freshman Abbie Schad has played in every game helping the Jaguars to a 5-2-1 start. The freshman defender has logged 106 minutes on the season. IUPUI opens conference play Friday hosting Northern Kentucky, before traveling to Evansville on Sunday.
Freshman Cate Patterson has led the Carleton College Knights to 3-1-1 start. Cate has three goals on the season, as the Knights beat UW Stout 5-0 before losing to Bethel 0-1 last weekend. Carleton College plays at St. Catherine’s on Saturday.
Senior Julia Lehnen has recorded 7 shots while playing in all 8 contests for the Valparaiso Crusaders. The Crusaders fell t IUPUI and Purdue Ft. Wayne last weekend. They look to get on the winning track hosting Colorado State Friday and then hosting UIC on Sunday.
Brooke Bares, Kassidy Lange and Nicole Friis have help St. Cloud State start the season 1-1-1. Bares has started 2 of the 3 games logging 187 minutes. Friis has also started 2 games, logging 216 minutes and scoring a goal. Lange has logged 46 minutes in her freshman year. The Huskies open conference play hosting Bemidji State and Minnesota Crookston this weekend.
Senior Merin Mundt has helped the Iowa State Cyclones to a 3-5 record. She has started two contests and logging 168 minutes. Iowa State hosts Memphis on Friday, as they attempt to build off their win over SIU Edwardsville Sunday.
Freshman Josie Kunz has helped lead MSOE to a 2-2-1 record to start the season. Josie has played in 4 games and recorded 2 shots on goal. The Raiders attempt to continue their early season success by hosting North Park and St. Norbert this weekend.
Senior Olivia Myszewski finishes her stellar college career in goal for Quinnipiac. The Bearcats have started the season 4-3 and open conference play this week at Canisius.
Freshman Becca Zimmerman has helped South Dakota to a 2-5 record including a victory over Drake Tuesday night. Zimmerman and the Coyotes travel to Wyoming and Northern Colorado this weekend.
Freshman Tess Phillips has help lead St. Thomas to a #9 national ranking. The Tommies have started the season 4-0 and Phillips has appeared in all 4 games. St. Thomas plays Illinois Wesleyan and Carthage this weekend in Oshkosh.
Freshman Maddy Yde has logged 168 minutes in helping Rhodes college to a 5-1 start. The Lynx look to continue their hot start by hosting Huntingdon College and UT Dallas this week.
Freshman Payge Hochstaetter has helped bead Bethel University to a 5-0 record. The defender and her teammates look to remain undefeated when they host Concordia College this weekend.
Freshman Natalie Esparza has played in all 4 matches in helping the Concordia women begin the season 4-0. The midfielder looks to help remain undefeated as they travel to Lakeland college this weekend.
Junior Brianna Schnell continues to leave her mark on Ripon soccer as she started all 5 games this season. She has one goal in those 5 games. Brianna has started 40 of the 41 games thus far in her career. The Red Hawks look to build on the 1-4 start as they host UW-Oshkosh and Carroll this week.
Look for the NSU Alumni Boys update next week.